Author archives: Nancy Ray

The Secret to our Team Meetings

The Secret to our Team Meetings
Wanna know the secret to our team meetings? Stick to a planned agenda! Here's a glimpse behind the exact agenda we use for every single team meeting: NRP's Level 10 Meeting Agenda (as adopted from Traction) 5 Minutes - Prayer and Good News - We each share brief personal and work good news 5 Minutes - Scorecard Review - We report on our individual scorec[...]

What’s coming! A Film & Hybrid Photography Course

What's coming! A Film & Hybrid Photography Course
You may have seen some "behind the scenes" filming images (like this and this), and I am SO excited to tell you that it's coming SO soon! We will be launching our Film & Hybrid Photography Course at the end of May, and we cannot wait! If you are a photographer, and you struggle with the fact that you LOVE film and want to know how to shoot film but you don't kn[...]

Goal Digger Podcast Interview featuring Nancy RayAll About Building your Team!

Goal Digger Podcast Interview featuring Nancy Ray
YOU GUYS. I can't tell you how excited I am! Today, I have the joy and honor of being featured on the Goal Digger Podcast with the amazing Jenna Kutcher. Before I go on, I just have to say that the Goal Digger Podcast has become my most recent "Go-to" listening content on my runs, in my car, even as I'm cleaning the dishes. Not even kidding. The only thing I'll war[...]

Return to Rest 2017

Return to Rest 2017
Words really can't express how much this weekend meant to me. Return to Rest has turned into something so sweet and special over the years! While it was only my 2nd time speaking at the retreat, it felt like I was home. The women I meet, the sunrises I get to see every morning over a frozen lake, the coffee, the worship, the Scripture study and discussion... I left w[...]

The NRP Team Retreat& 3 Activities to include in your own Retreat

The NRP Team Retreat
This February marked the beginning of a new annual tradition for NRP: our NRP Team Retreat! I'll be honest: I was pretty nervous hosting our first ever retreat. I invited Callie, Olivia and Elizabeth along with their husbands, and of course Will and Milly came too! But I kept thinking to myself, "Can I really make this valuable for them? What do I even plan? Will they[...]

Organizing your Personal Photos: Digital Edition

Organizing your Personal Photos: Digital Edition
I just checked, and I officially have 1,648 photos and videos currently on my phone. This is an issue, people. And I'm fairly positive I'm not the only one. As a photographer, the funny thing is - my personal photos rarely get the time and attention they deserve. When I first began photographing weddings, I took no less than 4,000 photos on a wedding day. Then I so[...]

Why Film + How to Confidently Shoot Your First Roll

Why Film + How to Confidently Shoot Your First Roll
At Nancy Ray Photography, we believe that film photography has an aesthetic that cannot be replicated with a digital camera, no matter how hard you try! At first glance, you might not notice a huge difference between the two. However, once you familiarize yourself with the distinct look of film, you will notice that the colors are more true to real life. Film photogra[...]