Hiring a Lifetime Photographer

Hiring a Lifetime Photographer
"Which photographer should we hire? Can we afford great photos? Will the kids cooperate for the photographer? Will it feel awkward?" - these are just some of the questions that we know float through your head when you think about updating your family's photos. We'd like to introduce you to a new concept...  a concept that will alleviate these questions and concerns: w[...]

Goal Digger Podcast Interview featuring Nancy RayAll About Building your Team!

Goal Digger Podcast Interview featuring Nancy Ray
YOU GUYS. I can't tell you how excited I am! Today, I have the joy and honor of being featured on the Goal Digger Podcast with the amazing Jenna Kutcher. Before I go on, I just have to say that the Goal Digger Podcast has become my most recent "Go-to" listening content on my runs, in my car, even as I'm cleaning the dishes. Not even kidding. The only thing I'll war[...]

Return to Rest 2017

Return to Rest 2017
Words really can't express how much this weekend meant to me. Return to Rest has turned into something so sweet and special over the years! While it was only my 2nd time speaking at the retreat, it felt like I was home. The women I meet, the sunrises I get to see every morning over a frozen lake, the coffee, the worship, the Scripture study and discussion... I left w[...]

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[...]