IF A PICTURE SPEAKS A THOUSAND WORDS
In 1994 ,From Hollywood, California to Nashville, Tennessee, Karen Will Rogers has captured the hearts of her clients from coast to coast. A California native, Karen has had a lustrous career photographing some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. As a protégé under Roger Marschowitz and Helen Cherry, two of the most esteemed photographers in Los Angles, Karen developed her own unique style. Her specialty of using natural reflective light to capture the very soul of her clients garnered her a prestigious list of celebrities including Kelsey Grammar, Phil Collins, Jose Feliciano, Jack Hannah, Billy Bob Thornton, Dan Aykroyd.
Having made a name for herself as a top notch photographer in California, Karen found herself taking on a whole new world when her life moved to Nashville during her marriage to Singer/Songwriter Dann Rogers, nephew of Kenny Rogers. With her move came many new introductions, which facilitated meetings with some of the biggest Country Artists in the world. Her peers promoted her talents beautifully and soon the likes of Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Tanya Tucker, Billy Ray Cyrus, Brad Paisley, Wynona Judd, Trisha Yearwood, Carl Perkins, Sam Phillips, Montgomery Gentry and Barbara Mandrell, among others became a glowing part of her client list.
Her range of artistic expertise extends to other genres as well. She has a unique gift of catching the personality of dogs and cats with her camera that has captivated pet owners for years. With a passion to share this special art form with the world, she has since authored three photography books on celebrities with their pets. The first book, Music Row Dogs and Nashville Cats, published by Simon and Schuster, gives an inside look into many beloved country artists with their companions. With that came donations for the Human Assocation to help with animal welfare in Nashville .Pit Road Pets, and Pit Road Pets Two, published by The Ryan Newman Foundation, gives the NASCAR fan a rare look at some of the biggest racers in Nascar ,with man’s best friend's.
The corporate world has always beckoned for Karen 's unique brand of photography. She has worked for such companies as Sony Music, The Country Music Association, Sony Records, Belmont University, CMT (Country Music Television), MIX magazine, Ocean Way Recording, People ,Southwest Airlines, Taco Bell , Country Weekly and the Nashville Scene just to name a few.
Karen Will Rogers is a photographic artist. Regardless of the subject matter, she has the innate ability to exude a perception of harmony, love and creative expression in her work. By peering into the windows of their eyes, she brings out the depths of a soul and presents it to the world- one beautiful frame at a time.