In 2010, at the tender age of 16, my passion for photography ignited, inspired by my artistic lineage and the legendary legacy of my grandfather, Desie Roberts. Founding Roberts Studio in 1973, he captured iconic figures like Hilary Clinton, Andrew Young, and Barack Obama. I grew up absorbing the magic of his studio, which ultimately guided me toward embracing photography as my chosen professional path.


To me, photography is more than just capturing an image; it's about weaving a story into each frame. I specialize in dramatic storytelling portraiture, balancing between intricate editorial aesthetics and pristine portrait simplicity. My signature style embodies a narrative, whether it's through the use of props, the ambience, or inventive lighting techniques—a glimpse of which can be seen in my diverse portfolio. Adaptable and experimental, I infuse every image with a story, crafting visual tales that resonate.


Working seamlessly across both B2B and B2C domains, I believe in tailoring experiences for every client, be it a large enterprise or an individual. My ultimate desire is to craft imagery that's not merely a "photo", but a personal narrative, echoing the essence of those I capture. My work is more than a profession; it's a vocation, and I am committed to creating bespoke visual stories that celebrate individuality.

Notable Clients



"Athel is amazing! He captures the gentleness and raw edges of the subject, be it a person or product shots. We love seeing his evolution during our time together in Boston. Great energy, attentive lens and down for the shot!"

—Tafari Wraps

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ATHEL ROGERS | maryland | Washington DC | Northern virginia | photographer