Raleigh NC Wedding
and Portrait Photographer
Throughout the years we’ve been blessed to have the opportunity to work with couples from different backgrounds, ethnicity and different countries.
Every wedding we photograph is special, no matter how small or how big they are.Below are some reviews we have received from our couples. This is just a small subset of over 100 5-star reviews we have received through social media, WeddingWire, and Google . Hopefully it will tell you a little more of how much we value your entire experience.
Eva & Anthony
Duke Chapel Wedding - Durham, NC
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.
ALLIE & CHRIS
St John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church - Pittston, PA
Photos by Clay is hands down the BEST in the business! 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.
Charmaine & Michael
Bella Collina Wedding - Stocksdale, NC
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.
Caroline & Eric
Special Venue Wedding
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!
Christiane & Ernesto
Chapel Hill Botanical Garden Wedding - Chapel Hill, NC
Affordable and beautiful photos just perfect for us
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!
Melissa & Chris
Market Hall Wedding - Raleigh NC
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 minutes. 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!
Melissa’s mom wrote:
If your looking for a Photographer-photobyclaync-Clay and Dani – should be your only choice. I just finished looking at the beautiful pictures of my daughter and son-in-laws wedding in Feb. It took me 2 sitting to be able to see them without crying. They captured the day with such ease and friendliness they felt like family. From engagement pics, bridal portraits, and wedding day start to finish. So many pictures we will be able to re live the day for years to come. Thanks Clay and Dani was great to meet you both. “
Chris’ mom wrote:
“Professional with attention to details
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 will 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.”
Irene & Chad
Cedar Groves Acres Wedding - Creedmoor, NC
For all my life, photos are always be one of the most important things. It will capture the memories, photo can speak million words to anyone who sees it. When I was planning my wedding, I had at least 12 photographers on my list, I have seen their photos collection as well, and some other works they have. The moment I saw Clay’s, I definitely stop looking for another vendor, because I know he is the one that I would like to hire for our wedding. Clay and Dani had been very helpful and professional, they did amazing and magical photos for our wedding. Clay went extra miles to meet our expectation. They are no longer just a vendor for us, they are also our friends that we can hang out with. We are really happy that we chose them as our wedding photographer.
Renee & Sport
Durham Club Wedding - Durham, NC
Clay and Dani are dedicated to make sure you are completely happy with their work.
We hired Clay and Dani to photograph our December wedding. While speaking to Clay over the phone I could tell he immediately knew what we were wanting. Their professionalism is above par. They captured every moment of event and their work is captivating. If you review the pictures on their website you will see examples of the excellent work. What you don’t see is their charming personality, which literally is the icing on the cake! I would HIGHLY recommend them for any event. I’m so glad I was able to witness their talent first hand!
Emily & Shannon
Angus Barn Wedding - Raleigh, NC
The best at what they do!
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!
Brittany & Clay
Clement Farms Wedding - Oxford, NC
Magical Wedding Day
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!
Shirley & Alex
Jordan Lake Wedding - Durham, NC
Passionate photography by the amazing couple
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!
Marli & Ben
Asheville Botanical Garden Wedding - Asheville, NC
You guys are amazing professinals, have you as photographers was a bless!!! You did not measure efforts to make our day unforgettable!!! You worked so much more than what you were supposed to and we really appreciate it. 5 starts is not enough, you two deserve 10 starts.
I will high recommend your service to any family and friend without any fear, because of the experience we have with you was aswsome!!! It is hard to express in few words!!! You not just provide great images, you also provide a great time together, because you are great!!!
Thank you so much!!!