Baby Photography by Tracy Raver
Written by Helen   
Saturday, 18 April 2009

"My style is simple and casual with little direction, just quiet observation with my camera."

~ Tracy Raver

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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jurgen - simpel   | | 2009-04-24 02:20:57
Tracy
My complements!!!
The foto's are simpel and beautiful!!!
candice   | | 2009-04-27 20:55:32
absolutely beautiful.
Knowing Is Growin     | | 2012-01-17 17:58:54
cute but how come the babies always have their eyes close?
cynthia   | | 2009-04-29 14:37:54
They are so cute!!!!
Erin Polk - love it !     | | 2009-04-29 22:16:45
I love the bowl you used? We have been looking for something similar to this where did you purchase it? Thank you

Erin Polk
Gordon Photography
ELeigh0714@yahoo.com
Tweeny - Exelente!     | | 2009-06-17 07:35:38
TRACY...THE PICTURES ARE fABULOUS AND EXCELLENT. tHE PICTURES SPEAK what kind of photographer are you.
Mary Anne Johnson   | | 2009-06-23 22:48:09
These are not even your pictures...ANNE GEDDES ring a bell?
db   | | 2009-09-11 08:19:57
Isn't this idea an Anne Geddes original?
I guess I just don't understand why her inspiration to all of this is not mentioned and that it appears as though Tracy is taking full credit for the idea..? Am I missing something?
Cad   | | 2009-09-11 19:48:21
Anne Geddes doesn't have a monopoly on taking pics of babies. I am sure these are her idea. They are beautiful pics why to you have to sign in here and gripe. Take a step back take a deep breathe and enjoy these beautiful pics
Hillary - are you kidding?   | | 2009-09-11 21:23:28
Just because Anne Geddes also photographed newborns does not mean no one else can be acknowledged for taking beautiful pictures. Must there always be a negative comment made about everything? These are beautiful pictures of newborns for goodness sakes.
Anonymous   | | 2009-09-11 22:15:41
just enjoy the pictures
Jeremy beasley - Anne Geddes   | | 2009-09-12 01:08:37
Anne Geddes does do photos of sleeping babies... That is where the similarity ends in my opinion.

For the most part Anne uses fake GIANT flowers, Planting pots and butterfly wings for photos while blending the chid into the subject in a clever fashion.

I lik her style a lot.

Tracy also uses the sleeping baby but she uses socks, stockings, bowls; you know, "real stuff" to accent her subject. Both are extremely talented photographers that make life a little sweeter with their craft!

Thanks you two!
IB - Geee   | | 2009-09-12 12:06:08
OK, so if one bride wears white dress, does this mean another bride in white dress can't be as beautiful because she is wearing white dress as well? daaaaaaaaaaa! Also, have you ever held a camera in your hand? I don't think so, because if you ever did, you would know the beauty is to capture your subject with the right lighting, not that this or that is similar to another photographer's work... and .... try to pose your child in one of the poses Tracy did. I would LOVE to see the result...
Tracy, your work is just beautiful. Don't let these jealous looser get to you. I am a professioanl photographer as well, and rather than COPYING, I am calling this MOTIVATION and IDEAS for my work. Trust me! I use lot of other photographers' ideas to create beautiful portraits...
Tk - Graphic Designer   | | 2009-09-12 16:45:58
I am a graphic Designer and realize that inspiration comes from everywhere and everyone. I think the pics are awesome and we can use this positive energy from each other for good not complaining.
Think how many of the arts are merely a copy of the original, our creator. Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. Bach didn't invent music, but he added his passion to it.
ml - pics     | | 2009-09-14 18:47:48
What ever happened to if you don't have anything nice to say don't say it all!!!! who cares that Anne Geddes started pics like these it doesn't mean she invented the style it's all photography people take same poses pics all the time...................
BLeigh   | | 2009-09-12 07:54:12
That's so unfair. These are nothing like Anne Geddes. Tracy's work has a more "organic" and natural feel to them. Anne's work, although I appreciate her talent, is way more contrived. Besides, other photographers are allowed to take posed pictures of babies.
Gauteng Baby and Wedding Photo - Jenna     | | 2009-09-11 04:52:24
These are so cute, love them all, thanks for sharing
Rosa   | | 2009-09-11 18:48:15
Tracy,
Awesome pictures....gives us adults pause and remember what is important in life.
Shelli - Fabulous   | | 2009-09-11 18:52:30
Stunning!There's plenty of room for more outstanding photographers.....since when is Ann Geddes the "original" idealist to these type of photos db? Several people I know took pictures of their children like this before Ann....only they weren't published
Amye   | | 2009-09-11 18:54:53
The pictures are beautiful!!!!! They are pictures to be cherished forever!!! Great job!
Shelly - Good Job   | | 2009-09-11 19:25:50
She's doing something right and getting recognition.

[url="http:// tracyraverphotograph
y.blogspot.com/"]Tracy Raver Photography[/url]
Nahdia - I love Your Pictures   | | 2009-09-11 19:40:57
i love all of your photographs especially the sleeping babies, they are so adorable!.. makes my heart younger and full of joy just looking at them.
Carla Carter   | | 2009-09-11 20:18:34
Very beautiful. You have talent.
ed gaerlan - baby pics question     | | 2009-09-11 20:21:37
they are really nice and super cute, but Ive noticed, why no black babies? or asian babies, all the beautiful babies are caucasians.
the harsh reality   | | 2009-09-12 11:24:04
I imagine there is not a huge minority community in Nebraska, hiring her to photograph their newborn. But, I noticed that, too. Unfortunately, photography as art is widely advertised with caucasian and sometimes asian babies to attract clients, the default cultural ideal of beauty. Doll sales in the US, interestingly enough, contest to that bias... first in popularity is causasian, second is asian, third is hispanic, and last is always black. Sad, huh? You've got to hear the Podcast of This American Life (NPR) about FAO Schwartz's doll nursery.
Roslalie - baby photos   | | 2009-09-11 20:46:07
beautiful...
Parmalee Rasmussen - owner     | | 2009-09-12 06:27:52
Just maybe caucasian people are the only ones who take their children to a professional... Professionals do not quiz what color their clients are when they call for a session! Black babies are georgeous but some parents do spend their money elsewhere.. Maybe you should 'notice' the only people who 'notice' who's white, black, red, yellow, etc. etc. etc. are racists! Please! admire talent, cut the race baiting and grow up!
Kareema Dickens - Educator   | | 2009-09-12 09:45:43
These are absolutely gorgeous pictures!! Perhaps professionals do not quiz the color of the clients, but they do choose what pictures they put out there for advertisement. It does not mean people of other descent are not taking professional pictures (black folk LOVE cameras), it just means that the photographer chose not to use ethnicity in her advertisements--that's too bad. However, it does not take away from the beauty of these pictures.
Ebony   | | 2009-09-12 15:31:05
Why do you have to be a racist to notice something such as this?... I noticed it and I'm not a racist by any means. Her pictures are beautiful!... All the babies in the photos are adorable. And caucasions aren't the only parents who take their children to have professional pictures taken. I am a black female and I planned on taking my babies to have photos such as this to capture those precious moment.

ANd I admire her talent!...
Anonymous   | | 2009-09-12 22:58:02
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poetrysonglady   | | 2009-09-11 20:46:45
The pictures are beautifully done. Photographers and parents have been taking pics of babies for many years. Give this woman a break! Anne Geddes does wonderful work and so does this new young photographer. I have a black and white of my grandson at 2 wks old. We went to a studio to get an awake pic but they don't always cooperate and now I'm glad he was asleep. So relaxed and nothing can bring back those days of seeing him as he naturally was at 2 wks old and peacefully asleep.
Anonymous   | | 2009-09-11 21:14:01
simply adorable!
RJ - Hating will make you Stronger     | | 2009-09-11 21:34:15
I KNOW your pictures are BEAUTIFUL!!!! They are very clean and amazing. Even though ANNE GEDDES... takes similar pictures, they are NO WHERE NEAR the same. Your images are very interesting and whoever says different is silly, lol.
April - Lovely Pictures   | | 2009-09-11 21:57:49
What a gift you have!

(I find it "entertaining" that people compare the pictures to Anne Geddes ~an artist in her own right~, when there are thousands of photographers taking pictures of sleeping newborns. It would be like complaining that Monet's flowers were a copy of Renoir.)
Anonymous   | | 2009-09-11 22:11:53
They are super adorable! Thank you!
Aubrey' mom - Amazing     | | 2009-09-11 22:26:18
What photographer/artist/musician hasn't been inspired by another along the way? Tracy these are incredible photos captured by you and visions of these infants frozen in the moment so peaceful and content. As I saw on the sonograms of my own the placement of their legs and especially the hands and arms are absolutely perfect!! It's like a window into the womb....AMAZING! Don't ever stop doing what you do!
ingrid - wonderful love them     | | 2009-09-11 22:36:10
you do incredible work Im a new mommy
these pictures are wonderful
Anonymous - Owww its too cute!!!!   | | 2009-09-11 23:32:46
How i wish i have a baby and i could do the same thing, just like your pictures! It's amazing!
Candis - LOVE EM   | | 2009-09-12 00:11:25
OMG!!!I absolutely love your pictures...I have an 8 month old and no profencial pics that were taken....so I am very envious...and wish I had pic like these to hang in my home
epetersen95@yahoo.com - Hey   | | 2009-09-12 00:51:54
These pics are so amazing...Thank God for the talent he gave you to capture the babies so well.
melvin - observer   | | 2009-09-12 01:46:21
All what I have to tell is that you are a Blessing to the world.

rgds
Melvin
halla   | | 2009-09-12 02:23:39
you're genius! They make me want to be a mother more!
Anonymous   | | 2009-09-12 02:39:54
your photos are so beautiful I shed a tear well done. Teresa Russell Queensland Australia
Cindy - Love it!     | | 2009-09-12 02:43:53
These are beautiful Anne Geddes, Snow shmo, the neighbor who cares who started first, these are beautiful pictures and the photographer did an excellent job. I enjoyed viewing them. Thank you for your talent I know I can't do something like this.

Grow up people!
Reddi SN   | | 2009-09-12 03:12:55
SO cuuuute and beautifuuuul,innocen
ts, very very nice!!!!!!!!!!
Jamie   | | 2009-09-12 03:34:06
I think these are better than ANNE GEDDES. Tracy has a personal style that clearly cherishes the babies in her photos whereas some of ANNE GEDDES's photos frankly make me feel uncomfortable.
daulat - fotos     | | 2009-09-12 04:36:20
can only be described in one word
fabulous
Anonymous   | | 2009-09-12 05:21:03
I enjoyed every moment of browsing through the innocence of these photos,keep up the good work.What a wonderful world!!!!
Denise newman - what a wonderful world     | | 2009-09-12 05:57:49
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saba   | | 2009-09-12 05:23:10
absolutely beautiful.
appreciater   | | 2009-09-12 06:30:43
lovely these all pictures are fabulous
appreciater - re:   | | 2009-09-12 06:31:17
[quote=saba]absolute
ly beautiful.[/ quote]sooooooooooooo
oooooooooooooooooo
Valerie Messi   | | 2009-09-12 07:19:19
Beautiful pictures... Let me know when you vacation in VA, I am due in November, hahah =)
Anna - Re: Your Baby photos     | | 2009-09-12 09:15:57
May God bless you for using the talents he has given you to bring joy to those who view them. You Us "Your fellow Artists" very proud.
Boomeye   | | 2009-09-12 09:16:49
"Wonder"ful, precious. Each picture a treasure.

And as far as the Anne Geddes thing: she's awesome and so are you. Definitely different styles, though.

We need more photographers like you & Anne - with styles similar or different - the only thing that matters is the beauty that the pictures bring to those who are open to appreciating it.

Bravo! More!
Dana Eberhart - mom   | | 2009-09-12 09:21:24
How beautiful! I wish I had pictures like this of my little ones before they became big. The truly amazing thing is getting a kid to sit still for a picture, let alone fall asleep!
Manny Lamb     | | 2009-09-12 10:18:01
Your pics affirm what i say: "kids are a pure temple of God"
Congratulations for the pics they're beautiful!
Patrina Davis   | | 2009-09-12 09:39:24
Wow! your photos are great!!! I would love for you to do my baby photes when the baby is born in March 2010!!!
sukandi   | | 2009-09-12 09:39:50
BEAUTIFUL BABIES!!!!
sukandi   | | 2009-09-12 09:40:48
CONGRTS TRACY!!!
tracey   | | 2009-09-12 09:42:58
absolutely beautiful!!!
Jennifer - just enjoy   | | 2009-09-12 09:44:16
Although the similarities ring true to Anne Geddes photos I think that your photos are just as beautiful. You have captured precious moments and should be congratulated on your success. And to all the nay sayers remember no one person owns a style, if they did we would not have generations of people wearing the same clothes, eras of painters doing the same styles of paintings, or even photographers who yes take pictures of babies, flowers or even the sky. How wonderful a world it is that we can sit back and enjoy the their amazing talents.
Julie   | | 2009-09-12 09:53:23
The photograph's are beautiful. I really enjoyed looking at them. As for the differentials between Ann Geddes and Tracy, all photography is for the most part, just absolutely stunning! Both deserve recognition for their expertise in their work. BRAVO to the beauty of art, photography and the person behind the camera!
Anonymous   | | 2009-09-12 09:56:04
Just beautiful and very creative!!!
Jennifer K   | | 2009-09-12 10:26:41
Thank you for sharing your pictures. They brought tears to my eyes and made me remember the innocence of my when my baby was a newborn. I love them all. Congratulations on your success and please keep taking these beautiful pictures.
trina adores   | | 2009-09-12 10:34:24
they are so cute!!
Genie   | | 2009-09-12 11:25:15
So very very beautiful, regardless of the photographer...
Roman Ross - Cute     | | 2009-09-12 13:16:50
I truly hate the word but cute is the emotion I'm feeling. Nice pics!
Anonymous   | | 2009-09-12 13:17:02
aww these are such cute pictures, when i have a baby i want her to potograph them
levitta - God's gift   | | 2009-09-12 15:06:28
The way that you handle a camera to take pictures of a life that was given by God is an awesome thing.Let him direct your path & every picture that you take of a baby will be just that much more blessed.People will say things that they feel will make you shy away from how you do your work,but never let them shy you away from what God has given you,they are just mad because they did not come up with the idea first.I love the pictures & if I lived in the state that you live in I would have you to take the unforgotable images of my grandbabies.
terri   | | 2009-09-12 15:51:52
it makes us all feel like nurturing these precious babies...
Hayley - AMAZING!!!   | | 2009-09-12 15:57:47
these pictures are simply beauitiful.
Alaskan Athabascan! - Adorable!!!   | | 2009-09-12 16:54:55
So Lucky to have such talent to capture beautiful moments like that! Absolutely Adoring and the babies look soo peaceful! Keep up your beautiful work, you're doing fabulous!
danilo   | | 2009-09-12 17:57:38
the pics are just so awesome! kudos to tracy!!!!
Pat - peaceful     | | 2009-09-12 18:02:18
These pictures show how peaceful this world is supposed to be......the innocence of a baby shows us how this world was before we Humans)were created by God. Excellent work!
Anonymous   | | 2009-09-12 22:34:18
i love these baby photos!!!!!!
kimo - beauty of life!     | | 2009-09-12 22:35:18
i want to have one!
lets celebrate life!
NEWS FLASH - BABIES OF ALL COLOR   | | 2009-09-12 19:35:49
I'm wondering if there are any other race of babies in your city besides white or is it because they are the only ones you think are cute?
Shawna   | | 2010-12-24 03:42:41
Ahahahahahahaha! Get over it. Jesus.
Yes, white babies are the cutest. duh.
Just kidding, but jeeze, just because the only babies in this post are white doesn't mean the photographer is prejudiced or racist.
Robert   | | 2009-09-12 20:20:04
are you planning on making videos for those of us who can't make it to your neck of the woods, I am from Tx would love to be able to learn more from your style of photography
Janae Brolin   | | 2009-09-12 22:49:20
Wow!
Betty   | | 2009-09-12 23:09:30
I love these images.... being a photographer I know how hard it is to photograph babies and children. Ann G- made flowers and plants out of her clients... these are just babies :) which is sweet and simplistic in nature! Love them :)
Elizabeth - Not Important   | | 2009-09-12 23:27:26
You're photos have inspired me to do something as creative to photograph my new great nephew now 3 days old. I love looking at your pictures. Keep them coming, you've captured a most precious moment in time that all mothers can cherish forever. Our children grow so quickly. How wonderful to see their new tiny selves captured in such a beautiful way. Thanks for sharing them with the world! Thank you for the inspiration!
Jawaid - innocense   | | 2009-09-13 01:52:53
Loved it, so innocent, so cute, wat better could be produced! Great, Lovely, Master Piece, Faboulus etc.. (jvdnjm@yahoo.co.uk)
robb     | | 2009-09-13 14:24:35
these are incredible pics.
simple yet meaningful.
Lu   | | 2009-09-17 02:37:57
Where do you purchase the hats and pods. They are adorable
Lisa   | | 2010-05-31 18:00:43
Fabulous and very creative..
MOHAMMAD - roniya pic     | | 2010-08-14 12:48:55
AMAZING
Anonymous   | | 2010-12-13 07:38:37
pretty,the pics were oh so very pretty
Shawna   | | 2010-12-24 09:06:19
My favorite was number seven. Sooooo adorable. I hope my baby's that cute whenever I reproduce!
Also, how do you get the babies to sleep? Do the parents just call you and say "Alright, he/she's out! Come quick and put him/her in a little pouch and hat!"
Carol   | | 2011-01-15 16:24:55
What a beautiful images...love them :-)
C   | | 2011-02-03 02:50:20
Awesome cute
mahdi   | | 2011-02-03 11:44:33
very good
Yanira   | | 2011-02-17 01:02:43
Celestial!!!!!
banafshe   | | 2011-02-17 10:32:28
verey nice and beutifull.
kcons   | | 2011-03-23 04:57:53
simply precious!
alizardi   | | 2011-03-23 04:57:55
melts my heart!!!!!
snowball   | | 2012-01-10 02:57:53
They are soooo cute!
aanand - Wow   | | 2012-02-10 11:54:36
SO cute babies
PeachPecan   | | 2012-04-11 17:36:42
Does anyone know where I can find the crochet pattern for the sweet baby stocking cap in the pink/brown/ecru?

Thanks so much!
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