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. Yes, I wake up 3 in the morning to watch free practices. I’ll watch anything that goes fast… Heck, put two turtles to race and I’ll stop and watch them! Hey.. don’t judge cool

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. Only now I’m starting to get into drinking coffee. I still don’t love it, but it’s good during the winter.


Hello! Here is Dani, short for Daniela.
I would never think I would become a photographer and photo editor with a background in Civil Engineer back in Brazil, the country where I am from. Growing up in a family with 3 siblings, my parents always made sure to register the happiest moments of our lives through photographs and lots of albums. My parent’s Wedding album, in particular, is my biggest inspiration. It is so beautiful and it says everything about their love of more than 50 years.
Aside from photography, my passion is traveling! I love to be able to follow my dreams wherever they take me! With my sensitive personality, I am constantly trying to do my best in making people around me happy. Most of the time you will see a smile in my face! I really enjoy being a sensitive happy girl, and I am so fortunate to work with what I love!

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Raleigh, NC wedding photography at its best! When it comes to documenting weddings and creating images that are both timeless and beautiful, we are the right option. If you are looking for a wedding photographer in Raleigh, NC, then let’s talk. Our weddings collections are a combination of both professionalism and aesthetics. We create memorable images that can be a reference of your happy day.



Planning your wedding and in need of professional engagement pictures to use on your save the date cards? Then Photos by Clay is your go-to photographer in Raleigh, NC. This service is specially created to help you preserve the memories of your engagement and document a part of your life in a way that complements the beauty of your wedding day. Book us today for a wonderful experience.


Portraits & Seniors

Captuting important moments of youf life is what Portraits are all about. Doesn’t matter if it is your family, maternity or your high school senior images, we focus on creating beautiful images that are memorable and capture attention to show who you really are. These images are yours to keep for a lifetime and will decorate the walls of your house. Get in touch and let’s create something special for you and your family.

Photographer was my # 1 thing when I knew that I was about to get married. Clay was the first vendor I contacted to be my photographer at my wedding. I have million other options to choose but ‘I LOVE THE QUALITY OF THEIR WORK’. Not only that, Dani and Clay are very accommodating, they are on time, flexible and fun people to deal with.
Irene & Chad

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If you love what you see, our wedding collections start at $2299.. If we are within your budget, we would love to sit with you and talk about creating something unique and amazing for you on your wedding day.

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