Based in Sedona, Ariz., Bob Coates Photography designs and prints creative albums bound in top-grain leather from leather craftsmen or in a magazine style using Italian books from GraphiStudio. It uses photography styles, including traditional wedding images, creative documentary wedding photography and blends them together. Bob Coates Photography uses vendors for completing the look of images, such as Leather Craftsmen and GraphiStudio Wedding Books for hand bound albums and Levin Company Frames for framed prints and artwork. It has membership with National Association of Photoshop Professionals, Virgin Islands Professional Photographers Association as well as Founding Member Sedona Wedding Professionals Association, among others. Phoenix Professional Photographers Association awarded Bob Coates Photography as the Illustrative Photographer of the Year 2002, 2003 and 2004.