Alex and Kyle, Maternity | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL maternity, newborn photographer

Alex and Kyle are expecting their first baby next month and I photographed them at Dorothy B. Oven Park. That park has been one of my favorites lately. I keep finding new little spots and nooks that I either hadn’t noticed before, or the groundskeepers are sneaky and keep adding. Either way, it’s been my go-to location this spring and I’m really loving it. As for these two, parents-to-be, they were awesome and I have no doubt they will be amazing parents  when their little girl arrives. Congratulations, Kyle and Alex! You have so much joy ahead of you!

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Baby Alexis | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Newborn Family Photographer

This tiny joy was photographed last year as part of a personal project for me and her mama wins an award for her patience in getting these photos from me. I’ve been wanting to re-learn film photography and the talented, Shannon from Mi Amore Foto, worked on this session with me. I’ve been chicken and haven’t sent those rolls of film into the lab yet. Those images will be shared when I finally get the courage to see how they turned out. With her help, I’m sure they’re fine. I’m just nervous. In the meantime, here are the images I took with my digital camera. They are so so lovely. My oh my do I love photographing babies!

On another note, I have been asked recently about tips for photographing your own kids so I’m toying with the idea of offering a class to share some of that info as well as teach mamas how to use their fancy big cameras to their fullest so really take great, legacy type pictures that only a mama can take of all the day-to-day happenings in a house. In the meantime, you can check out this post from my archives with a few tips.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Newborn Family Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Newborn Family Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Newborn Family Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Newborn Family Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Newborn Family Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Newborn Family Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Newborn Family Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Newborn Family Photographer

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Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Newborn Family Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Newborn Family Photographer

 

Nix Family | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee Florida Family Photography Session Maclay Gardens

It is an honor to have photographed this family.  They have quite a year ahead of them and I’m so glad they made family photos a priority. You can read about their journey on this lovely lady’s blog.

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Rivers, 9 months | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee Florida Baby Plan Photographer

Little Rivers is 9 months old.  She’s a precious little doll and I’m loving watching her grow.  She has some of the softest looking brown hair and it reminds me of my own little brown haired baby.  We did her 9 month photos are beautiful Dorothy B. Oven Park. Happy nine months, Rivers!

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Mommy and Me – My Little Reider is 4 Months | Sarah Gray Photography featuring Ais Portraits

I am in love! I’m in love with my baby boy. I’m in love with these pictures and I’m so thankful for my sweet friend, Aislinn, of Ais Portraits, for sharing her talent with me to take some pictures of me and my sweet Reider.

You cannot imagine how nervous I was about doing these. Nervous about wanting to lose more baby weight first, nervous about not having time to get ready (hello, dry shampoo!), nervous about being awkward in front of the camera… yes, even photographers feel that way. But, ladies, I am SO stinkin’ glad I did these! I mean, seriously! Who wouldn’t want sweet mama-baby snuggle pictures of yourself with your little one? This is was that first year is full of! This is what you’ve waited for 9 treacherous months! This! The snuggles. The cuddles. The sweet baby smell, may it supernaturally linger longer than it should (I legitimately prayed that).

There aren’t enough words for how glad I am that I put those nerves aside and let a pro (who knows women’s bodies and how to use flattering angles) capture this amazing, and short, season that is infancy.  I cannot say enough about how thankful I am that I shut my inner self conscious voice up for long enough to do these. I dream of offering this service to Tallahassee mamas (hint hint, I will be), and ladies… I watch my angles like you wouldn’t believe.

Thank you so much Ais Portraits for your amazing talent, and thank you to The Fount Collective for featuring this session with your beautiful collection of photography. You and I are kindred hearts.

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Jessica, High School Senior | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, Florida Senior Photography

Beautiful Jessica came to me for her senior session. We photographed her at Alford Park Greenway which is always a great location. I love the browns and yellows at this park during this time of year. It makes all other colors POP up against it.

Congratulations on a completed journey, Jessica!

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Baby D’s Newborn Session

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Handsome little baby D was just a week old when I went to his house to photograph him.  He was squishy, sweet, and adorable and his mommy and daddy are so in love with him.

Candice + Jason | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Candice and Jason contacted me about a year ago to photograph their engagement session at Bradley’s Pond, where they would be married the following year. When Candice contacted me she said that the photos were very importnat to her and I was so glad when I met her that we seemed to “get” each other stylistically. Their beautiful ceremony was outdoors on a very warm, September 13, 2014. These two have been wonderful to work with and I’m so honored that I was asked to photograph their wedding day. I was looking forward to this wedding for so long and am thrilled with how thier images turned out! Congratulations to Jason and Candice!

Venue: The Retreat at Bradley’s Pond
Officiant: Pastor Matthew Hall, Canopy Roads Baptist Church
Catering: Jackie’s Kitchen, Bainbridge, GA
Coordinator: Kristy Seaone with Jackie’s Kitchen, Bainbridge, GA
Bridal and Bridesmaids Dresses: Alfred Angelo
Suits: Jos A. Bank
Hair: Brittney Chess, owner of Cut N’ Up Salon, Sebring, FL
Makeup: Amanda Wolfe Mabry, owner of Bella Con Stile, Orlando, FL
Rings: The Gem Collection
Flowers: Sam’s Club
Cake: Publix Bakery
DJ: Space Age Sound
Photography: Sarah Gray Photography, with Aislinn Baily assisting

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Baby S is on her way!

Little baby S will be here so so soon! Her mama and daddy are very anxious to meet her in just 2 weeks. I love the way their maternity pictures turned out. Congratulations Jaysha and Christian! I can’t wait to meet your little girl!

Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Maternity and Newborn Photographer
Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Maternity and Newborn Photographer
Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Maternity and Newborn Photographer
Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Maternity and Newborn Photographer
Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Maternity and Newborn Photographer
Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Maternity and Newborn Photographer
Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Maternity and Newborn Photographer
Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Maternity and Newborn Photographer

Matt and Allie, take 2 – Tallahassee, Florida wedding photographer

A few weeks ago I had the honor of “second shooting” for a few hours with a photographer who was in town working a beautiful wedding. Aislinn Bailey of Ais Portraits has a great eye for couples’ photography and we had fun photographing this beautiful couple.

To see many more images from this beautiful wedding, see Aislinn’s post. You’ll be glad you did.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

 

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer. Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer. Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

 

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding photographer.  Wedding by Ais Portraits and second shot by me.