Waylon Hughes Film Newborn Session | Raleigh, NC

Waylon Hughes Film Newborn Session | Raleigh, NC
Nancy photographed Stephanie and Jarrod's Wedding back in 2010, so of course we were thrilled when they reached out to have me photograph their sweet little newborn session 5 years later. When I arrived at the their newborn session, Stephanie answered the door and my face lit up because I realized I knew her from high school and just hadn't made the connection with[...]

Smith Family Film Session

Smith Family Film Session
I met the Smith's for a quick film session one evening this summer at one of my favorite spots - the Wake Forest BirthPlace. Their session was sweet and fun, and most importantly- it was real. The boys were 100% themselves, and that included a few punches and laughs and a little grumpiness on the part of their middle little, Jackson. Seriously - I can't even handle[...]

Nicole and Christian Elon Film Engagement Session

Nicole and Christian Elon Film Engagement Session
Nicole and Christian's film engagement session was my first shoot following Milly's birth at the end of May, and I'd be lying if I said I wasn't at least a little nervous about my first time back!  Even so, I was really excited, because Nicole and Christian met at Elon University, where I attended school for a year!  I was delighted to do a session with them one beaut[...]

Summer’s Charlotte, NC Film Bridal Session

Summer's Charlotte, NC Film Bridal Session
Summer and Greg were married this weekend at the beautiful Carrigan Farms, and it was one incredible day; perfect weather with lots of love and laughter! Believe it or not, Summer looked even more beautiful walking down the aisle to her handsome groom. I'm so excited to share their wedding images with you soon! Duke Mansion in Charlotte is one of my new favorite ve[...]

Robin and Jon Film Engagement Session

Robin and Jon Film Engagement Session
Robin and Jon truly have some of the kindest heart and their love for the Lord is absolutely radiant. For those of you who have been long time blog readers, you may notice Robin, as she was Nancy's intern in 2011. I feel like I have known Robin since I started working for Nancy Ray Photography, although I had never met her. From the moment that I Skyped with Robin and[...]

Bridal Session

Bridal Session
As a photographer, I love bridal sessions, not only because it gives me a sneak peak of each bride's lovely gown, but because it gives me even more time to spend with my clients getting to know them. For most brides, your dress is one of the biggest decisions you will make in your wedding planning, as it sets the tone and style for your wedding. And let's be honest, w[...]

Family Session Blog Series: Planning and Flexibility

Family Session Blog Series: Planning and Flexibility
In case you haven't picked up on it so far in my advice series, I'll just spell it out for you: Family and newborn photography requires flexibility, on my part, and on your part. Lots of people think it's all about the perfect smile, the perfect location, the perfect attitudes and outfits and situations. It's really, really not. A successful session with kids is eq[...]