Kylan and Justin Film Rehearsal Dinner

Kylan and Justin Film Rehearsal Dinner
When I drove up to Kylan and Justin's rehearsal dinner, it was the perfect South Carolina evening. The sun was getting ready to set, the palm trees and spanish moss welcomed us, and guests were already enjoying warm conversations and cold drinks on the porch. I loved hearing the kindness and laughter all around me, and one thing I'll never forget is how much fun this [...]

Sarah Celeste Isaacson Film Newborn Session

Sarah Celeste Isaacson Film Newborn Session
As a photographer, there's something that happens when you document the same family through the years. Something happens inside your heart and your emotions that's hard to describe... the best way I can put it is this: I feel like I've become part of the family. I have witnessed the little nuances, the in between moments, the meltdowns, the personalities growing. I ha[...]

Ray Family Mini Film Session

Ray Family Mini Film Session
Nancy and I did a session swap a few weeks ago, mainly for the NRP promotional video but also because, let's just be real, it's fun and why not? We made a night of it... brought the puppy, did the sessions, and then finished up with some fantastic taco soup at their house! I'm just going to go ahead and say that it's still kind of surreal to me to see these two wit[...]

Tate Family Mini Film Session

Tate Family Mini Film Session
Film Processing: Indie Film Lab Even though Elizabeth is part of the NRP team, she's like family to me. We've known each other since high school, we roomed together in college, and she is a gem of a human being. Truly. Can I just pause and say how much I love that first image? Oh my heart. I feel like there's something redemptive about it. The Tates had to say g[...]

Dylan’s Film Newborn Session

Dylan's Film Newborn Session
I remind myself as often as possible to go with the flow in newborn sessions. That being said, I do have an agenda that I operate on when I go into a family's home to shoot. But... at the end of the day, there's one tiny person who really determines how sessions go! Up until Dylan's session, I hadn't really deviated from my newborn agenda because logically, it work[...]

The Nancy Ray Shopis live!

The Nancy Ray Shop
I am so nervous / thrilled / excited to let you know that the Nancy Ray Shop is now live! So here's the deal: we are SO excited about this shop. It exists for one purpose: to inspire and educate others with practical information needed to take hold of the life and businesses you want. We also are SO excited for what's to come with this shop! Nope - it's not fi[...]

Making Things Happen 2016 Recap

Making Things Happen 2016 Recap
All images by Robyn Van Dyke Friends, it's been a long, wonderful, crazy week. Sunday, Monday and Tuesday were spent at the amazing Making Things Happen Intensive in Chapel Hill. The soul searching work we do at that conference really can't be explained, it has to be experienced. With that said, I'm going to simply share images and words and phrases that really im[...]

The Story of Moose Tate

The Story of Moose Tate
**Hi friends, you may have already read on social media, but in case you didn't - Robert and I lost Moose unexpectedly not long after I drafted this blog post about him (below). We delayed the post, unsure of whether or not to share it, but ultimately we decided that these sweet memories and the lessons I learned are worth reading and remembering. Unexpected loss is n[...]