Photos by Clay is a wedding photographer in Raleigh, NC and covers the entire state. We're specialized in photojournalism and natural portraiture.
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Photo Shoot Types
Boudoir, Bridal Portraits, Day After Session, Engagement, Trash The Dress
Photo & Video
Digital Files, Photo, Printed Enlargements, Second Shooter Available, Wedding Albums
Photo & Video Styles
Artistic, Classic, Documentary, Dramatic, Modern
Getting Engaged, Rehearsals & Parties, After Party, Wedding
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Photos by Clay Reviews
5 out of 5.0
Reviewed On 7/11/2023 by Zahra Q
They (Clay and Dani) are such a lovely couple and really made our day special and have given us photos that will live with us forever. The dream team duo! The photos they took are incredible and captured our day perfectly. We could not be happ...
ier with the end result and
we would happily recommend them to anyone. Thank you Clay and Dani for making our day so special and giving us amazing photos to remember our day with for years to come.”
Reviewed On 6/27/2023 by Vanessa F
We had an amazing wedding! And because of Clay and Dani we get to see our beautiful pictures every day on picture frames through out our home! Simply amazing! Thank you guys! ❤️❤️
Reviewed On 6/24/2023 by Jane F
Dani and Clay are absolutely the best! They are extremely professional and kind. The photographs are stunning! They captured every detail, creating special moments and memories we shall cherish forever. Their creativity and attention to det...
ail are phenomenal!
Reviewed On 6/19/2023 by Jackelyn R
Dani and Clay are an absolute dream to work with. They treat you like family by inviting you over to their house to meet before booking with them. Leading up to the wedding they were so thoughtful and sent us tips/advice to help make sure we wo...
uld capture the best quality photos. They took the time to meet with us to get to know us as a couple and what types of photos were most important to us for our wedding day. On the day of the wedding they walked the grounds of our venue to identify the best locations for a first look and portraits given the weather and lighting. In most weddings I've been in the photographers will just ask you to chat or fake laugh when taking photos with your bridal party. These two were so creative and had us tell stories from our bachelor/bachelorette parties or memories as friends to create genuine smiles and laughs. It shows in every picture. On top of that they truly had fun as a couple while they were taking our pictures. We are so impressed by the number of photos we received and the quality of the pictures. They truly captured every special moment, and we will treasure the photos for many years to come. We would highly recommend hiring Dani and Clay.
Reviewed On 6/10/2023 by Stephanie C
We hired Clay and Dani to do our wedding photos in 2019 for our 2020 wedding. Due to the pandemic we had to reschedule to 2021 and then due to the birth of our son we had reschedule again to 2022. Dani and Clay were so easy to work with and the...
y were flexible with all the date changes. We appreciated their patients with us too.
The package we chose came with engagement photos, so we did those in 2019. They came out beautiful and we still have some of them up on a photo wall in our living room. Our wedding photos were even more spectacular. It started to rain before the wedding and we got some great shots with the rain behind us and then after the rain cleared up we got even more beautiful photos where you can see the agog over the pond behind us. Truly, what Dani and Clay did was art. They are so professional and know exactly what to do to get great shots. I’m so grateful we had them photograph our wedding. I compared prices of other photographers and their prices were very fair.
They also kept great communication with us from originally firing them until after our wedding photos were delivered. They are just so friendly, nice and easy to talk to. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
Reviewed On 5/17/2023 by Tabitha B
Clay and Dani photographed our wedding on May 30, 2021 and it was so much fun having them be apart of our special day. They took the most amazing and magical photos and I still love looking through all the memories they captured of our friends,...
family, and our first day as husband and wife. There comes a point where taking pictures becomes too much, but not with them. Clay made each photo enjoyable and allowed everyone to bring out their authentic smile, and I will forever be grateful for the memories that were captured by these 2 wonderful people. Thank you Dani and Clay for making our day so much more amazing than what it was! You guys gave us a gift we can never repay and we will forever be thankful for the both of you.
Reviewed On 4/17/2023 by Julia R
What is not to love about this couple!? They are so artistic, amazing, talented, helpful, professional..I can go on and on about how amazing this couple is. They literally brought my dream to life both through our engagement photos and my weddi...
ng. Their editing style is something I see in magazines and movies and I get that for myself now! They are so supportive and will do absolutely everything they can to make sure they capture you how you want. They helped to pose us to get our best angles and they are just so amazing. I love their working dynamic and gosh I just can't stop looking at my photos. All my guests have absolutely loved them and I can't wait to hang them on my wall. Please please book this couple! It is WORTH THE MONEY!!!. You will have this photos for the rest of your life so make sure they look amazing and this couple will for sure do that for you!!!!
Reviewed On 12/31/2022 by Sarah B
Clay and Dani at Photos by Clay were AMAZING to work with! They were both our engagement and wedding photographers on June 18, 2022 in Chapel Hill, NC. As soon as we had our first phone conversation with them, we knew that we wanted them to be ...
our photographers. They are professional and fun to work with. Most of all, I love their creativity, so if you choose to hire them, make sure you trust them to design the shots! They made my husband feel comfortable even though he does not usually like having his picture taken and they were good about helping us pose in ways that were natural. They go above and beyond what I expected from photographers, including helping me choose between outfits for the engagement photoshoot and having reveal parties to view the final photos. I definitely recommend them as a photographer, not just for weddings but any life event!
Reviewed On 12/03/2022 by Natalie R
Photos by Clay captured the most important day of our lives! Their work is priceless and they were absolutely amazing to work with! I can’t recommend them enough!
Reviewed On 12/03/2022 by George Z
The BEST! There’s no other way to put it. Dani and Clay are simply amazing and will go above and beyond.
Reviewed On 12/03/2022 by Kristen G
Clay and Dani did an amazing job and the edits were wonderful. The turn around time for the photos was much faster than expected too! Love their work!!
Reviewed On 9/28/2022 by TERRY F
Clay and Dani are not JUST photographers. They are truly amazing artists. Our wedding pictures and albums are outstanding and we could not have been happier!
Reviewed On 9/08/2022 by Lauren K
Clay and Dani were absolutely wonderful! When we met them at the wedding show, we knew they would be the perfect photographers for our special day. They were very easy to work with, even among the COVID reschedule that we had to do.
k was fantastic. It's great to have these two work together. Since they are a couple, they understand how each other takes photos, so I feel like we got wonderful pictures from two different angles, which I love.
I highly recommend hiring Photos by Clay for anyone that wants their wedding memories to be captured in a perfect manner. Thank you again for everything!
Reviewed On 8/29/2022 by Mitchell N
Clay and Dani were an absolute joy to work with before, during and after our wedding. They were great at communicating with us, and were also very accommodating and flexible when we had to change our date amidst the pandemic. Our photos turned ...
out wonderful. The two of them really elevated our wedding day, and the memories we'll have to look back on. I will add that, compared to some other wedding photographers, Clay's services are very reasonable and affordable, especially considering the high quality of work you'll be getting.
Photography is definitely one part of your wedding that you shouldn't cut corners on. Hire Clay to capture your special day.
Reviewed On 8/28/2022 by Lynn H
Clay and Dani were incredible! We hired them to take our family wedding photos and they far exceeded our expectations. We have 3 young kids and it was amazing how Clay and Dani were able to adapt to their unpredictable wants and needs. Our pho...
tos are precisely what we were looking for - fun, natural, and real. I highly recommend Clay and Dani!
Reviewed On 8/26/2022 by Yenny F
Clay and Dani are a power couple in photography, Clay the visionary and Dani the integrator. They handled my engagement pictures, which turn out fabulous!!! We took their advice, and they chose a spot for us. We got some cherry blossom trees in...
full bloom for gorgeous backdrops, the weather was also perfect. I paid a few hundred $ to get one of the engagement pics enlarged of acrylic glass as a central piece in my house. For our wedding pictures... amazing! I choose them for their aesthetic, style, and ideas that I saw online, note I was 2 states away from them, and they earn my trust fast with their approach via zoom call. They delivered even with a camera-shy fiancé/husband. The cherry on top is the communication with Dani throughout it all and detailed organization, very professional. These are very emotional events where the pressure is high, and you can see in their professionalism and passion that they care. Thank you, Clay and Dani.
Reviewed On 10/09/2020 by Charmaine F
Where to begin with Clay and Dani! My husband and I met Clay and Dani through our venue Bella Collina. Prior to our meeting I was incredibly intimidated by his photography style but was intrigued enough to ask them to come for an interview at o...
ur venue. Through the interview process and beyond, Clay and Dani knocked it out of the park. There are many talented photographers out there but with Dani and Clay you really are getting something special. They are some of the most compassionate and passionate people you will ever meet and we are so fortunate to have met them.
They truly are a dynamic duo in terms of photography talent and business.
The day of our engagement shoot - the weather was nonstop rain. There was a moment a torrential downpour started and I thought we would all run for cover but Clay crouched down (without cover!) and took extraordinary shots. He never ceases to impress me with his ability to find the best photo opportunities regardless of the circumstances.
From our engagement shoot to the wedding day - Dani continued to check in with me to see how I was doing and closer to the wedding day provided helpful guidance for the wedding day, and asked for a shot list to ensure we were able to capture the most important shots. They day of the wedding, I was stressed and overwhelmed with a number of things that went wrong and when they arrived - they both consoled me and told me everything was going to alright and it definitely helped alleviate my stress. I really appreciated that affirmation and I think that speaks volumes to how caring they are.
I could go on and on but, in short- if you need a photographer for ANYTHING Clay and Dani are your people. Book them and you won't regret it.
Reviewed On 8/16/2020 by caroline b
Photos by Clay are an amazing team and go above and beyond to make the best experience for everyone involved. They took the time to get to know us as a couple, are very easy to get along with, extremely patient, kind, creative and professional....
They know all the details to capture, big and small, and go above and beyond in order to provide a memorable experience capturing life's important memories! I highly, highly recommend PhotosbyClay to anyone who not only wants their important life moments captured but who also wants to have the best time doing it!
Reviewed On 8/16/2020 by Eric M
Clay and Dani were awesome, and we are so glad we selected them to capture our special moments. Their experience, deep knowledge of photography & lighting, and likable personalities made for a very memorable and enjoyable experience. I knew th...
e photos would be great long before the wedding was over! I highly recommend!
Reviewed On 8/12/2020 by Todd M
Photos by Clay is a dream to work with. They make it fun and exciting and we loved having them capture our special day! They are very responsive to emails and are available whenever you need them. Thoughtful and creative in capturing just the...
right shot. On our wedding day there were so many things that we missed, but they caught everything. Wonderful personality and very professional! If you are looking for the best photographers you need Photos by Clay. If you hire anyone else just know that you got second best. Highly recommend Photos by Clay!!!
Reviewed On 3/19/2020 by Christiane V
My husband and I got married on 1/12/2019. Clay and Dani were wonderful to work with. My husband-to-be at the time and I sifted through tons of wedding photographers on WeddingWire looking for example photos that would reflect our “style” at an...
affordable price, and we finally hit the nail on the head with Photos by Clay. This fun and professional husband and wife team met with us privately to discuss our needs, attended planning events with our wedding planner (Knot Your Average Events, also incredible, highly recommended!). Clay and Dani attended our rehearsal dinner to get to know the family before the wedding. We were extremely pleased with their ideas and the finished product! The extensive online photo gallery was available to us for a year after the wedding. We ended up purchasing an amazing slideshow that Dani put together with her own musical background, that we could share with guests and friends who could not attend, an album, and several metallic prints for framing and gifts. We brought our wedding album to our green card interview with USCIS and the interviewer was so impressed he called in a passing colleague to look at the album. Clay and Dani really captured the magic and happiness of our wedding evening such that these strangers were touched! My husband got notice that his greencard was approved the same evening. We still keep in touch and are friends with Dani and Clay; they are exceptional people!
Reviewed On 3/14/2020 by Kevin H
I've known Clay and Dani by reputation and I have admired their work for several years but it was only recently that I had the privilege (yes, privilege!) of working with them. Based on my 25 years of experience as an ordained minister and offi...
ciant, I have rarely encountered such a combination of consummate professionalism and outstanding interpersonal skills. While the choice of photographic style is a matter of taste and personal preference, in my opinion their work is always stunning and captures the very essence of a couple's wedding day. Most importantly, they are kind, warm personable and caring and willing to do whatever it takes to capture every moment of their couples' special day in the most captivating and artistic way possible. Clay and Dani have far exceeded even my very lofty expectations of their work. Get in line and book them NOW!
Reviewed On 3/12/2020 by Melissa P
Clay and Dani - where to begin!! We went to the Bridal Show January 2019. Our goal for the day was find a photographer and DJ. The bridal show was very hectic. When we stopped at Clay and Dani’s booth - we spoke with them for about 5-10 minute...
s. In those minutes we never once discussed their services or pricing - Clay wanted to hear our story. How we met/engagement/ plans so far. That, in addition to their amazing personalities, made us choose Photos by Clay. With the welcoming feeling we had from them, not to mention their affordable pricing - they were our first choice. I feel like Clay and Dani were a part of our family. We got engagement photos, bridal portraits and wedding photos. The photos we have are truly a treasure to forever remember our amazing day. I would highly recommend this amazing team!! If we ever have a need for a photographer in the future they will be our first choice!
Reviewed On 3/11/2020 by Christabelle P
This February Photosbyclaync photographed my sons wedding in Raleigh, NC. Dani & Clay were marvelous in putting the bride, the groom and the bridal party at ease throughout the event. They moved around effortlessly and captured memories we wi...
ll cherrish forever. They were sensitive to and respectful of the people involved in all aspects of this event. They worked their magic in spite of the wintery weather we experienced on the day of the wedding. They showed patience and talent in getting the flower girls and ring bearer to smile especially in group settings.
After reviewing the entire bridal/wedding shoot, I am having a challenging time to choose the highlights for my album. There is no doubt that Dani & Clay have captured the radiant essence of the bride and the debonair charm of the groom from every angle and lighting condition. I would sincerely recommend “photosbyclaync” as photographers who succeed in capturing the ’Special moments’ of the bride, the groom, the wedding party, their families and guests.
This team brings their “A” game to all your special occasions and milestone events.
Reviewed On 3/11/2020 by Alan D
I've worked with Clay and Dani with Photos By Clay on several weddings and shoots. Their professionalism and abiliity to capture the perfect shot is amazing. Unique to them is their ability to use darks and shades to contrast color. You see ...
many photographers overexpose to white wash and soften, and Clay does this when appropriate, but he's a natural when using the edge to create stunning pops of color. The lengths they go through to capture the perfect angle with positioning and light is insane; it's not uncommon to find Clay laying on the floor with his camera and meter looking for the perfect shot. If you are looking for an uncompromising professional photographer with a flair, look no further.
I’m originally from Brazil and couldn’t handle to harsh winters of Ithaca NY, so I moved to North Carolina.
I have a degree in computer science and love geeking out about programming. One of my addictions is motorcycle races.
My second addiction is photography. As soon as I walk into a place I’m analyzing lights, lines and thinking how would I shoot here.
Wedding photography is a huge part of our business. We LOVE it and feel blessed to share such an important moment in our client's lives.
Starting Range: $3,000 - $4,999