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Holiday Mini Sessions 2018

 They are finally here! 

Limited Edition 2018 Holiday sessions! 

We are so excited to release the registration and give you all the

information about them! So without further a due… here it is…

The TGP Limited Edition Holiday Sessions 2018

Silver Bells

This set is designed to be elegant and classic.  Tracy Gabbard’s Holiday Mini Sessions are a set that will be great for everyone… Families or just the kiddos!  There are so many wonderful wardrobe options as well.  Silvers, grays, whites and the classic holiday colors will look perfect on Silver Bells.  You can find a TGP Pintrest board here with wardrobe ideas to help you make your choices.

The sessions are 20 minutes, perfect for capturing family, kids and individual pictures AND it’s not to long for dad’s either (Come on, we all know dad’s would rather “opt out” of the holiday sessions :)).  

Click HERE to read more information about the  Limited Edition Silver Bells Sessions and the collections that are available after the sessions. These Mini Holiday Sessions won’t last long!

There will only be 6 different days for this event (there is only 1 day left!) and there are only a few spots each day. Reserve yours now to guarantee your date and time of preference. They won’t last! Schedule your Mini Holiday Sessions now!

Click HERE to go to the Registration Page and reserve your Mini Holiday Sessions!

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Tampa Family Photographer

OMG!  These 2 are hilarious! As a Tampa family Photographer I have been SO lucky to photograph them since the they were both newborns.  I don’t think we have missed even one year.  They are both crazy, funny and SO much fun!  After 8 years of following them through their little lives I have literally watched them grow up before my eyes.  It is fun to find new places to have sessions… we have done local parks, clearwater beaches, Tampa universities, the TGP studio and now downtown Tampa.  We just did a little story on their session from last year here.… My heart is full when I get to spend time with them and mom gets a break since I take them off on my own.  Their personalities crack me up and I LOVE that they know me and are comfortable with me.  There is always lots of laughing and giggles throughout the time we spend together and you can see how fun they are in this picture as he reacts to a silly secret his sister told him!  

 

During the session, unprompted by me, big sister asked me to take a pretty picture of the flowers she picked…. how perfectly girl like and sweet… 

Now for the funny part….. a little later in the session, Mr “C” asked me to take a picture of….

yes…. the ANT crawling on his arm! LOL!  TOTAL girl and boy representation there!  I am fairly sure that the picture of this ant will NOT be a large portrait above the fireplace BUT I bet it makes it into and album page because it is SOOO him and shows exactly what both of these awesome kids are like at this age!  And after all, isn’t that what portrait sessions are all about?  

Limited Edition Mothers Day Sessions

Mothers Day Sessions!

They are finally here, the long awaited Limited Edition Mothers Day Sessions! I am so excited to see all the mamma’s, grandmamma’s and children and capture memories for them that will last forever. These sessions have been designed to be interactive and to capture sweet moments between mom’s and children. Moments that will be remembered through portraits that are looked at and enjoyed everyday.

These captured moments are meant to be professionally printed and proudly displayed for enjoyment. They are meant to make your heart “pitter patter” each time you walk by and look at them. They are to create keepsakes that will be passed down to children and grandchildren.They are special, they are priceless. They are for all ages from babies to grandma’s but they are for mom’s and children only. The goal is for all products ordered to be back in time for Mothers Day.Please don’t let this opportunity pass you by. If your babies are little you know how fast time goes and if your “babies” are big, you understand that even more!

Mothers Day Photo Session

Here’s how they work…

You will choose 2 dates.  One for the session itself (i.e. Saturday, March 24th) and the other one for your selection/viewing appt (there will not be any on line galleries).  At that selection/viewing appointment you will see all of your images from the session and you will order your products at that time as well.  You will be able to see all of the products offered at your actual session so you will have a good idea of what you would like from the session at your appt.  I will be there to guide you through the process and help you select the products that are right for you.  Click on Product Guide to view details.  There will be a few other products offered but these will be exclusive just for the Mothers Day Sessions. These will not be offered in the studio at any other time.

Limited Edition Mothers Day Photo Sessions

The set is designed to be light and airy with flowers and pastel colors.  Blues, yellows, purples and light greens would look great for boys and girls could easily wear the same!  Simple patterns or solids will show off your portraits best.  Email Tracy if you need more ideas or have questions about wardrobe.

The session will last about 20 minutes or so which is plenty of time to capture some sweet moments and classic portraits.  The viewing/selection appointments will be scheduled for an hour but will probably take around 30 minutes or so.  Registration is 189.00 and 50.00 will be applied back as a credit to your order at your selection appointment (as long as you order at that appointment).  If you have looked over the product guide and are ready to schedule your session, we are excited to have you and capture some very special moments!

For your Limited Edition Mothers Day Session click on Register.

It’s July, Time to Apply for August Birthday Model Call

August Birthday?

Who are we looking for this month?  If you have been following along with our busy summer here over at the TGP studios you know that there have been some super fun “My Stories” over on Instagram and adorable sneak peaks on Facebook.  You also know that July is my birthday month so to celebrate that fun fact we are scheduling a Birthday Bash Model Call ūüôā . We are so excited to be accepting applications for GIRL ONE Year olds that turn ONE sometime in August, yes who have August Birthday (sorry boys, you’re adorable also but this one is going to be stylized “girly”)!  Applications will be accepted from July 1st- July 14th . 

It's July, Time to Apply for August Birthday Model Call

This special little model will have her session stylized by Tracy herself and will include prints and products from the studio.  She will also have a special birthday smash cake and matching outfit to wear for the session!  Her outfit will be provided by Girlies Galore, an amazing Etsy store for girls and boys. Just perfect for our birthday sessions!  

It's July, Time to Apply for August Birthday Model Call

Directions and requirements for Model Call:

Due to the amount of applicants only applicants that are able to follow these directions will be accepted. The applicants must:
 
* apply between the dates of July 1st – 14th
* be a GIRL and turn ONE in or close to AUGUST of 2017
NOT have already chosen a photographer for a first birthday session
* be willing to sign a model release
* be available to travel to the S. Clearwater studio during the week day M-F
* be flexible in August to schedule the session
* have family (at least mom and dad) willing to possibly participate in session.
* email Tracy to [email protected] with the following information-
-Snapshot of child
-Name,
-phone number,
If you would like to apply or know anyone that will fit the requirements for this model Call, PLEASE share this with them:
Please do not send messages through FB, Instagram or any other social media applications will only be accepted through the email provided above.
 

Maternity Model Call June 2017

It’s time for the first summer model call and we are SO excited!  We are looking for a special mommy that will be 35-38 weeks pregnant in July.  This model call is super special as it will include some fun give aways from some great local businesses as well as studio products printed from the session and will by stylized by Tracy herself!

maternity model call June 2017

This model will also have her make up professionally done and receive studio products with a value of over $450.00!  She will also have a portion of the wardrobe for the session provided by TGP with accessories!  Please read carefully for the requirements  of this session and follow the directions below-

Directions and requirements for Model Call:

Due to the amount of applicants only applicants that are able to follow these directions will be accepted.
 
*Must apply between the dates of June 1st – 9th
*Must be 35-38 weeks pregnant in July
*Must NOT have already chosen a photographer for maternity or newborn pictures
*Must be willing to sign a model release
*Must be available to travel to the S. Clearwater studio and another area in the Tampa Bay area (TBD) for the outdoor portion of the session
*Must be flexible in July to schedule the session
*Must have willing daddy or “daddy to be” to participate in the session.
*Must email Tracy to [email protected] with the following information-
-Snapshot,
-Name,
-phone number,
If you would like to apply or know anyone that will fit the requirements for this model call PLEASE share this with them
Please do not send messages through FB, Instagram or any other social media applications will only be accepted through the email provided above.
 

leslie and rachel

Leslie from Organic Trends in clearwater for the awesome hair style that this special mommy will get!

Also Rachel from Massage by Rachel LLC for pampering this mommy to be with a prenatal massage!

maternity collage2

Please share this post with anyone you think might be a great fit for our model call for this month and look for more information in the next few weeks!  It’s going to be a great summer at TGP studios!   If you are interested in sponsoring this model call feel free to contact Tracy!

Mother’s Day Session GIVE AWAY

 

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Give Away on Mother’s Day –

Lots of changes are going on here at the TGP studio this month! I am in for a studio make over (follow along on Instagram). Working hard on creating a new product line (can‚Äôt wait to show my new and existing families). Looking forward to giving out newly designed materials that will help my families prepare better for their sessions. However, the BIG news is…. that in honor of Mother‚Äôs Day we are giving away 1 complimentary ‚Äúmommy and me‚ÄĚ session. We are looking for all of you to nominate your friend, co worker, anyone you know that you feel is deserving and would appreciate capturing memories of themselves with their children. Although you are super special too, please do not nominate yourself :).  This should be a mom that has a wonderful spirit and would appreciate and LOVE to capture these moments with her children. PLEASE read the requirements and thoughts for nomination below:

This mom needs to be incapable of paying for the session herself

-Prefer early elementary aged children or younger but not a must.

-Works really hard away from or at home.

-Maintains a positive attitude.

-Might be a single mom supporting kids (doesn’t have to be, just a thought).

-She might take care of someone with an illness.

-She might volunteer her time to take care of others or help in charity events or contribute to the community.

-May have come upon hard times -LOVES her kids (I know we all do) but really cherishes them and enjoys spending quality time.

-You KNOW she would be blessed to have this opportunity.

-Must have ability to get to the studio for the session.

How to nominate:

Send an EMAIL to [email protected] (please no FB or instagram messages, phone calls or texts) with the following information:

YOUR name:

NOMINEE’S Name:

YOUR email address:

NOMINEE’s Email address:

YOUR phone number:

How many kids does nominee have and how old are they?:

How do you know this mom?:

Why are you nominating this person (as much detail as possible ):

*Nominations will be accepted today (4/25/2017) through May 10th, 2017. The session will take place at the TGP studio in S. Clearwater. The Give Away Photo Session will be in May but after Mothers day. This is NOT a family session. This special session will be only for mommies and their children.  

The winner will be announced ON MOTHER’S DAY!

 

Holiday Mini sessions 2015

A fun sneak peak ¬†of some of the holiday mini sessions happening over here at TGP! ¬†They are all completed now and galleries are almost ready to go out (some already have :))! ¬†These lucky clients will have their holiday cards done and ready to go soon! ¬†Can you imagine that… already completed that big task! ¬†I can NOT! LOL! ¬†I am lucky to get mine out by December 24th!

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Newborns and their big brothers and sisters

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!

Newborns and their big brothers and sisters TracyGabbard.com

Newborns and their big brothers and sisters TracyGabbard.com

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.

Newborns and their big brothers and sisters TracyGabbard.com

And then there are always the “smiling” looking at the camera pictures” ¬†Those are classic and always favorites.

Newborns and their big brothers and sisters TracyGabbard.com

Newborns and their big brothers and sisters TracyGabbard.com

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! ūüôā