Client Testimonials

Read these Raleigh Wedding Photographer Reviews and discover why we are the top choice for couples seeking a Raleigh wedding photographer! With a keen eye for detail and a passion for capturing authentic and artistic moments, we strive to exceed every couple’s expectations. But don’t just take our word for it – hear what others have to say about their experience working with us.

From stunning portraits to candid shots filled with emotion, our clients rave about the personalized attention and professionalism they receive.

Browse through these testimonials to see why we are the go-to photographer for unforgettable weddings in Raleigh, North Carolina and beyond, and hopefully, it will tell you a little more of how much we value your entire experience.

Kennedy & Ian – The Bella Collina Mansion – Stokesdale, NC

“They know how to make anything work in any situation”

 

Their work is the best. Our wedding photos are some of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen! Dani and Clay are amazing, the best power couple out there! Their hard work, teamwork, and communication style is so effortless!

They know how to make anything work in any situation – during our engagement photoshoot we had terrible lighting and it was raining all day (seemed like a terrible time for photos) but both of them made me and my now husband feel comfortable, confident, and most importantly beautiful.

They are amazing and I cannot express that enough!

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Sandy & Steve – The Barn at Valhalla – Chapel Hill, NC

“Professional, friendly, took time to know us”

Clay and Dani are the best photographers to work with! From the moment we met them, they have been professional, friendly, took the time to know us and made sure they captured every special moment of our wedding! Thank you for all you do!

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Emily & Shannon – The Angus Barn – Raleigh, NC

“Their vision and knowledge are unmatched”

Clay and Dani are the best at what they do. Not only is the work that they provide top notch, they also helped us along during the wedding day with keeping things on time. They worked alongside the wedding coordinators to make sure things went seamlessly. I would highly recommend them. Their vision and knowledge are unmatched at capturing those perfect memories. We are so glad that we chose them to photograph our wedding!

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Wedding couple posing inside Duke Chapel after their wedding ceremony in Raleigh

Eva & Anthony – Duke Chapel Wedding – Durham, NC

They will deliver it and then some.

Clay and Dani are the best photography team. If you are looking for something specific; they will deliver it and then some.

I had the privilege of having them photograph my proposal (that was a surprise they caught), my engagement pictures, and the wedding day.

They are so passionate, gracious, and patient. They delivered exactly what I wished for. I can’t thank them enough for blessing me and my family with these life-long memories to look at.

 

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Wedding couple posing in front of their church after their wedding ceremony. Not in Raleigh, but in Pittston, PA

Allie & Chris – St John Evangelist Catholic Church – Pittston, PA

“Dani and Clay were the ONLY part of our wedding that remained constant”

I am a covid bride and my husband is in the army. To say we faced challenges during our wedding planning is an understatement. Our wedding was replanned about 3 different times due to Covid and the Army.

Dani and Clay were the ONLY part of our wedding that remained constant. We didn’t have to sacrifice our wedding photos and that’s means too much to me. Last minute our wedding was changed from North Carolina to Pennsylvania and they said “no worries, we’ll be there.” We had many phone calls amidst the rearranging and Clay’s only concern throughout the whole thing was that we were okay. They reassured us everything would be fine and they would be there for us.

Dani and Clay create relationships deeper than just business with their clients. They create relationships that make you feel like family. They create bonds with their clients that turn into lifelong friendships.

If you find Dani and Clay, you have found a team to capture your whole life in photos. We plan on having them capture all the beautiful moments in our life from our wedding to our children and generations to come. If you have the opportunity to have Dani and Clay in your life, consider yourself blessed

 

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Shayla & Gary – The Bradford Wedding Venue – New Hill, NC

“You can truly tell they care about what they do and even more”

We can’t say enough great things about Clay and Dani! They are so thoughtful, artistic, welcoming and fun to work with. Luckily we were able to book them for both our engagement photos and wedding.

We are not the type of couple who know how to pose in photos but Clay and Dani walked us through every step of the way even giving little tips and tricks. Its amazing how much moving your leg just a few inches can make the photo pop but it is that level of detail and attention that make Clay and Dani so amazing.

On our wedding day they got every one of our must have photos and were even able to accommodate our last minute ones including some from our guests. You can truly tell they care about what they do and even more so enjoy it. After the wedding they invited us back to reveal the highlights putting a slideshow together and spending time talking just making us feel so welcomed. They have a great eye for epic pictures and we are so excited that we have them forever! We highly recommend booking them!!

Thank you Clay and Dani for capturing amazing memories!

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Wedding couple sitting on a swing looking at each other during their portrait session after their wedding ceremony in Raleigh

Tabitha & Chris – Walnut Hill Wedding Venue – Raleigh, NC

“I will forever be grateful for the memories that were captured”

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.

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Wedding couple posing during sunset at the Bella Collina Mansion in Stockesdale, near Raleigh

Charmaine & Michael – The Bella Collina Mansion – Stokesdale, NC

“They are some of the most compassionate and passionate people you will ever meet”

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 our 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 one of the shots below. 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.

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Wedding couple posing on sunset after their wedding ceremony at the Bella Collina Mansion near Raleigh

Julia & Mickey – The Bella Collina Mansion – Stokesdale, NC

“They literally brought my dream to life”

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 wedding.

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!!!!

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Wedding couple posing on sunset in Cary, which is near Raleigh

Martha & Terry – Cary Alliance Church – Cary, NC

“We could not have been happier!”

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!

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Wedding couple posing on sunset at the Bella Collina Mansion in Stocksdale, not in Raleigh

Haley & Alex – Bella Collina Mansion – STOKESDALE, NC

“They are also so helpful and knowledgeable in all aspects of weddings”

We have had the most amazing experience with Photos by Clay!

Clay and Dani have been such a pleasure to work with and they were absolutely one of my favorite parts of our wedding day. They are beyond talented and provide a gorgeous and unique type of photography that I find to be far above the rest.

Not only do they provide incredible photography, they are also so helpful and knowledgeable in all aspects of weddings. They were such an important part of our big day and I can’t tell them how thankful I am! They are so kind and knew exactly what i needed to hear in the crazy moments of the wedding day. My bridal portraits as well as our wedding pictures are outstanding.

You will definitely not regret working with this amazing couple – no matter what the occasion!

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Jackelyn and Sean – Southern Grace Farms – Angier, NC

“They truly captured every special moment”

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 would 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.

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Sarah & Nick – St. Thomas More Church – Chapel Hill, NC

“We knew that we wanted them to be our photographers”

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!

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Jakie & Tim – Bella Collina Mansion – Stokesdale, NC

“You could not ask for a better couple to handle the most important day of your lives!”

We chose Clay and Dani because their pictures jumped out at us immediately. We love the stylized look of their work and the way they capture their wedding couples really stood out to us.

When it was our day, Clay and Dani were phenomenal. Dani covered the bridal party while Clay worked in the groom’s quarters for both candid and posed photos. During our first look they were incredible at setting the scene and capturing a truly emotional moment that we never want to forget. Some of our favorite photos were the ones where they offered personal touches like helping us pose to make a heart between us in the sunset or chasing each other down the hills of the venue.

Once the day was over and all that remained was having the reminders from our big day, Clay and Dani delivered with the best photographs we could have imagined. Seeing how they were able to capture the most important moments, even the ones we couldn’t be part of directly, made these photos irreplaceable.

I would absolutely recommend Photos by Clay for any services they offer. They both just make you feel incredibly valued and are an absolute pleasure to work with!

Thank you both for creating the memories we will have for the rest of our lives and if you are considering Clay and Dani for you wedding, they are spectacular and you could not ask for a better couple to handle the most important day of your lives!

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Yenny & Albert – Bella Collina Mansion – Stokesdale, NC

“They delivered even with a camera-shy fiancé/husband”

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. 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.

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Caroline & Eric – Private Wedding Venue

“I knew the photos would be great long before the wedding was over!”

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 the photos would be great long before the wedding was over! I highly recommend!

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Courtney & Ryan – The Barn at Valhalla – Chapel Hill, NC

“Felt like we’d been photographed by old friends who happened to also be amazing professional photographers!”

Clay and his wife Dani were the first vendors besides our planner that we booked, and we knew right away we had made the right choice.

They invited us to their gallery home to show us their work, talk about their packages, pick out something perfect for what we wanted, and to get a feel for our personalities so they could make sure to capture those. Our engagement shoot was a freezing cold day but they were so accommodating with breaks and outfit changes that the pictures turned out gorgeous regardless. They even had us over for snacks, champagne, and a reveal of our guestbook with our engagement photos!

On wedding day, Dani and Clay both played such a huge role in helping us capture every step of the process, and even though by the end of it I felt like I couldn’t take another picture, their bubbly personalities and fun demeanor put me at ease that it was worth all the walking around and posing because I knew the pictures would be worth it! My husband and I had so many guests who all wanted pictures and family shots and Dani and Clay stayed the duration of the entire wedding, party, and send off to make sure everything was captured beautifully.

Clay has such a great eye for turning any setting into a beautiful photo – his work combines drama, emotion, framing, and lighting in such a way as to really capture a single moment that feels so candid and intimate while really being a masterpiece of planning and execution.

Dani’s warm big-sister presence kept me feeling calm and she definitely helped us stick to the timeline! It was so wonderful to work with a husband-wife team that showed such teamwork, care, and passion for their craft.

By the end of our day, we felt like we’d been photographed by old friends who happened to also be amazing professional photographers! I cannot wait to see the finished photos!

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Brittany & Clay – Clement Farms – Oxford, NC

“Tonight we had our photo reveal and I was blown away at our images! “

When I started the journey of wedding planning I said that the one thing I would NOT play around with would be the photography. I searched and looked.. actually stumbled across Photos by Clay but having looked through some of the pictures I said to myself this guy is amazingggggggggg there’s no way I could afford that.. a few months later my daughters gramma brought up the name again and I said to myself let me just check it out and Wow am I glad I did!

This husband/wife duo was soooo patient with us and made us feel so comfortable during our engagement/wedding. They are sooo thorough and will keep going until they get the perfect images!

Tonight we had our photo reveal and I was blown away at our images! Me and Clay want to thank y’all so much for your passion and for giving us the gift of these amazing images! We will be sharing the images soon!💕 if y’all need a wedding photographer this is IT!

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Shirley & Alex – MacGregor Country Club – Cary, NC

“[…]helped achieve my mission-impossible wedding with across the globe planning journey.”

I am so glad that I have found Dani and Clay among sooooo many other photographers to shoot for my wedding ceremony and wedding portraits. It is fate and it is karma :). Despite the time zone difference and the quite non-traditional family-style setting I requested, Dani and Clay have worked with me in relatively aggressive timeline. Their references for bakery, hairstyle and makeup as well as florist have literally helped achieve my mission-impossible wedding with across the globe planning journey. Thanks for your passion and enthusiasm in your work and in helping people in general…..Keep up the ever-demanding artistic perspectives!!

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