Trout scatter like glass on the river.
There’s no fire for the shivering.

Photographer Roger Hoover

For me, creativity reaches its zenith when it tells a great story, provokes a response or elicits emotion. I'm a photographer and songwriter but at heart, I'm a storyteller.

I find different ways to tell stories, be it with a song, portrait photography, food photography or photographing my community with Main Street Kent. I look forward to telling your story.

Follow along on my Instagram to see the most recent work, photography and adventures.


When you're lost in the rain in Juarez when its Easter time too.

I like to wander wherever I roam. And I've roamed quite a bit through the years. I like to observe when I'm in an environment - the people, the movement of waves or wind, the trodding of animals, the flight of birds. I get lost in the quiet stillness. These landscapes are mostly taken in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Colorado, and the entire Eastern seaboard - sacred places to me.


Portrait Photographer

A portrait is not made in the camera but on either side of it.

Below are a few of the more recent portrait sessions that I've photographed of songwriters, creatives, and musicians over the past year. I'm more interested in capturing an emotion than I am in capturing a pixel-perfect, sharp image. I want a portrait to evoke the spirit of the person on the other side of the camera.



"Roger’s images are personal, and that’s what makes them so compelling. I recently worked with him on a promotional photo shoot and he captured everything I had hoped for — raw emotion, thoughtful settings, and the very essence of “me.” I can’t recommend him enough, especially for portraits!" - Gretchen Pleuss

"One of the most creative and intuitive photographers I've ever worked with. Technically sound and passionate. What's most impressive about Roger's work its what it invokes. He has the ability to see something and capture it in its truest light. You can't teach that." - Erik Urycki

Respectful, Creative, Kind, Professional...those are words to describe Roger Hoover. Roger has a way of making you immediately feel comfortable in his presence!" - Joy Pahl


Cave Twins as photographed by photographer Roger Hoover

The Cave Twins

The Speedbumps photographed by Roger Hoover

The Speedbumps

Robert Kidney, 15-60-75 The Numbers Band

Robert Kidney


David Mayfield


Gretchen Pleuss



Recent Adventures

A daily dose of @rogerhoover