Nancy’s Mama Favorites

Nancy's Mama Favorites
I always love these "favorites" posts. They are so helpful for other new mamas, and I remember loving reading them when I was pregnant. I still love to read them today! (My friend Em is doing a series on her favorites for different phases of baby life, and I loved her recent first post. I really just love her blog in general!) I always say, "I'm so glad I had a ba[...]

Ashley Shearin Film Bridal Session

Ashley Shearin Film Bridal Session
Ashley and Dirk were married this past weekend at Pirate's Cove Marina in the Outer Banks, and believe it or not, Ashley looked even more beautiful walking down the aisle to her groom than she does in these pictures. I will always remember this sweet bridal session that we did at the NC State Arboretum. It was really important to Ashley that her soon to be step kids w[...]

May 2016 Goals

May 2016 Goals
I have a new love for the month of May because of one reason: Milly. It's pretty sweet how the month that holds Mother's Day is the month I became a mother. Last year at this time I was waddling around, getting ready to launch the new NRP brand, with just 4 weeks to go until I gave birth and met my daughter (who I was convinced was a boy, by the way). I remember be[...]

Katie and Will Film Engagement

Katie and Will Film Engagement
Before I tell you how much I love this couple, we need to talk about their pup. Malley is one of the cutest, spunkiest little pups you ever did see. I love her energy and her sweet spirit so much! If you watched her walk through the woods like I did the day of Katie and Will's engagement session, I think you would agree that she should have her own theme music. She is[...]

Lisa and Dave’s Baby Announcement

Lisa and Dave's Baby Announcement
I won't ever forget the Saturday afternoon when Lisa and I were catching up at Starbucks over coffee. We had been there for two hours and I asked Lisa, "When do you think you and Dave want to start a family?" She stared at me with this big Lisa smile and said, "Do you want to know a secret?" They had found out two days prior to her telling me and we beamed with joy to[...]

Brynne and Geoff Pinehurst Film Wedding

Brynne and Geoff Pinehurst Film Wedding
When I think back to Brynne and Geoff's wedding, I think about the party! Y'all, these people know how to have fun. It is such a breath of fresh air to spend time with people who don't take life too seriously, you know? Brynne and Geoff love to joke and laugh together, and their family and friends love to do the same. Their wedding was meaningful and beautiful, and Br[...]

Little Rose in May Baby Shower

Little Rose in May Baby Shower
When I got an email from Betsy at Rebecca Rose Events asking me to come take some photos of Becca's baby shower, I was so excited! Mainly because Betsy told me that Becca had NO idea how lovely it would be. While Becca knew the shower was happening, the details were planned and executed in secret. The florals, the lemonade, the mac and cheese bar (Becca's craving was [...]

Becca and Jarrod Film Maternity Session

Becca and Jarrod Film Maternity Session
I love this woman to pieces, and now she is a mama! I have laughed and cried and celebrated with Becca throughout her pregnancy journey, and now her baby girl is finally here! Remember last year when baby Milly was #babyrayinmay for the longest time? We didn't know if she was a boy or girl, and the anticipation was so palpable. Her due date was May 27, and we thou[...]