We woke up thinking about how perfect the day went and how grateful we are for ya’ll! You both did such an amazing job from the lighting to fixing my dress. I will definitely recommend you to anyone who needs a photographer!! Ya’ll were the best. My whole family just kept talking about how they loved your directions and how sweet ya’ll were. We will forever be grateful!
– Lauren & Adam

Recently, Joanie photographed our son’s one-year milestone. The family portraits were beautiful, and she captured the essence of our son’s emerging personality. Our session was in the evening, close to our son’s bedtime, so he was tired and more serious than usual. Joanie was very patient with him and managed to make him smile and laugh. We absolutely love the photos and would recommend her over and over again.
– Carrie

Joanie was our photographer for our wedding, and we just got the pictures back and LOVE her work!! She was so enjoyable to work with and knew exactly how to get the best pictures to capture the emotion and joy that filled our special day! I would highly recommend her to anyone!! Her work is wonderful!
– Gaston

Joanie was absolutely amazing during our wedding day! We had a unique wedding, having a traditional Christian church ceremony and then an Indian-themed reception and she rolled with the punches! She was so patient with the bridal party and the family, even when everyone was trying to snap pictures with their cell phones. She was great at giving direction to all of us during the shoot. I’m not always comfortable posing in front of a camera and I never know what to do with my hands, but Joanie made it easy! And with a smile on her face! We all had such a good time. I can’t wait to see how the photos turn out. I recommend Joanie for any kind of photoshoot you might be looking for! If you have a good relationship with your photographer, I believe it is easier to get good pictures, and Joanie makes it easy! Thank you so much for bringing magic to our wedding day!
– Katie & Rohit

We have trusted Joanie with two of the most memorable events in our lives, our wedding, and our newborn’s first portraits. Our wedding was seven years ago and since then I have envisioned the day that Joanie would be able to photograph our baby. Seven years later, it finally happened. Joanie worked with us to schedule the session within 2 weeks of her birth so that the photos captured the sweet newborn sleepy faces and her tiny features that have already changed at 7 weeks old. Joanie drove from Lagrange to Northeast Atlanta to our home so that we did not have to leave the house with a newborn. Joanie brought equipment and props and completely transformed our nursery into a professional studio. She worked with me to incorporate my ideas into the photo session by using my wedding dress and a crocheted bonnet and diaper cover. She was so loving and gentle with our little one. Joanie even brought a warmer to keep her cozy and comfy. I was amazed at how she was able to get our baby to pose so many different ways. It was so hard to wait for the pictures to be edited but it was worth the wait. They are amazing! Absolutely beautiful! What a special memory that is forever captured in photography. Joanie Clay Photography offers extremely reasonable prices with exceptional quality. When compared to other wedding and newborn photographers in the area, Joanie beats them all with cost and exceptional artistry. I highly recommend Joanie Clay Photography for your family’s special moments.
– Natalie & Jay

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 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

Taking our family pictures at a water park lodge seemed pretty daunting to me but Joanie handled it better than I thought it could be handled. It was loud, crowded, and pretty chaotic, now add an 8-year-old and a cranky 2-year-old. Somehow, she stayed patient, made us laugh, and gave us some great family memories. She was on time, professional, thought of things we didn’t, adapted seamlessly to our surroundings, and worked great with our girls. Thank you, Joanie.
– Christine

Joanie and her wonderful staff shot our wedding at the Ida Cason Memorial Chapel at Callaway Gardens in June and WE HAD THE BEST OVERALL EXPERIENCE IMAGINABLE! If you are reading this in search of a photographer for your special day, here is my hopefully helpful, insightful review based on my experiences with Joanie Clay Photography:
1) Yes, I would refer Joanie to my best friend if she was getting married. She and her staff made the entire process, from my initial inquiry to the final picture taken on our wedding day, EFFORTLESS.
2) Joanie and her staff were on time for our events. They were actually early; when we arrived, they were already set up and ready to start shooting!
3) Joanie and her staff were very professional to work with throughout the entire process. They made me feel very relaxed and comfortable the day of the wedding (and that was the first time I had met Joanie in person). I was very impressed with this aspect, as it almost felt like it was one of my friends taking my pictures.
We recently received back our wedding pictures (our complete online album of ready-to-order digital proofs) and OUR PHOTOS ARE INCREDIBLE! We could not be happier with the way she was able to capture every moment of our special day! 110% recommend Joanie Clay and her awesome staff for any and all of your wedding photography needs!
– Maryllyn

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

Joanie was so great to work with. She took absolutely beautiful photographs of our family – ones we will surely treasure for a lifetime! I would highly recommend to anyone. Thank you, Joanie!!
– Lori

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

Just used Joanie for a family photoshoot of 11 people – she was fabulous! Especially good working with the younger kids – miracle-worker!
– Jeni

Working with Joanie was an absolute pleasure. She was very accommodating to our specific needs. We did a small, 14-person ceremony with a large reception later in the year due to my husband’s 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 customer 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

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

Joanie was perfect from the beginning. She was very helpful and did everything she could to get our special day just right! We had a rowdy bunch, and she was great at keeping everyone together and got some beautiful pictures!! Thank you so much, Joanie!!
– Meaghan

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

Joanie was perfect from the beginning. She was very helpful and did everything she could to get our special day just right! We had a rowdy bunch, and she was great at keeping everyone together and got some beautiful pictures!! Thank you so much, Joanie!!
– Meaghan