Author archives: Nancy Ray

A note to Milly on her 2nd Birthday

A note to Milly on her 2nd Birthday
Peek of my maternity session by the amazing Elizabeth Tate, NRP family photographer Sweet Milly girl, You are beautiful. Or "Booo-full!" as you would say. Inside and out, you are beautiful. Your love for people is something that can't really be taught - it runs deep in who you are. You love people. You are lavish with your kisses (yes, on the lips) to so many. Y[...]

DIY Floral Ice with Erin McLean Events

DIY Floral Ice with Erin McLean Events
Click here to see this DIY featured on Style Me Pretty Living today! Styled & written by Erin McLean Events! Step 1 - select an edible floral or herb for your fancy ice! We love ordering from Gourmet Sweet Botanicals for the widest selection! Step 2 - grab your ice tray - or if you don't have one (we didn't) Bed, Bath, and Beyond has a great option that comes wi[...]

Emily Clark Film Bridal Session

Emily Clark Film Bridal Session
I think if you met Emily, a few minutes wouldn’t be quite enough. You’d want to spend time at a coffee shop with her, talking about life and really getting to know her. She has a sweetness about her that draws you in, and quite frankly every time I leave spending time with her, I’m a little sad because I felt like the time was too short. She makes you feel comfortable[...]

Shooting Hybrid: How we do it

Shooting Hybrid: How we do it
Here’s the deal: we LOVE film. We are film photographers, and every opportunity that we can shoot in film, we will. We educate our clients about our love of film photography, and why it’s important to us. We adore it. We will choose film all day e’ry day, because it’s just so beautiful. We are also clear on the fact that film works the best in well lit scenarios, a[...]

Jamie and Scott Topsail Beach Film Engagement Session

Jamie and Scott Topsail Beach Film Engagement Session
I can already tell you it’s going to be difficult to express my love and excitement for these two! I’ll start with a little background… Sweet Jamie was our intern in 2014. She was the most patient, joyful, sweet spirited, hard working intern you could ask for. She blew us away with her willingness, her loyalty, and her servant’s heart, and her love for others. If y[...]

Sarah Josey Old Edwards Inn Film Bridal Session

Sarah Josey Old Edwards Inn Film Bridal Session
There is one thing that will never get old: seeing a bride completely unfazed by the weather because she’s so full of joy. There were so many things that *could* have upset sweet Sarah the day of her bridal portraits, but she remained calm, beautiful, and she never stopped smiling. Since this was a destination location, the date and flights were chosen a long time[...]

5 Steps to Shooting in Film

5 Steps to Shooting in Film
Here's what I love about film: It's SIMPLE. As photographers, I believe we tend to overcomplicate things while shooting. We overthink our settings, our styling, our approach. One thing I've learned in my almost 10 years of being a professional photographer: Simple is best. So I'm going to boil it down for you: these 5 simple steps are really all you need to k[...]

Cinco de Mayo Inspired Styled Shoot

Cinco de Mayo Inspired Styled Shoot
Any chance to eat guacamole and I'm there. I don't know about you, but I just love Cinco de Mayo! When I collaborated with Erin McLean to photograph something fun for May 5th, this little vignette made me all kinds of happy. Wishing you a happy Cinco de Mayo! Big thanks to Style Me Pretty for featuring this DIY on their blog! Click here to see the full feature! [...]