Mar 04-14

Spring mini-sessions

We have run into so many people recently that have said, "It has been years since we have had our family photos taken. I don't know why it's so hard to schedule something that is so important, but life just gets so busy."  All too often, the urgent takes priority over the important! Well, we want to help you prioritize something we wholeheartedly believe is incredibly important: your family photos.

Introducing our Mini Sessions with Elizabeth! We are now offering 1 day of mini-sessions in the Spring and 1 day of mini-sessions in the Fall (Date TBA). Now you have no excuse to get those family photos scheduled on your calendar!

Here's what's included:

• A brief and effective mini-session with Elizabeth (who adores children and loves working with families)
• 10-15 of your best images, fully edited
• Individual portraits of each member of your family
• Group portraits of your family - some formal, some fun
• Full printing rights
• Personalized online gallery with convenient instant downloads 

We are offering an earlybird ticket special through March 16, so if you want to secure your spot for $199, be sure to register within the next two weeks and use the discount code earlybird !

Ready to sign up? CLICK HERE to claim your spot!

Exact location to be determined. Sessions will take place in the Raleigh area.

Comments: 1

  1. Allyson Hemric March 7, 2014 11:13 pm

    Hey Nancy!! My family would love to sign up for this, but we aren’t all available on the 12th :( . Do we need to sign up now for the fall date, or will there be a sign up later for that? Thanks!

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Mar 03-14

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One day in college, I shared my Spanish notes with a classmate who had recently missed a class, not thinking anything of it. Fast forward years later, and now I'm photographing that classmate's wedding! How fun that Colleen and I stayed in touch after so many years.  While I minored in Spanish (and have since forgotten much of the language), Colleen has done an amazing job to continue her studies and become fluent. Yes, I'm a little jealous! When she first contacted me about her wedding, I had a Skype video chat with her while she was in Spain! (It was funny trying to arrange the times to meet since the time zones were quite different.) I loved hearing about her adventures in Europe, how Fletcher came to visit her, and how she was planning to get married while she was in a different country.

This engagement session was just as dreamy as it looked - beautiful 65 degree weather, lovely sunlight, and the sweetest couple to work with. This wasn't our original plan, though - we had to reschedule our first session due to the crazy ice & snowstorm that came to NC. I'm grateful it worked out like it did, because it could not have been more beautiful.

I have to point out the big fields and long road, because that is the spot where Fletcher proposed. He drove Colleen in his pickup truck to that spot far away from city lights, when there was a meteor shower coming through. It was literally like a scene from a movie! They told me that right when she said yes, they both saw a bright shooting star soar across the sky. All I can say is, good job, Fletcher. Good job.

So excited for you both! Comfortable, sweet, and full of laughter - I know your wedding day will be sweet because it includes the two of you. Can't wait!

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Above: Notice the date on that sweet bracelet? It's the date that Fletcher proposed! Fletcher's mom gave that as a gift to Colleen, which was one of my favorite details at this shoot. Such a thoughtful gift!

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  1. Colleen March 4, 2014 3:11 pm

    Thanks, Nancy! We love them!

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Mar 01-14

March 2014 Goals

Goals ~ by Nancy Ray ~ 6 comments

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At the beginning of a new month, one of my favorite things that the Powersheets offers is a small box that says: "Pep talk to self."  This month, my pep talk reads:

It's wedding season now, and I know what that means! It's time to step up my game, roll up my sleeves, and GET TO WORK.

It's true. I've accomplished much these past 2 months, but I've still had my Saturdays and weekends to regroup. Callie and Elizabeth have already kicked off wedding season here at NRP on the 22nd of February, and we will have photographed 3 weddings by the end of March. It doesn't slow down from there, either! April and May have quickly turned out to be my busiest months of the year. By the end of May, the studio will have already photographed 14 weddings and even more sessions.

It's easy to look ahead and get overwhelmed, but I'm choosing a different path. I'm going back to logging my hours this month, preparing everything in advance so nothing catches me by surprise, stepping up our in-studio editing and blogging, and tackling work one day at a time.

My secrets to getting it all done? Getting enough sleep each night. Waking up early. Exercising regularly. Communicating frequently the team and with my clients. Making sure my workflows are in place. Tackling email as best and as often as I can. Praying. Doing focused work. (I often use a timer to set time-sensitive goals when it comes to emails, editing, and blogging.) Making time for what matters: time with Will, time with family, time for friends, time for rest.

This month, I'm sharing my monthly goals, as well as my weekly and daily goals. I've been finding that many of my weekly and daily habits are what keeps me on task, but I never list them here! I hope they inspire you to create healthy habits that will pave the way for a fulfilling life of hard work, good rest, and fulfilling relationships.

March Goals

20 in 12: Read Ordering Your Private World and Who Moved My Cheese
(also finish reading Paid to Speak. I'm a little behind on this one.)
Hire an intern
Order personal photos to fill frames in our home*
Collaborate with my gifted friend and designer Becca on a dreamy Styled Shoot
Buy and sell lenses* (I purchased my camera, but haven't finished updating my lenses)
Have a getaway weekend in Asheville with Will
Speak at Making Things Happen (Can't wait!)
Declutter excessive decorations in my home
Practice new calligraphy techniques (Thank you, Lauren!)
Announce Spring mini-sessions
Write letters to sponsored kids
Get fitted on my road bike

Weekly
Ankle tending: icing and PT exercises
Take a Sabbath
Hot Yoga or strength training 3x/week
Stay off social media 2 days/week
Sundays: reset household and laundry day

Daily
Morning Routine
ShootQ check in & workflow
Drink 4-5 waters (in my favorite tumbler)
Read 15-20 pages in my current book of choice
Sleep 10pm - 6am
Complete posture exercises

(*) = unfinished goals from last month
I would love to hear what your goals are this month. Leave a link in the comments!

Comments: 6

  1. Alyssa March 1, 2014 11:21 pm

    I just started reading “Paid to Speak” as well! I’m enjoying it so far. What are your thoughts on the book? Do you think it is helping in any particular way with continually improving as a speaker?

    Goals at the link:

    http://demurebirchdesign.blogspot.com/2014/03/goal-setting-februarymarch.html

    Good luck with the March goals!

    • Nancy Ray March 3, 2014 2:44 pm

      Hi Alyssa! Yes, I think it’s helpful in improving my speaking skills in many areas! In simple ways like how to present myself confidently on a stage, as well as how to strategically plan for the business side of it as well. I’m excited to apply much of what I’ve learned through my speaking engagements this year. It’s been quite helpful! Highly recommend it if you are looking to develop a career as a public speaker.

  2. Liz March 2, 2014 6:00 am

    Yay! Love reading your blog and following your goals! Keep up the good work!

    http://www.elizabethshults.com/2014/03/march-goals.html

  3. Stephanie March 3, 2014 2:04 pm

    I love your goals and how focused they are, especially when life is so hectic! I also took the calligraphy class with Lauren… wasn’t it so wonderful and eye-opening?! Here are my monthly goals for March – http://stephseekingjoy.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/march-goals/

    • Nancy Ray March 3, 2014 2:45 pm

      @Stephanie : Yes, I loved the calligraphy class! Totally eye opening!

  4. Em March 3, 2014 3:55 pm

    My goals: http://www.emformarvelous.com/march-2014-goals/ You inspired me to add calligraphy practice – I think it’s going to be really important to reinforce some of the things we learned right away so that we don’t lose them for good! Good thing we can check in with each other if necessary!!

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Feb 28-14

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We have quite a few things to be grateful for this February!

Lots of snow / Callie and Elizabeth kicking off 2014 Wedding Season / Scripture / Friends / Good books / City Lights / Speaking at the WPS Convention with our friends The Schultzes / Leading the Legacy Journey at our church / Family that surrounds and loves us / Robert (Elizabeth's husband) helping himself to the Harris Teeter basket / Meeting Baby Perry! / Valentine's Celebrations / Travel to see close friends and a sweet baby

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Feb 26-14

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I met Kristen and John at the Rose Garden one very cold Sunday morning. As the sun slowly came up, the ground was covered by a small layer of frost, the leaves were crisp and the roses were slightly frozen which made our session so romantic! Although this couple currently lives in Cinncinati, Ohio they will be getting married in Raleigh because of how special it is to them. I am so thankful that we were able to catch each other over the holidays and do their engagement session at a place that holds special meaning to the two of them!

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John is adventurous and loves Motorcross. Kristen is supportive and tenderhearted. But what I love most about this couple is that they are so silly. They described themselves to me as "young at heart" and I would totally agree! How refreshing it is to spend time with people who simply enjoy life. We laughed more together than I think I ever have during an engagement session. This couple has so much fun together, whether it's cooking dinner, cheering John on at his motocross races or traveling the world.

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Let me tell y'all, I love my job mainly because of the people that I get the opportunity to meet and work with. Kristen and I didn't know each other before this, but I think we email each other almost once a week. I am truly convinced that if she didn't live in Cincinnati, we would meet for coffee pretty frequently.

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Kristen and John, I am so excited for your wedding at the amazing Merrimon-Wynne House in a few weeks!

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  1. Kristen almost Snow! February 26, 2014 1:27 pm

    Love. This. Thank you Callie for such a sweet blog post and amazing pictures! You are so talented and we are so thankful for the opportunity to work with you. Can’t wait to see you in a few weeks for our wedding!

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Feb 25-14

Making Things Happen October 2013 from Caitlin Sullivan on Vimeo.

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You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.
Jim Rohn

Confession: I googled that quote so I could give proper credit and to my surprise, I ended up listening to this short talk  (and this one, too) by Jim Rohn. I had never heard him speak before, and the video is pretty dated. (80's hairstyles and a chalkboard!) But the content is SO good. It was one of those mid-day surprises that I hadn't planned, but I'm so grateful for it, especially as I have been thinking a lot about Making Things Happen.

You see, I googled that quote because it's something we discuss at the conference : I am the average of the 5 people I spend time with the most. 

That's a pretty powerful statement if you think about it. Let that one soak in!

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My heart gets so excited when I think about the Making Things Happen conference just a few weeks away. Each spring and each fall, this conference is held in Chapel Hill and led by my friend Lara Casey. I am honored and grateful to have had the opportunity to speak at this conference for the past few times, and I count down the days when it begins to get closer. This spring conference is already sold out, but we typically announce the fall dates within a month after MTH is over. So be sure to keep an eye out in April!

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So, why am I writing about all of this now, if the conference is already sold out? Great question. Honestly, it's just been on my mind. There's an anticipation that begins to build the weeks before. In all the excitement, I want to prepare my heart to face the hard decisions, to be inspired, to make the most of it.

Making Things Happen isn't a just conference that takes place twice a year. It's a community of people who love and support one another throughout the year, who celebrate one another's successes, who encourage one another's dreams. I am motivated to make a concise list and stick to it when I pick up my coffee mug in the morning. I think twice before ever turning on the TV. I set goals that light my heart on fire each month when I work on my Powersheets. I've eliminated distractions. I've set my eyes on what life is all about.

To put it simply, Making Things Happen is about living life to the fullest.

Better to live 30 years full of adventure, then a 100 years safe in the corner.
Jim Rohn

That quote resonates in me so much right now. I want to live life to the FULLEST. The way God intended it! Lately, there have been so many things in my mind and heart that have been challenging:

Risks I want to take
A lot of work to juggle
Fears
A growing business
A future that's not perfectly clear

But that's when I have the opportunity to either:

Live 100 years safe in a corner
OR
Choose to really LIVE a life full of adventure

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I don't know about you, but I want to live the life of adventure. I want to look at what I have right now in my hands, and do something with it. I'm done with excuses. I want to do the very best that I can with what I have.

I'll leave you with one more quote from my new friend Jim:

The best study of life is how it is. Not how you wish it to be, not how you wish to rearrange it -
how to take advantage of it how it is.
Jim Rohn

Let's stop trying to rearrange everything and just take advantage of life how it is. What a breath of fresh air that is!

Images by Anna Paschal and Robyn Van Dyke

Comments: 11

  1. Emily February 25, 2014 2:18 pm

    Hi Nancy! Thanks for sharing. I’ll be joining you at MTH and this post just made me even more excited! I can’t wait! Do you have any advice for how to “prepare my heart?” After speaking at several MTH conferences, is there anything you find helpful for getting ready? I still don’t know what to expect, but I want to be “prepared” if that’s possible. =)

  2. Melissa Donaldson February 25, 2014 4:51 pm

    I super needed to hear this! Thank you for sharing, and great blog!

  3. Kat February 25, 2014 8:29 pm

    Oh, Nancy!! I am SO, SO, SO excited for MTH!!! I’ll admit, life has been so busy lately & time is flying by so fast I haven’t really had time to think that MTH is a month away… but it IS and I am SO honored to be going this year. I can’t wait to see how God speaks to me, to meet all of you & spend 2 days being immersed in it all. Yippee!!! xo!!!

  4. Sarah Becker Lillard February 25, 2014 8:55 pm

    Nancy,

    Can’t wait to join y’all at MTH in just a few weeks! Wow I can’t believe it’s nearly here! I tend to cry or at every strong emotion (sadness, happiness, anger, empathy) so after watching that video I think I’ll be bringing my waterproof mascara. ;)

    xoxo
    S

  5. Em February 26, 2014 2:25 am

    Thank you for sharing your heart for living life to the fullest! I’ve been stretched to my God-size dream over the past few months and MTH couldn’t come at a better time.

    Life IS meant to be lived full and abundantly–I want to live a life that is completely poured out in service, purpose, love and laughter. I can’t wait to meet you and hug you in a few weeks!!!

  6. Karen Stott February 27, 2014 11:58 pm

    I love this Nancy. Thank you for this amazing reminder. I am now even MORE excited to get there and meet you! Xoxo

  7. ANNIE March 1, 2014 9:44 am

    Nancy, this video is so sweet, and really very moving. Why is Australia so far away!? I’d love to attend one day. Wishing you all the very best for the forthcoming MTH x

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  9. brighton March 18, 2014 5:04 pm

    OMG – I MUST GO. I’ve GOT to find a way!!!!

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Feb 20-14

2014 Book List

Goals ~ by Nancy Ray ~ 13 comments

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Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to guest post on my friend Val's blog in her Fresh Start series. I wrote all about how I became a reader and how the thought of reading used to be so incredibly boring to me. Like stare-at-one-page-for-30-minutes-like-I-did-for-my-high-school-homework boring. It wasn't until later in life that I became an avid reader, and I am a different person because of it. A better person. In fact, I'm a better wife, a stronger believer, a more informed citizen, a better manager of my time, a more focused business woman, an inspired photographer, a healthier person, and a more confident individual. All because of the books I've read!

Tips to help you become a Reader

1. Only select books that come recommended by a trusted source. (Need a few recommendations? Check out my Pinterest Pages: Books on Life + FaithBusiness, and Enjoyment. To follow along with my current reads, follow my Instagram hashtag #nancyrayreads)

2. Choose a balance of books that touch on every aspect of life:

Career
Finances
Marriage/Family
Social Relationships
Health
Personal/Intellectual
Rest/Enjoyment

This allows me to mix it up and really stay sharpened as a person. I think you’re the best reader when you’re a well-rounded reader.

3. Read a little every day (I read at least 10-15 pages/day, during my morning routine. I occasionally read in the evenings, but usually I’m too sleepy!)

4. Read one book at a time (My husband disagrees on this one! I like the feeling of accomplishment it brings, and the focus it allows. But when it comes down to it, do what works for you.)

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The first thing I do at the beginning of the year is set a goal for how many books I want to read. In 2014, my goal is to read 20 books. Then I create a list of  more-than-enough books to choose from. That way, I can have a variety of books to choose from throughout the year. I typically compile this list during the previous year through various recommendations I hear from friends, blogs, etc. Here is my booklist for 2014!

Nancy Ray Reads : 2014 Book List

Spirituality
Descending into Greatness
- Orphan Justice
- Crash the Chatterbox
Ordering Your Private World 

Finances
- Rich Dad Poor Dad
- Smart Money Smart Kids
The Soul of Money

Career
Necessary Endings
- Insanely Simple
- Time Traps
- Paid to Speak

Marriage and Family Relationships
- Love, Sex, and Happily Ever After
- Notes from a Blue Bike

Social Relationships: Book Clubs and Small Group readings
Holy Spirit : An Introduction

Personal + Intellectual Development
Boundaries for Leaders
- Half Time: Moving from success to significance
- The One Thing
- Who Moved My Cheese?

Health (Physical Well-Being)
Born to Run
- The Omnivore's Dilemma

Rest and Relaxation (Physical Well-Being)
The Storyteller
- The Glass Castle
Labor Day

Want to read 2013's Book ListClick here!

I'm considering signing up for Goodreads, to keep all of my book recommendations in one place. Do you have any thoughts on Goodreads if you use it? Where do you find your best book recommendations? I'd love to hear!

Comments: 13

  1. Liz Shults February 20, 2014 5:30 pm

    I love Goodreads! I use it to make book suggestions to my students (I teach High School English) all the time. I like that I can build my personal bookshelf and place it on my blog too.

    I have amassed a pretty big library, so if I keep a record of the books I already own in Goodreads, it helps me to avoid buying duplicate copies.

    I’m still very much in the process of building my profile, but it’s on my list!

  2. Mackenzie February 20, 2014 6:38 pm

    I love Goodreads! It helps me so much to know what my friends have thought of a book and overall how many stars its received! I don’t read a book before checking it on Goodreads. When you shared your recommendations I was hoping you were sharing a Goodreads link so I’d love to see your recommendations on there!

  3. Paige February 20, 2014 7:23 pm

    I use Goodreads and LOVE it. It’s a great way to keep track of what you read/want to read and browse recommendations both from friends and the ones that are generated for you.

  4. Lauren February 20, 2014 10:12 pm

    The Glass Castle is Wonderful! I also recommend reading her second book, Half Broke Horses. It really rounds out the story created in the first memoir.

    I was a lit major in college, so I’m all about fiction. I’ve loved reading since I was a little girl and I agree with you – it’s changed my life!

    And thanks to you, Margin in next on my list. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Amanda February 21, 2014 12:16 am

    Your book recommends are always the best, love how you keep the balance! Glad you posted your 2014 reading list!

  6. Valerie February 21, 2014 2:54 pm

    I haven’t tried Good Reads yet but it sounds great!! Right now, I just have mine divided up into different categories in my Amazon wish list. I like the idea of setting an amount of books to read each year and listing what those will be. I have so many in my wish I think sometimes it paralyzes me a little. Having a plan might keep me better on track!

  7. Valerie February 21, 2014 2:55 pm

    I forgot to mention, I just finished a book called Uncovered by Susie Davis. It’s on love, sex and marriage. I loved it!!

  8. jude February 21, 2014 2:55 pm

    I love goodreads. It is not just helpful to keep track of what you’ve read, but you can add books to your “want to read shelf” and that feature has been great for me. (before GoodReads, I had an ongoing list on a couple index cards in my purse1) Once you put some books on there, you will be able to explore similar genres, and other titles by the authors as well. I LOVE to read, and often find my next book via a friend’s review. The Glass Castle is wonderfully heartbreaking. I didn’t even realize it was a memoir until I was halfway through, so moving. Labor Day was a wonderful quick read, and bonus, the movie is out now! (that is always my favorite thing to do, read the book, then watch the movie.) I just finished The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck. So good. I am definitely trying to mix more non-fiction in this year as well. Happy reading!

  9. Em February 21, 2014 5:06 pm

    I do have a Goodreads account, but I’ve never used it much – I think I was paralyzed by wanting to catalog all of the books I’ve ever read, even though that’s obviously not a requirement! My best book recommendations come from people whose taste I respect, including yourself (my sister, Dad, and brother-in-law literary agent are all good, too!). I actually get the majority of my others from O Magazine – they have LOTS of book reviews every month, and they’re usually spot on! I keep all of the books I want to read in a note on my phone, and for the last two years I’ve also kept notes for the books I’ve read each year. 100% agree that reading changes who you are in amazing ways – one of the things I am most grateful to my parents for is that they fostered a deep love of reading in me from a young age!

  10. Annie Franceschi February 25, 2014 2:23 am

    Thanks Nancy! I stumbled upon Dave Ramsey thanks to you and have since been reading a lot of books that I first heard about through you sharing on Instagram, like The Martha Rules.

    It’s wonderful that you are sharing your recs- I have really enjoyed all that I’ve read and first heard about through you posting!

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    Love, love, love Goodreads! You should definitely sign up — I would love to follow you :)

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Feb 17-14

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Christy and Michael met me on Hillsborough street on the perfect fall afternoon. What better place to have your engagement pictures done than the place that you fell in love! Because they were both State students themselves and Jamie and I fell in love on the same campus, I knew we were going to hit it off! To finish our time together, we went to the Rose Garden where Michael proposed to Christy. I love the way they lit up telling me the story of and reenacting the proposal, which was filled with a sweet notes, rose petals and a scavenger hunt which ultimately lead Christy to the spot of their first date, the Rose Garden.

Just from our short time together, I noticed very quickly that these two together love Jesus and each other immensely. Christy is personable, confident, organized and thoughtful. Michael is sweet, intelligent, caring and patient. Together, they light up a room! I know that the Lord has blessed them greatly with each other and will continue to bless them through their marriage and ministry.

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To the Future Mr. and Mrs. Britt,
I know your Wilson, NC wedding is going to be one filled with love, meaning and family! Thank you for allowing me to be a small part of your engagement!
P.S. Don't ever again say that you are not photogenic.

Comments: 5

  1. Christy February 17, 2014 9:15 pm

    Oh how sweet!! Callie- thank you so much!! Words cannot express how grateful we are!

  2. Emilia February 17, 2014 9:30 pm

    These photos are simply stunning. They are sophisticated and classy, yet not forced and cheesey. The love between Christy and Michael is so encapsulated in these photos that it is hard to notice much else. The photography, setting, everything contributes to these timeless engagement photos. So very happy for you Christy and Michael!

  3. Melissa February 20, 2014 2:13 am

    Thanks so much Callie for taking such amazing photographs of my sister and Michael. They were literally talking about it non-stop after and are still going crazy over the pictures!!!

  4. Cheryl February 24, 2014 9:26 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing these beautiful photos of Michael and Christy. We look forward to traveling to North Carolina and celebrating their marriage!
    Love, Aunt Cheryl and Uncle Denny

  5. Cate March 31, 2014 2:13 pm

    Oh my goodness! You look absolutely stunning Christy! The photography is amazing as well. I love your love story and watching it unfold. Can’t wait to see you walk down the aisle :D

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Feb 12-14

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I met Amber and Will on Sunday morning at Pullen Park. It was cold and gloomy, but Amber and Will's attitudes were quite the opposite! As we walked through the park, it was almost as if we were not doing an engagement session at all but just spending time together as true friends. Our main topic of discussion: marriage counseling! I am so blessed to be working with the clients that I am during this exciting period of my life because I get it. The wedding planning including each and every little detail and decision, the life planning - where are we going to live, what are we going to do, and most importantly the marriage planning. While Jamie and I are in the midst of planning, our greatest desire is to focus more on our marriage and less on our wedding. I am so encourage by this couple, because they are doing just that. I love the way that they have invested in the marriage counseling series at Summit and were open with me about the things they have been learning about marriage and about each other.

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Fun side note: Jamie and Will were in the same Fraternity at NC State and we didn't put this together until after Amber and Will booked me as their photographer and we found out we go to the same church!

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Amber and Will, I am so excited for your wedding in less than two weeks and am praying that The Lord will continue to bless you!

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Photographer, wife, and worshiper... I am a Southern girl who looks most forward to waking up each morning to drink my coffee, read my Bible, and soak in the beauty that surrounds me. These pages chronicle my work, my life, and the things that I love most. You'll also hear from Callie, Will, and Elizabeth - my amazing team who has so much to offer. Thanks for visiting, I do hope you stay a while!
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