BIO: Born at home in the south of England, just like a scene out of “Call The Midwife,” Deborah immigrated to the U.S., “just us 3” in 1963. Through an odd twist of events, it was years of dance that gave her a background in the entertainment industry as a teenager, doing commercials, printwork and appearing as a semi-regular on The Waltons. Always loving what was going on behind the scenes more, she has been shooting professionally for 18 years, starting in 35mm and medium format film, and eventually adding the digital medium. Based in Southern California, she has carved out a huge body of work and a niche’ for the portrait, literally and figuratively “diving” into every job. Her passion is in bringing out the uniqueness of her clients. She wants you to look at her work and see the heart of the people she’s been blessed to work with.
Deborah especially enjoys working with high school and college graduates. From artists to athletes, bookworms to business, science and tech, and beyond, these young people are at the cusp of a new adventure and they will never be the same again. She also enjoys giving back to other artists, especially in the entertainment industry that are trying to get ahead.
Through her love of editorial work, she has covered some extremely interesting assignments, that have taken her from the streets of Los Angeles to the state capitol of Sacramento, covering lobbying.., following a cancer patient's most personal post op visit at UCLA and into the world of the UCLA Cancer Research Center.., donning a hardhat to cover the intensity of the Burrtec Recycling Plant.., and standing among the giants of the sports world, covering the grueling world of professional cycling for a pro racing team. Her work has been published in quarterlies, magazines and the newspaper. She has been on a prestigious college pool of photographers for 4 years and is enjoying covering just about everything you would see in a college magazine, for web and news. Covering long academic days, events, environmental portraiture for the president of the college, and many top STEM alumni who's accomplishments we have been blessed by as a nation and a world. Outside of that, through her intense love of music she’s been blessed to cover several concerts and well known musicians and has recently enjoyed covering an annual 3 day Route 66 Cruising Reunion for The Ontario Visitors and Convention Bureau. Deb credits a few amazing mentors from the school days and her first jobs shooting weddings (found in Studio Magazine in 2003, for a large wedding photography company.., grueling long days, unknown clients and 3 page lists), in being organized and able to cover just about anything and follow lots of instructions while on the run with her college and editorial work.
A member of Canon Professional Services, and recent Fuji X-Pro user, Deborah enjoys teaching photography, writing, adventures with her bass player husband of 34 years, music, street art, good coffee, her rescue pets, gardening, and walking for miles and miles through New York City.
Her “boutique weddings” have been a rewarding part of her photography, often bringing long lasting friendships and sometimes watching their young families grow through her lens. Officially leaving weddings at the end of 2016, they have been a real blessing and will remain a beautiful part of her memories for years to come. The best part of her life was becoming a grandma almost two years ago, to two littles. This has brought so much joy to the lens and now other families want her to chase, sing, jump up and down and photograph their littles too. If only knees lasted forever!
For more information and pricing, please contact "Deb" at firstname.lastname@example.org or 909.721-9968.