Raleigh

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Ahhh.  I’m so excited to write this post and share these images.  Elizabeth is a dear friend of mine… one of those that no matter how much time passes, we pick up where we left off… no biggie.  I thank God for friend’s like her.  We met years ago through notable circumstances, and I say our friendship is the silver lining to a cloudy season.  I’m thankful for this girl and have loved watching her grow from a kid, to a traveler, a wife, and now a mother.   She has physically been present at every major event of my adult life and only as I’m writing this do I realize just how there she’s been.  My oldest daughter was the flower girl in her wedding several states away, and a few weeks ago I traveled to south Florida to photograph her first child just two weeks old.

I really didn’t intend for this to get sappy.  I had no idea a post about her first baby would end up going this way.  God is so good to put people in our lives that “get” us.  Elizabeth is one of those and I thank Him for friends like her.

Raleigh James was born August 22, at 7lbs 2oz and 21 inches long.  He was a very alert little man for his session and we worked quite a bit to get him to fall asleep but when he did he was OUT.  Which is perfect for all those adorable poses that just make you sigh.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Raleigh’s uncle pitches for the Carolina Mudcats so of course, a Mudcat make it’s way into Raleigh’s baseball pictures.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

This is my favorite shot to take of a mother and baby… so beautiful and Elizabeth and Raleigh nailed it.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Nathan is so proud of his son.  New dad’s with their babies show such a different side than mothers do.  It’s as if their joy and excitement is external where a mother’s is more internal.  Not sure if that makes sense, but those words seem to describe it well.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

 

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

 

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

 

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Raleigh had a full house for a few days with his grandparents and aunt there to visit.  So glad I could get some beautiful pictures of them all with him.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, Florida newborn and family photographer

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