Month: February, 2012

A few random pics of the little one...


I can honestly say I’ve finally gotten used to juggling having a newborn along with the dual full-time jobs.  We’ve gotten into a comfortable sleep-work-play routine and I couldn’t be happier.  I realize that may all change once she starts crawling, walking, talking, etc….but I’ll take whatever I can get for now.  Here’s a few random pics from the last couple of weeks.

Eating bananas for the first time…

All tuckered out on the bed…

Getting ready to take her pics for the baby blessing announcements

This is without a doubt my favorite pic of her so far!!


  • latorya · Posted 02-22-12 at 4:27 pm · Link · Reply

    Mike she is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E!!!

  • Rachel · Posted 02-22-12 at 4:51 pm · Link · Reply

    My little cousin is so freakin’ cute!!! I just love her!

  • Dana Bouie · Posted 02-24-12 at 12:19 pm · Link · Reply

    OMG! She is so stunning Mike. I see top model in her future.

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Downtown Charlotte Engagement Session {Nadra + Chris} | Wedding Photographer M. Clay


Our second E-session of the year !  It was a slightly overcast day so the light was nice and even which allowed us to shoot pretty much anywhere.  We roamed around downtown just finding different spots and having a ball.  Nadra & Chris were an extremely fun couple to hang out with.  They love to smile. Period!!  There were a few times I was trying to get a “serious” shot which resulted in uncontrollable laughter….so I just had to roll with it.  And the great thing is…it captured exactly who they are.  I already know what kind of fun to expect on their wedding day later this year.  Here are some images from their session.


  • Paris Brown · Posted 02-21-12 at 11:28 am · Link · Reply

    Awww Ya’ll look great. Too cute. I’m so happy for the two of you. I wish ya’ll the best. Can’t wait for the wedding.

  • Starr Battle · Posted 02-21-12 at 4:57 pm · Link · Reply

    Wonderful images. Much love to you both.

  • Bonnie C · Posted 02-21-12 at 11:24 pm · Link · Reply

    Ya’ll trying to audition for a ramance part in a move or what? LOL! You all photos are very nice. How exciting!!!! what a remarkable feeling to have someone truly love you and Chris loves you and I know you love him. You loved him first when you first saw him and he said hi Nadra you melted. Yes you did…See you son.

  • Sandra Austin · Posted 02-21-12 at 11:37 pm · Link · Reply

    Great pictures! I see much love and happiness.

  • Debra J McCuller · Posted 02-22-12 at 10:49 am · Link · Reply

    My BEAUTIFUL Goddaughter…. she and Chris look so happy together!!! Isn’t she So Beautiful with those dimples??? God bless you and your future together. Love you guys!

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Engagement photo in downtown Charlotte, NC

Downtown Engagement Session Sneak Peek {Nadra + Chris} | Charlotte Wedding Photographer M. Clay


Here is a quick image from yesterday’s Engagement session with Nadra & Chris.  Look for the full blog post in a couple few days.

Engagement photo in downtown Charlotte, NC

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  • sarah cobb · Posted 02-23-12 at 10:14 am · Link · Reply

    A very much in love couple – Congratulations and a long and happy life together!

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Congratulations to 2 of our couples featured on Carolina Bride!!


We are are so excited to have 2 of our weddings from 2011 featured on the Carolina Bride website.  Be sure to go check out:

Cletise + Mike: Ballantyne Country Club
Wedding photo on the bridge at Ballantyne Country Club in Charlotte, NC
Claire + Alex: The Park & Speedway Club
Wedding photo at Charlotte Speedway Club

We are so thankful to be able to work with such wonderful clients and looking forward another great year in 2012

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First E-session of the year ! {LaTorya + Derek} | Charlotte Wedding Photographer


What better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day by posting our first engagement session of 2012!!  I was so anxious to shoot again after a 2 month layoff….and also because their previously scheduled sessions got rained out twice 🙁  We joked that it’s impossible to rain on their wedding day because we’ve already gotten it out of the way.  LaTorya & Derek are a fun, laid back couple and extremely great people to be around.  It ended up being ridiculously cold towards the end of the session so I have to give these two a huge amount of credit for being troopers and sticking it out in the frigid temperatures.  I mean it was COLD…the thermometer in the truck said 30 degrees when we finished up.  As you’ll see on the last shot….Torya was prepared.  She had these winter gloves that worked out perfectly for a couple of shots !!  I’m looking forward to shooting their wedding later this year.  Here are some pics from their session.


  • Keisha · Posted 02-14-12 at 3:13 pm · Link · Reply

    These are so nice! Im so happy for Torya and Derek. She is a very sweet person and a hometown girl!!! Great work Mike!

  • Maurice and Donna Taylor · Posted 02-14-12 at 4:41 pm · Link · Reply

    Love love love it!!! Wonderful Sunshine!!! Ohhhhh weeeeeeeeee!!!! Werk Mike Clay!!!

  • Ashlyn · Posted 02-14-12 at 4:50 pm · Link · Reply

    Very Nice….you’ll look so happy 🙂

  • LaRhonda · Posted 02-14-12 at 5:26 pm · Link · Reply

    Y’all are so freaking cute!! Love you guys!! I know the wedding pictures are going fabulous!!!!!

  • Tina Redmon · Posted 02-14-12 at 9:38 pm · Link · Reply

    Happiness is all I see! Beautiful!

  • LaTorya · Posted 02-14-12 at 10:36 pm · Link · Reply

    Thanks you guys, and Mike, I thank you for bearing the cold weather with us and making these photos look so good.

  • LaTasha · Posted 02-14-12 at 11:49 pm · Link · Reply

    These pics are beautiful, Torya and Derek….Great job Mike

  • Keisha Ingram · Posted 02-15-12 at 7:13 am · Link · Reply

    These are absolutely gorgeous!! Excited about your future together! <3

  • M. Clay · Posted 02-15-12 at 8:50 am · Link · Reply

    Thanks for the comments everyone !! I’m even more excited about their wedding day 🙂

  • Patricia (Tweet) Turner · Posted 02-15-12 at 11:10 am · Link · Reply

    Awww:-) Cuz ur so beautiful. I cried seeing your photos. Congradulations on your engagement. I wish u and ur king the best. Yall look wonderful together.

  • Christina · Posted 02-16-12 at 6:15 pm · Link · Reply

    Latorya and Derek, you guys are so beautiful. Way to go, Clay!

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