Lauren and Ben Chapel Hill, NC Film Wedding

Lauren and Ben Chapel Hill, NC Film Wedding
I will forever remember this wedding as one of those miraculously-avoid-the-rain wedding days. My little photographer heart could not have been happier! Let me back up and say that Lauren and Ben are some of the kindest, most gracious people I've ever worked with. Being that they are both attorneys, I knew they would be incredibly sharp people. But moments into the[...]

A few fun features

A few fun features
I've had the honor of being interviewed by a few friends recently, and I thought it would be fun to share those with you here! Up first: my interview with my dear friend Gretchen: A life lived beautifully with Nancy Ray (featuring the heart behind the Nancy Ray Shop) on Life Lived Beautifully Heart 2 Heart Interview with Nancy Ray on Every Day Beautiful Co [...]

Laura and Tommy Carolina Inn Film Wedding

Laura and Tommy Carolina Inn Film Wedding
I feel like I am writing about two of my dearest friends when I talk about Laura and Tommy. From the moment Laura came into the studio, I knew we were going to click and so enjoy going through the season of planning her wedding together. Laura is so incredibly kind; she is always putting others before herself and has the best interest of others at the fore front of he[...]

August 2016 Goals

August 2016 Goals
Y'all, I'm feeling the urge to CLEAN OUT. Does that ever just hit you? When you get fed up with all your clutter, when you want to get rid of everything and start fresh? To be honest, I like to clean out when I'm avoiding doing something else difficult. It's my "go to" thing when I have something hard to accomplish, but I don't want to. It's like how I tidied my r[...]

Beth and Shawn Film Maternity Session

Beth and Shawn Film Maternity Session
Beth and I worked together in the same department at Biogen a few years ago, just a few cubicles down from one another. Generally speaking, our goal was to support patients with Multiple Sclerosis; Beth did this primarily by talking to patients on the phone - asking thoughtful questions and showing genuine interest in their daily trials and successes. I remember heari[...]

Amy Hawthorne Film Maternity Session

Amy Hawthorne Film Maternity Session
When I met Amy, we were standing in the back of a dark room at the Influence Conference, bouncing our babies. Our babies actually became friends before we did! It was too sweet - they kept reaching out to one another and laughing. We struck up a conversation, and we have stayed in touch ever since! Y'all, she's one of my very people to follow on instagram. She is t[...]

Emily and Bob Angus Barn Film Wedding

Emily and Bob Angus Barn Film Wedding
If you know Emily and Bob, you know that they love their people. It is so evident in the way that they live their life and their wedding day was no different. It was important to them, to spend as much time with their friends and family who had come from many miles away or just a couple to celebration their union. As their photographer, I loved watching them interact [...]

Lea and Kevin Raleigh, NC Film Engagement Session

Lea and Kevin Raleigh, NC Film Engagement Session
I met Lea and Kevin at the lovely WRAL Azalea gardens, a secret hidden gem in Raleigh. Goodness I love this place, and the light that afternoon was just lovely. It is small and quaint, and has lovely little spots throughout the gardens which make it perfect for an engagement session. I always encourage my couples to choose a meaningful place for their engagement s[...]

The 1 Year Guide to Organizing Your LegacyThe Nancy Ray Shop

The 1 Year Guide to Organizing Your Legacy
At Nancy Ray Photography, we believe in creating a legacy with how we live our lives and in the way we capture yours! We exist to capture and preserve your beautiful legacy. We count it a privilege to photograph seasons of life, delivering images and heirlooms that will forever live in the homes of families for generations to come. My grandfather, Dr. John Wesley N[...]