Photos by Clay Blackmore


Clay Blackmore is one of the most passionate professional photographers in the country today and a true innovator in the world of wedding photography and portraiture. Working out of Washington, DC, Clay’s style blends the beauty and timelessness of classical portraiture with spontaneity and appeal of photojournalism.

Clay’s photographic, business, and educational credentials were meticulously developed during his 25-year association with the legendary Monte Zucker as assistant, business partner, and co-educator. One of only a few Canon Explorers of Light, Blackmore lectures nationally and internationally and creates the wedding portrait programs for Disney photographics.

A celebrity and society favorite, Blackmore’s clients include such luminaries as Larry King, Forrest Whitaker, Jenna Elfman, and Maria Sharapova. Renowned for his ability to photograph groups and cover events, Clay is consistently hired by corporate entities as diverse as the PGA and USGA and is a popular request for political inaugural balls. Clay’s most recent project is the successful release of Extraordinary Women: Fantasies Revealed. In this groundbreaking work Clay photographically chronicles the dreams of 58 elite women, capturing intimate and energetic portraits of Madeline Albright, Dena Merrill, Joan Rivers, Cokie Roberts, and Dominique Dawes among others. Blackmore is an active and contributing member of the elite Cameracraftsmen of America

Feb 16, 2012, 12:57 pm.

1 comment

trhankins Nov 27, 2013

Does Clay Blackmore use the GL1 hot light with family portraits?

What do you think?