We had the good fortune of connecting with Tracy Gober and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tracy, looking back, what do you think was the most difficult decision you’ve had to make?
For me, the most difficult decision would be shutting down social media for a while during this pandemic. It was a very hard decision to make, I felt I needed to take a break to regroup and this was the best time to do it. Sometimes our most difficult decisions can turn out to be the best decision. What I mean by that is, since removing myself from social media my business has still continued to flourish. I”ve gained new clients and continued to work with previous clients. The business doesn’t stop just because you removed yourself from a certain platform. I believe in what I do and I believe in myself!
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
I’m an on-location photographer, which means packing my lighting, backdrops, and other equipment and setting up shop in a client’s home, or finding that perfect outside location that makes my client feel comfortable. Though I specialize in Weddings and Senior Portraits, I also capture Family Portraits, Maternity, and much more. What sets me apart from others is just being me, getting to know my clients on a personal level, understanding what they expect from me allows me to give them the best photoshoot experience.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
For a best friend weekend visit, we would have to eat at No Mas! Cantina Restaurant in Atlanta they have the best Mexican dishes. They also have a beautiful collection of artisan jewelry. Maybe stop by Wax “N” Facts on Moreland Ave (little five points) to check out their vinyl collection. Ponce City Market to have some fun on the rooftop and maybe catch a live show at City Winery. I would say end the weekend with a visit to Chateau Elan for a relaxing evening field with a massage and drinks.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
A lot of my success comes from the help of my husband and two daughters. Those late-night edits, to having to do a wedding on my daughter’s birthday that requires me to be gone all-day, to my teenager spreading the word that her moms a photographer and can do their senior portraits! That is genuine love, support, and encouragement that I am blessed to have on this journey!
Tracy Gober Photography