Maggie and Seth Ocean Isle Film Wedding

Maggie and Seth Ocean Isle Film Wedding
Goodness, where do I even begin? This wedding has my heart. Maggie and Seth are one of the most joyful, life giving, sacrificial couples I have ever met, and as I hope you will see, their wedding was nothing short of who they are. From the never ending ear to ear smiles to the dance floor that was completely packed all night, this couple was celebrated like no other. [...]

Nash Barger 6 Month Film Session

Nash Barger 6 Month Film Session
I've learned that every single time I see the Barger family, they have a surprise for me. Surprise number one was simply meeting them (I never had before) for their maternity session. Surprise number two was finding out as I pulled into their driveway and saw the baby blue ribbon on their mailbox, that they had a boy! Surprise number three? That the boy is HU[...]

Olivia’s Proposal

Olivia's Proposal
As soon as I walked into the airport, the anticipation was palpable. No one could stand still. We were all moving about, peeking out the windows, checking our cell phones to see if there was any word of Olivia and Andrew's arrival. We kept saying, "I wonder if he's asked her yet! Maybe it's happening right now! They are supposed to land soon... will they be early? Lat[...]

Happy New Year! January & 2016 goals

Happy New Year! January & 2016 goals
This year I decided to get a giant white pasteboard and get after it. I felt like I needed a newer, bigger sense of clarity for 2016. Maybe it's the fact that I'm a mama now and things are a little bit more scattered in my thinking, maybe it's that 2016 marks the start of my 30th year, maybe I just needed something new this time around. But I will tell you this: it wa[...]

My 30th year (my 29th birthday!)

My 30th year (my 29th birthday!)
You guys! I turn 29 today! What in the world!? I'm going to be honest here: this year I'm feeling an excitement and a weight like I haven't felt before. Today is the start of my 30th year on earth. That's just wild. Will pointed this out to me the other day: my years on earth line up with actual years on the calendar. I had never thought of it like that before, but[...]

Lula Hair and Makeup

Lula Hair and Makeup
The beauty and talent behind Lula Hair and Makeup is Samantha Ray, a gifted stylist in the wedding industry, my sister-in-law (she's married to Will's brother!), and my dearest friend since middle school! I was honored when she asked me to do a beautiful sunrise shoot with her for her new website. Goodness she is beautiful! She had two concepts for her shoot : fir[...]

Halston and Brandon Rougemont, NC Film Wedding

Halston and Brandon Rougemont, NC Film Wedding
Halston and Brandon were married on Halston's beautiful family farm in Rougemont, NC. This day was nothing short of sweet! With their great love for the outdoors, this was the perfect location for their simple, beautiful marriage celebration. Being in the military, Halston and Brandon have already been married for over a year, but because they were married in a courth[...]

The Nancy Ray 2016 Book Club!

The Nancy Ray 2016 Book Club!
Introducing the 2016 Nancy Ray Book Club! For my 30th year (I turn 30 on the very last day 2016), I've decided to re-read all of my most life-changing books. Obviously the Bible is THE most life changing book I've ever read, so since that's a "given" I decided to not include it in the list. I thought long and hard about this list, and there are so many wonderful books[...]