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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Gantt Family Maternity Session | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, Florida Maternity, Newborn, and Family Photographer

What can I say? This family is so dear to me. I met them when their two oldest were infants and I had a baby their same age. We’ve been through this season of life together. All that motherhood has to offer, it’s ups and downs, joys and sorrows, frustrations and triumphs. It’s such a journey.

Years ago, as a new mommy, I prayed specifically that the Lord would provide a family, likeminded in their parenting, with children the same ages, who would all get along together (and oh, boy, the stories I could tell), to go through this life with. I prayed for a deep deep fellowship. I needed it so badly. It never ceases to amaze me just how perfectly He answered that cry of my heart. Seeing these images of these five, a bed full of precious children, with another one inside, brings so much joy to my heart. Ya’ll, God is so very good.

B&B, you are blessed beyond measure.

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Samantha Rose | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Newborn Photographer

Sweet little Samantha was 14 days old at her newborn session earlier this month. She fit so perfectly in my arms. She was a petite, and in her mama’s words, “Weights almost 6 pounds – tiny little thing.” That she was. Tiny and perfect.

What an angel baby.

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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

 

Annabelle’s Newborn Photos | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee Florida Newborn Photographer

Annabelle joined her family this summer and is adored by her big sister.  Welcome to the world little one.

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Hey Audrey | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Newborn Photographer

Little Audrey was a perfect doll for her newborn session.

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Baby D’s Newborn Session

Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Newborn Photographer

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.

Zoe, Newborn

Miss Zoe is precious, squishy, and so so cuddly.  Her mommy and daddy welcomed her into their arms last week and are so in love.  Congratulations on a perfect baby girl!!!

Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Newborn Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Newborn Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Newborn Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Newborn Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Newborn Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography - Tallahassee Newborn Photographer

Newborn Before and Afters

So, this year, I’m committing to doing more posts like this.  I find it absolutely fascinating to take a peek behind the lens (and over the shoulder of a photographer while editing) to see just how much goes into the final image that a client sees.  It helps me understand just how much is required to produce a quality final product at the right cost (a huge beast to wrestle).  I’ve posted a few images of these to my facebook page and it’s piqued some interest over there so I thought I’d show a little more of how it’s done.  Enjoy!

Newborn Milo | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, Florida Newborn and family photographer

You saw Mr. Milo’s maternity pictures a few months ago and I’m so excited to share his newborn session with you. He was a breeze to photograph.  He slept well and let me pose him to my heart’s content.  Big brother, Ezra joined in on the action a bit and is such a proud big bro.  I’m so excited to watch this little man grow.

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Sarah Gray Photography - newborn, family photogrpher

 

Sarah Gray Photography - newborn, family photogrpher

 

Being that I’m late posting this session to the blog, you can look for his 3 month session in the next few weeks as we just photographed him for that last weekend.  Ah, they grow so fast.  Good thing his busy mama is having him photographed every 3 months of his first year.  So smart of her.