Debra currently divides her time between San Francisco and Florence, Italy. Debra's photography is characterized by its spontaneous ability to capture the personalities of its subjects in their most revealing moments. She cultivates such a style through a relaxed, low-pressure approach and through her charming ability to engage and create an unobtrusive rapport with her clients.
Award Winning Photos
The Wedding Photojournalist Association proudly recognizes the accomplishments and creative excellence of Debra. The following awards have been earned by Debra from the WPJA. These achievements come with great merit considering the high level of competition that a member faces in the contests.
I wish there were more photos like this one. The street photo is very candid. Nice to see the photographer stand back and capture the scene.
Fun moment and again, a good job at looking for a different slice of life from the ceremony. The strong slice of light coming through the door leads my eye straight to the subject.
Toasting can be a very emotional time during a wedding and it seems this photo depicts just that—happiness and tears in a single moment.
Very whimsical idea to do the portrait in a car. Nice to light up the couple inside and the green glow in the back makes it a very interesting picture. What fun. You look at this image and want to know the story behind the couple and old Fiat. Well executed, though a rim light on top of the car would have separated it from the background, giving it a little more depth.
This image made me look again and again. The composition with the bride and groom in the background out of focus while the detail “Just Married” commands our attention.
The following letters are from the clients of Debra Zeller.
Married: 3 years ago
Lynn & Greg
We just went through the pictures and we are absolutely thrilled! You have an amazing eye - the pictures are aesthetically beautiful, interesting and really captured the event perfectly. I knew you were good, and I knew my choice was good - but now I think my choice was positively inspired. There are literally too many good pictures: we don't know which ones to get prints of! Thank you so much for the incredible craftsmanship; you're a real artist.
Married: 7 years ago
Katie & Jason
The photos look great, really great. Thanks a lot for making it look even better than we remember. I know I keep saying this, but my parents are *still* talking about how amazing the photos are and everyone who sees our photo box is immediately jealous. Score.
Married: 8 years ago
Allison & Justin
I received the pictures yesterday and I'm obsessed with them! I can't stop starring at them - they are so great! You did an amazing job and were really great to work with too! The wedding went by so fast so now I get to relive it all through the pictures which has been so much fun. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!
Married: 9 years ago
Ben & Katie
We are completely thrilled with all the beautiful and creative work you did for our wedding; Ben and I are both so impressed and touched by how much work you put in to taking such creative, original photos, and we can't thank you both enough. :) All of our family have loved the proofs and are looking forward to purchasing photos, too.
Married: 7 years ago
Melissa & John
WOWEE ZOWEE!! HOLY KAMOLY! HAPPINESS AND JOY! HAPPINESS AND JOY! We are so amazed. First of all, 1100 photos! 1100! That in itself is so incredible. And they are FABULOUS. Honestly, we only had the chance to make it through the first 750 before John had to head off to an improv thing, but they were 750 fabulous, fantastic, wonderful, gorgeous photos. We were crying and holding hands and laughing and marveling, marveling, marveling. We are so impressed with the artistry, the framing, the composition, the use of light -- you definitely have some magic techniques for dealing with difficult and changing light! We are so, SO excited to view the rest and to spend many, many joyous hours in the coming weeks and months choosing photos, making prints, making albums . . . oh, the joy that lies ahead! You did such a fantastic job. Thanks again for being such a warm and wonderful presence at our wedding -- and for taking such stunning, stunning photos!
Married: 8 years ago
Somayeh & Mohammad
I LOVED THE PICTURES. You did an awesome job. I can't tell you enough how much it means to me that you were the photographer for our wedding. You are AWESOME!!!!!