Month: September, 2012

NFL Thursday Night Football in Charlotte, NC | Panthers vs. Giants


Last week, I had an amazing opportunity to shoot my first night game!! Charlotte, NC and the Carolina Panthers finally made it to the big stage on NFL Thursday Night Football. Unfortunately, the home team didn’t put on a great showing as the Giants got the best of us with a final score of 36-7. Our offense never got going the entire night. It sapped the energy out of the stadium and there were a lot of long faces on the Panthers sideline and in the stands. I have a lot more shots than this, but I don’t want to bore you with a bunch of Giants highlights 🙁

The NFL Network crew prepping and tweeting before the pre-game show.

Swimming and Track & Field Olympic medalists Ricky Berens and Manteo Mitchell

John Beason looking like the Terminator !

Leydy Bonilla singing the National Anthem

Victor Cruz didn’t get a chance to salsa in the end zone

Giants signal caller and last years Superbowl MVP Eli Manning

Gotta love the fans !!

I guess the one bright spot for me personally was I played Andre Brown in one of my fantasy leagues. He racked up 113 rushing yds and 2 TD’s 🙂

I did manage to capture the only Panthers score of the night…Cam Newton diving over the pile.

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  • Ebony · Posted 10-19-12 at 9:52 am · Link · Reply


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Happy 1 year Birthday to my daughter !!


Alissa turned 1 yesterday !!  It truly is amazing how time flies and how much kids change and develop over the course of a year.  I watched her go from lying helplessly on the floor to running around opening cabinets & doors, chasing Jax, hitting Jax, feeding Jax, talking, giving attitude, etc. But it has been an extremely blessed and enjoyable year.  We made it through the first year with no emergencies, and excellent health except for one small bout with croup (baby strep throat)…and that was it.  Of course we’ve gone through the not so fun times that every parent experiences….the teething, the sleepless nights, the changing of blowouts (Ugghh)…but it’s all part of the journey right ?  My wife and I have had nothing but wonderful times with our little lady…and what better way to remember those times than through photos.  And I sware, it seems like she had me take a pic of her in every outfit. I thought I would share a few photos starting back from Day 1.  I also have to thank my parents, my in-laws, and my sister for all of the free babysitting services provided so that we could still have our date nights 🙂

The rest of the photos are from Alissa’s “unofficial” 1 year old shoot. My wife came up with some ideas, and we just went out and played around a bit.

Happy Birthday Alissa !!!


  • Crystal · Posted 09-24-12 at 4:17 pm · Link · Reply

    Mike!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing! These photos are awesome!! Happy birthday Alissa! 🙂

  • Heidi · Posted 09-24-12 at 4:34 pm · Link · Reply

    Wow…I am speechless! Your family is so adorable! I especially love the one with her in the air and the b&w with your wife. How precious!

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Brakefield Wedding in Rock Hill, SC {Nneka + Idris} | Charlotte Wedding Photographer


This was our last wedding in August and another one of our fun couples.  Nneka and Idris tied the knot at Brakefield at Riverwalk…a new venue in Rock Hill, SC.  We had previously shot their super hot engagement session and Nneka’s killer bridal session, so I already knew what to expect on wedding day.  The weather was sunny….very sunny actually, but the entire day was beautiful.

Nneka’s daughter is always aware of the camera and has no problem posing whenever the opportunity presents itsself. LOL

Nneka & Idris opted to do a first look and it was such a beautiful moment. I loved the reaction to the little surprise gift she had for him…

Nneka & Idris…you guys are such a photogenic couple and I truly appreciate being able to captured your special day. I wish you many blessings on your new marriage any the new addition to your already beautiful family 🙂


  • Nneka W. Talib · Posted 09-24-12 at 2:24 pm · Link · Reply

    Mike, we can’t say thank you enough for capturing OUR moments…the realness of your pictures amazing me..I wanted to see our fine wrinkles and not look like a photo shopped disaster…we truly thank you!! Idris, Nneka, Rashid, Nnea and yes, even BABY TALIB!!

  • Justin Baines · Posted 09-24-12 at 4:19 pm · Link · Reply

    Wow…. These Pics are AMAZING!!!…. Congrats to you Both and May God continue to Bless your marriage and your family!

  • john thomas · Posted 09-24-12 at 4:37 pm · Link · Reply

    look like it will last,may GOD BLESS.

  • Aqilah · Posted 09-25-12 at 6:38 pm · Link · Reply

    I’m very happy. I finally have an up scale daughter. LOL.

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LaTorya & Derek's wedding in Statesville, NC


Congratulations to LaTorya + Derek.  We traveled to Statesville, NC last month for their wedding.  Here are some photos highlighting their beautiful day.


  • Beverly Hall · Posted 09-13-12 at 7:45 pm · Link · Reply

    What lovely union and God richly bless the both of you as you now are one in Christ Jesus. Let the church say Amen!!!!!

  • Tandra Gaither · Posted 09-17-12 at 9:36 pm · Link · Reply

    WOW such lovely and beautiful pictures. God is so good. Continue to walk into His lighted path as 1 and watch the blessing grow. Beautiful pictures.

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