Paul Luc Chokota

Contributing Celebrity Photographer


Born in Chateauroux, France, Paul’luc Chokota is one of the few remaining gifted photographers. His record includes over 37 years of professional photography with images that have been published globally.

Paul’Luc is one of the top Kansas City’s entertainment and celebrity photographer’s still residing in the area. He is the resident photographer for the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Kansas City.  He is driven by a passion for capturing your moments and emotions as they happen, instead of creating them on a computer.

Paul’luc is an artist using his camera as his brush, your (life) as his canvas. Paul’luc, dedicates his life full time in the pursuit of the image that takes a clients’ breath away, and is never satisfied with anything less.  You deserve the celebrity photographer experience.

“Visualizing the image you see, is only what was absorbed by the camera, conceived in my mind.” Paul’luc.

Visit his site if you need a photographer in the Kansas City area.



Paul’Luc was born in France  in 1957.  He moved to the U.S. with his family. Paul believes that a real photographer is not just someone who pushes a button to get a shot, because anyone can do that.

Paul began shooting film with black and white or color.  Then he went to the darkroom for his astonishing results!  Now Paul applies his over thirty years of experience to digital age using the digital Nikon D3 camera which produces over 12 million pixels with a full frame sensor.    He is known as one of Kansas City’s most reputable celebrity and entertainment photographer’s in the area.

Paul’Luc provides all his clients with photographs that are breathtaking, daring, real, and emotional. Through his wealth of experience, artistic style, and great passion, he maintains a unique ability to anticipate a moment and manipulates his camera like a brush to produce the images from within his mind to you.

Paul is known for his ability to create and capture emotional images regardless of the circumstances and lighting situations, boosting his expertise in the entertainment field along with the private sector of his photography business.  His works have been  published Globally in various newspapers, R&R, Hitmakers, People Magazine,  as well as other magazines!

Paul’s work has been regularly published in In Rock a Japanese monthly entertainment magazine which highlighted paul-luc-chokota-staff1his performance photographs, backstage, and behind the scenes. He  provided the photographs for the press releases for Bon Jovi going to Russia that were distributed through the Associated Press. Paul provided photography for Richard Marx’s tour book. Other great celebrity clients include: dinner shots with Kiss, George Burns, Shirley MacLaine, Don Knotts, Red Skelton, Garth Brooks, Faith Hill, Police, Paula Abdul, Elton John, Tina Turner, Stevie Wonder and Chuck Norris just to name a few of the over 500 celebrities in his catalog.

Some of his most notable location weddings include: Benson Curbs’ (the Governors Nephew) wedding at the Governors Mansion in Nashville Tennessee, the Bahamas, and the Carnival Cruise Lines.  Paul was also the first photographer to shoot a cover for Billboard Magazine with a band on it which was Genesis with Phil Collins. He also did all the stills for Genesis’s  “Tonight Tonight” MTV video that was also used for Michelob beer television commercial and also did the stills for two of the Rainmakers MTV videos and other MTV Videos .

“Through my eyes to yours”–Paul Luc Chokota

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