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Chandler Hughes Film Newborn Session

Chandler Hughes Film Newborn Session
I've got some familiar faces for you today! Nancy and I have known Stephanie since middle school (whoa); and we've now had the privilege of photographing her family as it's grown over the years - and what a treasure they are! First, Nancy did Stephanie and Jarrod's wedding. After that, I did their little dude Waylon's newborn session. Then, I did a mini-session [...]

Tash Sall Film Newborn Session

Tash Sall Film Newborn Session
NRP loves the Sall family! It all started when Nancy and Will photographed English and Will's wedding several years ago (Robert and I were there manning the photo box, too!) Since then, we've had the privilege of walking alongside the Sall's in life and in photography, seeing their family grow, doing family and newborn sessions, and keeping in touch along the way in [...]

Howe Family Raleigh, NC Film Session

Howe Family Raleigh, NC Film Session
I met Ali and Austin for the first time at the very beginning of this year, at the Young Life Banquet. I knew they were friends of Callie's through Young Life, and I also knew that Ali was expecting a baby a couple months later in 2017. She had already scheduled me for a session for Summer 2017 at that point, and after meeting her I was so excited to work with her! F[...]

Why Scheduling Your Family Photos Once a Year is Important

Why Scheduling Your Family Photos Once a Year is Important
You know who doesn't exist? Moms who DON'T talk about how fast their kids are growing. I mean... it's true, right?! If you're a mom, you think on a daily basis about how your kid is already so different than last year, about how time is moving too quickly. Reason number 231 that having regular photos taken of your family is so important! I'll give you a couple other [...]

Hiring a Lifetime Photographer

Hiring a Lifetime Photographer
"Which photographer should we hire? Can we afford great photos? Will the kids cooperate for the photographer? Will it feel awkward?" - these are just some of the questions that we know float through your head when you think about updating your family's photos. We'd like to introduce you to a new concept...  a concept that will alleviate these questions and concerns: w[...]

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[...]

Best of 2016 : Families

Best of 2016 : Families
2016 was an amazing year for NRP Families and NRP Newborns! We met many new faces and also had the privilege of seeing the same sweet faces come back again... not just clients at this point, but friends. It's the highest compliment to us at NRP when we do see those same faces over and over again, and our goal is that our work reflect just how much we treasure those un[...]

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[...]

Mary Lou Film Mini Session

Mary Lou Film Mini Session
Mary Lou reached out to let us know that she and her family were going through an especially scary, incredibly trying season, and that she wanted just a few photos to document this time, in her words: "in order to glorify God's love, faithfulness and mercy". That might sound odd to some, but when you find your strength in the Lord, when in your weakness you are made s[...]

Lucy is 2! and Merta Film Family Session

Lucy is 2! and Merta Film Family Session
This family. Guys. Here is my goal as a photographer: to see your family grow over years and years and to document it along the way. I like random photo sessions as much as the next person, but they don't hold a candle to the joy that I get from photographing the same family year after year after year. Being THEIR photographer, not just A photographer. Let me te[...]