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

 

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 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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Amanda and Ryan | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Amanda and Ryan were married on March 24 at Pebble Hill Plantation in Thomasville, Ga.  It was a beautiful ceremony under the spanish moss oaks in front of the old mansion.

Ceremony and Reception: Pebble Hill Plantation
Catering: Red Elephant Pizza and Grill
Hair: Leslie Szendel at Chelsea Salon
Makeup: Lydia Fillmon (freelance make-up artist)
DJ: Brooks Brandewie

 

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

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Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Sarah Gray Photography | Tallahassee, FL Wedding Photographer

Baby Gwen – Tallahassee, Florida Newborn Photographer

I was so excited to talk to Haley Stewart, author of Carrots for Michaelmas . Haley was expecting her third child when we penciled her in on the calendar for a newborn session in June. A few days after little Gwen arrived, I snuck over to their house to photograph the little newbie. She is absolutely precious and that head full of hair is to die for. Haley was such a calm mama as I snapped some pictures of her and Gwen, and then, perhaps my favorite part of every newborn session, she oohed and awe’d when little Gwen was laid in position for her solo time with the camera. I love the mix of both the beautiful newborn portraits, and the laid back “here we are with our new baby” style pictures that so sweetly capture the emotions of those first few days with a precious little life.

If you’re here from Haley’s blog… welcome. I hope you’ll enjoy an extra dose of baby Gwen and contact me if you’re interested in participating in my baby plan. As a subscriber to Carrots for Michaelmas, you’re privy to a discount of 50% off any family session, OR $100 off the baby plan when you “Like” Sarah Gray Photography on Facebook and “Follow” this blog.

Ah, I love this job.

Sarah Gray Photography - newborn, family photogrpher

Sarah Gray Photography - newborn, family photogrpher

Sarah Gray Photography - newborn, family photogrpher

Sarah Gray Photography - newborn, family photogrpher

Sarah Gray Photography - newborn, family photogrpher

Sarah Gray Photography - newborn, family photogrpher

Ha! And just for fun, Gwen popped her little 4 day old head up for a brief moment to smile and say, “hi!” and then was right back down to sleep.

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

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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.