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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