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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2016 Holiday Mini Session

I’m so excited to be offering these again! Havana Christmas Tree Farm…. I mean, it’s the place of dreams and incredible childhood memories. I’ll be at 4 locations this November to photograph your family. These fill up so fast!

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Holiday Mini Session Photographer

Alford Park Greenway

Session specifics:

  • $30 session fee (due at booking)
  • 20 minute session at Havana Christmas Tree Farm, Alford Park, Southwood Park, or Maclay Gardens (depending on date)
  • online gallery of all edited images ready for viewing and ordering, at least 10 images (prints and digital files purchased separately)
Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Holiday Mini Session Photographer, Havana Christmas Tree Farm

Havana Christmas Tree Farm

Package options:

  • 25 custom, double sided Christmas cards using images from your session AND instant download of 1 file: $125.
  • Instant download of 3 files: $150
  • Instant download all files (minimum of 10 images): $200
  • Grandparents gift sets, 4-5×7” prints, AND 1-11×14” print: $150
Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Holiday Mini Session Photographer, Maclay Gardens State Park

Maclay Gardens Sate Park

When and Where?
Havana Christmas Tree Farm – November, 4 AND November 5
Maclay Gardens – November 12
Southwood Park – November 19
Alford Park – November 26

If you have your heart set on your session at the Havana Christmas Tree Farm and all the session dates are full, just email and we will make it happen.  I can’t wait to see you and your kiddos this fall!

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Holiday Mini Session Photographer, Southwood Park

Southwood Park

Ready to book? CLICK HERE to see all date and time options and sign up. Email will be sent to you with a paypal invoice to pay your session fee. All packages will be purchased after your session via the online viewing gallery of your images.

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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2015 Fall and Holiday Mini Sessions!


Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL holiday, christmas, mini session, family photographer

Great news!  Mini sessions are back!  Last year’s Christmas tree farm sessions were such a hit and have been so heavily requested, that I’m excited to share the love and host mini sessions there again this November.  Each Saturday in November, I’ll be at a different amazing location in town, starting with the Havana Christmas Tree Farm.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL holiday, christmas, mini session, family photographer

Left to Right: Maclay Gardens, Havana Christmas Tree Farm, Alford Park, Southwood Park

These are PERFECT for your annual holiday cards, updating your family picture, and watching how your kiddos have grown since last year’s family portrait.  My style for these sessions is very casual.  I make sure we take a solid family photo, and each of the grouping within your family that you’ll want. Throughout the entire 20 minute session, I’ll be snapping pictures of little moments that give your final gallery that blend of portrait and casual  “lifestyle” session that is so real.  These will be a blast.  One of the greatest compliments I get from clients, aside from them loving their pictures, is that their session was fun!  A fun session helps your kids personality shine.

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL holiday, christmas, mini session, family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL holiday, christmas, mini session, family photographer

The details:

  • $30 session fee (due at booking)
  • 20 minute session at Havana Christmas Tree Farm, Alford Park, Southwood Park, or Maclay Gardens (depending on date)
  • online gallery of all edited images, at least 10 images

Mini Session package options, ordered online within your personal viewing gallery:

  • 25 custom, double sided Christmas cards using images from your session: $50.
  • Instant download of 3 files: $75
  • Instant download all files (minimum of 10 images): $100
  • Grandparents gift sets, 4-5×7” prints, 1-11×14” print: $100

SIGN UP for your November mini session HERE

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL holiday, christmas, mini session, family photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL holiday, christmas, mini session, family photographer

Havanna Christmas Tree Farm

NOTE: If you have your heart set on your session at the Havana Christmas Tree Farm and all the session dates are full, just email and we will make it happen.  I can’t wait to see you and your kiddos this fall!

To sign up for a session in November, click the link above and select your date and time and I’ll send you an invoice.

“Mommy-hood is such a gift.” – Tallahassee Newborn Photographer

There is nothing more beautiful to me than the connection between a mother and her child. I am so thankful to do what I do and have the opportunity to photograph mothers with their children. Newborn sessions are especially precious to me for this reason. For nearly every newborn session I do, I almost insist that I snap at least a few pictures of the mother nursing her brand new babe. Those days of nursing a child can be many or few but no matter what, it’s a precious season that no mother will ever forget.

A few weeks ago I was in the home of one of my first newborn clients (whose mother is one of my closest friends). She and her family of 6 moved into their home almost a year ago and just last month she purchased a few wall prints from her newborn session with baby number 4, Lincoln. I made my way into his nursery and was brought to tears when I saw the image of her holding him in her arms at just 5 days old, nursing him during one of the “feeding / comforting” breaks during their newborn photo session. It’s a beautiful picture. In honor of World Breastfeeding Week, I texted her to ask if she would mind me posting it. Her response, “I was literally sitting in Lincoln’s room this morning looking at that picture thinking about how special it is and what it represents and how I’d like to share it.” This mama, Bambi, is the amazing mother of 4 children (ages 4 and under). To say she’s busy is a drastic understatement.

I’m so honored to have been able to provide her with this image and all the other beautiful images from their session. So, below are her words:

“Nursing went beautifully in the beginning. Aside from 3 bouts of mastitis. But, who’s counting and who cares? You get to nurse your baby right? Then at 7 months, 4 out of 6 of us got bacterial pneumonia; including me & Lincoln. When GG (one of their twins) was hospitalized, making the 30 minute drive home & back every 3 1/2 hours just wasn’t possible. He got a lot of bottles and Mommy was under a lot of stress. When all the dust settled, I had lost too much of my milk supply and he had gotten too used to the bottle. I fought hard to get it back for two weeks. Got up every 4 hours during the night to pump and almost OD’d on Mother’s Milk tea, but it didn’t work. I had to let it go. He was fine, but I was devastated. I was almost embarrassed and ashamed when I had to take out a bottle in public. Isn’t that sad? I felt like I was going to be judged by other moms. We absolutely have to be more supportive of everyone’s choices as mothers. We’re all doing the best we can. For me, that picture is so precious. It will remind me of those sweet moments and late nights where no one would due but Mommy. Moments I was blessed enough to share with each of my children… Mommy-hood is such a gift.”

Sarah Gray Photography - newborn, family photogrpher

Sarah Gray Photography - newborn, family photogrpher

Sarah Gray Photography - newborn, family photogrpher

It’s a… – Tallahassee, Florida Maternity Photographer

The Atkins are expecting another baby! Woohoo! A few months ago, they popped by an engagement session for a few minutes to snap their “pregnancy announcement” picture.

Birth Announcement  - Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL family, baby, wedding photographer

Mrs. Atkins told me they wanted to throw a little gender reveal party after their 20 week appointment. So fun. I was there to snap a few pictures of the big reveal and a few of the happy family. Each guest was encouraged to “dye” their drink either blue or pink depending on their baby gender prediction. Tryna’s mom and dad made the cupcakes for the party so they were the lucky first ones to find out the gender of their future grand-baby… a beautiful sentiment to the excited grandparents.

Baby Gender Reveal Party  - Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL family, baby, wedding photographer

 

Baby Gender Reveal Party  - Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL family, baby, wedding photographer

Baby Gender Reveal Party  - Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL family, baby, wedding photographer

Baby Gender Reveal Party  - Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL family, baby, wedding photographer

Baby Gender Reveal Party  - Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL family, baby, wedding photographerBaby Gender Reveal Party  - Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL family, baby, wedding photographerBaby Gender Reveal Party  - Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL family, baby, wedding photographerBaby Gender Reveal Party  - Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL family, baby, wedding photographerBaby Gender Reveal Party  - Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahassee, FL family, baby, wedding photographer

Baby Gender Reveal Party - Sarah Gray Photography, Tallahasse, FL family, baby, wedding photographer

Be sure to look for their newborn pictures in another few months… and maybe some fun maternity shots even sooner.

Heintz Family – Tallahassee, Florida child and family photographer

Dustin contacted me a little before Mother’s Day to schedule a family session as a gift for his wife. He wanted to make sure we got some great pictures of little Stella and his wife, Nancy, together.

{Let’s stop right there for a minute to applaud Dustin for his AWESOME thoughtfulness… serious points for him.}

Two year old Stella was a doll with her big button eyes and beautiful curls. I could have just squeezed her! She showed up in a little sundress and green rain boots. Nancy did a great job putting together their outfits and I just love how their session turned out.

Dustin and Nancy, you have a BEAUTIFUL family!

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL family, child, newborn, wedding photography

 

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL family, child, newborn, wedding photography

 

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL family, child, newborn, wedding photography

 

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL family, child, newborn, wedding photography

 

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL family, child, newborn, wedding photography

 

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL family, child, newborn, wedding photography

 

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL family, child, newborn, wedding photography

Emery – Tallahassee, Florida newborn photographer

Emery was born on May 14 weighing 9lbs 13 oz. Yes, his mama is a superhero. At just 4 days old, he was chubby and squishy and oh-so perfect for his session. Being a healthy baby, he needed a lot of snack breaks and Caroline was calm and collected through the process. Big brother, Moses, brought energy and affection to the session and dad, Davy, showed love and pride in his eyes like I’ve never photographed. I love this family.

Congratulations guys.

Sarah Gray Photography  | Tallahassee, FL family, newborn, wedding photographer

Sarah Gray Photography  | Tallahassee, FL family, newborn, wedding photographer

Sarah Gray Photography  | Tallahassee, FL family, newborn, wedding photographer

Sarah Gray Photography  | Tallahassee, FL family, newborn, wedding photographer

Sarah Gray Photography  | Tallahassee, FL family, newborn, wedding photographer

Sarah Gray Photography  | Tallahassee, FL family, newborn, wedding photographer

Sarah Gray Photography  | Tallahassee, FL family, newborn, wedding photographer

Sarah Gray Photography  | Tallahassee, FL family, newborn, wedding photographer