Tracy Vann has only been a member of GPPA for one year, but in that year she’s met some wonderful members whom she can’t wait to get to know better both personally and professionally. The knowledge and talent of other members has been encouraging and inspiring to her. The weekly Tuesday Zoom meetings and the workshop that she attended have been full of information and advice.
Tracy has worked as a professional photographer over the last decade – part-time, freelancing, and full-time. She specializes in high school seniors, families, weddings, and youth sports. She currently only offers on-location sessions, but one of her goals is to build and at-home studio.
The pandemic definitely took a toll on her business like everyone else. Many events and sports leagues were cancelled resulting in lost income, but she was able to implement social distancing and mask wearing into her sessions and events.
When asked who inspires her, she has a hard time narrowing it down to just one person. She’s inspired by the human spirit, in general, and how resilient it is, and the great capacity to which we can love. Her husband, mom, dad, brother, extended family and friends are so amazing. They are parents, creatives, entrepreneurs… they wear so many different hats and they keep going no matter what is thrown their way. They encourage her to be the best version of herself!
Tracy describes herself as quirky, coffee loving, dog loving, and flip flop wearing. She recently married her best friend Kent. She and her husband have two ridiculously spoiled dogs and a blended family of grown children and one grandson. The beach is her happy place and she loves the outdoors. She loves random road trips, travel, and running (she ran 5 half-marathons in one year). She loves to laugh and she loves Jesus. She says she’s a good mix between adventurous and cautious but she likes to think she’ll try anything at least once.
Tracy earned a Distinguished Award in the Wedding category for her image “Bonny and Steve”.
Tracy's Facebook: LifeHappensPhotography
Tracy's Instagram: @lifehappensphoto
Tracy's Website: www.lifehappensphotography.org