About me

personal details

  • I thrive under blue skies and sunshine
  • There is nothing better than the beach and the ocean waves
  • Make me laugh and you have my friendship
  • I love Venice
  • I believe in passion, practice and stamina
  • Have as much fun as possible
  • Horses touch my heart
  • My flute is my anchor
  • I am a slow jogger and a fast walker
  • Best friends are worth gold to me
  • Give me a huge salad and chocolate and I can survive

about me

Born in Los Angeles, Dayle Ann Clavin studied music in Salzburg, taught classical flute at the Landesmusikschulwerk Upper Austria and performed chamber music.

In the early 1990’s Dayle discovered her love for photography and in the following years exhibited in galleries around Austria including the Nikon Gallery, Vienna, Pan Optikim Gallery, Burgenland, 44iger Haus, Leonding Linz, and the Anton Bruckner Zentrum, Ansfelden. In 2001 She graduated with honors from The Prager Fotoschule.

Dayle has won awards in international photography competitions including Prix de la Photographie de Paris, International Competition for Women in Photography USA, and the International Photography Competition of San Diego County Fair. Her work has been published in magazines such as PHOTOGRAPHIE, and the book” The World’s Greatest Black and White Photography”.

In June 2014 she was awarded the EP Qualification by the Federation of European Photograhers (FEP).

In October 2014 Dayle Ann Clavin was a Nominee in the categories of Fashion and Fine art in the Black and White Spider Awards.

In November 2014, she recieved a Silver Award in the Creative Composition category of the WPPI (Wedding  and Portrait Photographers International). Competition.

In March 2015 she recieved the FEP European Wedding Excellence Award at the FEP European Professional Photographer of the Year Awards 2015.

In November 2015, she received the Honorable Mention Award in the category of fashion as well as 3 other nominations in the Black and White Spider Awards 2015.

In January 2016, she was a finalist and among the top three of the Austrian Wedding Awards.

Since 2017 she has received 28 bronze  awards in the Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditation of Sue Bryce Education.

In July 2020 she got a Silver award from WPE International Photography, Second Half 2020 Only Competition.

Dayle Ann Clavin lives in Salzburg, Austria. She offers elegant and timeless images with an emphasis on a fashion oriented and fine art finish. As a citizen of both Austria and the USA and having lived in Belgium and England, she has international experience,  accommodating to various cultures and speaks fluent German as well as her native language. Whether wedding, portraiture, family, teens, branding photography, she  organizes sessions for her clients special wishes in order to create a high quality memorable product and serves the local area as well as other Austrian  destinations.  She also travels to other destinations in Europe and the USA, including Southern California.