MEET KATE DOSTER
Professional Photographer & Creative Entreprenuer
I am a celebrity photographer based in the Phoenix area. I have been working as a professional photographer in the Valley of the Sun since 2013. I grew up in the South and moved around, traveling to Germany and Paris, eventually settling in Arizona. I travel to LA often but feel more at home in the mountains than at the beach. When I am not editing or taking photographs of beautiful people and places, you can find me at home, relaxing with my dog Nipples La Rue and my cat Bubba, watching football, and enjoying this life that I have been granted.
Kate Doster is the creative mind behind the lens with Kate Doster Media. Known mostly for fashion and couture, anything goes with this carefree photographer. Whether on location or in studio, Kate believes that if you can dream it, she can bring it to actualization using the best resources at her disposal including award winning hair and make-up artists.
Salire, meaning to rise in Italian, is an uplifting and empowering magazine that is the brainchild of Kate Doster Media. Focusing not just on photography, you will find articles on a wide variety of topics meant to inspire and lift you up. It’s not how many times you fall down, it’s the choice you make to rise up and carry on!
Kate Doster wrote Dudley the Brave for some children who were victimized to try and help them heal. Follow the tale of a wandering little lamb Dudley and his friends Sherman the anteater, the fiery tempered red ant only known as the General, and their mortal enemy Snarls the wolf as they navigate a scary forest! All proceeds go to charities that focus on children who were victims of sexual crimes.
I have had the pleasure to work with Kate Doster on quite a few photo shoots, worked runway shows together and took some pretty adventurous road trips together. She is one of the photographers that I prefer to work with. Her work proves to be impeccable. Her southern charm keeps an inviting and comfortable flow to any gig she is shooting. Her photography skill set is exactly what you are looking for. In studio or on-location Kate always brings her creativity to the table. I would work with her anytime.
Kate Doster is the most professional photographer I’ve ever had my pictures done by. She is personable she is thorough she is also caring about your insecurities and makes sure that they do not show up in your pictures. I have never worked with someone so sweet and caring And she made me and my husband look amazing! So if you’re having any kind of pictures done I highly recommend Kate no matter what they are from modeling to high school pictures to just having fun she can make you look like amazing for any occasion!
I have worked with Kate in a couple of different capacities, as a model and a client. I hired her for my oldest child’s graduation pictures. She was professional but still very friendly and was able to put both of us at ease. She was able to make someone who does not like to have their picture taken be at ease and willing to sit for a session devoted entirely to her. Not only did she take amazing formal pictures but she also got some fun shots of my daughter with her guitar that look fabulous and you can see the enjoyment in her face and eyes. If you are looking to book a photographer, go see Kate Doster and tell her Kimmi sent you!
Kate is amazing. I really loved getting to work with her and be able to have fun while being shot. Kate was willing to work with me, what I wanted to do, as well as give some great ideas that turned into fantastic photos. I believe she really helped capture the best of me in those photos.
Kate Doster is one of the per-eminent photographers that have shot myself and other artists; musicians, actors, comedians, writers.. Artists need you, just as you enhance our work. It takes a special eye to capture the artist’s creativity in a photo, and Kate Doster does just that. When we meet kindred spirits, it’s the joy of seeing one another and recognizing our strengths, enabling our collaboration and creating work together, that’s greater than we can do solo.. You are wonderful!
Kate Doster is amazing. I love her. She is an extremely talented photographer with a quite an eye for detail and unique shots. Her angles and use of light are spectacular. Whether it’s a posed shot or an action shot, Kate always captures that right moment! I’m a stand up comic and I’ve had many photographers shoot pictures of me onstage. I graciously allow them to shoot me and more often than not, I end up very disappointed with the shots they’ve taken; my eyes are half closed, my mouth is wide open, the angle makes me look like I’ve got 3 chins, my belly looks like I’m 7 months pregnant and the list goes on. This was not my experience with Kate. Kate worked her magic and I ended up with super action shots that made me look like a rockstar I wish I can put her in my pocket and take her with me to all my shows.
Not only is Kate professional, timely, and attentive, she is warm, kind, accommodating and is able to make you feel completely safe and at ease which is soooo important in order to capture that perfect shot. Oh, and she’s also lots of fun. Her work speaks for itself. It’s not everyday a photographer makes you feel like they’re your biggest fan. I love Kate Doster.
Kate Doster is a phenomenal person and photographer. I’ve had the privilege of being hired by her on several occasions and the honor of working with her numerous times. Kate Doster is kind hearted, talented, and passionate about every project that she commits to. I am also excited and never disappointed working with her.
Moni Luvs Effects
HMUA & Certified SFX MUA
I had such an amazing time Wednesday at my photoshoot with KATE DOSTER MEDIA. Her Studio was so spacious with beautiful lighting plenty of places to change your clothes and she even has refreshments. She is extremely interactive with her photoshoots plays fabulous music so that you can feel comfortable and takes her time to make sure she gets just the right shot. I’m so excited to see the proofs from this photoshoot.
Founded in 2013, Kate Doster Photography began as professional photography for high fashion and creative editorials. Since then, our creative journey has led us beyond the lens to bring you Kate Doster Media.
Mon – Fri: 8-6pm
After Hours: By appointment