Month: January, 2013

Charlotte Engagement Session {Megan + Terry} | Wedding Photographer M. Clay


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Megan & Terry were our second E-session of 2013. This definitely had the look and feel of a winter engagement session.  We hung out this past weekend and enjoyed the beautiful light that was presented to us. It got pretty cold towards the end of the session, but they handled it like pros. On top of them being a great duo to work with, we had a very interesting session because they both ran into old friends while we shooting and I ran into an old co-worker and a previous groom.  Apparently, they are just as popular as I am 🙂  We ended up with some great images and I’m looking forward to shooting their wedding in March.



We ran into an old co-worker of mine who allowed us to use their cool bike for a quick shot. I thought it was a pretty neat prop.
Engagement session photo on bike
Engagement session of beautiful couple


Megan had her own creative idea for a shot incorporating their wedding date.
Charlotte engagement session idea coffee cup date



Her wedding date idea with the coffee cup gave me another idea…



  • Carmen McAdoo · Posted 02-15-13 at 4:08 pm · Link · Reply

    Great pictures of two beauties, Megan and Terry. I love them all!

  • Herbert McKinney · Posted 02-16-13 at 12:45 am · Link · Reply

    I wish you both the best of luck. SQ #2

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Alissa & Jax…Partners in crime


It has been entertaining watching Alissa grow up right before our eyes and the acclimation to Jax has gone great.  They have gotten along perfectly since Day 1 and she’s only tried to ride him about 10 times.  I’ll never forget Jax meeting her for the first time and couldn’t quite figure out what she was.  Fast forward 16 months and they are best of friends.  Probably because Alissa feeds Jax….constantly.  Like all the time.  Many times we’ve had to closely monitor her while eating her dinner to make sure didn’t ‘share’ most of it with Jax.  Usually where you find one, you find the other.  I think it’s pretty cool Alissa has her very own 100lb personal protector. Here’s a few various shots I gotten of the two of them…

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Their other favorite thing to do….looking out the window
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And in the fridge


  • marietta douglas · Posted 01-18-13 at 11:33 pm · Link · Reply

    These are the most precious photos, esp. the frig. I love that window view. Mine would give anything to get inside a refrigerator. Coming from an expert on Dobies.

  • Eric R. Miller · Posted 02-01-13 at 11:56 am · Link · Reply

    Outstanding pics. They are so personal and authentic. Hold on to all of these memories Mike and Meeka, they come and go very (2x) fast. God bless.

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Charlotte Engagement Session {Danielle + Chigozie} | Charlotte Wedding Photographer M. Clay


Let me first say…I was so touched by all the great compliments they received  just from the one sneak peek photo we posted earlier this week.  It’s obvious that they are surrounded by friends and family who are extremely happy for them.

So here it is…our first E-Session to kickoff the 2013 wedding season !!  I hung out with Danielle & Chigozie earlier this week and I can’t emphasize enough what a wonderful couple they are.  You will quickly see from the photos Danielle LOVES to smile, and laugh,….a lot 🙂 It was just a tad chilly in Charlotte, but you can’t tell from the pics because they had no problems staying close and keeping warm. They are one of those couples that have such a natural interaction that makes them so easy to photograph.   We are looking forward to shooting their wedding this summer.  Here are some images from the great session we had.













Charlotte Wedding Photographers – M. Clay

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  • Emeka Ogwuegbu · Posted 01-11-13 at 10:29 pm · Link · Reply

    Hey Chichi, congrats! man. You and Danielle look absolutely fabulous in all the pics, wish you guys nothing but the very best as you gradually count down to your big day.

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Charlotte Engagement Session | 1st 2013 Sneak Peek


I couldn’t resist….I’m a little bit excited about our first E-session of the New Year! Here’s a quick image of Danielle & Chigozie. Great looking & fun couple. We’ll be posting their full session later this week.

Sneak Peek of Engagement session of beautiful couple in Charlotte

Charlotte Wedding Photographer | M. Clay Photography


  • Lillie Scott · Posted 01-09-13 at 9:53 pm · Link · Reply

    We just love the picture and the pose; however, we can not see the engagement ring which we think is a major factor!!!!!!! Love is definitely in the “AIR BIG TIME”!!!!! WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR YOU GUYS”!

  • Hairstylist Benita Blocker · Posted 01-09-13 at 10:39 pm · Link · Reply

    Flawless picture! I love the hair! Wink. Wink. Lol! Congratulations! You two look like a little piece of heaven together! Definitely a match made in heaven! It’s going to be a great New Year!

  • kevin J Walden · Posted 01-09-13 at 10:41 pm · Link · Reply

    A beautiful and lovely looking couple; it been awhile since i have seem two people so much in love. This picture is sincere and should be on the cover of a book for an example of love. To Danielle and Chigozie, it brings back memories.
    I wish you both 100 years together.

    God bless,

    Kevin J. Walden

  • Tameko Sowell · Posted 01-10-13 at 10:09 am · Link · Reply

    Danielle and Chigozie,
    I am so happy for the two of you! Your picture is simply beautiful, I love it!!!!
    I know this year is going to be a great one!! Wishing you many blessings and much happiness!
    Love you both!

  • Carolyn La-Crockett · Posted 01-10-13 at 12:21 pm · Link · Reply

    It’s really nice to see Danielle smile. The pic capture that. Good Job. Every time she comes in for her nails. Her eyes would light up when we talk about Chigoize. I don’t think my eyes lights up like that when I talk about my husband. It more like I’m rolling my eyes about that subject. I can’t be more happy for her.

  • 36A00 · Posted 01-13-13 at 7:15 am · Link · Reply

    Beautiful. I can’t wait until the big day.
    Akuna matata!

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First United Methodist Wedding {Melanie + David} | Charlotte, NC


Our last wedding of 2012 !  Melanie & David are one of those couples that are all smiles…all the time.  They got married at the beautiful First United Methodist Church in uptown Charlotte.  I’ve passed by this church for 30+ years but never had the opportunity to go inside until now.  They make a great looking couple, had a fun wedding party, and an overall awesome wedding day.























A hilarious pic of me and the other great vendors I worked with on this wedding.


  • Brandon Pointer · Posted 01-10-13 at 9:04 pm · Link · Reply

    I look good in these photo’s!! hahaha

    • M. Clay · Posted 01-11-13 at 7:33 am · Link · Reply

      I make everybody look good Brandon. LOL. Had a great time working with you guys

  • Ingrid Montgomery · Posted 01-17-13 at 1:33 pm · Link · Reply

    Get it Pointer Boys!!!!

  • Lucille Pointer · Posted 01-23-13 at 4:55 pm · Link · Reply

    Brandon you work hard at looking good.

  • Nicole · Posted 02-11-13 at 1:25 pm · Link · Reply

    wonderful- wonderful pictures

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