The Phone Rings

An update on Pyper real quick, (and the Bedwell family of course) she's weaning off the oxygen, and they moved the family into a room together. I am so happy to hear this, as well as Wesley getting extra time with his family! Keep the prayers and happy vibed thoughts coming, roll them this way and that way, they need them! Pyper is getting stronger, and they're so excited to finally get to bring her home (hopefully sooner than anticipated). 


It's no secret that my pages have been going crazy recently, and with that my phone is also going insane. It's such a blessing for TLP to be getting this publicity, I've been pushing my business through the walls of society's limits this year and was hoping for a break-through to get my name out there. I'm SO excited for this journey. Thank you to everyone who has reached out to me for this unique story. 


With that being said, I'm sorry to anyone I have been ghosting recently. I've been putting my clientele first, but I find myself getting phone-calls or emails from media productions asking questions or needing more information, and I do my best to forward the info to who needs it, but I am more than just a photographer. The phone rings, and I'm pulling my daughter's hair into a ponytail while singing our ABC's. The phone rings, and I'm rushing us out the door to get my son from school. The phone rings, and I'm packing my bag to get ready for a session. The phone rings, and I'm on the phone with my mom who wants to check in on her grandchildren. The phone rings, and rings, and rings, and honestly I'm terrible at talking on the phone as it is, hah! So here I am, candid and open saying I'm sorry to those I've ghosted or screened calls. I hope you get the information you need to, I've been doing really well with e-mails, and calling back when I realize the numbers calling aren't spam. SEND AN EMAIL! I promise I'm not a bad person, I'm just a busy mom on top of a single person ran small town business that's striving in the community. A picture of my littles below this, just so you see their cute faces that work distracts me from. 

" Children are not  a  distraction  from more important  work . They are the most important  work ." C.S. Lewis

"Children are not a distraction from more important work. They are the most important work." C.S. Lewis


Some of the places the story has been featured:
Inside Edition, Hello Giggles, A Plus, Southern Living, Fox Digital Platforms, KLTV Tyler, Vanity Fair - Italy, Tabi Labo (Japan), Baby Center, Yahoo, AOL, MSN, Beauty News, Cosmopolitan, The Monitor (local news), Huffington Post, Scary Mommy, The TODAY show, Daily News, Cafe Mom, Womanista, PopSugar, Love What Matters, CBS... AND MORE! I can't believe how far it's went. I've been contacted by places all over for it, and then the shares by Ashton Kutcher, George Takei, Zoe Deschanel, and multiple news anchors, radio stations, it's just a dream that I'm living in. One day it will actually hit me and I'll probably pass out from the shock, but right now it just feels like some sort of dream I'm living in. 

I'll update the blog later with birth story pictures, and then eventually (hopefully before Wesley leaves) we are going to do the newborn session, as soon as Pyper is out of the hospital. 

Remember to pray, and remember to thank someone that has served, or is currently serving, our country. We need more positivity in this world! Pass the love on!




It's a.... Gender Reveal!

I spent the evening with a very excited little girl, ready to find out, and announce to the world, if her sibling was a boy or a girl! She was rooting for the bows and tutus, even as we painted her hands she said "That better be pink paint!" (she had her eyes covered)

It wasn't pink paint! She's going to be a big sister to a little bitty mister! Her reaction was SO cute/funny/hilarious/priceless. I love being able to capture the little moments. While I'm not perfect with video yet, my best friend was recording it all on her phone (my new years resolution will be to work on video with my backup camera), which I am very grateful for because her little brother needs to hear it for himself. It's rumored that having a brother means one big thing...


And also "watching boy shows", her Mom told me that Ava wasn't excited about having to watch boy shows (haha!) I love the mindset of children, they're so off the wall. 

She's excited! She's going to be an incredible big sister, I can't wait to meet the little dude and hopefully Mommy comes up with a name better than Ava's suggestion.... 

Hulk, the baby will be named Hulk!

Just kidding, don't start embroidering blankets, bibs, and bags yet, Angela (Mom) isn't a fan of that name, but Ava said it was cool, so it's kind of sticking for me. (Searching for the perfect Hulk set to use for newborn pictures, right now!) 

Had a great time! Thank you, Angela and Ava, for hiring me for this beautiful announcement.

 -Traci Lynn Fugitt

Wedding on a Whim

Not your usual request, a wedding on a whim. Usually when a couple comes to me, blushing bride to be with engagement selfies and plans for every second, from the moment they wake up (Yes I have been asked if I'd like to stay the night and get "pre-pre-wedding" memories of the girls going to brunch and such), (and no I didn't do it, I *HAVE* however been known to drop in on the ladies getting their nails done the day before or hair done the morning of). But this wasn't your typical "Traci, I'd like to hire you for my wedding day." No, this was more someone that I've been friends with for a while, from her struggles to her victories, and currently one fantastic journey of pregnancy, raising one of the SWEETEST little girls, and now, a new chapter begins. The married life! I am so incredibly happy for these FOUR! 

I photographed Kayla's pregnancy announcement, which was a tear-jerker all it's own, when I got that "Hey I have a secret" text message, I couldn't help but cry. I am so happy for everything positive in her life these days! 



She messaged my business page, asking me for the request, giving me an out if I didn't want to do it (crazy person, of course I wanted to!) Set the date a few days away, and met at the local park. We originally planned to do the ceremony at an amphitheater, but when we walked closer, I saw a perfectly lit spot under some trees, and knew I could get beautiful pictures there. 



With the preacher, groom, bride, flower girl, sister and her +1, I was the only other guest to witness two people become Mr. & Mrs. on a super secret wedding day. How cool is that? I am so honored, tickled, and happy for them! 

I am usually so booked and frantic that it is almost impossible to get me on the weekends, but with my son's soccer schedule, and newborns needing on-the-fly scheduling, I try to keep 2 "rain-dates" available for sessions, I never would have thought that this would be a rain-date reason! 






Thank you so much, Kyle, Kayla, and Kaylee for hiring me for your beautiful wedding date, may you have a life together that is full of happiness and love. Never go to bed angry, you can never say "I Love You" enough, Practice writing your last name (get it legally changed!) and remember the first moments where you fell in love. There will be rough days, but oh the good ones, they're what matter most. Congratulations on your year, you have a lot to look forward to!

With love -Traci Lynn Fugitt