Partners || Wedding Photographer Raleigh NC - Photos by Clay

Doyle's Vineyard : Offers beautiful private spaces for outdoor or indoor weddings, receptions, and other special celebrations. Great and affordable location for your wedding.

Cubillos: CUBILLOS is dedicated to working with high school athletes to collaborate and create customized videos highlighting skills to send to athletic college recruiters.

Your Charm - Event Planning and Decorating: Your Charm provides events and wedding planning and decorating. They're very easy to work with and are located in Willow Spring, NC

Stolochi Makeup&Hair: Makeup and Hair Stylist for special occasions, Weddings, Photo shoot, Graduation, Prom, Birthday Party, etc.

Brags || Wedding Photographer Raleigh NC - Photos by Clay



One more time we received the Couple’s Choice Award from Wedding Wire. It’s an honor to be within the 5% wedding professionals in my area. This award must be shared with all awesome brides who trusted us to document the most important day of their lives. Click on the image to the left if you want to read our great reviews on Wedding Wire!

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Once again we got feature in the inspiration section of the Shutter Magazine. This is a big deal since the Shutter Magazine is probably one of the most important photography magazines in this country. It's always an honor to have our work recognized by such a publication!


We're honored to have received the Couple's Choice Awards this year. This award honors the top 5% of wedding professionals on WeddingWire. It's a huge accomplishment. We worked hard in 2017 and it's great to see our efforts recognized. I couldn't be happier and would like to thank all my brides who are responsible for this award. Your trust is crucial to the continuing success of our business. Thank you for great memories! Click on the image to the left if you want to read our great reviews on Wedding Wire!

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Shutter Magazine is one of the most respected photography magazines in this country. We're very proud that an image from one of our engagement sessions got highlighted in the August 2017 lighting issue.


Publication & Award

One more time we were featured in the Shutter Magazine. It's the most reputable photography magazines in this country. It's published by photographers to photographers. It's always an honor to have our work recognized in such an important publication.

This image also placed 3rd in the MagMod sunset image competition. We're very humbled by the recognition of our efforts by these two leading companies in the photography industry.


We are very proud to be amongst the 20 Best Photographers in Raleigh, NC.

Expertise's goal is to be a hub where qualified experts can connect with people to share their knowledge, experience, and skills.

They looked at 148 photographers in Raleigh and picked the Top 20.



We are very happy and proud to be selected as one of the 2017 Forever Bridal Wedding Pro. This is one of the largest bridal shows in the area.

Wedding Wire Reviews || Wedding Photographer Raleigh NC - Photos byClay

I have had the pleasure of working with Photos by Clay. Their work ethics are outstanding and the quality of their services are amazing. Every photo they take tells a story and is breathtaking! They offer a level of professionalism that customers deserve. On a personal note, they are a lovely and fun couple to work with. I highly recommend Photos by Clay!

Lori Perez


The feeling that you get when you work with Photos by Clay is like your mother and father are taking the photos. They capture every moment without question. Like this is the most important day in their life! You won't get that from anyone else!



I highly recommend Photos by Clay! Clay and Dani were very professional and thorough in the preparation and execution of shooting our wedding. They were easy to work with and the results were very impressive!

Thomas and Natalie Wooters


We loved having Clay and Dani as the photographers for our wedding! There was so much attention to detail, and we love the outcome of our prints. Beyond that, Clay and Dani were such friendly people to share our wedding with. Great people and great service!

Ben Kirchner and Marli Araujo


Excellent photographer and fantastic pictures. Lots of professionalism and great talent. The best option for such a special occasion.

Javier and Anna Pabon


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A Few Google Reviews || Wedding Photographer Raleigh NC - Photos by Clay

"My family and I did a family shoot with Dani and Cleibe over at Duke Gardens and day were very professional and very patient with our little one! Our picture turn out amazing, we are extremely happy with ther amazing job ! Thank you so much for everything !"

Lizi Lizi


"There are no words that could describe our wonderful experience with Photos by Clay. Dani and Cleibe created a flexible, comfortable and inviting atmosphere for me and my family. They were open to suggestions and ideas. They took their time with us and that was very important for us since we have a 3 years old boy and a 19 months old girl. Their photos are absolutely beautiful!!! We can not wait for our new bundle of joy to be born so that they could take more pictures. They are the Best!!! I recommend them to anyone and everyone…."

Tais Huber


"I was searching for someone to take headshots for my daughter. I reached out on Facebook and Dani immediately contacted me. From our first consultation with Clay and Dani, both my daughter and I, found them to be warm, professional, courteous and attentive. They listened to exactly what my daughter wanted to have in a headshot, and made suggestions. They spent time getting to know her as a person. They came prepared with samples of their work, and we immediately scheduled a session. On the day of our appointment, Clay and Dani spent the entire afternoon with us doing both studio and outdoor shots, all the while, letting us give feedback on each shot as it was taken. They paid special attention to lighting and all the little details that go into getting that perfect shot. Their endearing personalities put us at ease right from the start. The proofs were emailed to us within days of the photo shoot, and they personally delivered the photos we ordered to us in a very timely manner. We were so pleased with the finished product, and will most definitely use them again. We've already referred our friends :)"

Lynn Hebert

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And Some Facebook Reviews || Wedding Photographer Raleigh NC - Photos by Clay

"Clay and Dani did our e-pics and are shooting our wedding this year, and I have to say I feel so lucky to have found them! Their pictures are amazing, we got so many great shots, and I've gotten so many compliments on how wonderful they turned out. And to top it off they are the most fun and personable couple you could hire! They make the whole process so much fun and you will want them to be at your event because they immediately feel like your close friends, not just another vendor!"

Jessica & Antwine


"We are so very happy with our decision to have our daughter's college graduation photos done with Photos by Clay! They took the time and care to take a variety of shots. Their professionalism, passion and artistry were amazing! Beautiful work! I'll be referring them to all my friends if they're ever in need of a photographer. Simply the best!"                                       

Andrea Rivera


"As one of the owners of Doyle's vineyard I am honored to have "Photos by Clay" be a part of our Venue. Their work continues to amaze me every day. Clay & Dani are some of the nicest people to work with. We look forward to continuing relationship with you for years to come."
Troy Hernandez


"You guys are amazing professionals, have you as photographers was a bless!!! You guys did not measured efforts to make your day unforgettable!!! Work so much more than 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 from the experience we have with you was awesome!!! It is hard to express in few worlds!!! You not just provide great pics you also provide great time together, because you are great!!!Thank you so much!!!"
Marli Araujo


"I like To use words that can truly mean, what a moment or a situation can express. In this case forget about talent, price, time which comes to play in every photo shooting. Cleibe Souza and Dani Saldanha Souza for you guys I say DEVOTION and DEDICATION. This couple will go to any length to capture a special moment in your life, Clay is not satisfied until he gets the camera and lighting just perfect for the moment, he will climb a tree and lay on the dirt if needed Lol ... Really, that's his passion, that's what he was born to do. And his wife and assistant, she will take care of you while he is there working to make sure things work smoothly just the way he wants. Do yourself a favor if you have the time and devotion choose a meaningful spot for your family and book a picture session with them. Life runs very fast. Freeze with a moment captured by them."
Juliano Serna


"Awesome photos & very professional if you are looking for someone with experience this by far the best person to go to!"

Brianna Cole

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