Category archives: For Photographers

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[...]

Organization in my Spiritual Life: Part 1

Organization in my Spiritual Life: Part 1
To wrap up this series, I am excited to share the most important area of my life where I strive to stay organized: my spiritual life. After laboring over this blogpost for a few weeks, I've decided to break it up into 2 parts. Stay tuned next week for the final post in my Organization series! ••• Spiritual organization probably sounds really weird to you. Ho[...]

Organization in my Personal Life

Organization in my Personal Life
When I talk about how I stay organized in my personal life, I realize that list can be a mile long and could very well cover any and all areas of my life. I'll give you fair warning here, too: this blogpost will inevitably overlap with some previous organization posts, as well as a few that are still yet to come. However, one theme that is extremely important in the R[...]

Organization in Finances

Organization in Finances
Today I am excited to have my financial coach, my CFO, co-owner of Nancy Ray Photography, my wonderful husband William guest blog about on how we organize our personal finances! Be sure to follow his blog here. Let’s be real here. Keeping track of your money is hard! There are bills to be paid. Savings goals need to be met. Debt payments to make. Constant sw[...]

Amber Housely Inspired

Amber Housely Inspired
I am thrilled and honored to be a part of Amber Housley Inspired : an intimate gathering for creatives. Set in the beautiful, secluded mountains of Tennessee (just an hour outside of Nashville), this retreat is going to be incredible. I can't share all the details, (we are keeping those special secrets just for our attendees!), but I can say this: Amber is putting on [...]

Organization in Home

Organization in Home
There are a few major things in my life that motivate me to keep my home in order. First up: working from home. I love walking downstairs to work every day to my studio! When I come "home" at the end of the day (walking back up the stairs), I want my living space to feel refreshing. To me, that means it should be orderly and clean. Secondly, a major motivation for me [...]