Ashley and Dirk Outer Banks Film Wedding

Ashley and Dirk Outer Banks Film Wedding
"I vow to love you through the high and low tides." These beautiful words that Ashley and Dirk vowed to each other and that are engraved in Dirk's wedding band hold so much meaning to them. So much so, that they wanted to get married by the water. I love the way that their wedding day and decor incorporated so much of both of their styles. Burlap, lace, and peonies f[...]

May 2016 Film Mini Sessions

May 2016 Film Mini Sessions
I think my first round of 2016 mini-sessions flew by faster than any other mini-session day I've ever had! It may have had something to do with the gorgeous weather we had, or all the families that showed up on schedule to keep the day rolling, or just simply because it's fun, and we all know time flies when you're having fun! It's just one of my favorite things to[...]

Cassie and Nate Promo Film Session

Cassie and Nate Promo Film Session
When we began our interview process for our internships this year, Cassie shined so bright! She is so joyful, intentional, hard working, and she communicates so well. She has an eye for creativity and design, and she even does some hand-lettering! We were so thrilled when she accepted our fall internship, and I know we are going to love having her in the studio with u[...]

Laura Trollinger Merrimon Wynne Film Bridal Session

Laura Trollinger Merrimon Wynne Film Bridal Session
Isn't Laura just stunning? Every ounce of her exudes gracefulness. The best thing about Laura, however, is that her inner beauty far exceeds her outer beauty, which after looking through these images, is quite a bit. She has such a tender heart towards others, and her love for Jesus could light up a room. I have been so eager to share these images with you all, and[...]

Whitney Moore Merrimon Wynne Film Bridal Session

Whitney Moore Merrimon Wynne Film Bridal Session
You know those people that have impeccable style that you secretly envy? Whitney is that girl! I am so in love with her classic, romantic style. Her wedding gown is simple and timeless, but to make it a bit more unique, she decided to add a piece of tulle that wraps around the top, giving her bridal look a stylish, etherial feel. I personally love bouquets that look t[...]

The New NRP Promo Film by Heartstone Films

I feel like I could write a book about this wonderful experience with Heartstone Films, how much I love this film, and how perfectly it represents us. But instead, I'll just let you see for yourself. (Grab the tissues!) I'm so proud to share with you our brand new promo film for NRP! Check back tomorrow for more on the story. Nancy Ray Photography from Heart Ston[...]

June 2016 Goals

June 2016 Goals
I have to admit - I never really thought through the fact that as soon as we had a baby, we would automatically get 3 brand new holidays in our lives! A new birthday, Mother's Day, and now Father's day - all back to back. It's pretty great. Father's day is around the corner, and this year I've really been hit with the significance of a Father's relationship with hi[...]

Emily Marsland Film Bridal Session

Emily Marsland Film Bridal Session
I met Emily and her wonderful family at the WRAL gardens on the most beautiful day in March. Believe it or not, we didn't plan her bridal session around the gorgeous garden blooms, so when we arrived and saw everything in perfect bloom we were so excited. Emily's gorgeous lace gown and soft bouquet fit perfectly with the setting. I had to include a picture of Emily[...]

Hayes Davis Film Newborn Session

Hayes Davis Film Newborn Session
It really seems like it was just yesterday that I was doing Whitney and Clay's maternity session! It was so great to see that baby in their arms when I went back for Hayes's newborn photos. After just a matter of days they seemed like such naturals the way the held and took care of their brand new little dude. They both were so laid back, and I'll tell you what... [...]

Happy Birthday Milly!

Happy Birthday Milly!
And here I sit, crying myself silly, because my girl is ONE. This whole motherhood thing is just the craziest little adventure. I used to laugh at moms who would cry at birthdays. And now, I am that mom. Last night as I rocked Milly to sleep, I prayed over her little life and cried tears of deep gratitude, thanking her and the Lord for the very best year of my life[...]