Clark+Walker Studio was formed as the brainchild of Luke Walker and Alisha Clark.
They met at a photography conference in Los Angeles through mutual friends and quickly formed a strong friendship. Even though they lived 1,000 miles apart they found themselves traveling back and forth to shoot with one another regularly, while talking about business until the wee hours of the morning. Luke eventually convinced Alisha to leave the Midwest to come live with him in NY (diamonds do that kind of thing to a girl!).
As the two “competitors” teamed up, they saw huge advantages in working as a unit. While seeing a need for contemporary wedding films in Upstate NY as well, they decided to form a studio who’s focus would be on team collaboration. This studio would offer extremely talented people the option to come together, join forces, and it would also give couples a wide variety of photo+video options and price ranges. Everything was merged together into one company and the studio was named Clark+Walker Studio.
The team at C+W is now comprised of a group of photographers+videographers who are regular contributors to some of the nation’s largest magazines and blogs while being flown around the world for assignments. In addition they are commissioned every year to shoot fashion runway down in NYC for the hottest dress designers in weddings. Please use the contact form on this website to see how the studio can create this type of award winning work at your event.
Owner. Founder. Photographer.
Luke is originally from Upstate NY and has been capturing weddings all over the Northeast for 10+ years. In addition to his weddings, he is regularly commissioned by top wedding publications like The Knot and Wedding Style. “My favorite aspect of photographing weddings is the friendships I’m able to forge with awesome couples. I truly do get the best couples!”
Owner. Photographer. Weddings. Kids.
Alisha brings her Midwest hospitality to the East Coast in our studio (although the accent is gone). She’s been professionally shooting the longest of anyone in the studio, and has a wide ranging client base from weddings to families. “The best part about being a photographer is capturing the real moments. Whether it’s a wedding, or a family, I love capturing what’s real.”
Head of Cinema. Videographer. Editor.
Josh, a New Yorker, runs the cinematography department at C+W and has for 5+years. He over-sees all things video from the editing, to the client interaction, to the final deliverables. “My favorite part of weddings is seeing and telling the story. Each wedding has a story that keeps me extremely passionate about videography.”
Photo Coordinator. Associate Photographer.
Katie’s originally from Long Island, but now oversees the day-to-day studio operations in Upstate NY. In addition to coordinating all things photo, she’s the lead Associate Photographer. “My favorite thing about working at C+W is getting to follow my life’s passion. I had always dreamed of capturing people’s most important moments through the camera and I love it.”
Our humble abode is located in Troy NY, which is in the Capital Region of Upstate, NY. We call this historic storefront surrounded by massive windows our studio. Don’t let our physical location fool you though, we strategically picked this spot to be able to service a variety of major markets in the Northeast. North of us we have the Lake George, Lake Placid, and the Adirondack Mountains which we spend lots of time in. East of us we have natural beauty like the Berkshire Mountains and Southern Vermont, while also having easy access to Boston. South of us we of course have NYC, the Hudson Valley, and the tri-state area as a whole. The Finger Lakes region lies just West of us for a quick drive (and is also where Luke+Alisha were married themselves). In addition to all of these locations being a quick drive from our studio, we’ve also been hired to capture weddings in places such as St Barths, Hawaii, Santa Barbara, Puerto Rico, the Arizona Dessert, Bermuda, down to Mexico, and up to Canada. Regardless of where your event is being held we’d love to come, whether it’s a short drive or a puddle jumper.
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