Tags archives: Nancy Ray Photography

Kayla and Michael Oakland Farm Film Wedding

Kayla and Michael Oakland Farm Film Wedding
Kayla and Michael's rustic, farm wedding was inspired by Kayla's childhood. Growing up, she used to spend a lot of time on her great grandparents farm, as did her grandfather and her mother. I love the way that the soft blush details intertwined with the farmhouse atmosphere. From the beautiful flowered pergola they were married under to the twinkle lights they danced[...]

The Most Surprising Effect of Our Internship Program

The Most Surprising Effect of Our Internship Program
6 years ago, I was completely overwhelmed. I finally stopped long enough to realize that I needed help in the studio, and I hired my first intern (link to “meet robin blogpost). I’m not gonna lie - it was incredibly helpful! I got more done and was less stressed because I had help. But this internship program has turned into not only a helpful resource for our studio,[...]

Charlotte Billington 1 Year Film Session

Charlotte Billington 1 Year Film Session
I'm pretty sure it was just yesterday that I was doing Beth and Shawn's maternity photos... how is it that their little one, Charlotte, is already one year old!? Beth was an old coworker from when I worked at Biogen, and we've kept up with each other through social media over the recent years. She and Shawn are truly just the sweetest couple, and watching them on thi[...]

Merta Family Raleigh, NC Film Session

Merta Family Raleigh, NC Film Session
I met Jean, Kevin, Lucy (and baby Charlotte, in Jean's belly!) at Fletcher Park one hot afternoon in August... Real quick about this family: we love them a lot. We've done literally every session you can think of for them: Jean and Kevin’s engagement session Their wedding Lucy’s 6 month, 9 month, 1 year milestone, and 2 year milestone They are NRP family, at this[...]

Piper Thorp Film Newborn Session

Piper Thorp Film Newborn Session
This family! From the moment I walked in the door at the Thorp home, I felt welcomed, at ease, relaxed. Lindsay and Brian were quick to make me feel that way with their warm conversation and their laid back natures. I took one little look at their sweet girl Piper, and I thought... this is going to be a great session! I enjoyed every minute of it... from holding and[...]

Why Portico Pictures Studio is a good option for Christmas Cards

Why Portico Pictures Studio is a good option for Christmas Cards
If you hadn't noticed, here's a fun fact about my preferred photographic style: I'm drawn more towards simplicity in environment, towards sweet details and moments, towards my subject as a whole. I can truly appreciate bare, simple spaces - why? because there are zero distractions when it comes to highlighting what's really important: people. Family. Moments. That's [...]

Lyndon Ray Film Newborn Session

Lyndon Ray Film Newborn Session
If you told me 10 years ago that I'd still be doing photography alongside Nancy in our post-college years, and that I'd be regularly documenting these fleeting days in the life of her growing family, I don't think you could have made me a happier camper. I cannot adequately put into words what a gift it has been to do sessions for this family. Let's talk about Lyndon[...]

Lyndon’s Birth Story Part 2

Lyndon's Birth Story Part 2
8:05PM We got checked in, made it to the room, and the nurse checked me: 7 centimeters! I was pretty thrilled about that! I labored in the bed with the heart monitor strapped around my belly. Goodness labor was intense at this point. I remember feeling hot, and my prepared mama busted out her American flag fans and kept us all cool! I loved having [...]