As a mom, Tracy knows a stress-free environment is important. She strives to make each photo shoot a fun and enjoyable event. It’s more than just a picture, you receive an experience.
Tracy is a classically educated photographer and experienced professional. She discovered her artistic ability at an early age. While most children scribble on walls with crayon, Tracy embraced it. At the age of 4, she stepped back from her purple magic marker drawing, admired her work and then proudly autographed it.
Her life has always been driven by art. Tracy received her fine art photography degree from Syracuse University in 1992. Her education continued at Brooks Institute of Photography for 2 years before securing an internship at Hallmark Cards. During the three month internship, Tracy fell in love with the people of Kansas City. While she misses the ocean and beaches of New Jersey where she grew up, Tracy is proud to call the mid-west her home.
In 2008 Tracy’s years of commercial photography, managing N The Zone and personal portrait work all came together and Gallery Portraiture was born. In 2019 Tracy added to her accolades with her professional certification. Only 3% of all photographers hold the title of “Certified Professional Photographer” earned through the Professional Photographers of America.
Whether its volume sports to full service custom artworks, the approach is to create beautiful images you will HOLD DEAR. If you are looking for sincere, engaging portraits of your loved ones call Gallery Portraiture and let Tracy turn your life, into Art.
Certified Professional Photographer
Syracuse University BFA 1992
Brooks Institute of Photography Certificate 1994
Hallmark Cards Internship 1995
Professional Photographers of America Member since 2008
Lawrence Art in the Park Honorable Mention
Northland Chamber of Commerce Member
American Diabetes Association volunteer
Ronald McDonald House Charities –KC volunteer
Boy Scouts of America leader
Girl Scouts of America volunteer
KC Pet Project volunteer
Snake Saturday Board Member 2019, 2020
“My family has had the honor of working with Tracy on a couple of projects, my sons Senior High School Pictures and our family pictures.
Let me just say, that my so hates pictures and fought me on doing them all together. Tracy sat with him and “pulled” information from him about things he liked and disliked and custom built 3 sessions around that information. All I can say is that the end result of those sessions turned out amazing!
As far as our family pictures, we are beyond busy and as over-scheduled as a family can be!
Tracy was able to schedule and reschedule our pictures, get them done quickly so no one was late to a practice. When the finished project came in, Tracy even offered to come hang it as she knew it meant the world to me to have it up after delivering our son 1100+ miles away to college.
Love working with Tracy very professional and always smiling and upbeat!”