Tracy Sweeney, owner/photographer of Elan Studio, is an award-winning child, family, and commercial photographer. Tracy loves capturing simple, candid moments, the indelible beauty of new beginnings and life. Her work has been featured in Click Magazine, Digital Professional Photographer, Buy Buy Baby, and Target Stores. She is also an educator with a Masters Degree in Education and Doctoral work in Curriculum, Instruction, and Technology.
with Tracy Sweeney
Ignite more enthusiasm in your photography business! Join Tracy Sweeney as she shares time tested and proven techniques to help you create a sustainable business with repeat clients. Tracy is all about the client experience, and in this class she shares her secrets for building lifelong clients through attention to detail, creating emotional connection, setting clear expectations, developing consistency in branding, and so much more. By the end of class your head will be swimming with new ideas you can infuse into your own business!
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with Tracy Sweeney & Kalebra Kelby
Family photographer Tracy Sweeney didn't have the most "normal" path into the industry. She actual began her career as a high school teacher and was working to become a college professor. Photography had started off as just a hobby, helping better the creative side of her life and giving her more knowledge to teach her students. As time went on though, this hobby became more and more of a passion. In this in-depth interview with Kalebra Kelby, Tracy talks about how she got started, her role as a mom, how she connects with the families and children she photographs, and how it all comes together to serve her purpose. The love and gratitude she has for her family shines through in every moment, as does her teaching background in the stories she is able to capture in her work. You'll connect with Tracy on every level and you'll wrap up feeling excited and motivated by her fun and loving energy.
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with Tracy Sweeney
Join Tracy Sweeney for a masterclass in newborn photography! Filmed on location in Tracy’s studio, you’ll learn the essentials for getting started photographing newborns. Safety and comfort is job one in newborn photography, and Tracy starts off sharing her methods for keeping babies safe, warm, and soothed. From there, Tracy takes you through her choice of gear and lighting, and then gives you a front row seat for a series of newborn sessions. You’ll learn how to wrap the baby, how to pose the baby on a variety of props, and how to maximize the time spent on set to give you a variety of looks in a short amount of time. Family photos are part of the package, and Tracy shares her process for working with the family in a variety of configurations. After the shooting is done, you’ll learn Tracy’s workflow in Lightroom and Photoshop for creating the final polished images that go on to become timeless heirlooms for the family.
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with Tracy Sweeney
Learn how to cultivate beautiful memories for your client families! Join Tracy Sweeney as she shares her years of experience as a family photographer to help you prepare for success in this business. Tracy starts off the class with a focus on planning, preparation, and scouting; all of which will help you get the most out of your session while feeling confident and looking professional. From there you’ll witness Tracy at work with two different families in a park and on the beach. Tracy talks through her approach to lighting, to working with the families, the importance of building a relationship with the family members, and how she poses them as a group and one-on-one. After the shooting is done, you’ll head to the studio where Tracy teaches you her post processing workflow from Lightroom through Photoshop to create the final images that go on to become family treasures for years to come.