About The Grays

Thanks for taking the time to learn more about us.


If you are reading this, you probably care about photography and are wanting to have your wedding captured in a timeless and beautiful way. You also know that the decision of a photographer is one of the biggest ones you will choose. The food and drinks will be consumed and will be a mere memory at the end of your day, but the thing that will last are the photos. We are blessed to have been able to capture over 200 couples' most significant moments for the last 9 years and have seen the impact photos can have on people's lives. We understand that your day is a life-changing moment for you, and your moments, details, and people are priceless. We look forward to helping guide you through your wedding day and work with all your vendors to ensure that you are well taken care of.


Thank you for taking the time to learn more about us. We look forward to hearing your story and learning more about you!


- Phil & Briana

Market Studio – Kansas City, MO

1625 Oak St, Kansas City, MO 64108



Meet The Grays


 Hi! We’re Phil & Briana Gray, a husband and wife team and owners of The Grays Photography (formerly Shades of Gray Photography), established in 2008! We are based in Missouri, but travel all over documenting people in love (we’ve been to Jamaica, Mexico, Florida, Colorado, New Orleans, and more). We’re glad you stopped by and we hope that you take your time looking around, getting a peek into our world and what makes us who we are, and why we love what we do–documenting couples and families that love each other!


Me (Briana)

Always dreaming big

Follower of Christ with a servant-hearted mindset

Small town girl at heart

Unquenchable thirst to always have a new adventure on the horizon

Can’t start the day until I have coffee

Enjoy being active

Big foodie (local KC favorites include: Justus Drugstore, The Rieger Hotel, Novel, Westside Local, & Bluestem)

Rejuvenated in nature (especially in the mountains)

Find daily peace in the “golden hour” before sunset



Me (Phil)

Known for being sarcastic, sometimes to a fault

KC native

Dabbles in cooking and slightly addicted to the Food Network

Swings a mean golf club

One of six kids (4 brothers and 1 sister)

An aspiring apiarist (bee keeper) but still waiting to get some honey

Faithful lifelong Royals fan (this year is our year!)

Enjoys craft beers and even occasionally brews my own beer at home



Were married in 2007 on a mountaintop in Colorado after a whirlwind Missouri romance

Are raising 3 rambunctious, creative miniature humanitarians (To see our kiddos click here)

Started “The Grays Photography” (Formerly Shades of Gray Photography) in 2008

Have documented 30+ weddings every year since we’ve started, documenting over 200 weddings total so far!



The Why:

 Documenting love stories is not simply our profession; it’s our passion. Dreaming, creating, and inspiring are part of who we are individually, and even more so, together. Getting to explore the world capturing timeless photographs with a fresh perspective is our dream come true! We believe photographs are not only precious sentiments of a beautiful wedding day, but your gift to future generations who can look back at the essence of their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. What we capture, truly has an impact that spans past your own lifetime, so it’s our goal to capture each couple for who you truly are and the essence of what your day truly felt like.


Thanks for taking the time to read some about us–now we would LOVE to meet YOU! Getting to know our couples is not just a big part of what we do, it’s why we do WHAT we do. When we document your wedding day, it’s not just another wedding; it’s your story. From the first meeting, to your engagement photos, even a pre-wedding consultation complete with wine and chocolate with us, as your photographers, we know it’s not just about a single day. We believe in building a relationship and a trust that will help you both be more relaxed in front of the camera, empowering you to truly be yourselves and thus creating beautiful, timeless art. Send us an e-mail at briana@thegraysphotos.com or call at (816)288-0346 to learn more about how we would love to document your love story.