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 Zukeras assistant, business partner, and co-educator.
One of only a few Canon Explorers of Light, Blackmore lectures nationally and internationally. 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. Clays most recent project is the successful release of Extraordinary Women: Fantasies Revealed. In this groundbreaking work, Clay photgraphically chronicles the dreams of 58 elite women, capturing intimate and energetic portraiats of Madeline Albright, Dena Merrill, Joan Rivers, Cokie Roberts, and Dominique Dawes among others. Blackmore is an active and contributing member of the elite Camera craftsmen of America.