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Photography in Chapel Hill, NC,
(607) 592-1446
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    Kevin Holland

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  • I've known Clay and Dani by reputation and I have admired their work for several years but it was only recently that I had the privilege (yes, privilege!) of working with them. Based on my 25 years of experience as an ordained minister and officiant, I have rarely encountered such a combination of consummate professionalism and outstanding interpersonal skills. While the choice of photographic style is a matter of taste and personal preference, in my opinion their work is always stunning and captures the very essence of a couple's wedding day. Most importantly, they are kind, warm personable and caring and willing to do whatever it takes to capture every moment of their couples' special day in the most captivating and artistic way possible. Clay and Dani have far exceeded even my very lofty expectations of their work. Get in line and book them NOW!

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    Thank you so much Kevin! It was really a blessing to part of this wedding. And I've never seen such a happy bride during her ceremony with you as her officiant! We definitely were happy to register those moments. We can't wait to work with you again as well. We are looking forward to many more moments like that!

    Arleen Peterson

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  • 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.

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    Arleen M. Peterson, thank you very much! We have no words to say how much we love the connection we created with your daughter and son-in-law and with you as well together with the whole family and friends. It was a perfect wedding day and we are grateful to be chosen to document such precious moments!

    Kit Fernandez

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  • 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 we... Read more

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    Thank you so much Kit! Since the first moment we met you and Angelo at the rehearsal dinner of your son's wedding we knew it was going to be an even more special wedding to us. And we were right. The love and support we received from you and Angelo were incredible! Other than loving documenting weddings we love this kind of connection we create with our couples and their families. Thank you!!!

    Scotty Williams

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  • Clay and Dani were an amazing team who made a wonderful addition to the day! I partnered with them in celebrating a couple and they were integral to the success of the day. I don't know that I ever saw them take a break because they were always on their feet capturing not just the couple, but their guests and loved ones in a number of candid situations! They were looking for shots all night and were incredibly dedicated to catching the bride and groom! I cannot wait to see how amazing their shots look because they worked so hard on the wedding day and it showed! I cannot wait to party with them again very soon, and would happily recommend them to anyone looking for committed professional photographers.

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    Thank you so much Scotty! We really appreciate your words and your support for our work! Photographing a wedding is hard work, but once we are in, every single moment counts and it is so worth it! :) Thank you!!!

    Meissa Peterson

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  • 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!

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    We are so thankful to you both for choosing us to be your wedding photographer. We are blessed to have met you and we felt so welcomed and comfortable with your entire family and friends who were so nice to us since the day before at the rehearsal and dinner until the last minute of the wedding day. We really appreciate your lovely words. Can't wait for our next adventure together :)

    Renee Innes

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  • 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!

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    Thank you so much, Renee! It was such a great honor to register this important moment of your lives. We loved everything about your special day! It was so happy and beautiful!

    Laura I Lusiak

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  • Clay and Dani are very professional and caring photographers. They know how to capture the special moments with attention to detail and emotions. They photographed my daughter’s maternity shoot, her wedding and will also shoot her son’s first birthday. I can’t recommend them enough. They are AMAZING and we love them!

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    Oh Laura! Thank you so much for your sweet lovely words. The love goes all back to you and your incredible family. We are so happy Kaitlin chose us to photograph her wedding and I had the chance to meet all of you! Thank you!!!

    Shannon Horrigan

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  • 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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    Shannon, thank you so much! We really had an amazing time with you guys throughout the wedding planning, wedding day and after wedding moments! Thanks for trusting us and choosing us. It was an honor to photograph such an important day of your lives!

    Brittani

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  • 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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    So very thankful to be a part of this incredible day!!! You guys were more than we could ask for! You have a beautiful family, and we hope for a bright and wonderful future ahead of you guys. Once again, Thank You!

    Jennifer Sommer

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  • Photos by Clay did an amazing job at my daughter's wedding. They went way beyond our ideas and produced beautiful,tasteful photos of her special day. We definitely will use them again!!

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    Thank you so much! It's an honor to us to receive a review from the mother of the bride ❤️ You and your families were so nice to us the whole time. The Wedding of your daughter was beautiful. We will thank you all forever for trusting us to document this special moment of your lives. 🤗

    Krys

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  • His pictures clearly speak for themselves...but beyond the photos is a man who really values the intimacy of marriage and is able to capture those moments that cannot be spoken. working with them truly has been a dream. my finace and I get married this October and are truly impressed. weve had 3 meetings so for which really lets you get his vibe. hes relaxed and comforting even while under the pressure of taking hundreds of phots. we took out engagement pictures halfway in the rain and fog and he still made it work. His wife is amazing as well. very helpful in helping me find any extra help I may need. and is ALWAYS in touch or checking in on you. really could not have asked for a better photographer.

    Krista

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  • AMAZING ! :)) In every way !! This is the photographing team you want by your side for any special occasion. I’m a pro makeup artist and hairstylist For over 17 years. I love my job but it’s talent such as theirs that really make me love what I do. Clay and Dani have this incredible energy. It’s infectious and will translate in all your photos. They are talented, punctual, detail oriented, creative and enthusiastic. You just can’t go wrong. It’s always an honor to work along side such beautiful artists.

    Alan Dail

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  • I've worked with Clay and Dani with Photos By Clay on several weddings and shoots. Their professionalism and abiliity to capture the perfect shot is amazing. Unique to them is their ability to use darks and shades to contrast color. You see many photographers overexpose to white wash and soften, and Clay does this when appropriate, but he's a natural when using the edge to create stunning pops of color. The lengths they go through to capture the perfect angle with positioning and light is insane; it's not uncommon to find Clay laying on the floor with his camera and meter looking for the perfect shot. If you are looking for an uncompromising professional photographer with a flair, look no further.

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    Alan, thank you so much for your words on this 5-star review! We do the best we can to accommodate all our couples' needs and going the extra mile is always our first priority. Hoping for lots of more weddings working with you guys again!

    Michele Workman

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  • Photos By Clay is an excellent husband and wife photography duo! They do a great job of working together to get the most amazing shots. I am a wedding planner who had the privilege of working with this couple and I loved every minute of it! Clay and Dani made sure they were familiar with the venue before the wedding day and even came to the rehearsal to be familiar with the flow of the ceremony. They arrived the day of the wedding ready to go and knew exactly what shots they wanted to capture. They followed the timeline to a tee while being able to capture everything the bride and groom desired! I am impressed with their dedication to the couples they work with, responsiveness to other vendors and love for what they do. I can't wait to work with them again!

    Ernesto Robayo-Camacho

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  • 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... Read more

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    Oh Christiane! Thank you so much for your adorable words. I'm literally crying here. We're all living difficult times. I think I'm even more sensitive than I normally am 😍 These words couldn't have come in a better moment. ❤️ Clay and I are grateful to have both of you as friends. And the story about the green card interview and the album was really nice to read. Thanks again! We need to grab some dinner after all this nightmare passes. Please, say hi to Ernesto
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