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A New Home (Gallery) for Walker and Son Photography

10/05/2023 01:54PM ● By Elainna Hemming
(Photo: Walker and Son Photography’s new home gallery in Steamboat Springs, CO)

Steamboat Springs, CO - A peek into the Walker residence on Saturday evening would have shown rooms overflowing with wild creatures as bears bared their teeth in the doorway and badgers scurried across the walls. Walking through Walker and Son Photography’s grand opening of their new home gallery – and subsequently, new exhibit, “The Wyoming Project” – these wildlife sightings would have been just a few of many.

The company's owner and photographer, Carl Walker, took an unorthodox approach to this collection, choosing to display it inside his Fish Creek Falls home. Saturday night marked the opening of Carl’s latest venture – an in-home gallery.

 Carl recalls dabbling in photography since the seventh grade, but it wasn't until eight years ago that he began taking pictures professionally. He was motivated to start his own business after receiving a Nikon camera from his wife for their 20th anniversary. Walker and Son Photography, which Carl runs with his son and business partner, Brandon, offers services for weddings, senior photos, family photos, special events and every moment in between.

Now, at their new gallery space, Walker and Son Photography caters to the customer in a new way with special exhibits and stunning prints in custom frames. Guests are invited by appointment only so that anyone who enters can have a completely personalized experience.

Carl plans on having his studio-turned-gallery curated with a new collection every six months, although he expects that the walls will be constantly changing as pieces come and go.

This first exhibit is a visual summary of several weeks spent in Yellowstone with Brandon. “The Wyoming Project” features a myriad of wildlife, from grizzly bears to bison. Carl’s favorite photo of the trip is a serene wolf basking in the sun atop a stunning ridgeline. “It’s the closest I’ve ever been to a wolf and a memory I’ll never forget,” he says. Exhilarating yet peaceful encounters with the Wyoming wildlife are clearly translated onto every print in “The Wyoming Project.”

“Photography is my biggest passion,” says Carl. “I’m looking forward to sharing that passion with the awesome people who call Steamboat home.”

For more information or to make an appointment to visit the gallery, visit