Can you believe summer is just around the corner? There are lots of awesome changes going on at the TGP studio! Follow along on Instagram to watch the studio make over and on Facebook to see the new product line that is such a great reflection of the modern, timeless portraits that are created in the studio and on location. To celebrate these changes we are going to do 3 amazing model calls that will include some great gifts from the studio and other local businesses. Each model call will have its own unique set of requirements, dates and gifts and will be planned out by Tracy personally. There will be calls for June, July and August. Below are the themes for each month.
June- Pamper Me Maternity
Applications will be accepted from June 1st- June 9th and the session will be held in July. This special mommy will need to be 35-38 weeks pregnant in July sometime.
July- Birthday Bash
It is my birthday month so what better way to celebrate than to schedule a styled first birthday session! This model call will be for girls only 🙁 (sorry boys you will have a turn another time!). Applications for this session will be accepted from July 1st – July 14th and the baby should have an August birthday.
August- Sweet Newborn
Applications for this session will be accepted from August 1st-August 15th and the baby should be due in September. This will be a stylized session that will include new props, new baby items and will reflect the TGP brand.
Don’t worry because there will be lots of reminders as the time gets closer to each session but it’s always good to set a reminder in your phone or write it down on your calendar if you would like to apply for one of these sessions. PLEASE share this blog post or tag your friends. For more info Contact Tracy or Signup for Newsletter, up there.
First Year Photo Album – Part of New Beginnings Plan
Look at all the gorgeous baby’s first year photo albums going out next week! These are part of the New Beginnings Plan (NBP) of Tracy Gabbard Photography (TGP). These albums are amazing keepsakes that will be passed down for many generations!
Can you imagine having one of these to look at of your grandparent or great grandparent? What a lifetime keepsake! Digital images are wonderful for preserving and archiving but there is NOTHING like a quality printed print, wall display or album that you can touch, see everyday and/or share with loved ones. Sitting down on the couch with your child looking through an album is an experience that uses all the senses and that is priceless.
Flipping through some digital files on a computer is different. There is not an experience associated with that. Hence the families who have their baby’s first year photo albums are so lucky! They will all sit on the couch one day and share this with their children!
Please visit TGP’s New Beginnings Plan (NBP) which includes Newborn Session, Sitting up Session, First Birthday Session and this lovely photo album. TGP will hand pick photos from each session for your baby’s first year album to create his/her 1st year story. You can see some video samples by clicking on albums.
If you have any question about the album, or want to join NBP, click on Contact Tracy to send your query or message.
The tiny details of a newborn are priceless. I love to “freeze them in time” for mommy and daddy at each session. Although there are lots of different ways to show off those little “parts” this is one of my favorite newborn poses. I love how the tiny fingers are showcased but also those sweet cheeks, precious lips and even the itty bitty eyelashes. There is nothing more amazing than these little miracles!
To enjoy more photos from my newborn photography sessions visit Newborn Photo Gallery. What are your favorite poses? To include them in your newborn photography session and discuss them with me, click on Contact Tracy.
Just a few favorite photos in the red and pink colors for Valentine’s Day, today. Besides my sweet babies and families that I get the privilege of working with and of course my own family and kiddo’s here are some fun things, I LOVE –
-Going out to lunch
-Buffalo chicken tenders
-Chocolate and peanut butter combo’s
Contact Tracy to discuss your favorite fun things and mile stones in your and your baby’s life. Schedule photo sessions for your newborn baby, 3 months old, 6 months old, 9 months old, one year old child for his or her first birthday. Family photo sessions are great fun too! Have a love filled Day!!!
Small, Sweet, Tiny Little Baby Feet! Newborn Photography
When capturing the most precious moments of a newborns first couple weeks I always try to remember not to forget the details of their ity bity little bodies. I won’t lie, those little toes and feet are definitely my favorite! Even when my babies were little I was obsessed with their little feet. When they are that little they even smell good! 🙂 Here’s just a small sampling of a bunch of the cutest tiny little, small and sweet, toes and feet you have ever seen…
TGP Style White on White – it is my very favorite color!
I am always drawn to white in my portraits. To me, it is so beautiful, simple, clean and classic. In my eyes it represents a modern yet timeless look that captures the simplicity of a baby, child or family.
The Tracy Gabbard Photography studio is WHITE and it captures the light beautifully. White makes the baby, child or family “pop” because they become the color, they become the focus, they become the memory. Not the surroundings around them.
So in celebration of “white” 🙂 here are some of the many white on white images that I have been lucky enough to capture!
Newborn Photography – Wraps with Tracy Gabbard Photography
Most newborns LOVE to be snuggled up and swaddled. Keeping them all snuggled is one technique to help keep them content and sometimes asleep during their newborn session. I love these little ones in the their wraps, and they are loving being in them too! 🙂
Although I love to see all my babies hair or “lack of hair” 🙂 It is also fun to put cute hats and bonnets on them to. Some of my clients bring their own but I have many as well that I love to use. Babies of all ages look adorable in hats! I won’t lie, sometimes it is tricky to get the older babies to keep them on but I work with mom or dad to get it at least a couple of good portraits in their hats. We quickly try the “distract, drop and run” method and I click the shutter crossing our fingers for that perfect split second shot! Other babies don’t mind them at all. Either way, it is fun trying and as you can see they all look absolutely adorable!
Brand New Big Brothers and Sisters in Studio (Tracy Gabbard Photography)
Photographing a newborn with a sibling (younger ones especially) is one of my favorite things in a newborn session! I will not lie, much of the time it takes A LOT of patience and MANY clicks of the camera to capture a handful of sweet sibling photos but once they are captured, there is nothing sweeter!!! What makes it so difficult to capture those precious moments? Well…. let me explain! First of all newborns are typically photographed with in the first 5-12 days of birth. Younger “big sisters or brothers” have just had their world rocked with a demanding baby! After those first couple days when the newness of the baby has worn off for them, they often want NOTHING to do with this alien that just invaded their world. Younger (preschool age) children can be difficult to photograph without the newness of a baby sibling SO throw that in the mix and you have a potentially challenging portion of the session. I LOVE when the siblings interact with the baby. These two below were “helping” cover the baby. Sometimes encouraging them to “help” is a good way to get them in the same spot for a quick photo!
Trying to get a newborn to stay asleep while getting a preschooler to cooperate and “pose” is not easy. Many times the best way to do this is to put the baby on something instead of having the sibling hold the baby. Often young children don’t feel comfortable holding their new baby anyway and it can be dangerous as they are unpredictable and may possibly get up without warning and leave the baby. I always have moms and dads helping hands close by for the baby no matter if he or she is in the siblings arms or in a prop. Safety first, always!!!! That is not to say that it is impossible to get a preschooler to hold their new baby! It can be done but always safely on the floor and with adult arms close by to help.
And then there are always the “smiling” looking at the camera pictures” Those are classic and always favorites.
I often think it would be funny to record the sibling portion of a newborn session! With mom, dad and me working together to keep the older child in an area of the baby, and all of us acting silly trying to get them to look at the camera or bribing with little treats! Maybe one day I will try to capture that on video! 🙂