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Photography in Bismarck,

Deborah Kates Fine Photography, Inc.

311 East Broadway
Bismarck, ND
Services: Photography | Login to save vendor
(701) 471-4180

About Us

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. 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 another photography business along with Deborah called Shooters Images. Shooters Images specializes in custom motorcycle photography and photography of the biker lifestyle and culture. Their photography has been featured in the major motorcycle magazines (Easyriders, V-Twin, American Cycle Magazine, 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.

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 5D Mark II, Nikon D3s, and Canon 1D Mark IV. 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 now HD/Blu-ray. Many clients have an HD DVD of their engagement session created for presentation at their reception.

Together, Deborah and Don provide two unique, artistic photojournalistic perspectives on the weddings they shoot.


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  • Hard to put into words. Love Deb! She is amazing. Only issue is I liked her work just not loved it. My family and friends said the same thing which was very disappointing. I guess I expected more pictures that I loved after paying so much. We did the biggest package minus the videography. Seems like she works harder for people she really likes and just works just hard enough for the others. I hate to write anything bad since she is so sweet, but I just want to be honest for others so they know the truth as I only spoke with a few people.

    responded with the following comments.

    I am so sorry and sad you feel this way. Probably what bothers me the most is the suggestion that I try harder for some clients than others. It doesn't matter if you are spending $500 with me or $5,000 my heart goes into every wedding and session I shoot. I truly enjoyed working with you and Lee and thought your wedding day was awesome. I would love to take some time with you and your husband and visit more so I can better understand some of your disappointment. What matters to me even more than making money at what I love to do is having ALL of my clients happy with what they get.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Photography

    What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?

    $ 3.00

    Which of the following are included in the starting price?

    Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, Hand-Coloring, High-Res Images, Multi. Locations, Digital Files, Proofs

    What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

    $ 4,447.00

    Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

    Add'l Hours, Engagement Shoot, Hand-Coloring, High-Res Images, Multi. Locations, Toning, Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Prints, Proofs

    What primary photographic style do you identify with?

    Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional

    What photography services do you offer?

    Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, Hand-Coloring, High-Res Images, Liability Insurance, Multi. Locations, One Event / Day, Second Shooter, Slideshow, Toning, Trash The Dress

    What photography items do you offer?

    Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Proofs, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

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