Deborah Coleman Photography
Main Office Location: By Appointment Only
Oakland, CA 94611
Contact: Debby Coleman
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Service Area: Northern California; will travel.
With Deborah Coleman you receive a true photojournalist who documents your wedding day. Deborah conveys the best of your event, expertly using light, camera angles, and subsequent post-production work.
Deborah shoots all in color with her digital camera equipment, with the option in post-production to convert a selection of your images into black and white, too. Please contact Deborah for additional wedding photo collection package information.
Deborah also specializes in destination weddings anywhere in the world.
Certified By The Guide Reviews(What does this mean?)
“Debby’s photos were everything I hoped for—detailed, emotional, well-crafted, surprising, human—without being clichéd.”
“There was nothing generic about what she did or the images that she created. I cannot recommend her more highly—she is superlative.”
“Debby’s professionalism really relaxed me. She was very calm and prepared.”
“Deborah walked us through every step of the planning process, and listened attentively to our needs.”
“At the event, she melts into the background gracefully and manages to expose those moments that seem impossible to catch. A couple of her photos have become some of my most cherished possessions.”
Questions and Answers
What drew you to this field/how did you get started? My approach to wedding photography is to focus on your story. The rawness of emotion. The gathering of friends and family that haven't seen each other in years. The excitement of starting a new family. Celebration—and the quiet moments that surround it. I am honored that people invite me to capture so many important moments in their lives. My wedding photography enables me the opportunity to explore new places, meet interesting people and create art from intimate moments, during one of the most important days of their life.
Why should someone hire you? You're fun, you're intelligent and you want the best. Photography is important to you, and you want to hire a professional with vision and experience. I consider myself a photojournalist—I love capturing life as it unfolds. When photographing your wedding, I approach your day as a story—with a beginning, middle and end—but also stay open-minded for those beautiful unexpected moments. When we take your portraits, I am happy to give some direction to help with poses that will make you comfortable and look your best.
What makes a wedding memorable for you? When a couple is authentically themselves. It doesn't matter how big or small, how casual or fancy, or whether there are many traditions or none at all. As long as the couple is being true to themselves, that is all that matters.
About This Company
Deborah Coleman’s photography background is nothing short of astonishing. Her work has been featured in many award winning, international publications: Time, The New York Times, and Wired to name just a few. She worked as a photojournalist at the White House during the Clinton Administration. In addition to former President Clinton, Deborah has photographed many other significant figures of our time, including Steve Jobs, Tom Hanks and Robin Williams. Deborah is also the Photo Editor and behind-the-scenes documentarian for Pixar Animation Studios.
Deborah Coleman Photography Covers These Areas:Northern California
- East Bay
- Monterey and Carmel
- Napa and Sonoma Wine Country
- North Bay / Marin
- North Coast / Mendocino
- Sacramento and Central Valley
- Santa Cruz
- Solano County
- South Bay / San Jose
- Tri-Valley and Livermore Wine Country
- And other areas by special arrangement.