Get to Know Us
Raleigh Wedding Photographer and award-winning Photos by Clay travels the world documenting its clients’ most cherished life moments.
This husband and wife duo is known for their charismatic and fun personalities. Originally from Brazil, they migrated to the United States over 20 years ago and have been documenting couples special days for almost 10 years now.
Clay is a lighting specialist. He’s also an educator who teaches other photographers at national-level conferences and has articles published in nationally recognized photography magazines.
Dani is the front face of the business. With a contagious smile anda consistently positive attitude, she will be your first point of contact when first enquiring. She’s also responsible for keeping our crazy calendar organized. Another essential task she’s responsible for is editing. She’s the one who does most of the editing for our clients.
As you can see, we’re a small business located in Chapel Hill NC, serving not only the Durham and Raleigh area but the entire country and even international destinations.
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
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!
Awards & Publications
Coffee isn't really my thing. I tried it.
I think about food 50% of my day
I should stop buying black t-shirts.
When I retire I want to travel around the world.
I like dogs but I don't have any!
I used to hate my name, but now I think it is unique and I love it.
I'm a scorpio but have no idea what that means...
I crave Coca-Cola but only drink it once in a while.
There are 9 time zones in the USA... WOW!
I'm the youngest one in my family.
For years I thought gun point was a place (so and so was held at gun point)
Shouldn't we have flying cars by now?