Month: September, 2011

Charlotte Engagement Session | {Sherita + TJ}


A couple of weeks ago, we hit the town with Sherita & TJ in downtown Charlotte for a fun E-Session.  They are one of those couples that can be intimate & serious one minute and fun & laughing the next.  We had a great time and great weather.  However, some pretty intense wind kicked up towards the end of the shoot and would not let up.  It was blowing Sherita’s hair and dress all over the place. so I had to change up the plans a bit to work-around the elements.  I’m sure we’ll have just as much fun shooting their wedding next year.


  • Quiana Gee · Posted 09-07-11 at 11:31 pm · Link · Reply

    I LOVE IT…OMG…I love what you have done..Thanks for making my sister and future bro n law…MODELS for a DAY!!!

  • T.J.'s parents · Posted 09-08-11 at 6:58 am · Link · Reply

    We are so proud of TJ and Sherita and looking forward to the wedding next year. The pictures are wonderful; absolutely love them.

  • M. Clay · Posted 09-08-11 at 7:40 am · Link · Reply

    Thanks Quiana and Mr. & Mrs. Turner. I’m looking forward to next year !!

  • Sherita · Posted 09-08-11 at 9:07 am · Link · Reply

    Mike I love the pics! That was a interesting shoot with the wind and you made it so easy for TJ and I…we look forward to you working on our wedding!! Our theme is a Love of Natural Simplicity and ironically nature showed up…

  • Onnessia (Cousin of the groom) · Posted 09-08-11 at 9:32 am · Link · Reply

    @ M. Clay–I absolutely love them ALL! M. Clay you did an amazing job capturing the love that is obviously there! (May need to use you one

    @ Tj and Sherita—You guys look like showstoppers….This makes it even more real that you guys are getting married!!! Can’t wait! Love you guys!

  • Sherita mom · Posted 09-08-11 at 12:40 pm · Link · Reply

    you took some beautiful picture of tj and my baby can’t wait for the big day Thanks tj for making her happy

  • Mia · Posted 09-08-11 at 4:51 pm · Link · Reply

    Tear, tear….wonderful pics! Yall did great and I cannot say how excited I am for yall! What a blessing!

  • T.J. · Posted 09-08-11 at 7:31 pm · Link · Reply

    Mike! You took some awesome pics of Sherita and I…we look Essence cover ready! LOL! Thanks again for allowing us to be who we are and capturing our love for each other in this way! Thx everyone 4 all this nice comments!

  • TJ's Sister · Posted 09-08-11 at 10:03 pm · Link · Reply

    These pictures are absolutely exquisite. You captured the essence of their relationship in these shots. I am glad one of my best friends’ ship finally came in. Sherita’s the right one for my brother.

  • Shamere · Posted 09-09-11 at 10:56 am · Link · Reply

    OMGosh!!! I almost cried looking at these and that was the perfect song for you guys!!! I love love love the photos!! I’m too excited for you guys. Love you both!! 🙂

  • Jazmine · Posted 09-09-11 at 6:32 pm · Link · Reply

    Oh my!!! You both look absolutely beautiful!! I looooove your engagement photos!!! You both should do an ad for a dentist with those great pearly whites!! Re you look gorgeous…it’s like you have your own personal Beyonce wind machine blowing that hair around!! Go Norvel…looking suave!! You both are the!! Love you both to life!!!! I can’t wait until April!!!!

  • Cheryl · Posted 09-10-11 at 8:24 am · Link · Reply

    Sherita and TJ- Awesome! I love the pics! Elegant and everything- can’t wait till next year!

  • Alice Brown Cole TJ's Aunt · Posted 09-10-11 at 12:35 pm · Link · Reply

    I can’t believe that you have reached this stage of your life. You have turned into the handsome young man I always knew you would be. Your bride to be is absloutely stunning. I hope you will be happy and prosperous as you build a life together. Auntie

  • Kia Chambers (Trice) · Posted 09-10-11 at 2:18 pm · Link · Reply

    TJ, My My My how you have grown!!!!! The pictures are amazing. May God Bless your union!!! I love you TJ. Kia (Trice)

  • Thomas - TJ'S uncle · Posted 10-21-11 at 4:09 pm · Link · Reply

    The pictures are beautiful, but then again, how could they not be, right….lol, best wishes to you and your lovely bride to be….much love lil bro……

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Ballantyne Country Club Wedding {Cletise + Mike} | Part II


Here are the rest of the images from Cletise & Mike’s wedding.  Because of time constraints, I very rarely get the opportunity to do many creative shot witht the entire bridal party, but I’ll share a few we got to do at this wedding.  The bride & groom session went great and we able to get a good variety of shots.  And you’ll see from the reception…a great time was had by everyone. 

We mananged to sneak in a few final shots of the newlyweds before the night ended…

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Ballantyne Country Club Wedding {Cletise + Mike} | Part I


Our only wedding in August was a special one…there were so many things we loved about Cletise & Mike’s special day at Ballantyne Country Club:
– This was our only outdoor wedding of 2011
– This was our first time shooting at a golf club
– The bridesmaids dresses had pockets 🙂  Yep…don’t ask me why, but for some reason, I love pockets on bridesmaids dresses.

In addition to Cletise & Mike being an extremely fun and easygoing couple, their families were equally as enjoyable and their bridal party also a lot of fun.  Cletise had an excellent color scheme…the dresses and bouquets complimented each other very nicely.  The weather was very cooperative all day for pics and it ended up pouring down rain during the reception after we we were all inside, I appreciate Mother Nature for sparing us for the wedding.

Since I have quite a few images to blog from this one, I’m breaking it up into 2 posts.  Part I highlighting pre-ceremony and Ceremony photos.  Part II, the bridal party, bride & groom session, and reception.  Enjoy…

Cletise and Mike…thanks again for allowing us to be a part of such a beautiful occassion.  I’ll be posting Part II in a couple of days.


  • mike · Posted 09-02-11 at 10:52 pm · Link · Reply

    I have to say mike made this day one of the most memorable moments of my life he caught everything and that says alot for just pictures thanks for capturing our day and freezing it In time !

  • Cord · Posted 09-03-11 at 9:30 pm · Link · Reply

    These pics are epic! I need these….c/s what you said big bruh!

  • Cletise and Michael – Wedding | · Posted 09-14-11 at 9:02 am · Link · Reply

    […] for the couple!  Mike Clay was the photographer; be sure and check out his website to see the beauitful images he captured.  Some of my favorites were of the bridesmaids who all wore different dresses, all from […]

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