Milo, Age 3 | Sarah Gray Photography, Cascades Park, Tallahassee, Fl Family Photographer

The greatest compliment I can get is a family coming back to me over and over again. It is such an honor to photograph this group. Their oldest son, Ezra, was my FIRST newborn! He’s now 6 years old. In fact, this family is who helped launch me into starting my business and I love them so dearly on so many levels.

Their second son, Milo, just turned three and we met at Cascades Park on a steamy hot morning to take some pictures of him, his big brother, and their beautiful Mama. Age three is so full of spunk. Milo alternated between being a frog, a cowboy, and “a boy named Milo” throughout the session. I love him. His newborn and maternity sessions were some of my favorites.

Happy THIRD birthday, Milo man! You’ll get those three fingers figured out soon enough!

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3 Month Zoey | Sarah Gray Photography, Dorothy B. Oven Park, Tallahassee, FL Baby Plan Photographer

Zoey, Zoey, Zoey. You petite little thing. This doll baby was a sleepyhead for her session. I don’t usually get to photograph sleeping 3 month olds but poor Zoey just couldn’t keep those sweet blue eyes open for a minute longer. Is there anything so peaceful as a sleeping baby? I think not.

PS-Dorothy B. Oven Park has been my jam lately. That place never disappoints.

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Ava, 9 Months | Sarah Gray Photography, Dorothy B. Oven Park, Tallahassee, FL Baby Plan Photographer

Ava, this year is going by entirely too fast! HOW are you already 9 months!?!  You have beautiful blue eyes and the softest head of baby hair. You mama and daddy had better be getting ALL the kisses they can!

I can’t wait to see you in three months!

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Baby Kolton | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL, Newborn Family Photography

Sweet, sweet Kolton. You are a doll baby and you are my cousin! We’ve had several new babies in our family this year and to say I’m excited doesn’t do it justice. Round little face, chubby chubby cheeks. I could kiss them all day. I take photos of baby’s toes at every newborn session I do. They are so small, so fully, perfectly formed. Baby toes, and the little wrinkles on the bottoms of their feet just leave me in awe. So much detail. So much perfection in such a small part.  If such care was taken on such an unnoticed detail, imagine the planning that went into the character of each child. I’m amazed every time.

For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.” -Psalm 139:13-16

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Newborn Baby Abigail, Studio Session | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Newborn Family Photographer

This little girl was just shy of one month old when we took these last week. Her mama is a longtime friend of mine and Abigail is baby number three, and girl number one to join this amazing family. Photographing these two amazing and beautiful ladies was a blessing. Kelli, you’re beaming with joy. Abigail is a precious jewel.

This was also one of the first sessions photographed in my new STUDIO! I’m just a little excited. I’d love to photograph you in it. Be on the lookout for open house info in the coming weeks!

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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

 

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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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.

Amanda and Daniel | Tallahassee, FL Engagement and Wedding Photographer

Daniel worked at camp each summer and loves counseling the teenage boys that pass through his cabin each year. Amanda and her family moved to a town nearby and began spending her summers there as well. They meet. They return to their homes at the end of summer and talk for long hours on the phone from cities 8 hours away. Two years later he travels to visit her, takes her to camp for the day where he has assembled a team of worker bees to help him set the scene where he would ask her to be his wife. This October, they will say their vows and become husband and wife at that beautiful camp in Dahlonega, Georgia.

Their Engagement Session was shot at Governor’s Park on a sunny evening earlier this week. She looked stunning and those little glances that he kept giving her snuck their way into many of the photos. I just love that.

Congratulations Amanda and Daniel! I can’t wait to photograph your wedding this fall!

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer

Amanda and Daniel | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL Engagement Photographer