Deborah Kates combines her background and training in art with a lifetime of skills and education in photography. The result is an unforgettable collection of images from your wedding day or portrait session. Deborah specilaizes in a photojournalistic approach which allows her to use her artisic talents in creating not just images but works of art as well. Her photo albums and DVD slideshows are testaments to her artistic & creative talents. As a result, Deborah's unique wedding and portrait work has made her a much sought after photographer in both venues.
Deborah was recently joined in her business by her husband Don who also has a long history in photography and the arts. Together, Deborah and Don provide two unique, artistic photojournalistic perspectives on the weddings they shoot. Don maintains a significant collection of nature photography (Kates Nature Photography) that both he and Deborah have contributed to. Images from the collection have been featured in several national publications and won several photography awards. Don also runs a commercial photography business along with Deborah called Shooters Images. Shooters Images specializes in custom motorcycle and product photography and photography of the biker lifestyle and culture. Their photography is regularly featured in all the national motorcycle magazines (Easyriders, V-Twin, Baggers, American iron, Hot Bike and many others) and has appeared on the History Channel documentaries. They recently began shooting for Harley-Davidson's HOG magazine and Toyota, Inc. Shooters Images photography can also be seen in a number of national ad campaigns for numerous products.
Deborah believes in staying on the cutting edge of wedding photography and was one of the first wedding photographers to offer "fusion" video of weddings/engagements. Don has begun to incorporate video into Deborah Kates Fine Photography's wedding packages by using the new Canon C100, Nikon D4, and Canon 1DX. Their videos combine video footage and still photography into a creative short DVD presentation of their clients wedding/engagement. The DVDs are available in standard definition and flash drives in high definition. Many clients have a DVD of their engagement session created for presentation at their reception.
Deborah offers many packages to fit your wedding day needs as well as custom packages, if you prefer. Custom packages can be tailored from small intimate weddings to the extremely popular "Storybook Weekend Wedding" package which offers unlimited coverage of your entire wedding weekend. Deborah also travels to wedding locations around the country and abroad.
An important aspect of Deborah Kates Fine Photography is that all photographic work is done by the people who own the business - Deborah and Don. They do not book weddings and hire out other photographers to shoot them, nor do they outsource any of their editing work or album building. This assures their clients that the quality of the photography they see on the website will be what they receive from their wedding shoot. Deborah and Don want to maintain the highest standards and keep the quality of all their products under their control. This approach to their work is evident in all their photography and reflects their utmost concern for their client's satisfaction.
Portrait sessions are scheduled to fit your needs and can be done on location or in one of her studios. Deborah's senior portrait photography has received outstanding reviews for it's unique and creative approach.
Deborah and Don are in good standing with several well respected professional photography organizations in the industry -
Wedding Photojournalist Association (WPJA),
Artistic Guild Wedding Photojournalistic Association(AGWPA)
Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI).
Best of Wedding Photographers BOW)
International Society of Professional WeddingPhotogaphers (ISPWP)
Deborah Kates Fine Photography is also a preferred Platinum Vendor of the invitation only group of Grace Ormande Wedding Style . Deborah is a member of Nikon Professional Services (NPS) while Don is a member of Canon Professional Services (CPS).
As a commitment to maintaining high quallty, Deborah Kates Fine Photography recently added 2 large format printers and the capability to mount and frame prints, as well the ability to stretch canvas gallery wraps. This gives them full control over the entire print process.