Zoe, 6 months

This sweet girl is getting cuter and cuter. Her family lives in Atlanta and I get the blessing of photographing her every three months (as part of the baby plan) when she’s down here to visit grandparents. We met at my favorite local park, Dorothy B. Oven Park, and spent some time under the beautiful oak trees taking pictures of her newest milestones. She’s a doll. Also, her mama is dear to my heart. When my own girls were babies, she was a blessing for a few hours each Monday morning so I could get out of the house and run errands, go sneak off somewhere and edit photos, or just take a breather. A wise woman once told me that one of the ways you successfully make it though the early years of parenting your sweet babies it by taking a lot of breaks. That advice has proven to be one of the many keys to making those earliest years most enjoyable. I love my babies hard, but that doesn’t mean I don’t need mommy-time too. Zoe’s mama was the vessel that provided those moments of respite for me early on and I am forever thankful for her.

Happy 6 months, Zoe!

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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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Baby K | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahasssee, FL Newborn Lifestyle Photographer

This was a hearty session for me to photograph. I’ve known Sarah since she was in high school and she interned with the middle school youth group at our church when my husband (boyfriend at the time) was the youth pastor. It now seems like a lifetime ago. She and her amazing husband welcomed their first baby into the world in June and he is perfection. I am loving watching Sarah become a mother.

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To book your own newborn, in home session, contact me at any point in your pregnancy and I can pencil in your due date in my calendar.

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.

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

Sweet sweet little Zoe had me in tears while editing this session.  She is just so precious!  Angela, soak it up, mama.  You’ll look back at these in a year or two and long to squeeze her at this size again.  What a blessing! Happy 6 months, sweet Zoe.

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Mother’s Day, 2015

Happy Mother’s day to the mommies celebrating their first mother’s day with a new baby. Some of these little ones made their mama’s a mommy this year, while others of them helped make it sweeter by joining their siblings. To each of the mom’s represented here, for all you do: the diapers you change, the tears you wipe, the tummies you fill, cuddles you give, sweet shampoo you rub gently onto tiny soft heads, pacies you find in the dark, cheeks you stroke, socks you match, and the bounce-and-sway motion you’ve adopted in everyday life… your little ones are learning to trust you, to love you. You’re doing amazing work and I hope you are told it often. You are incredible, mama.

Happy Mother’s day.

And because I’m a sappy mess this year with a new little one of my own, I’m celebrating all those milestones along with you. As my mother’s day gift to you, please enjoy 50% off any purchases from your newborn, baby plan, maternity, or family session gallery taken in 2014/2015. If you’re gallery is no longer active, I’ll gladly reactivate it so you can take part in this gift. Email me at sarah@sarahgray.net and let me know which gallery you’d like to order from.

*Mother’s day sale good until midnight, May 13, 2015.

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Come on out Anderson! | Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL maternity photographer

Little Anderson will make his appearance so so soon and I cannot WAIT to meet him!  I photographed big brother Raleigh when he was born and can’t believe it’s time for this amazing family to add another one to the mix.  Elizabeth is one of my dearest friends and I’m honored to be able to photograph this sweet season of anticipation.Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL maternity photographer Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL maternity photographer Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL maternity photographer Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL maternity photographer Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL maternity photographer Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL maternity photographer

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