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Testimonials from Clients

Debbie was so warm and welcoming and such a pleasure to work with. She is so kind and her happy energy is magnetic. She made our family feel so comfortable and made our portrait session such a fun experience. The photos are so beautiful and we are so grateful that we found Debbie!

                                                          -Ashley D.

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Debbie is awesome! Very professional and was a fantastic photographer to work with. I took some awesome photos for a dating profile and was blown away by the quality. She was great at helping me pose and was great at guiding me on what makes a great photo. Would definitely consider booking her in the future!

                                                 -Brenda S.

Debbie is such a pleasure to work with! She’s comfortable, kind, professional, creative, and very positive! I have used her services a few times now for family photos and senior photos and I’ve loved the end result as well as the process.

                                                          -Brenda S.

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Debbie was so wonderful to work with! We felt so comfortable with her and felt so confident that she would be able to capture special moments with our little family. She captured beautiful pictures of our baby and we are absolutely thrilled with how they turned out since this was our little girl’s first photo shoot ever! We can’t say enough about how wonderful Debbie is as a photographer and as a person! We highly recommend her!

                                       -Natalie M.

We love working with Debbie! And her skills really shine. The quality of the images and her efficiency in both the day of the shoot, and sending us the photos stands out. We highly recommend her! I’ve used her for work photos and family portraits and will be back to her for more!

                                         -Corry M.

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We had the best time with Debbie! So kind, so fun and worked so well with our baby girl. We were shocked at how quickly we got our photos back too. They are so beautiful and I can’t wait to put them up in our home. Absolutely recommending Debbie to all our friends!

                                             -Lauren J.

Debbie made me feel very comfortable from the very beginning. We went along the river as well as in town to try and capture the natural beauty for the background. I never felt rushed, even changed my outfit, and Debbie knew what I wanted to accomplish in this photo shoot. Thank you for your help and professionalism in making that morning amazing.

                                    -Carola E.

Sacramento Branding Photographer
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We loved our family portrait session with Debbie!! She was cheerful and always happy to capture photos of our family in multiple different settings. She was flexible with us changing out props and constantly fixing little one's bows and hair, was so sweet and patient with our two littles, gave clear and effective advice on posing that still looked natural, and made us all feel like our family session was incredibly important to her. Our photos could not have turned out better, and we had a hard time choosing favorites because of how many we loved! I would highly recommend Debbie to anyone I know, and look forward to future family sessions with her.

                                               Jenelle J.

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I reached out to Debbie about family photos while we were visiting Lake Tahoe. Despite it being a few hours drive for her, she didn’t hesitate and happily drove the miles to photograph our family. Debbie is the sweetest lady and a miracle worker behind the camera! She made our family photo session with three littles pain free! In fact, we all had the best time taking photos. Debbie went out of her way to make our kids feel comfortable and it made our whole experience truly enjoyable. The result, absolutely beautiful photos! The photos reflected genuine moments and something we’ll always cherish. Debbie is wonderful with communication and all around a beautiful person. I highly recommend Debbie for all of your photography needs.

                                     -Elizabeth G.

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Debbie Stockwell  Studio is a portrait and wedding photographer in Sacramento, California

You are so sweet and very patient. I just love your work! Thank you for being the best photographer around.

                              - Alyssa S.

Debbie is a true artist! Her work is absolutely pristine. The quality stands out from even some of the best photographers. I will certainly be working with her again!!!

                        -Corry M.

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Debbie is just AMAZING! She photographed our wedding and our engagement photo shoot and she is awesome. Debbie was so professional and took over things when she needed to. Our whole family had nothing but kind things to say about her. She was honestly one of the few people out of everyone that helped me and my husband stay calm and feel supported! The photos were absolutely amazing and we loved working with her through every step of the process. She was super communicative and is very talented in what she does. I definitely recommend her for any photography needs!

                                                         - Callie M.

Debbie is so amazing. She captured moments I didn't even know were happening. She was so good with my kids (11 months & 2.5 years) and made them feel comfortable. Her edits are beautiful. We are so happy to have found her!

                                             - Amanda M.

Debbie did a fantastic job from start to finish. She was professional, had many great and creative ideas, and she had an eye for detail. She edited the photos in lightning quick speed. This is the first year that I will have my Christmas cards out early! Her work is truly beautiful and she is amazingly talented. Many thanks from our family!

                                                 -Kara K

Debbie brought our blended family together in the most beautiful photo moments I could even imagine! From the beginning correspondence, style guide, and the consistent communication before and after our session, I can’t imagine using anyone else to capture our family photos and memories in the future. She is truly an amazing photographer with a special eye for placement, lighting and humor along the way!

                                                     -Julie D.

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We've been taking family photos for 25 years. We all agreed this photoshoot was our favorite! Debbie is super fun and easy to work with. Her positivity and warmth put us at ease immediately. She was willing to travel downtown for our shoot. She had great ideas for locations and poses. Her pricing is incredibly reasonable. We had a blast! The photos are absolutely outstanding and we will treasure them forever. In fact, we're so happy we've already hired her for next year! Thanks Debbie for a wonderful experience!

                                              -Kristen A.

There were so many AMAZING photos and it was so difficult to only choose a few to share. Thank you for capturing these beautiful moments. We absolutely love them all.

                       -Alejandra A.

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This was an experience of a lifetime. Never have I ever met such a great energetic photographer. Having a wedding is so nerve racking especially when it comes to self planning, so having that positive energy helped reel in my emotions greatly. The photos came out phenomenal!

                 -Liz L

Debbie is so kind and professional. We had to reschedule multiple times due to weather and she was super accommodating. She was patient and engaged during the shoot. (Especially with a dog that didn't want to sit still.) Such a great experience. We will definitely work with her again.

                         -Jamie F.

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Absolutely a joy. Very smooth and stress less. Debbie made the shoot fun and did not waste time between shoots.

                                            -Tara C

Debbie was so kind & encouraging during our photoshoot. She created an environment that helped me relax and have fun with the process. She offered encouragement and reassurance during what could've been an awkward experience. I am thrilled with the final product and know her photos will help elevate my business website, giving it a more professional flair! I highly recommend Debbie to anyone looking for a fun & fabulous photographer!

                                                          - Maureen J.

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Debbie is amazing! She’s a gifted photographer. She is professional, patient, and genuinely a good person. I’m a repeat client.

                                     Mang V.

Debbie did such a great job with our family photos! She is so personable and made us feel very comfortable while taking the photos. We were so pleased with the session and how the photos turned out! We will definitely continue to use her for all our photos! 

                                      -Lauren M.

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Debbie was by far my favorite photographer to work with. Not only was she receptive, friendly to speak with, patient and accommodating in the initial phases prior to our shoot, she blew us away with the gorgeous photos of our family. She came to our home and was so patient with our family and three young children. She knew how to bring out the best in each person, even during freezing weather, and make them feel comfortable during the photoshoot. Our photos turned out beautiful and I just love Debbie's style in capturing the light. I would (and plan to) book Debbie again! Thank you Debbie!

                                                             -Diana B.

Debbie was incredible! Very encouraging and did a beautiful job capturing our amazing moment!

                                        Jacob P.

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Very professional yet personable.

I enjoyed the time.

                       -Damion K.

Debbie was totally flexible and used the natural lighting in our home to capture some dreamy photos we didn't know were possible with an indoor shoot in our house! ...we enjoyed our photoshoot time and absolutely love how the photos turned out!

                                        -Serom S.

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We loved our wedding shoot! Great location and the pics turned out gorge!

                                                  -Olivia L.

Debbie was patient, prepared, early, and professional. I received the pictures fast too. The gallery was easy to use and pictures were easily downloaded. Debbie has an eye for capturing the beauty of people with the background to enhance the people.

The pictures are clear and overall amazing. She brings out the natural beauty in people and environment.

No need for special effects or lighting.

                                                      -Mang V.

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It was such a pleasure working with Debbie! She was tuned in to what we wanted and had a lot of wonderful ideas. The photoshoot was fun and the pictures came out great!

                                                - Sandra M.

The session was so easy going and fun. We appreciated how well Debbie worked with our busy toddler. She was able to get such good photos of her and of us as a family!

                                                  -Courtney G.


We really had a good experience. Debbie was  so kind and patient! We really liked the sitting poses and the ones by the old brick building.

                                                         -Paige L.

Loved her positive energy and patience with my little girls (and us adults too haha). Really blown away by the beauty of the photos, her expertise with photographing shows.

                      -Ashley A.

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Booking was a breeze, super simple and straightforward. Loved the kind heart and eye for photos during our session. Thank you again!

                                      -Jill  D.

Debbie was friendly, timely, good with kids and I love how she edited the pictures- turned out clean and beautiful! I would highly recommend Debbie to family and friends.

                                         Kelly S.

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Debbie did a great job working with all the family groups in my extended family. I especially loved her persistence with the squirmy kids and will cherish these photos for years to come.

                                   -Karen W.

Debbie made us all feel very comfortable and got my kids smiling and laughing. It was a great experience and we will definitely be booking with her again!

                              -Caecilia T.

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Our experience was wonderful! Thank for helping us pose and feel comfortable.

                         -Amanda W

We have been sitting here this past hour and just can't stop looking at the photos! We absolutely love them and are so incredibly grateful.

                      -Brittany H.

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Thank you so much for the beautiful photos! We are so so happy with how they turned out! You are amazing.

                                        -Erin G

Thank you so much for capturing such amazing pictures of our family that we will treasure forever! Thank you for your patience with both our human and fur babies! I'm so glad to have found you.

                                    -Kristy D.

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Debbie came prepared to work with young children and she was great! Managing a tired 19 month old who would not let go of her bag of "puffs" was not easy, but Debbie worked her magic and was able to get some beautiful photographs! I had chosen the site, which in retrospect was not the best, but Debbie was somehow able to get beautiful family photos in a rather treacherous environment! I would recommend Debbie in a heartbeat...but DO go with her site suggestion!

                                                       Bonnie W.

Debbie was wonderful from start to finish!! Her joy was evident as she worked with us in all phases. She had grace for a few switches scheduling wise that we had to make. Our photos were returned speedily and such a treat! If I were to name the look of her finished photos I would call it joy! Light and airy; just so pretty. She was helpful, knowledgeable, and encouraging during our time with her. She helped me feel at ease during the shoot. Warmth abounded! We are so grateful for our time with her and look forward to scheduling again!!                                                                                   -Erin R.

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Debbie was so much fun to work with. Very professional and very sweet and we are so pleased with our beautiful family photos!

                                          - Darla T.

I loved working with Debbie. She is very familiar with beautiful locations in the Sacramento area. She knows how to position clients to get great shots. Debbie has a great eye for photography and really worked with the light and elements in the environment to capture some really interesting photos. She is easy going and friendly which really helps put her subjects at ease - not everyone is comfortable getting their picture taken. Debbie really helps make the photo shoot a fun experience for everyone.

                                                                         -Heather J.

Newborn Photographer Granite Bay CA

Debbie was very enthusiastic and passionate about her photography session same as us, she also brought props and other things required for the photography. Our experience with Debbie was awesome.

                                  Durvisha C.

Debbie is so wonderful! She puts the whole family at ease with her relaxed attitude. She makes everyone feel comfortable and makes the photo session so much fun!

                                        Caelilia T.

Newborn Photographer Roseville, CA
Maternity Photographer Folsom, CA

Debbie was quick with responses and so professional. Talking to her was easy she made it feel like you were chatting with a friend about your upcoming photos! I was extremely worried about my sons being “good” or smiling but she knew all the trick and tips. Our kids had a blast and the photos were down right gorgeous. Did I also mention we got our gallery so fast! Will definitely be booking additional photo shoots. Couldn’t be happier.

                                                      Korina S.

Debbie beautifully captured not only myself but also my two coworkers. She took a simple branding shoot and gave us endless content for ourselves and content with all of us that can be used endlessly. She was an absolute gem to find and be able to work with. I will 100% use her anytime I am in need of additional photography. Her flexibility with our shooting time and quick delivery of our gallery and sneak peek was phenomenal! I can't wait to be back in CA one day so I can shoot with her again!

Thank you so much Debbie!

                                                                  Gianna B.

Branding Photographer Sacramento CA
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Debbie was a joy to work with. She was really good at getting my family to engage with one another to produce some truly amazing photographs. This was the best family photo shoot we’ve had. Thanks so much Debbie for a wonderful and enjoyable time. And thanks for letting us bring along our furry family members. That meant a lot to us.

                                                     Hiedi F.

Debbie was a pleasure to work with - she was very professional and able to work with us on relatively tight time tables. She was able to guide us into the perfect setting for the photo shoot, took amazing photographs, and was able to deliver the finished photos with a surprisingly rapid turnaround. Overall 10/10

                                           Jason L.

Wedding Photographer Sacramento, CA

Debbie was very professional and calm and brought out the best in my daughter's smile for her graduation pictures. She put my daughter at such ease and took wonderful pictures that captured her true self!

                                          Mona R.

Debbie is a true professional that made my in-laws 70th birthday one that they will cherish for years to come. She put both kids and adults at ease and captured so many wonderful moments. The pictures turned out beautifully and we would definitely re-book her for a future shoot.

                                                   Irene B.

wedding photographer Elk Grove CA

Debbie was amazing to work with. Not only did our pictures come out beautiful, but I couldn't have gotten through the day without her! Debbie rolled with the punches, unknown weather, flower fiascos and impromptu photo shots. She is more than just a photographer, Debbie was a joy to be around and put everyone at ease. I highly recommend Debbie for your wedding or any other special day you want to capture. I can't say enough about how happy I was with our photos, there's not a bad one in the bunch!

                                                                          Lexie P.

Couldn't be happier with the experience and photos!! Debbie was so nice, easy to talk with and the photos are beyond beautiful and we got them back quickly.

                                              Theresa B.

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Debbie is friendly and inviting based on first impression. She made the photo session comforting for us to be ourselves. She’s engaging and patient with our 1 yr old daughter. We’re happy of the quality of work and how she made certain our moments were captured to perfection. Highly recommend Debbie!

                                                      Vicki D.

I saw that Debbie was recommended on Nextdoor and was glad I did! Working with her was easy and a pleasure from beginning to end. The software she used to book the appointment and then later view photos was very easy to use. She made my daughter feel very at ease during her senior photo session. Debbie was professional, kind, easy to talk to and a top notch photographer! We would definitely use her again.

                                          Teresa B.

Newborn Photographer, Folsom, CA

We did maternity and newborn photos with Debbie. She was s dream to work with. She knew the perfect place and time to shoot and went above and beyond and took photos of my 2.5 yo son while I fed my newborn baby. The photos turned out amazing! Couldn't be happier. All in all 10/10 would recommend.

                                      Alice C.

Debbie is simply wonderful to work with! She was reassuring, helped us pick a phenomenal location, provided us with direction (which we very much needed and appreciated). She was so pleasant to work with that taking the pictures didn't feel like a chore. She made us feel comfortable and at ease. When we got the photos we were so happy with the shots! We are so excited to line up the next shoot once the baby is born.

                                          Andi M.

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Being a local photographer myself, it can always be hard to find other photographers that you trust to take your own family photos. Debbie was so wonderful to work with and we adore our pictures. She was patient and fun with our two year old and was quick to capture sweet photos with her wiggly self. I almost did not have Maternity photos taken, but I am thankful we did! I will cherish these for a lifetime.

                                       Caroline B.

Recently I had my son's senior portraits taken with Debbie Stockwell Studio. Debbie's professionalism and warm personality made the session efficient and fun. We used different spots and back grounds at the outdoor location which gave us a nice variety of pictures. I'm glad we took Debbie's suggestion of the time with optimal lighting. I was so please with the beautiful portraits to capture this milestone as well as Debbie's promptness in getting the images to us so we could order graduation announcements.

Thank you, Debbie!

                                                   Sherry H.

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Debbie is professional but also relaxed and detail oriented. She's kind and compassionate and makes you feel at ease, which is so important for good pictures! Truly, she's a joy to work with!

                               Brenda S.

You were so helpful with making the right choice in location based on my vision. You have a warmth and kindness about you that makes the process feel comfortable and effortless.

                                         Alison G.

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We had such a good time shooting with you! You made us feel really comfortable and made the experience a lot of fun. We absolutely love our pictures! We are so grateful that you captured these moments for us to look back on forever :)

                                  Brittney B.

Debbie is so efficient and kind. Very patient with my grumpy kids.

                                       Courtnie G.

We had a great time! Super patient with a stressed Mom!

                                       Jessica I.

Debbie and her team captured our wedding day events perfectly from the formal to the informal. She was a professional gem to work with in every way! She was calm, organized and managed our large crowd of families and friends beautifully. Her team made sure to capture the pictures we wanted at multiple venues, and she also made time for creative flexibility. We absolutely loved working with her and can hardly wait to start putting up the pictures she captured to make our new home a space of love and happiness!

                                                         Kelly M.

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We had such a great time shooting with Debbie! She’s very confident and relaxed, which really helps you feel comfortable in from of the camera. Working with her makes you feel like you’re with a friend. Plus the pictures came out beautiful, exceeding my expectations. I used Debbie for maternity and newborn pictures and can’t wait to use her again.

                                                   Kristen G.

You are a true professional, Debbie! You listened to what I wanted, and then delivered it. Your warm, friendly, fun demeanor readily made everyone comfortable. You were able to capture the natural, relaxed photographs I wanted. Thank you for making my birthday gift an extra special one!

                                             -Teresa M.

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Working with Debbie was a dream! This was our first family photo session. We have a 4yo son and 1yo twin girls so we were apprehensive about how the kids would do during the session. Debbie was pro! Our son was not interested in photos at all to begin with. Debbie showered our twins in praise and made the photoshoot sound fun. Sure enough, our son was intrigued and began to participate. She kept the shoot fun and light-hearted which translated beautifully in our photos. We were in awe when we got our gallery and saw how many brilliant photos we got. She captured our family perfectly and the photos are candid and precious. I cried seeing this beautiful time in our lives captured and preserved so perfectly. We have already recommended Debbie to friends and family for family photos and wedding photos alike. We look forward to using her for years to come!

                                                            -Paige S.

Debbie did an incredible job taking newborn and family photos. She was very helpful with responding to questions, managed to get perfect photos of my rambunctious toddler, and made edits with a quick turnaround time. I’d highly recommend her!

                                                        -Liz B.

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Professional while making us feel comfortable!


                                                            -Cillia G.

Debbie is a great friend of mine and I wouldn't want anyone else taking our family photos. Her care and patience was vital with a 2 year old that she was able to get laughing.

                                                           -Cindy B.

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The experience was great overall! It was easy to schedule and my photos were sent quickly, and they turned out amazing. Would happily use again!

                                                     -Kristina C.

Debbie did such an amazing job with our family photo shoot! First of all, she was really understanding and flexible with us and let us reschedule multiple times when the weather wasn't just right or our two boys (2 and 1 year old) weren't feeling well. She had a ton of ideas about various locations and catered to the type of venue we wanted. She was so patient and professional with us, allowing the boys to run around a little at the beginning and get used to her which I think made a huge difference later when it was picture time! She definitely knew what she was doing to get the kid's attention and had a great eye on what poses and background would look good. When I saw the pictures I was blown away! Literally the best pictures we've taken as a family and we can't wait to blow them up and put them all around the house! TEN OUT OF TEN WOULD RECOMMEND! I can't wait to wait to use her for all of our family shoots as the boys grow up!

                                                   - Madeline P.

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From beginning to end, Debbie was professional, organized, kind, friendly, and a pleasure to be around. We had a limited time frame to do photos due to the heat we were having and a baby's nap schedule, and Debbie found us a beautiful local spot and accommodated our schedule. Debbie was more than generous with our edited photos and downloads, and extremely helpful.

                                                    -Tina R.

Debbie does such an amazing job!!! She is so kind and cares so much about her clients. Most of all her pictures turn out amazing! She knows how do be professional and fun at the same time.

                                                       -Alyssa S.

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Love, Love, Love

                                                       -Rajbir K.

Loved the session!

                                      -Katie F.

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Debbie was such a joy to work with. She was so kind, supportive, and made this new experience so comfortable and special for my husband and I. She was prepared, patient, and professional. Thank you Debbie for everything!

                                                -Amanda S.

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