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Award-winning international photographer Patricia Houghton Clarke is based in California. Her work has been featured in exhibitions and publications around the United States and Europe. A self-taught photographer with a background in painting and drawing, humanitarian efforts and non-profit projects, her imagery is a reflection of a lifetime’s interest in culture, history and human nature.

Patricia Clarke Studio was established in Santa Barbara County in 2009. In addition to our portraiture and wedding services, we feature fine art photographic exhibitions of local and international photographers and host fundraising events.

We are are very proud to be a business and community partner in Carpinteria, California, where we are launching the next phase of Patricia’s international portraiture project Facing Ourselves.

The Studio is located in the beautiful oceanside Palm Lofts live-work complex. We are available to meet by appointment. 


Incredible photographer, wonderful person

Patricia is one of the most genuine, talented, worldly, intelligent and professional people I know. When I found out she was available to shoot my wedding I was thrilled because I knew I would be getting not only amazing photos but the company of an amazing woman. She has an incredible eye for capturing beautiful moments, which has come from years of mastering her craft and she has a warm, loving personality that makes you feel at ease and comfortable. I love the photos that I got from my wedding day and am honored to have a world renowned photographer shoot my special day.

-Rosie G.

Creativity at its finest

Patricia has a wonderful eye and perspective taking the time to get to know you prior to your special day. We just loved having her at our wedding and we loved what she captured of that day.

-June S.

Stylish Photos of Our Wedding Day

Patricia Clarke did the most amazing job of taking stylish color and black and white photos of our wedding day. She has an original style that doesn't fall into the old wedding cliches. If you want something different and tasteful go with her work.

-Natalie D-N.

Memory keeper

Deciding to get married was the best decision we ever made. Hiring Patricia Clark to photograph our wedding was the second best. We felt taken care of from the very start. Patricia listened well to our needs and then we left it entirely in her capable hands. She was inconspicuous throughout the ceremony and reception; yet she captured each special moment with a keen eye and an artistic sensibility. We LOVE our wedding album and have Patricia to thank for it.

-Denise D.