Founders Luke and Alisha Walker met at a photography conference in Los Angeles through mutual friends and quickly formed a strong bond. Despite living 1,000 miles apart, they found themselves regularly traveling back and forth to shoot together, discussing business until the wee hours of the morning. Luke eventually convinced Alisha to leave the Midwest and live with him in NY. (Diamonds do that kind of things to a girl!)
As the two competitors teamed up, they saw numerous advantages in working as a unit. Seeing a need for contemporary wedding films in Upstate NY, they formed a studio with a focus on team collaboration. This studio would allow talented artists to creatively join forces and give couples a wide variety of photo+video options and price ranges. Everything was merged into one company named Clark+Walker Studio.
The team at C+W is now comprised of accomplished photographers+videographers who are flown around the world for assignments and whose work is regularly featured in nationally renowned magazines and blogs. Please use the contact form on this website to see how C+W can create award winning work at your event.
Owner. Founder. Business Development.
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.
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.
Josh, a New Yorker, has run the cinematography department at C+W for the last half-decade. He oversees all things video from editing, to client interaction and 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.”
Office Manager. Photographer.
Katie is originally from Long Island and now oversees the day-to-day studio operations in our Troy office. In addition to coordinating all things photo, she is 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.”
Maisie studied design+photography at Sage College and followed C+W’s work for a while. When a rare internship opened up, she jumped at the chance and clicked beyond anyone’s expectations. She was an instant fit, so the video team scooped her up to where she’s found a permanent home. “There is something truly special about preserving moments in real time.”
Molly has been a portrait photographer for more than a decade and earned an MFA from CalArts. She started contracting with the C+W team in 2013. Her style+approach were a perfect match and she became an extremely valuable asset. As the studio grew, the team was able to hire Molly to shoot weddings for C+W exclusively. “I cherish the opportunity to capture such an intimate, emotional experience in people’s lives.”
Our humble abode is located in Troy, NY 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 service a variety of major markets in the Northeast. North of us are Lake George, Lake Placid, and the Adirondack Mountains, where we spend lots of time. East of us is natural beauty like the Berkshire Mountains and Southern Vermont, with easy access to Boston. South of us is (of course) NYC, the Hudson Valley, and the Tri-State Area. The Finger Lakes region lies just West of us for a quick drive (where Luke+Alisha were married themselves). In addition to all of these locations, we’ve also been hired to capture weddings in places such as St. Barths, Hawaii, Santa Barbara, Puerto Rico, the Arizona Desert, Bermuda, down to Mexico, and up to Canada. Regardless of the destination, we’d love to come photograph your event, whether just a short drive or a puddle jumper.
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