By Denise Ortuno Neil

A picture is truly worth a thousand words and maybe more. At the newly opened Robert Rose Photography Studio, they are committed to making their clients photography experience and finished product, a piece of art to look back on with visual pleasure and satisfaction.

It’s an inviting space; a cozy couch with a modern edge sits quietly in the corner, looking out onto the efficient yet ample studio. It is a mixture of comfort and sophistication, enough to impress without intimidation, certainly not the photography studio that one would find in a mall or franchised super store.

Situated on El Paseo, the Robert Rose Photography Studio is the collaboration of longtime friends Robert Laster and Kimberly Utley (Rose). Both have been photographers for over 20years. Utley, a LMU graduate with a Fine Arts Degree, got her training in the larger photography studios of Los Angeles in the world of celebrities and fashion.

Laster, a longtime Coachella Valley resident, has had a variety of experience in his photography, developing his skills with remarkable technique, bringing out the essence of his subjects in every shot.

The duo decided to start a studio in the desert together when they realized the vacancy that had presented itself in recent times for such a business. “There are many photographers in the desert, but not really any studios,” Laster said.

Laster and Utley explain that even the studios that once existed in major chains such as JC Penny have gone by the way side. The reason is in part because people take so many more photos than they did before, as they have quick access to picture taking with their phones. But just because you have the ability to take photos on a whim doesn’t mean that the photo will be of professional quality. It is an important point especially when it comes to photos that need to be taken for either business or special occasion needs. That is where Robert Rose Photography comes in.

They have set up their business and studio to put their customers at ease in order to extract the best photo. They stress that when people are in a comfortable environment; their personality comes out easily, something that cannot be said of the more sterile chain studios. “We are really excited to bring a new photography scene to the desert,” said Laster.

Robert Rose Photography offers a myriad of different forms of photos from family portraits, headshots, fashion shoots, business card photos to corporate headshots and more. They provide a variety of backdrops and lighting to suit your photography vision and will assist you in finding the best way to portray it.

To kick off their new endeavor, they are having a great opportunity for parents to get a FREE picture taken of their child in their costume on Halloween, Thursday October31st from 3-8pm.

Also as part of their Grand Opening specials, they are offering a $99 special that includes a 1 hour session and choice of prints or disc. For the Holidays, get your Holiday Cards for $99 which includes 25 free cards and 30% off additional prints and packages ($10 each additional person).

Robert Rose Photography Studio is not your everyday studio, it is a unique establishment geared to providing their clients with a creative photography experience that will capture more than what is straight in front of the camera, giving a lasting impression of expressed emotion and personality.

Robert Rose Photography Studio is opened 10-6pm Tuesday-Saturday and by appointment. It is located at 73-890 El Paseo, Palm Desert, CA 92260
For an appointment and more information contact or call 760-565-6853