There is a reason that dogs are awarded by being to as “A man’s best friend”
Tracy Gabbard is a Photographer located in the Tampa Bay area, check out the cutest photos taken at her studio, she knows that when you have a dog as a member of your family, regardless of whether it’s simply you and the puppy, you and a partner and the dog or you and a group of five or more dogs, there is a bond there that exclusive a puppy darling can really know.
Life is loaded with festivities and battles and here are four reasons dogs are the best friends to experience both the great occasions and the awful occasions with than most pets out there.
They don’t pass judgment. It’s hard to believe, but it is true, dogs don’t realize what judgment is. They will never say I told you so. They will just twist up with you on the love seat or the floor and adore you for you. They couldn’t care less what any other person on the planet considers you. They cherish you for precisely your identity.
They know the correct words are no words. They can recognize a pregnant woman baby’s heartbeat. When we are sad, they keep us company. We need somebody to embrace us and keep us company in the hardest moments. Dogs are life savers and they will be there in the hardest times of your life.
They are never grumpy. Puppies don’t wake up on the wrong side of the bed. They are glad to wake up and welcome the day. Every day is a play day! People could learn a thing or two from them.
They are dependably up for whatever you need to do. Going for a run? They’re in. Need to relax in the sun? In the shade? On the shoreline? On the love seat? All in. Constantly. Indeed, even companions aren’t constantly. Puppies? They are there forever.
And of course, all the pictures above were taken by the top Tampa Bay photographer, Tracy Gabbard, she specializes in Newborn Photography and Family Photography as well, but when the family comes with extra paws, she is more than happy to include them!
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Tracy is passionate about creating wall art, legacy albums and personalized keepsakes for her families. Although she believes digital files are important for archival purposes her mission is to guide you through the process of enjoying your treasures in your home and not on your computer. That is why she will assist you at your gallery reveal to help you design the perfect products for your home.
Tracy works with the best materials to ensure a high-end finish for every family that comes to the studio looking to capture the most cherished memories.
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Within our time on earth, there will be a lot of moments that are going to be important and valuable but there will only be a few moments in life that mark a before and after a new chapter in life. Moments such as falling in love, getting married, pregnancy and the beautiful arrival of a son or a daughter are crucial moments in the life of any human being. Tracy knows this and this is why she dedicates her career to capture the beauty and warmth of every family story.
With more than 10 years of photography experience, Tracy Gabbard is published on photography blogs such as, Best Newborn and Maternity Photographers, Lemonade and Lenses, Evoking you, NewbornPhotography.com, and the National Association for Professional Child Photographers.
Dive into our gallery to check out Tracy’s Family sessions. We gathered some of them for you to see how heartwarming they all are. She is one of the top best photographers in the Tampa Bay area.
There are many reasons why family is the most important thing you will ever have:
Your family is made of individuals that draw out the best in you. In spite of the fact that you can’t pick your family, they are the ones you can identify with the most. They are the general population who are continually giving a shout out to you and really need the best for you.
Family is the absolute most essential impact in a child’s life. From their first snapshots of life, youngsters rely upon guardians and family to ensure them and accommodate their necessities. Guardians and family shape a child’s first connections.
They are a little one’s first instructors and go about as good examples in the proper behavior and how to encounter their general surroundings. By supporting and showing children amid their initial years, families assume a vital part in ensuring kids are prepared to realize when they enter school.
Children flourish when guardians can effectively advance their positive development and improvement. Each parent realizes that it’s occasionally hard to do this imperative work without help, bolster, and extra assets.
Parents can show kids about feelings by giving them particular feeling words to portray their emotions. Studies demonstrate that marking emotions with words diminishes misery and makes it more outlandish than an irate individual will follow up on his or her outrage. Words enable us to make the move from responding to reacting.”
Tracy is a very family oriented photographer and she cares immensely about her clients and their bond as a family. She makes sure the best memories are kept forever in every session and express their feelings through every photograph.
Contact Tracy today for more information about Family sessions, she will be more than happy to assist you.
This family decided to break the routine and get outdoors with one of the top photographers in Tampa Bay; Tracy Gabbard.
This maternity session was so much fun with such a sweet family. They were so excited to meet their new baby but started early so they could capture the beauty of pregnancy. It was a beautiful day with just the perfect weather. All the way to the sunset, they went for a walk and found really beautiful spots for their photo session.
Beach maternity sessions create the most precious memories from that special time in their lives, they were so much fun to work with and laughed through the entire session in such a positive photo shoot. Tracy was very excited to capture all their emotions and the love between them.
The beginning of a new chapter in your life is always one filled with joy, excitement and most of all, anticipation. With the arrival of a new baby, chances are, you will spend hundreds, even thousands of dollars on baby furniture, clothes, and even toys. And while many of these things are necessary, almost all of them will at some point be re-sold, given away or even tossed in the trash. What will you keep forever? The priceless images you invested in throughout the years your baby grows. Professional, timeless, quality images are not something to be taken lightly. These will be your memories that will be passed down and valued for your lifetime and your baby’s.
Don’t miss your opportunity to capture these beautiful memories for your family, contact Tracy’s studio today for a free consultation.
Tracy also provides photography services in the studio and offers a variety of packages for families, newborns, babies, children, and families, including her First Year Plan which captures the first milestones of the first year of a baby.
This family got together at Tracy’s studio for a special request. They picked the First Year Plan for their family photography sessions and you can really see them growing in love together through the entire year.
Tracy wants to capture those sweet moments when the son is in the first steps in life. They gathered his favorite toys and even made him into a living cozy bear with blue eyes.
The moment he starts crawling on the floor and working his way up to sitting up is a very special journey, it is definitely a special moment to be immortalized on a photograph.
This picture represents the special bond that he will always have towards his mother, and how happy she is to be with him. It is a classic pose that expresses a strong message.
The oldest sister wanted to be part of it as well, it is definitely one of the happiest times in the family. It is important to take in consideration that the little boy will grow up and be really grateful to have this high end quality pictures forever.
And a big picture including mom and dad is absolutely a must. It captures the love and bond of the family and how it is growing with the arrival of the new little member.
He was so small, he fit in this tiny bed and representing an older figure, we can see the older sister about to read a fairy tale to her little brother.
This plan is exclusive to the Tampa Bay area and provides families with priceless memories during that treasured first year. Everyone knows how fast that first year flies by. The New Beginnings Plan makes it easy to capture those precious milestones during that first year. It is exhilarating, amazing, exhausting but yet cherished and wonderful. The New Beginnings Plan makes it easy to capture those precious first milestones during the first year.
Tracy is very passionate about performing photography sessions in her studio, but she is also always excited to get outdoors with families and shoot at a different scenery, with colorful backgrounds and taking advantage of the warmth that the summer brings.
This time we want to share this session that took place at a nice outdoor spot in the Tampa Bay area and it’s meant to express the love bond that this family grows together every singe day.
The vibrant colors from the grass bring a very warm and fresh vibe to the photos, which is exactly what the family have been looking for. These memories will decor a wall in their homes or a page in their album. Tracy offers a variety of options for prints.
They are a very loving family, they enjoy playing together and thought it was the best idea to show a playful pose. You can feel the adventure and active side of the portrait in the father and son pose and you can see the more loving and caring side in the pose the mother and daughter hold for this particular photograph.
He loves playing with cars and it’s becoming a big collector of them. Tracy thought of it and decided to take a photograph of his favorite cars and as the years go by, he can go back and remember his first collection. It’s an unforgettable memory.
Have you seen photos that make you feel exactly what the person in it is feeling? This is one of them. Tracy captured the emotion and excitement that the daughter felt by visiting the park with the family. It was a fresh day with the perfect light and tone for this session.
Your family is the most important thing in life. The moments you live today won’t come back tomorrow, but you have the opportunity to invest in a photography session that will capture the best moments. Moments when you love, you laugh and love.
Don’t miss the opportunity to make incredibly sharp memories with your family. Contact Tracy for more information about her services in the Tampa Bay area.
Babies are capable of doing many things on their own, like learning to sit up. When your baby sits up depends a lot on your baby and how their motor skills are progressing. Scroll down for your daily dose of cuteness overload!
Sit Up! + Best Friend, Of Course
His dog is absolutely proud, look at those smiley faces. Absolutely adorable. When a baby can hold their head up and roll from front to back, sitting is definitely on the horizon. However, some babies get the crawling (army crawl) bug before the sitting bug.
Each baby is different, but typically babies learn to sit up between 4 and 8 months, some babies take as long as 9 months to fully get it or more. It sometimes seems like your baby will never stop needing an arm to hold themselves up and then all of a sudden they are sitting up perfectly!
Look, mom! No hands!
Watching a baby figure out sitting up is wonderful to watch. Because every baby is different, there is no standard position a baby uses to sit up.
And by the way, that’s enough sitting up for the day, he is now busy playing with his favorite toys. Happy Friday!
Tracy is passionate about creating wall art, legacy albums and personalized keepsakes for her families. Although she believes digital files are important for archival purposes her mission is to guide you through the process of enjoying your treasures in your home and not on your computer. That is why she will assist you at your gallery reveal to help you design the perfect products for your home. Individual products start at 150.00 and the average client invests around 750.00 to 3500.00 on their forever keepsakes.
Please contact Tracy to start planning your investment in photography and an ideal session with her.
Baby Photographer Tampa I can’t even begin to describe how incredibly cute this little guy was in the studio. As a Baby Photographer in Tampa, I love seeing how big the babies have grown since their newborn session. This cutie had his newborn session done with Tracy Gabbard Photography and came back for his sitting up session. He loved interacting with the camera and gave some of the sweetest poses. Although he wasn’t crazy about keeping his hat on, I was even able to get a few kissy faces from him towards the end of his session. What a doll! Can’t wait for his First birthday session!! 🙂 Baby Photographer Tampa
Tampa Baby Photographer Okay! So as a Tampa Baby Photographer, my schedule has been a bit busy lately but I’ve finally managed to get this cute little lady up on the blog! She was an adorable addition to the studio! With her cute kissy faces and super chunky baby rolls, this baby girl was nothing but precious! She’s grown so much since I photographed her newborn session! Can’t wait to celebrate her first year! Tampa Baby Photographer
Tampa Baby Photographer This little lady was so good during her sitting up session in the studio! As a Tampa Baby Photographer, I loved that she was crawling around the studio and gave me such sweet smiles during this sitting up session! We had so much fun playing dress up at the beginning of the session with the pearls and fancy head pieces And the special white crocheted dress that this little lady wore at the end of her sitting up session was handmade by her grandmother! What a sweet keepsake for this precious little lady! Tampa Baby Photographer
Okay! So as a Tampa Baby Photographer, my schedule has been a bit busy lately but I’ve finally managed to get this cute little lady up on the blog! She was an adorable addition to the studio! With her cute kissy faces and super chunky baby rolls, this baby girl was nothing but precious! She’s grown so much since I photographed her newborn session! Can’t wait to celebrate her first year! 🙂 Tampa Baby Photographer
Tampa Baby Photographer This little lady was so good during her sitting up session in the studio! As a Tampa Baby Photographer, I loved that she was crawling around the studio and gave me such sweet smiles! We had so much fun playing dress up at the beginning of the session with the pearls and fancy head pieces 🙂 And the special white crocheted dress that this little lady wore at the end of her sitting up session was handmade by her grandmother! What a sweet keepsake for this precious little lady! Tampa Baby Photographer
(Tampa baby photographer) It’s that time of the week again folks where we celebrate some of our not-so-little-anymore friends who have grown up to be big kids now! Check out this week’s Flash back Friday Features and stay tuned for next week to see who gets chosen next! tampa baby photographer
It’s Flash-back Friday where we feature a few of our favorite cute clients from the past! As a Tampa baby photographer, I love seeing the comparison just like the families do. One of my favorite things is planning the whole process with the parent so they remember to bring something similar to each session. I also enjoy putting a page in their album that includes at least 2, if not all 3, of their matching photos. And although it makes me a little sad because I know how fast that year goes by, it also makes me SO happy to know that I have helped provide the families with lasting memories for that whole first year! So here are some of my favorites for the week! Be sure to check the blog next week to see if your little one is featured in our “Flash-back Friday” series!! tampa baby photographer
(tampa baby photographer) This little lady has grown so much since her newborn session and lots of “chunkers” which I LOVE! As a full-time baby lover and a Tampa baby photographer, this sitting up session was so much fun for me. Mom and I planned to use the quilt from this little lady’s nursery for all her session so it would be a great way to show the growth in her from each session. As you can see from the playful photos, l loved her quilt too! I especially loved that this baby girl has big beautiful blue eyes that were super fun to capture in the light. tampa baby photographer
tampa baby photographer This session was one of my absolute favorites! As a tampa baby photographer, I’ve been working with this family since this baby boy’s big sister was in Mommy’s tummy! One of my favorite features about this sitting up session was brother and sister’s precious fire-fighter inspired outfits since Dad is a fire-fighter. Mom always has the cutest outfits for these two little ones. Another special part of this session was when big sister leaned over and gave little brother a big kiss! Big sister just loved giving her baby brother kisses 🙂 It was hillarious and heart-felt at the same time! I am so looking forward to this baby boy’s one year session when Mom remembers to bring Dad’s firefighter gear so we can get a before and after from his newborn session! (tampa baby photographer)
(Tampa baby photographer) This cute little baby girl was super busy, crawling everywhere! Despite mom’s desire to have a headband in her hair, and the HUGE distractions we created while mom put it in to make her forget about it, she would NOT have it! IF there is a headband on, it was for a fleeting second before she ripped it out! LOL! She was the perfect New Beginnings Plan baby and performed well for all 3 of her sessions, including this one, her first birthday session 🙂 Although I hope to see her again in the future, I will certainly miss seeing her throughout the year! (Tampa baby photographer)
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Happy Thursday everyone! Take a look at this cutie 🙂 This was his very first sitting up session and he gave me smiles all the way through 🙂 We planned it right around his nap time so this little guy was super happy and easy going. This family is a wonderful member of The New Beginnings Plan. As a Tampa Baby Photographer, I just love photographing all my sessions in studio, with natural light, just like this one! Take a look at this cute baby doll!
(tampa baby photographer) This sweet bundle of joy has only been in the world for seven days and he’s already melting hearts. I was lucky enough to get together with my close photographer friend and spend the evening with this little bundle of joy. We had an absolute blast with playing with him and although he was hungry at sunset he was the perfect model for the rest of the session. The lighting was perfect and so was the company 🙂
*Disclaimer- baby was safely spotted for all shots and specifically on the swing, the baby had hands on him at all times the rest was done in photoshop. 🙂 (tampa baby photographer)
(Tampa baby photographer) This little doll was so fun to dress up and play with during her session. Once she fell asleep she stayed in dreamland the entire session! She’s one of the newest members of the TGP New Beginnings Plan (my newborn – first birthday photography package) and I am so lucky to be able to watch her grow this year. I am sure she will be a princess for all her sessions and I can’t wait to see what we can dress her up in each time 🙂 There are so many more images in the gallery it was for sure hard to choose what to share but here is a quick preview! (tampa baby photographer)
(tampa baby photographer) I was so lucky to photograph this family during the holidays for a special holiday session in their home. We had a great time and I was blessed to have them return for their newborn session with their second little girl. She was a dream to spend the morning with and she will be a lucky little sister as her big sister will be doting on her for many years to come. I love all the images of the two girls together and there is a sneak peak of just a couple below. Mom brought in a few fun props to use in her Hungry Caterpillar themed room which is always fun too! (tampa baby photographer)
(tampa baby photographer) I swear, I could show EVERY picture in this family’s gallery! This was the sitting up session of her New Beginnings Plan and she was a perfect angel. Except for a quick bottle break… she smiled the entire session. Enjoy this large sneak peak… (tampa baby photographer)
Oh the last series in pink…. those are GUCCI shoes and a hat! A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!
(tampa baby photographer) This little guy was amazing for his sitting up session! He just completed his second session of the New Beginnings Plan and I am SOO looking forward to his smash cake session. He has been a “dream” baby for both sessions so far and you can check out his newborn session with his siblings here. In most cases, babies are in their “birthday suits” for the newborn session but the next session is a great session for a cute outfit or two. I always love to do a series of with just a diaper cover though… those are my favorites and they are timeless images that will be cherished forever. (tampa baby photographer)
(tampa baby photographer) How could I ask for anything better than being able to spend time with these little ones. They are precious, so innocent and so tiny. Definitely one of the best parts of my job! This newest member of the TGP New Beginnings Plan was an absolute dream! Even with his big brother (who is by no means big… under 2 himself) who was very hesitant to be to close to him, this little guy was in sleepy dreamland. Both of these children are beautiful…. mommy and daddy make beautiful babies!
I often joke with my clients that for me, capturing, with photography, that rare newborn smile is SO hard. I swear, those smiles always happen when the camera is NOT close to me and I rarely get to capture them on the camera. This precious bundle of joy gave me MANY smiles though and I did capture some. I am not sharing here because I know birth announcements are yet to go out and I am sure mom and dad want some surprises for that. Here are just a few of this amazing session with many surprises left for the full gallery!
(tampa baby photographer) There are some things about newborns that just capture me. Besides their innocence, and tiny little features, I love their peeling wrinkly skin and their jerky, uncontrolled movements (also know as the moro or startle reflex) and even that little umbilical cord stump. All of these things show how little they are and it is the only time in their life that these things will occur (at least naturally anyway LOL!). These things are characteristics of a newborn and I love when I can capture some of them on camera. I have a little series of the feet picture below (although I am only showing one here) and I must say it is one of my favorite pictures! Anyway, a special last minute welcome to this family to the New Beginnings Plan. I am the lucky one that was chosen when this family was left last minute with out a photographer to capture those first precious days of their babies birth! (tampa baby photographer)
(tampa baby photographer) This newest Tracy Gabbard Photography New Beginnings Plan member was absolutely the sweetest thing ever! She slept the WHOLE time. I mean the WHOLE time! I couldn’t even wake her to get some awake shots. She was so precious I could almost take her home with me. I think mommy and daddy were just as smitten though and so I am not sure they would have let me 🙂 I can’t wait to see how her personality grows at her next session. (tampa baby photographer)
(tampa baby photographer) Oh my goodness…this little guy’s images were so fun to edit! His smile is so contagious and his personality so much fun. And to top it all off he wasn’t crawling yet…. so he didn’t make me chase him all around the studio (even though crawling pictures are among my fav’s)! This was his 3rd session in the TGP New Beginnings Plan and he has one more to go before his first year album is designed. Here are few sneak peaks for mom and dad! (tampa baby photographer)
(tampa baby photographer) Another first birthday session! This time mom opted out of the smash cake but we had lots of fun anyway. This set of twins could not be more different in their little personalities. One outgoing and friendly while the other little one was much more cautious and quiet. They both however have amazing images from their session and I can’t wait for mom and family to see their gallery! Coming soon! 🙂 (tampa baby photographer)
(tampa baby photographer) Oh…. these little babies grow so fast! This little one was so tiny and perfect when she was born. You can see her newborn blog post here. Now she is bigger but still perfect! It was not her finest day the day we had her smash cake session as she was a little under the weather but we still got some really good images and fun smash cake pictures! You could say she enjoyed her cake…. just a little bit! 🙂 (tampa baby photographer)
And this one is just for FUN…. what an outtake! I hope she wasn’t thinking of me! 🙂
(tampa baby photographer) So, as a photographer I LOVE on location sessions… I find that I can be more creative, it is some what more challenging and I enjoy all that a location has to offer for sessions. HOWEVER, I am LOVING the new studio! I have started sessions there and it is awesome! I will be posting pictures in the next month or so as the finishing touches are completed. Can’t wait to share them with everyone! I am scheduling summer sessions BUT they are limited. I will be taking some much needed time off throughout the summer to spend with my family and re energize for the upcoming holiday season (yes, I said HOLIDAY :)). So, if you have been thinking about scheduling something for the summer make sure to call soon as session time will be limited. Now on to the good stuff…. look at this little guy! He was a blast the day he visited the studio and because he is part of the TGP New Beginnings Plan I thought it would be fun to post a newborn and 6 month picture next to each other! (tampa baby photographer)
(Tampa baby photographer) What a little ham this guy is! His next session he will be the big ONE! I can’t wait to see him then! He was full of silly smiles and was a total trooper in the warm sun and humidity. (Tampa baby photographer)
(tampa baby photographer) This little guy was so happy to see me he tried to stay awake for the whole session! 🙂 I won though (a few times at least) as he drifted in and out of slumber. His little brother is so happy to have him and he was a great helper throughout the whole session.