10 Hopes for my 30’sHappy Birthday to me!

10 Hopes for my 30's
Today I turn 30! I'm one of those weird people who love milestones, and I am honestly so happy to be turning 30. My 20's have been amazing, no doubt. Here's a quick recap: Got engaged Attended AppState Got married Worked part time at a 5 star restaurant Started Nancy Ray Photography Lived in Boone for 4 years Was a student + wife at the same time Graduated w[...]

2017 Book List

2017 Book List
Many people have been asking: "Are you continuing your book club for 2017?" So I want to address that first thing! No, not exactly. I won't be continuing my Book Club for 2017 the same way I have for 2016. That was a one time, 12 month intensive to re-read all of my most like changing books my 30th year of life. BUT, there are a few things that I WILL continue [...]

Emma Lyerly Film Newborn Session

Emma Lyerly Film Newborn Session
I originally met Ashley and Dustin back in August for their film maternity session, and I was so thankful to be able to see them again and meet their beautiful baby girl, Emma, just a few months later at her newborn session. It's always so wonderful to meet a couple before and again after their baby is born. I get to see them right in the middle of the anticipation[...]

Brown Family Film Session

Brown Family Film Session
You might recognize this beautiful mama from our Spring internship! Annie is one of our very favorite people, and I think it's fairly safe to say that we all have a genuine crush on her. We always love to gift our interns with a little mini session as a thank you for working with us, so I met Annie, Brad and their darling Mara Kate one November afternoon to photograph[...]

Thomas Family Film Session

Thomas Family Film Session
When I hosted Emily's baby shower, I gifted her with a photo session to be used however she'd like. I must say I was expecting for her to use it for a maternity or newborn session, but now that I have my own daughter who is a little older, I am SO glad she chose to use it in this way. Em always told me she wanted to redeem her session when June was a little older, [...]

Merry Christmas!Studio Closed!

Merry Christmas!
Merriest Christmas from the NRP Team and from our little family! The Studio will be closed from December 20 - January 9 so we can spend time with those who matter most to us and so we can take a breather after a very busy fall. Thank you for your patience and understanding! We have a few lovely blogposts scheduled during this time, so feel free to keep visiting! We w[...]

Wheaton Family Film Mini Session

Wheaton Family Film Mini Session
You guys who have followed us for a while know that we looooovvveeee us some Wheaton's. We've worked alongside Chris and Toni and their crew at Heart Stone Films at weddings for years, and along the way have grown to be great friends with them. They are amazing at what they do and watching them grow over the years has been so fun for us! Nancy has actually documented [...]

Fialka Family Film Mini Session

Fialka Family Film Mini Session
The Fialka's were back for round two of mini-sessions (they were a part of 2015 mini's), and it was so wonderful to see them again in Portico Picture's all white studio space! Their little dude Milo has grown so much in just a year, and they were excited to let me know that a brand new little Fialka is on the way... exciting times ahead! Fialka fam, we hope to see you[...]