more than photos
because your photographer should CARE deeply about you and be invested 100% not only in the photos but the entire experience. Start to finish & beyond.
Here at Fully Alive Photography you will be loved, we will be friends, your process will be easy and organized. You can trust the process and enjoy the experience from start to finish and forever!
All the fears, and nervousness and awkwardness gone! The images you receive will call out your beauty, story, life and authentic self. You will feel beautiful when you see them and you will be planning your next shoot already.
Maybe you met me somewhere, maybe you are referral, maybe you found me on yelp! But from the first time we talk I'm here for you!
We decide we are a great fit. So I send an electronic contract and deposit request. You sign & pay and we are on our way to happy times!
I will work with you to ensure your wildest dreams will come true and that we know which things are most important to you about your day, family or business. I will give you creative direction, help pick the perfect location & time of dat at that location for optimal lighting based on the feel & mood you wish for your photos. I have pinterest boards galore for planning and wardrobe style, I have questionnaires to help organize your shoot or plan your wedding timelines & portrait list... and I have a LOT of posts about how to prepare for whatever kind of shoot you booked!
I take lots of fun photos on location of your choosing. I will help guide this location and depending on your style I will also set up the best time of day to create the best light in the planning stage. You just need to show up as yourself and have fun! I'm here for all the feels too, so my clients can feel comfortable and know i'm never judging but here for the process. For branding shoots I am also creatively & artistically directing on site. My style is very editorial, fun, and most people feel incredibly comfortable during the shoot. Even the most awkward of humans will enjoy the experience.
Post shoot I back up your images and then have my assistant delete all the ones that aren't flattering. We are carefully curating a collection of the very best images for you! So never worry. We have your back! Next step I personally hand edit the best shots with my beautiful unique style! This post process step takes me anywhere from 2-8 weeks depending on the type of shoot we have.
After the images have been curated and edited they go into a private online gallery just for you! You can order pro prints from my lab, or download digital images and start sharing your experience with me! EASY BREEZY & SUPER FUN!
I am so invested in YOU. Every 1 hour I'm there shooting - I'm actually working 10+ hours behind the scenes! Pre-shoot I am creatively & strategically planning & communicating. Picking the best locations and time of day to shoot. Mid-Shoot I am there 100%- creatively directing, finding you best angles, the best light, and instructing you on posing & movement! Post-shoot I am carefully curating the very best images and editing them perfectly for your style!
I started in film and have a degree in film photography, however I shoot primarily digital now. I love the fast paced ability to capture emotion AND moments.
I am an award-winning and nationally published artist with LOADS of experience! I started my film photography degree in 2003 and fell in love with photography. I've now shot thousands of clients and hundreds of weddings.
I'm also a photography instructor at the Desert Botanical Garden! I'm a seasoned gal with a heart for your story!
Yes! I am a full-time registered small business. I offer stand alone coverage, branding memberships, second shooters for weddings, all your digitals, prints, and top of the line hand-crafted and personalized albums!
Yes yes yes. I travel everywhere and anywhere. Passport is current.
Just like Taylor Swift, "we never go out of style." My work is very natural, whimsical, editorial, romantic. I love color, natural light, and sharp imagery, I do not use filters or pre-sets instead I custom batch edit each shoot so it fits you and NEVER goes out of style! However I do take editing requests and do offer an edgy moody look for clients looking for that super fashionable 19902 style that is all the rage in 2022.
Me. I believe my work quality stands for itself but it's my personality and work ethic that's the real difference and extra sugar on top!
I am incredibly involved with my clients. You can see from my process above that I am invested in my clients and I'm with you every step of the way to ensure your dream wedding, brand, or family shoot becomes a reality!
I offer a LARGE variety of collections and often custom build packages for my clients needs. Micro-weddings start at $2500 but most clients invest $4k +Lifestyle, Maternity & Newborn range from $700-1k starting
Brands invest between $1-5k per year.
All my collections include coverage, editing, and your full res digital files. For weddings I offer Albums, Second Shooters, Engagements, Boudoir, and much more!
First come first serve - popular wedding dates usually book out 1-2 years in advance. We typically schedule out all other shoots 2-3 months in advance. Booking is very easy if I am available. Fill out my contact form and I'll begin the process today!
" When I met Tracy, I knew immediately that I would love her, but I had NO idea just how invaluable she'd be for the growth and identity of my business. After our first shoot together, it was apparent that I'd want in on what she offers for creatives through her membership program. She is an expert at making people feel incredibly comfortable in front of the camera in a nuanced way that doesn't even make you feel like you're getting your picture taken. She has clear but comforting posing direction, and has given me a level of confidence I never knew I could achieve. She practically reads my mind with how I'm feeling, and is able to take that energy and channel it into a true partnership to bring out the best in me. It's hard to put into words how WORTH IT the combination of Tracy's work, personality and end product truly is. When you book her, you book her heart and soul as well as images that will take your brand to the next level. She's a perfectionist in all the best ways, and she is exempt of any ego which allows her to provide her clients with exactly what they came for. She has given me content that has lasted for months and never feels old, and it's so nice to have ongoing shoots through her membership so I can keep my social media fresh. I CANNOT speak highly enough of Tracy, she's a master of her craft and a truly gifted photographer!"
She traveled for our wedding. And despite the distance, she was very communicative throughout the process and made sure everything was set prior to coming! We were so lucky to have her! She was so fun to work with and brought this awesome energy to the wedding day. And, let me tell you, every single one of our photos came out absolutely amazing! She's so talented in the way she uses the natural elements around her to make her shots look crazy awesome. All of our guests raved at how beautiful the pictures were. We loved her so much we hope to have her capture future life events for us!!!!
If you are looking for a soft feminine head shot that has the best lighting and brings out the best in you, then Tracy is your WOMAN— In fact I’m trying to convince her to brand herself as ‘THE HEADSHOT QUEEN."
... that you can’t help sneaking looks at them constantly throughout your day? That’s what Tracy and Fully Alive did for me and my brand. Tracy makes the usually nerve wracking photography process fun and relaxing and it absolutely showed in all of the images. Thank you Tracy for capturing the beauty and depth of Cayla Gray products AND making me feel special and comfortable in my own images. Cannot wait to continue working with you!”