Kate Ragsdale, Photographer and Owner of Rags Photography. Est. 2008
Born and raised in Boise, Idaho. I've traveled all over Idaho. Growing up... we were hardly indoors. Camping, fishing, hunting, hiking. Enjoying all Idaho has to offer. Today, I'm a Wife, Mother, Daughter, Sister, Friend and, Photographer. Along with a passion for people, nature and connection! I love to show my passions through my photography. It's the way that I tell a story.
Thanks for stopping by!!
I seriously never know what to say here? I mean, you're supposed to brag about your accomplishments right (Career wise that is...) I've got some.... but I don't feel that's what makes me great at what I "do" for a living. My experience and education both personally and professionally is what qualifies me I think? So I guess we'll start there. It all began in front of the lens from the age of 8-18 do modeling, then I moved behind the lens when I took a photography course in college in 1997/98. Fast forward through many classes, and being a hobbyist for over a decade and I began my professional photographer career in 2008. I've been capturing love and life milestones for over a decade now! And figuring out where my creative juice resides, in love and people!
Weddings are my jam. So that is where I like to stay the most. Weddings, and special events, gatherings of loved ones. Reunions. Birthdays. Milestones. Church. I love to document life, and show the beauty that I see in it
Here are some things clients are saying about Rags Photography:
Engagement & Wedding Photography:
Brian - Married on July 24, 2021
We had our engagement session with Kate in the summer of 2019. She got to know us, and learned how much we love our dogs. So she planned a session that showed that. We had so much fun with her at our session. Fast forward, and our wedding, due to covid, was postponed 2 times between our April date and our August date in 2020. Both times, we lost our venues and some some vendors. And Kate was with us through it all to help us re-book! (Grateful we didn't loose her!) That's not a typical wedding photographer in my book! She gave us leads to contact people, and get things re-booked, like flowers, videography, catering and even an officiant!! All within 4 months! On the day of our wedding, quite a few things didn't go as planned, and the schedule was way off. Kate wasn't phased by this and rolled with it and made sure communication lines were clear, and we were back on schedule by the time the reception hit with our photography schedule. Looking at our photo's today, all you see are the candid moments Kate and her team caught, and some amazing photo's for our walls for generations to come! I'd highly recommend Kate and her team, they all are truly amazing people!
Mikaela · Married on 06/29/2019
We would highly recommend Kate for any of your photography needs!
Kate took both our engagement and wedding photos and we are so happy we hired her for both. One of the main things after our engagement shoot and our wedding that both my husband and I commented on was how easy it is to be around Kate. She had us laughing, smiling, and genuinely enjoying taking our photos which resulted in some unforgettable candid shots.
Kate really lets you guide the process so your photos actually look like you, not stiff and posed. She also provides excellent guidance if you’re not sure about something during the process. We had a hard time narrowing down our favorites because there were so many amazing ones to choose from! We would highly recommend Kate for any of your photography needs!
Elizabeth Barnett · Married on 05/17/2019
Easy to work with
Kate is a great photographer to work with. She has an amazing personality and is fun to work with. On our wedding day it rained the entire day which was really bumming because I was looking forward to pictures outside. She got quite a few good pictures that day and said that we could schedule a reshoot so that we could more of the pictures that I wanted, I really wanted one of us running away from a giant tarantula because spiders are a thing in our house and she made it happen.
Cristen · Married on 10/08/2016
Kate is AMAZING!! I only have a few experiences working with photographers, and Kate is by far the easiest to work with! She makes you feel comfortable in front of the lens, and has an impeccable eye for detail. As a bride there's a lot of stress with planning and getting through the wedding ceremony - Kate helps alleviate the stress by helping you schedule your day (i.e., getting ready, bridal shots, family shots, reveals, etc.) and coordinates with other vendors as needed to ensure the day goes as smoothly as possible. Added bonus, she would keep me updated on how my groom was doing and how good he looked - just adding to my excitement to see him waiting for me at the alter! Thanks for all of your work, Kate - it's definitely appreciated!!
Wedding /Event/ Life Moments:
Jessica · Married on 05/01/2016
I would book her again and again. Oh wait...I have. In fact, I can't even count the number of times I've worked with Kate (a.k.a. RagsPhotography) over the years. I've been nothing short of wowed with her work. Kate has assisted with not only family photos, but for my business, my pageant and other special projects, one even with Womens Health Magazine. I completely trust her to create images I can be proud of.
"Kate did a wonderful job capturing our wild crazy family at my parents 60th Wedding Anniversary! Thank you!"
November 27, 2015
"Kate is very creative and fun to work with. We received lots of compliments on the pictures that she took. She captured lots of candid moments which made the pictures look natural and not staged. Kate loves photography and she takes immense advantage of the location which makes a huge difference in putting a knot on those special moments. "
August 11, 2015
"Kate was AMAZING! Kate was the greatest photographer that we could have had for our wedding. She is so nice, flexible, and overall wonderful! We LOVED our pictures! We are excited to have her do photos for us in our next family event! SHe gets things done quick but in great quality. I would 100% recommend her for any occasion. Highly recommended!"
-Catherine & Robert L.
February 10, 2015
Engagement & Wedding Photography:
"Kate was very helpful! Especially in positioning us and setting up the shots as my fiance and I wouldn't have had a clue! She had us comfortable infront of the camera. Great job!"
Aaron & Melissa V.
January 30, 2015
"Great Photography Experience!! Kate is professional, dependable and fun to work with. She really captured our special day and went out of her way to give us great memories. We love the photos!!! Fantastic work!"
Mike & Erica S.
November 28, 2014