Spring 2017 Mini Sessions!Sign up for Saturday, May 6th

Spring 2017 Mini Sessions!
We're excited to announce our spring 2017 Mini Session date! Saturday, May 6th We're doing things a bit differently this year, so be sure to read through all the details about signing up! We would would love for you to join us! $200 includes a 15-20 minute session with me, Elizabeth Tate, 10 high resolution images with the rights to print and the option to purcha[...]

Ideal Wedding Day Timeline

Ideal Wedding Day Timeline
After you have decided on a wedding date and venue for your wedding, you will want to begin planning the timeline of your wedding day: your ceremony time, dinner time, and exit time. As a photographer, your wedding day timeline is one of the biggest factors of getting the most beautiful, natural light pictures. Let me share a little secret with you: I planned my whole[...]

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[...]

Wedding Venue Bucket List

Wedding Venue Bucket List
(Images by Callie) One of the best perks to our job as wedding photographers, is constantly getting to meet and work with new people. What people often don't realize is that we also love to go to new places. We are so incredibly blessed to have so many wonderful wedding venues in the Raleigh-Durham area, but we also enjoy traveling outside our little triangle, and sh[...]

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[...]

Millie Morales Film Newborn Session

Millie Morales Film Newborn Session
This family - the Morales family - holds some sentimental value for me as a photographer. See that adorable little girl (now big sister) in these photos? That's Daphne, and she was the very first newborn I ever photographed. I remember being nervous doing Daphne's newborn session - it was my very first one and I had crazy butterflies as I was getting started, but I re[...]

A Faith Refresh Giveaway!!!

A Faith Refresh Giveaway!!!
I've teamed up with some incredible ladies to host a Giveaway to refresh and reset your faith in Jesus! There are 3 Different Prizes you'll be entered to win, some contributing to your faith, some contributing to your home, some contributing to you taking care of YOU, some contributing to your education as a creative! Deadline to Enter is Sunday, March 12 at 12:59pm [...]

March 2017 Goals (& our 90 day Rocks!)

March 2017 Goals (& our 90 day Rocks!)
I'm going to share a brief little story that has helped me SO much over the past year. It's a little cheesy, but stick with me, because it's really good! ••• One time there was a professor, and he filled a big glass jar with a bunch of rocks. He asked his class, "Is this jar full?" Of course his students said yes! But then he reached under his table and filled t[...]