The Birth Story of Ember Hope

As Ember is now 6 weeks old (holy cow, where did the time go?) I’m so glad that I’m finally getting around to putting up her birth story that I’ve had written for about two weeks. Ha ha. Hey, that’s how it is now and I’ve just got to go with the flow. It’s crazy how...

The Night My House Burned Down | Part III

“Thoughts create beliefs in the conscious mind; once sent to the subconscious, those beliefs become feelings and actions. If your subconscious computes that you will likely succeed at something, it brings all your powers to bear to make it come true. If it...

The Night My House Burned Down | Part II

Last week’s email really struck a chord with many of you. We received over 150 emails, and some of you shared heart-breaking stories of pain, feelings of defeat, struggle, hope, joy and gladness. We want to say thanks to each and every one of you for taking the...

The night my house burned to the ground…

It was 1985 and I was sound asleep in bed at 4am. I woke up to the fire alarm and I (Zach) remember thinking at that young age, “Man, mom is cooking again…” and I went back to sleep. But my house WAS on fire. My mother woke me and my 3 siblings...

The Birth Story of London Rain

(Design by Tracie Prichard of The Ink and Grain) It is crazy that our 2nd born child is here! And even cooler that we have our girl!! So surreal. So awesome. I’m often afraid I’m going to wake up and it’s all doing to be a dream. But alas, I’m pretty sure this...

Gender scan for baby #2 is today!!!

It’s time to find out the gender!  Yes, we have waited the “old fashioned” way to find out at the anomaly scan instead of the newer bloodwork tests that can tell you two months sooner. But here’s the kicker: even though the scan is today we...

Friday Fun | Adding to our home..

  We’re pregnant, y’all! … and you thought since we were in a newly built house we were were talking about putting an addition on…  :) Yes, we’ll be adding to our house, but not with construction – with a baby! We are SUPER excited...

Introducing Jaxon’s nursery

This has been a LONG time coming!  We finally are sharing with you Jaxon’s nursery!  I (Jody) have always been excited about decorating a nursery for our children, but  living in an apartment while pregnant as we awaited our home to be completed, definitely...

Our house… in the middle of our street

Contrary to what the title of this post reads, our house isn’t REALLY in the  middle of our street… the song was just in my head :) Sooooo yes, onto our house!!  We have been so busy with trucking along with life that once we got everything unpacked we...

Our House – Taping Shelves

the nursery where shelves are going to go (got that genius idea from our neighbor and talented graphic designer, Tracie… beats getting crabby with a spouse who can’t hold up two shelves simultaneously so I can make sure they are going to be installed  in...

Taking Some Time Off – Be Back Soon!

  As Jody and I await the arrival, then new life adjustment of having our son and finish our home build, we are taking some time off. We will be GOING DARK from Social Media, Facebook, Instagram (we may pop in here and there) and the Blog and will not be creating any...

Baby Gray Maternity Session

We just had our 8 month meternity photos shot by the amazing David Molnar! We will just share 2 images here, and then you can head over to the ItsTheGrayFamily blog for more for those that want it! The great thing about being a photographer is you always have...

Friday Fun | Free Advertising

With our little bundle of joy due 6 weeks from today, we thought that we would start him off as soon as possible working for the business. We have decided to auction off advertising space on the baby outfit he will be wearing for the first images we post online for...

Friday Fun | A Home Built For 3

Jody and I decided about 3 months ago to sell our house and build (to read more about how it happened, CLICK HERE), and are excited to share some updates! Just 2 weeks ago, we were just getting the permits re-approved for our foundation adjustments and went out to the...

We are off the grid

With our new baby growing, us selling our house and building a new one, and the dire need to spend some time together, we are going off the grid for a few weeks!   We will be updating some happenings on Instagram and Twitter (follow us at @zachgray and @jodygray), but...

Moscow Here We Come!

Come August, we will be adding a new location marker to our decal wall map!!   We have been asked to speak in Russia!     We are headed to the MyWed Party which is an amazing community of photographers from MyWed.ru – They come together each year like a small...