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Testimonials

“Even years later, I am still amazed at the beauty that Joanie captured on our wedding day. Joanie gave us the serene, calm presence we needed and we love the creative liberties she took as she photographed us. I was awestruck with our the final product, as was anyone who saw it. I feel that she accurately depicted not just the beauty in the details of our wedding, but the timeless romance my husband and I have shared for the past ten years. Modern and classic all at once. I loved the whole experience of having her as our photographer!”
-Ariel & Chad

“Finding the perfect wedding photographer was one of our top wedding planning priorities. My husband, a college art photography professor, obviously was quite selective of who we chose to work with. We were impressed with her use of natural light, which was captured beautifully in our fall outdoor wedding. Joanie was calm and professional throughout our emotional day and managed to keep the portrait sessions moving quickly without being pushy. We received our edited images in a timely manner and were thrilled with how she documented the details of our day that we likely could have forgotten.”
-Jessica & Chuck

“As we reflect on that evening, we remember all the kindness, patience, and guidance we received from Joanie. She helped in making everything so relaxed for our family, and we walked away feeling as if we had made a lifelong friend. We will always cherish the beautiful memories that were preserved through our beautiful photographs. We definitely will recommend Joanie, and will be using her again when we start our family.”
-Kim & Jerry

“Joanie Clay photographed our wedding at the beautiful Oakhurst Farm in May 2013. From our initial consultation through the delivery of our engagement and wedding photos, Joanie Clay was very professional and fun to work with. Joanie helped us tailor a custom package that suited our needs and budget. Our Engagement session photos were very beautiful; thanks to Joanie’s skills and directions. On our wedding day, Joanie arrived early before all other vendors. She and Kristin even helped the groomsmen with their boutonnieres! The photography before, during and after the ceremony was very well planned and executed. We could not have asked for more from a photographer. The photos are amazingly beautiful and illustrate the thought process invested in planning and taking these photos. Joanie let us proof our wedding and engagement albums before printing them, which worked out very well. Our friends and family were amazed by our wedding photos’ beauty and quality, and so are we. We highly recommend Joanie Clay as an excellent photographer for any photography work. We wish you God’s Blessings Joanie!
-Sincerely, Catherine and Sam

“My husband and I are so thankful we found Joanie. She was so accommodating while taking our engagement photos and agreed to travel to two different locations; the pictures turned out perfect! She was also very helpful on our wedding day! Joanie helped keep everything on schedule and captured so many memories from the day. We were blown away by all the photos and we have received so many compliments from everyone that has seen them!”
-Kathryn & Adam

“Joanie Clay photographed our wedding on 12.1.13 at Callaway Gardens. She put us at ease right away with her kindness and confidence! Working with Joanie was the easiest part of the wedding planning. In addition to her talent Joanie is amazing with people and got three generations of our families to cooperate quite nicely for pictures! When not taking specifically posed shots she artfully snapped candids that we treasure! Joanie’s rates were the most reasonable in the area for a professional of her caliber, and she got our pictures back very quickly. We are so grateful to Joanie and wouldn’t have trusted anyone else to photograph such an important day!”
-Leigh & Mike

“Working with Joanie was an absolute pleasure. She was very accomodating to our specific needs. We did a small, 14 person ceremony with a large reception later in the year due to my husbands schedule with the Army. Since it was our actual wedding day, it was very important to us that we had some beautiful photos. Joanie met with us and made sure she understood what we wanted and delivered by capturing the wonderful moments we shared that day. I will definitely be contacting Joanie for maternity and baby photos should we still be in this area when that time comes!”
-Allyson & Nathan

“We absolutely loved working with Joanie and Joanie Clay Photography for our wedding. When we were looking for photographers we wanted to find someone who could capture the natural beauty of a moment. When we first met with Joanie we instantly clicked and the work she showed us was beautiful. Her use of natural light was one of the biggest draws when we decided to go with her as a photographer. Working with Joanie was a pleasure the entire time. We did our engagement photographs in Piedmont Park and not only did she make us feel comfortable in a scenario we aren’t used to, but she produced the most beautiful engagement photographs that we loved. Even my now husband, who really did not want to do an engagement shoot in the first place, said how much he enjoyed the shoot and was glad that we did it. Prior to the wedding based on our wishes Joanie put together a schedule for photographs which was so helpful. It put a framework for us as to when we would be doing what. We did a first look and photos of the family and wedding party before the ceremony and then a few after the ceremony. It was very timely and you can tell she knows exactly what she is doing! It was great because we got the wedding photos we loved but were also able to enjoy the rest of our wedding! I cannot express the professionalism and great work that she does. She is very responsive via both phone and e-mail and is always there if you have questions or concerns. On the day of our wedding she arrived early at the venue to look around and scout the location. She captured all the moments that we requested and more. All of our guests who have seen the photographs have commented on how beautifully done they are. We received our photos and album in the mail in a timely matter and we love them all. We would highly recommend Joanie Clay Photography to anyone who is looking for a wedding photographer. We look forward to hopefully using Joanie in the future for other big events! “
Liz & Joe

“Joanie was the most wonderful person to have do our photos!  She worked around Adam’s deployment for our engagement photos and was wonderful the day of our wedding.  I am speechless of how beautiful our wedding day pictures are and how she truly captured how much we love each other and how amazing our day was.”
-Kimberly & Adam

“Joanie was such a pleasure to work with! Her artistic vision was truly remarkable to witness, and I am just thankful we decided to use her for our wedding pictures.  Not only does Joanie provide a unique vision, but she listens to ideas you might have as well.  She was able to incorporate every detail that I wanted to be noted and remembered at my wedding and she surpassed my expectations.  Joanie’s costumer service went above and beyond.  Every step of the way Joanie kept in touch with me, answered any questions I had, and even after the wedding was over, made it a point to personally make sure we had received our custom photo album. If that does not depict great customer service then I don’t know what does. We would recommend anyone to use her for your pictures, you will not be disappointed.  She made our day so memorable and now we have amazing pictures to look at to remind us of the best day of our lives.”
-Matthew & Chelsea Powell

“It was such a pleasure to work with Joanie, both on the wedding day and leading up to it! She met with me a couple times in advance to discuss the photos my fiancé and I wanted and even met for a walk-through of our wedding venue to find potential photo spots, which made things so much easier on the big day. She was very professional and easily coordinated our large bridal party, including a 3 year old ring bearer, to keep things running smoothly so we could get as many beautiful pictures as possible. All the pictures turned out amazing! I love the candid look of the shots and how they seem to capture the beautiful light and excitement from that day. I really can’t say enough good things…
Thanks Joanie!”
-Lauren & Will

“Hi Joanie, I cannot thank you enough! I love all of the photos in our album! You did such a wonderful job capturing our wedding.
-Meredith & Mike