Category archives: For Photographers

Planning for Extended Time OffMaternity Leave 2.0!

Planning for Extended Time Off
“I could never take a sabbatical.” “No one could do my job for me.” “What if they mess up?” “What if I miss an opportunity?” I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again - delegating is one of the hardest, most rewarding aspects of being a business owner. Taking extended time off is one of the most challenging and best things a Type A person like me can do. And the[...]

2 More Days & Fun Feedback!

2 More Days & Fun Feedback!
Last week I launched my brand new online course: Foundations in Film: Learn to Shoot Hybrid in 4 Weeks Seats are limited and enrollment is CLOSING THIS FRIDAY at midnight, no exceptions! Click here to learn all about it to see if it's a good fit for you. At the last minute yesterday, I decided to add on ONE more encore FREE Training: 3 Keys to Learning Film an[...]

Did you hear? The NEW COURSE Launched!

Did you hear? The NEW COURSE Launched!
Last night, we hosted an Online Free Training Class all about Film Photography! Here's a brief recap of all we covered: I did a LIVE demo with my film camera in the class, teaching how to use a medium format camera, my approach to shooting, and sharing the 5 Steps to Shooting in Film. I shared my journey to film, the obstacles I faced when learning film photogra[...]

Free Training Tonight + A GIVEAWAY!

Free Training Tonight + A GIVEAWAY!
It's TONIGHT It's TONIGHT! Real talk: I've been practicing my notes and 53 slides I've prepared, and I'll be doing a "rehearsal" today in the studio with Olivia and Callie! Why? Because I'm determined to make every moment worth your time. And I'm PUMPED about it. I'm so excited to be hosting a FREE hour of online training for anyone who wants to learn to shoot in fil[...]

Free Training! Learn Film Photography with me!

Free Training! Learn Film Photography with me!
I am so excited to be hosting a FREE hour of online training for anyone who wants to learn to shoot in film! I hope you'll join me! 3 Keys to Learning Film and Transforming your Photography Business Here's the deal: I searched high and low trying to find ways to learn film when I was just starting out. There was NOTHING. I also knew that I wanted more of a mentorsh[...]

Goal Digger Podcast Interview featuring Nancy RayAll About Building your Team!

Goal Digger Podcast Interview featuring Nancy Ray
YOU GUYS. I can't tell you how excited I am! Today, I have the joy and honor of being featured on the Goal Digger Podcast with the amazing Jenna Kutcher. Before I go on, I just have to say that the Goal Digger Podcast has become my most recent "Go-to" listening content on my runs, in my car, even as I'm cleaning the dishes. Not even kidding. The only thing I'll war[...]

Why Film + How to Confidently Shoot Your First Roll

Why Film + How to Confidently Shoot Your First Roll
At Nancy Ray Photography, we believe that film photography has an aesthetic that cannot be replicated with a digital camera, no matter how hard you try! At first glance, you might not notice a huge difference between the two. However, once you familiarize yourself with the distinct look of film, you will notice that the colors are more true to real life. Film photogra[...]

When Everything Goes Wrong at a Wedding

When Everything Goes Wrong at a Wedding
Over Labor Day Weekend, Jamie and I were in Ocean Isle, NC attending and shooting a dear friend's wedding. I had just left our little condo to begin shooting the bride getting ready, and I got a phone call that went a little something like this, "Hey Callie, everything is fine, but I wanted to call and let you know that Jamie is in an ambulance headed to the hospital.[...]

Thirst Relief

Thirst Relief
I remember seeing the Thirst Relief Mentor Auction when I first was starting out in my business, almost 7 years ago. It was a dream of mine to be on that list of incredible photographers, mentoring others who were hungry for knowledge, and giving the proceeds away to an incredible organization that is literally saving lives. Honestly, to be a mentor in this auctio[...]

Organization in my Spiritual Life: Part 2

Organization in my Spiritual Life: Part 2
Thank you so much for following along with my Organization series! This is my final post in this series, but I would love to hear your thoughts or questions in the comments if you have any. To recap, here are my previous Organization Posts: Organization in Work: Part 1 Organization in Work: Part 2 Organization in Time Organization in the Home Organization in Fina[...]