Tags archives: Nancy Ray Associate Photographer

Olivia’s NRP Journey

Olivia's NRP Journey
I know this is a totally cheesy thing to say, but I honestly still find it hard to believe that THIS is my job. If you had told me 5 years ago that this is where I would be, what I would be doing, and who I would be doing it with; I would never have believed you. I often get asked how I became a part of the #NRPteam and I am forever clarifying that I am not, and have [...]

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[...]

Hadley Grace Hoffman Birth

Hadley Grace Hoffman Birth
It was November 10th, and I was just pulling into my driveway after running a few errands. It was early in the afternoon, and I saw Krystal's name pop up on my phone. I answered, prepared just to chat (we've been friends since high school), but she very calmly started the conversation by explaining that her water had broken, and that she and Adam were headed to Rex to[...]

Lawson Fletcher Film Newborn Session

Lawson Fletcher Film Newborn Session
Jared and Courtney welcomed me into their home just days after their son Lawson was born so that I could document their little dude within the first week of his life. I had a great time getting to know them as they were getting to know their sweet baby boy! Sometimes, if I'm really lucky, I get to be present for a really great "first" at a newborn session. Examples[...]

Cameron and Daniel Downtown Film Maternity Session

Cameron and Daniel Downtown Film Maternity Session
I officially love shooting sessions around the Capitol building downtown. I don't know what it is, but those sessions always are with clients who I'm like "YES. I like you. Let's hang out ASAP." Cameron and Daniel's maternity session was absolutely no different: there was lots of great conversation, laughing, and I'm officially extremely excited to photograph their ne[...]

Ice Family Film Session

Ice Family Film Session
I got to know the Ice family at a session I did with them a couple of years ago. Most of my repeat clients are families with really little kids, but the Ice kids are a bit older - back then Emma was 15, Evan was 13. Seeing them two years later, at 17 and 15, was pretty cool. It definitely served as a reminder to me that older kids are changing and growing just as rapi[...]

Grace Almond Film Newborn Session

Grace Almond Film Newborn Session
Meeting baby Grace was a highlight of my week! I was able to do Margaret and Jonathan's maternity session a couple months prior, so I was excited about seeing the two of them holding their little one in their arms. I got one little glimpse of that sweet little head full of hair and almost fell over... SO adorable! Y'all have heard me say before: you never really kn[...]