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Launch Day 4 • Business Spotlight: Beanpress Cards

Sarah Gray Photography Website Launch, Tallahassee, Florida Business Spotlight

Beanpress Cards was named after owner, Selena’s, two boys. When she was expecting them and didn’t yet know their genders, she called them “beans.” From it’s very roots, Beanpress Cards has the heart of motherhood stamped all over it. They were a natural partner for Sarah Gray Photography from the beginning. more on that here…
(Instructions for entering the giveaway are in the Rafflecopter box at the end of this post as well as a discount code to the Beanpress shop just for Sarah Gray Photography readers).

Selena started her business almost 6 years ago when her second son was about six months old. Like many artists, she needed a creative outlet. In those early days, a mutual friend of ours (who happens to be another vendor we’ll be highlighting tomorrow) connected us and suggested we collaborate. It has been a match made in heaven as Selina has used my photos on her sample card designs in her shop (always with my clients model release).

Sarah Gray Photography Website Launch, Tallahassee, Florida Business Spotlight

A Florida native, Selena and her family made the move this past July to a suburb of Raleigh, North Carolina when her husband was transferred for work. Even through the move her shop continues to produce beautiful, fresh card designs.  Beanpress Cards on Etsy has just over 2200 sales. When you take a look at it, it’s easy to see why. Her designs are fun, and she’s always adding new ones.

Sarah Gray Photography Website Launch, Tallahassee, Florida Business Spotlight

Sarah Gray Photography Website Launch, Tallahassee, Florida Business Spotlight

Her valentine cards are my favorites. We’ve used them for my girls the last several years and they’ve always been a hit. Selena also designs custom cards for my clients holiday cards each year when they purchase through me. She’s incredible to work with and is quick to turn orders around. I could spend hours looking at her birth announcement designs… but then again, I’m kind of partial to newborn babies.

Selena is generously participating in the week of giveaways to help promote the relaunch and refresh of my website and is giving away a personalized stationary set of 20 notecards and a matching notepad. It is adorable! I may need to order one for myself.

Sarah Gray Photography Website Launch, Tallahassee, Florida Business Spotlight

She is also extending her generosity to my readers with a 20% off discount code to be used on a digital purchase through the month of February (excludes printed cards). This is perfect for those valentine cards you may still need to order. She’s able to fulfill Valentine orders up until the day before Valentine’s day (ALL THE PRAISE HANDS). Use code SARAHGRAY20 when you checkout with your digital order in her Etsy shop.

To enter the giveaway, follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter box below and we’ll announce the winner on Sunday.  Best of luck to you!!

If you don’t already, like my photography page so you don’t miss out on the upcoming giveaways the rest of this week from other amazing Tallahassee loving businesses. There is more to come!

Be sure to check out the other three businesses participating in this week of giveaways who have already been featured. Their giveaways are still active for entering!

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Launch Day 3 • Business Spotlight: Live Love Macaron

Sarah Gray Photography Website Launch, Tallahassee, Florida Business Spotlight

Who doesn’t love a good cookie?

Two years ago Courtney started dabbling in the art of the macaron. As she was testing flavors in the beginning, I was happy to be three houses down and the lucky recipient of delicious trial creations. I didn’t mind.  Since then, her home business has flourished and she makes the most incredible tasting and beautiful macarons in town, and Live Love Macaron was born. (Instructions for entering the giveaway are in the Rafflecopter box at the end of this post).

Move over cupcakes, these are the perfect dessert for birthday parties, baby and bridal showers, really anytime you want to treat someone special. With Valentine’s Day next week, I can guarantee they will be a treat anyone will appreciate. Courtney is supporting  me as I launch my new website and is donating one dozen custom Macarons to a lucky winner. Follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter box below and we’ll announce the winner on  Sunday.

If you don’t already, like my photography page so you don’t miss out on the upcoming giveaways the rest of this week from other amazing Tallahassee loving businesses. There is more to come!

Be sure to check out the other two businesses participating in this week of giveaways who were already featured.

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Launch Day 2 • Business Spotlight: Image by Lisa

Meet Lisa. She’s the owner of Image by Lisa and has rocked her business from day one. I met Lisa years ago when she was did a Spa Party at a friends house. Since then, she’s grown from Spa Diva to beauty guru and is has a heart for educating women in addition to getting them ready for their weddings, photos and events.

During a consultation with Lisa, she will

  • walk you though an entire look
  • address each of your biggest concerns
  • you will leave with a list of exactly what was used, colors, and where to buy everything
  • a cheat sheet and a list of tools to purchase

It’s very step by step and I had the opportunity to witness it first hand when I stopped by last week to take some pictures of her in action.

Lisa’s heart for helping women present their most confident self goes beyond her one-on-one consultations. She has a thriving online social presence where she shares weekly videos including Makeup Tip Monday- LIVE on Facebook every Monday or on her Youtube page weekly, along with blog posts to go with it. Last week’s video was a tutorial about using that spongy Beauty Blender. I could get lost watching and reading all of Lisa’s helpful tips. She has a sea of knowledge and is excited to share it.

Although Lisa uses and promotes all makeup brands, she has recently aligned with Arbonne to provide her clients with their everyday basics. Not only is she able to teach women how to do their own makeup, but she is able to connect them to the exact colors used by connecting them to Arbonne. Lisa is also an outspoken advocate for life and is donating half of her retail profits from her Arbonne sales this month to A Women’s Pregnancy Center.

She is generously participating in the promotion of my website launch by giving away one of her one-on-one make up consultations. After seeing her in action and watching how well she teaches her clients, I’ve asked her to book one of these sessions for myself!

And because we all love a good before-and-after, here are some of her recent clients as well as Lisa herself.

The link to the specifics for Lisa’s giveaway are included in the box at the bottom of this post.  It’s pretty straight forward and I’m using Rafflecopter to help keep track of everyone’s entry to ensure a fair winner. Best of luck to you!

Be sure to check out and enter the other businesses who are participating in this week of giveaways as I celebrate this new website!

Monday: Poppie Studios Designs

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It’s Launch Day! • Business Spotlight: Poppie Studios Designs

Welcome to day one of the week of giveaways in promoting this newly designed website. If you’re reading this, welcome! I’ve worked on this labor of love with Emily of Poppie Studios Designs for several months as she has patiently waited for me through the busy holiday season and a family move.

In my early days of mothering, I remember being at Winthrop Park with my girls and meeting with other moms. It’s such a dance, you know. The new way you friend mothers when you may feel like you’ve been living on an island of your own.  I remember meeting one mom at the park who handed me the cutest little calling card before she left. Being a lover of all things classic, the idea of this calling card stuck with me and I went home and took to Vista Print to make some of my own. They weren’t so cute but they did the job.

Enter Emily with Poppie Studios Designs.

Sarah Gray Photography Website Launch, Tallahassee, Florida maternity, newborn, family photographer

As moms, we have a lot going on. How many times have you needed to quickly give someone your phone number or email or reference who’s Mom you are? That’s why Calling Cards or  are so worth having! Next time you need to set up a play date with your child’s classmate or leave info with a babysitter or even attach one to items you want returned, you can quickly pull out a cute calling card designed by Emily with Poppie Studios Designs.Sarah Gray Photography Website Launch, Tallahassee, Florida maternity, newborn, family photographer

To help celebrate the launch of my website, she’s giving away a set of 100 of these super cute Florida-themed Calling Cards to one lucky winner. If you win, you will customize the names, phone number and email. They are printed on beautiful pearlized card stock – a unique touch that helps ensure your card isn’t easily lost.

Sarah Gray Photography Website Launch, Tallahassee, Florida maternity, newborn, family photographer

Visit Emily’s website for all of your custom stationery needs, including websites, she helped me build mine!

Now for the giveaway specifics, the box below includes the ways you can enter. It’s pretty straight forward and I’m using Rafflecopter to help keep track of everyone’s entry to ensure a fair winner. Best of luck to you!

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It seems only fitting that I kick off this week of promotions with a giveaway from her!

Sarah Gray Photography is a natural, lifestyle photographer specializing in maternitynewborn, baby, motherhood, and family photography. To inquire about booking your next portrait session, please contact Sarah at sarah@sarahgray.net.

 

Sarah provides lifestyle photography services in Tallahassee and along the Florida panhandle from St. marks to Destin, as well as throughout south Georgia, and everywhere else in between.

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VanAlstyne Family | Tallahassee, Florida Photographer

Tallahassee, Florida | Lifestyle Family Portraits
April 23, 2018 Family & Branding
Dorothy B. Oven Park

Lindsey contacted me about doing family photos and some personal branding / headshots for her blog and doula services, Mother Rising. Her three children were full of life and energy and her girls had the most precious personalities. One was a snuggler, the other was full of all the two year old personality you’d expect and her son gave me some of the best son-and-mama pictures I’ve taken.
I’ll be announcing details about upcoming spring mini sessions next week. Be sure you’re following on facebook and instagram to be the first to hear and sign up for the limited session slots.
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Sarah Gray Photography is a natural, lifestyle photographer specializing in maternitynewborn, baby, motherhood, and family photography. To inquire about booking your next portrait session, please contact Sarah at sarah@sarahgray.net.

Sarah provides lifestyle photography services in Tallahassee and along the Florida panhandle from St. marks to Destin, as well as throughout south Georgia, and everywhere else in between.

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