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.

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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 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


Adaya & Jordan



The Bella Collina Mansion Wedding – Stocksdale, NC

Clay and Dani (his wife) were like the cherry on top of our perfect wedding day! They provided a descriptive breakdown of how the day was going to go in order to maximize the number of photos we would take. Each photo was breathtakingly beautiful. We were able to document the entire day from getting ready to our sparkler exit. I will be hiring again for our next big events!



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!

Caroline & Eric



Special Wedding Venue

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!

Yenny & Albert



The Bella Collina Mansion Wedding – Stocksdale, NC

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.



Christiane & Ernesto



Chapel Hill Botanical Garden Wedding – Chapel Hill, NC

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!

Tim & Jackie



The Bella Collina Mansion Wedding – Stocksdale, NC

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!

Sarah & Nick



St. Thomas More Church Wedding

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!


Julia and Mickey



The Bella Collina Mansion Wedding – Stocksdale, NC

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 that 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 these 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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