Shooters Images, Inc. is professional photography company created by photographers Don and Deborah Kates. The business focuses on a variety of commercial photography with emphasis on custom motorcycles, cars, related commercial, architectural, and lifestyle photography. Our work appears regularly in all national motorcycle magazines and has been featured in Discovery and History Channel documentaries on biker lifestyle. Recently our images were featured in a Kurt Sutter (Sons of Anarchy) production.
We regularly shoot custom motorcycles valued at $100,000+ and believe these rolling works of art deserve the same attention to detail as any high end product shoot. Most bikes, cars, and products are photographed with Hasselblad and Phase One medium format cameras for the utmost in detail and quality - especially for our magazine and commerical work. We not only shoot in studio (currently we have 3 studios) but also shoot on location using full studio lighting. We have the ability to set up full studio shoots on location. Our newest studio was just completed in Sturgis, SD and we are adding a new building at that location that will house an office, gallery, commercial printers, and a complete frame shop. We recently moved into our new studio in Sturgis, but spend a significant amount of time at our other 2 locations as well as traveling throughout the US.
Our goal is and has been to produce the highest quality images that reflect the artistry, workmanship, and beauty of these products. Whether we are shooting a motorcycle or a pair of riding glasses, these companies have dedicated significant time and effort in producing top quality products, and our job is to represent those products in the best possible way.
Soon after starting Shooters Images, Deborah formed the photography business Deborah Kates Fine Photography, Inc. as a high end wedding and portrait business (she was recently named one of the top 20 wedding photographers in Chicago.) Although her business keeps her busy, she manages to shoot many of the lifestyle images in our portfolio.
Below is a list of some of our magazine and commerical clients:
American Iron, Easyriders, VTwin. In the Wind, American Cycle, American Bagger, Hot Bike, Bagger Magazine, Barnetts, Sturgis Magazine, Airbrush Action Magazine, Urban Bagger, Truckin' Magazine,Toyota, Harley Davidson's HOG Magazine, City of Sturgis, Paul Jr. Designs, Renegade Wheels, MAD Wheels, Rampage Wheels, Cranky Ape, Hawg Halters, Wizards Products, Legends Air Suspension, Wildfire HD, DD Custom Cycle, Monkey Rock, Big Tony's Chopp Shop, Hoggaiters, Performance Wire Shop, Icicles Eyewear, Lethal Threat Clothing, and many others.
We are also the official photographers for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
*Appointments for shoots must be paid in full at the time of the shoot. Cancellations must be made with a 24hr notice or fee will be due in full no matter what the reason for cancellation.