Robin and Jon Film Engagement Session

Robin and Jon Film Engagement Session
Robin and Jon truly have some of the kindest heart and their love for the Lord is absolutely radiant. For those of you who have been long time blog readers, you may notice Robin, as she was Nancy's intern in 2011. I feel like I have known Robin since I started working for Nancy Ray Photography, although I had never met her. From the moment that I Skyped with Robin and[...]

Bridal Session

Bridal Session
As a photographer, I love bridal sessions, not only because it gives me a sneak peak of each bride's lovely gown, but because it gives me even more time to spend with my clients getting to know them. For most brides, your dress is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your wedding planning, as it sets the tone and style for your wedding. And let's be honest, w[...]

Family Session Blog Series: Planning and Flexibility

Family Session Blog Series: Planning and Flexibility
In case you haven't picked up on it so far in my advice series, I'll just spell it out for you: Family and newborn photography requires flexibility, on my part, and on your part. Lots of people think it's all about the perfect smile, the perfect location, the perfect attitudes and outfits and situations. It's really, really not. A successful session with kids is eq[...]

Ryan Family Film Photography Session

Ryan Family Film Photography Session
We did Colleen and Fletcher's wedding last year, so we were thrilled when Colleen reached back out to have us photograph a special family session for them. Colleen let me know that, like many growing families, they hadn't had a decent picture taken in years outside of her wedding - a travesty for a family as close as theirs! They also have been through quite a year[...]

Michelle and Ricky Apex, NC Film Wedding

Michelle and Ricky Apex, NC Film Wedding
The Oaks at Salem was the perfect backdrop for Michelle and Ricky's Spring wedding celebration. From their endearing first look to the sweetest father daughter dance, this day was filled with so many precious moments. I love the way that Michelle and Ricky included their daughter, Lyla in their wedding, as the flower girl. Her eyes lit up while she helped Michelle get[...]

Ridout Family Film Mini Session

Ridout Family Film Mini Session
Jill and AJ have a beautiful family, don’t they? And let me tell you- their film photography session at Annie Wilkerson was so much fun. They actually booked 2 mini-sessions, back to back, because Jill advised that she is fully aware of the time and effort it takes to wrangle 4 kids for a picture – which made me laugh out loud. I loved everything about their sessio[...]

Family Session Blog Series: How to Prepare for your Newborn Session

Family Session Blog Series: How to Prepare for your Newborn Session
I used to wonder how photographers got babies to sleep for newborn sessions. It all felt like a big mystery to me. The more I do it, the more I get that it's actually kind of simple. It's not always easy, but preparation is key. Every baby is different, but in general, I find that these are the most helpful tips that will make your newborn session a success. 1. Pla[...]

Milly’s Birth Story | Part Two

Milly's Birth Story | Part Two
Read Part One of Milly's birth story Here. Beautiful Photos by my dear friend Cheyenne Schultz. Thank you. We will treasure these forever. We checked into the hospital around 11pm. I had lost all concept of time, and everything at this point everything is very fuzzy in my memory. I was completely in a different place mentally and physically, focusing all of my energy[...]

Milly’s Birth Story | Part One

Milly's Birth Story | Part One
Beautiful Photos by my dear friend Cheyenne Schultz. Thank you. We will treasure these forever. I didn't fully realize what a life changing experience Milly's birth would be. I have learned to surrender my plans to the Lord's throughout my pregnancy, and I learned to surrender to Him in a very real way during Milly's birth. To provide a bit of context to my story, we[...]