Author archives: Nancy Ray

How We Do It: Organizing our Time

How We Do It: Organizing our Time
The other day, I was talking with my friend Em about an old series I posted on my blog that people LOVED. I had more interaction with those blogposts than I expected! It was a simple series on how I organize specific areas of my life: Time. Finances. Personal Life. Work. Spiritual Life. Em said, "What if we brought that blog series back, and wrote it togethe[...]

2018 Internship Program

2018 Internship Program
I am so excited to announce we are now accepting applications for our Spring, Summer, and Fall Internships for 2018! See the specific dates below! Ready to apply? Click here! This presents an enriching experience for someone to learn business and photography in a growing studio with multiple photographers. We will be accepting applications through January 31st, inte[...]

2018 Nancy Ray Book Club

2018 Nancy Ray Book Club
It’s back! It’s back! In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, 2 years ago in 2016, I set out to re-read the top 12 most life-changing books I’ve ever read for my 30th year. I called it the Nancy Ray Book Club. It was a lot of work, and a lot of great accountability. I decided not to host the book club in ‘17 because I knew I was having a baby, and I kn[...]

Darden and Elliot Raleigh, NC Film Engagement Session

Darden and Elliot Raleigh, NC Film Engagement Session
These two. Darden and Elliot. First of all, can we just talk about how amazing their names are? Second of all, they are genuinely fun people to be around... to the point that I didn't want to stop photographing their session! I felt like I could have gone forever. Darden is so sweet and so beautiful. She's the kind of girl who doesn't need any make up and is sti[...]

Merry Christmas! Love, The NRP Team

Merry Christmas! Love, The NRP Team
Merriest Christmas from our family to yours! At Nancy Ray Photography, we value family more than anything. From December 20th until January 10th, we will all be taking some much needed time off to make memories with our families and rest! We will be checking emails periodically during this time, but we appreciate your patience as we won't have normal studio hours. [...]

The Rays’ Christmas Card

The Rays' Christmas Card
We have been LOVING our sweet Christmas Cards this year from Minted! I have a slight obsession with Minted, and goodness I am thrilled every year to choose our cards because of their sweet designs. Also: FREE address printing? Yes please. In case you can't quite read the fine print, here is our Ray Family 2017 Review. From our family to yours, Merry Christmas! [...]

Sydney and Fletcher Virginia Film Engagement Session

Sydney and Fletcher Virginia Film Engagement Session
My thoughts after photographing this session: I need to pinch myself to make sure that wasn't a dream. I just had way too much fun for this to be considered work. Everything about this session is why I do what I do: it was the embodiment of legacy and love. My job is just really, really cool. Let me back up - If I may be honest for a second, I wasn't sure how[...]

2017 December Goals

2017 December Goals
December might just be my favorite month of the year. (Hello Christmas and my birthday!) January would have to be a close second. Or maybe January is my favorite. In fact, I really really love the one-two punch that December and January provide TOGETHER. First up: December. Traditions, feasting, loads of stuff and decorations that make your heart happy, peanut bu[...]