Troy and Kelley Woods, both native Washingtonians, are the Principal Photographer and Principal Makeup Artist of Clark Bailey, a luxury lifestyle photography studio.
A self-taught photographer, Troy’s expertise in photography began initially as a hobby. As his experience progressed, Troy has become a highly sought-after photographer for weddings, large stage events, and commercial photo shoots. His photographic work has been featured in national print media campaigns, television, magazines, popular blogs and social media outlets. Working on the “big stage” is what he refers to as his place of comfort as he has captured amazing photographs of world renowned recording artists such as Katy Perry, Usher, the Far East Movement, Fred Hammond, Israel Haughton and many more. He has had the privilege to photograph prestigious events such as the Presidential Inaugural Ball and Pan African Leadership Dinner.
Kelley, one of Washington DC’s top Makeup Artist, is a Beauty & Bridal Expert, and Educator, set her focus to educate and enhance one’s beauty through her artistry, trainings, and motivational speeches. Inspired by the world of beauty she has built her career as a freelance makeup artist , and has trained and worked for some of the most prestigious cosmetic companies. As a Beauty Editor she studies and researches products, which is a key factor in her in depth of beauty and product knowledge.
Her drive, knowledge and artistry has landed her in dozens of local, national and international magazine publications including, The Knot Magazine, Washingtonian, BRIDES Magazine, Essence Magazine, Sophisticate’s Black Hair, international BliNK Magazine, and bRILLIANT Magazine, to name a few. She has beautified several hundred Brides, Celebrities, and Politicians, including America’s most renowned Nutritionist, Dr. Ro, and former Secretary of Labor Dr. Alexis Herman. Working with media likes such as The View, Dr. Oz,CNN, CBS The Early Show, BET, Fox TV, and Oprah’s- ‘O’ The Magazine Tour.
Their family is the motivational driving force behind their passions for photography and makeup. Troy and Kelley’s unyielding love for family can be seen in their contemporary approach towards wedding photography and family portraitures. As evidence of their motivation, one question that often peaks the curiosity of many, is the origin of the name of his business, “Clark Bailey.” The answer is simply, the love of family; combining the names of his children. Their son’s first name is “Clark” and his daughter’s middle name is “Bailey.” Together, these two young creative minds in training are the heartbeat of Clark Bailey.