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Deborah Coleman Photography

San Francisco, CA
8 reviews
As a young child growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area, I knew I wanted to be an artist. Eventually, I realized that if I did what I loved, the rest would follow. While I was in college, I was selected to work in the White House Photo Office during the Clinton administration. This experience taught me the delicate balance between capturing images and responding to ever-changing situations. After graduating college, I worked as a staff photographer at The Contra Costa Times (California), Fort Worth Star Telegram (Texas) and The Palm Beach Post (Florida). Being a newspaper photographer in different parts of the country taught me the importance of preparation, flexibility and having a sense of humor. No matter where I lived, I learned to be open-minded. My experience as a wedding photojournalist began when a fellow Palm Beach Post photographer asked me to shoot a wedding with him. I was immediately hooked. Since that time, I still get excited when I capture the story of two people on their wedding day. I am drawn to the wide range of emotions, the gathering of friends and family, the celebration with its quiet moments and the anticipation of starting a new life. When I returned home to San Francisco in 2004, I began working at Pixar Animation Studios and helped create my job as their in-house photographer. I am responsible for documenting life at the studio and creating photos for marketing and PR campaigns. I photograph weddings because it is an extension of my love of visual storytelling. Wedding photography allows me to explore new places, meet interesting people and create art from intimate moments. Since 2010, my husband, Jarett, has photographed weddings with me. If you are having a wedding, I would love to be there for you.



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Debby is fantastic! She was our wedding photographer and I was extremely pleased with the entire experience. Debby is professional, unobtrusive and... Read review

Emily J.


We used Debbie and Jarett for our wedding and we could not have been happier. They were kind, professional, resourceful considering we had a limited space... Read review

Hannah W.


I've been following Debby's career for awhile and once I got engaged, I speed dialed her to see if she was available for the date before figuring any of... Read review

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