Category archives: NRP Team

The Secret to our Team Meetings

The Secret to our Team Meetings
Wanna know the secret to our team meetings? Stick to a planned agenda! Here's a glimpse behind the exact agenda we use for every single team meeting: NRP's Level 10 Meeting Agenda (as adopted from Traction) 5 Minutes - Prayer and Good News - We each share brief personal and work good news 5 Minutes - Scorecard Review - We report on our individual scorec[...]

Meet our Spring 2017 Intern Anna!

Meet our Spring 2017 Intern Anna!
Today I am so excited to introduce you to our wonderful 2017 Spring Intern, Anna! From the beginning of our interview process, we were blown away by Anna's heart of gold and her amazing servant's heart! She has been working with us in the studio for about 4 weeks now and has been such a wonderful addition to our team. Anna is intentional with her words and actions, an[...]

The NRP Team Retreat& 3 Activities to include in your own Retreat

The NRP Team Retreat
This February marked the beginning of a new annual tradition for NRP: our NRP Team Retreat! I'll be honest: I was pretty nervous hosting our first ever retreat. I invited Callie, Olivia and Elizabeth along with their husbands, and of course Will and Milly came too! But I kept thinking to myself, "Can I really make this valuable for them? What do I even plan? Will they[...]

Wedding Venue Bucket List

Wedding Venue Bucket List
(Images by Callie) One of the best perks to our job as wedding photographers, is constantly getting to meet and work with new people. What people often don't realize is that we also love to go to new places. We are so incredibly blessed to have so many wonderful wedding venues in the Raleigh-Durham area, but we also enjoy traveling outside our little triangle, and sh[...]

Behind the Scenes: October Mini Sessions

Behind the Scenes: October Mini Sessions
Maybe you're brand new to the concept of mini-sessions, and you're not quite sure how it all works and whether or not it'd be a good fit for your family. In a nutshell, mini-sessions are a lot of quick family sessions, back to back, in one single location. Here are a few "Behind the Scenes" tidbits and glimpses to give you an idea of how I make a whirlwind of 20 minut[...]

Introducing our Studio Assistant!

Introducing our Studio Assistant!
Spoiler alert... you already know her! I'm so excited to introduce Olivia Suriano as our new Studio Assistant! Olivia has been on our team for 2 years now as a lead Wedding Photographer, and she's always expressed interest working alongside us in the studio. The timing worked out perfectly for her to come on board and help us with logistical needs in the studio and[...]

20 Images That Will Make You Cry

20 Images That Will Make You Cry
I look for the gospel in what I capture through my photography. The Lord is in so much of what surrounds us, but we are often too busy to stop and see Him. He is in the small moments, He’s in the emotions that run high on a wedding day, He’s in the changes of the weather, He’s in the vibrant colors of springtime, He’s so very present in the room when I’m capturing a b[...]

2016 Behind the Scenes

2016 Behind the Scenes
THIS IS WHERE THE MAGIC HAPPENS, Y'ALL! This is where you see us all sweaty, standing in funky positions to get THE shot, holding one another up so we don't fall over, doing whatever it takes. This is where I'm all smiles and even a little teary looking at this team who loves this work as much as I do. This is where we get blisters and we stay up late and we [...]

Meet the NRP Team 2017

Meet the NRP Team 2017
2017 marks the beginning of my 10th year (!) doing business as Nancy Ray Photography. What the what. I can hardly believe it! I worked 2 years completely solo before my husband Will joined me as 2nd shooter. After 4 years, I decided to add the first intern to my team, and then slowly grow my team of associate photographers: Callie, Elizabeth, and Olivia. And now we ha[...]