"Debra's only agenda was to exceed our expectations and deliver gorgeous photos that we were involved in creating." ~ Kara
Happy kids take happy pictures. Rainbow lollipops and oinking pigs mean everyone has a good time.
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“What may be her finest quality and greatest trade secret is her ability to create a safe, comfortable atmosphere for people… I would bring my family to her for portraiture before going to any other photographer in Rochester.”
“From the first moment of meeting Debra she was warm, friendly and full of ideas! Not to mention blessed with a great deal of patience! She took the time to share her ideas, take breaks when our son needed them, and always asked what we wanted or what we were comfortable doing.”
“It was quite last minute, and Debra made it all work out… She was wonderful with our 6 month old and made him smile the whole morning!”
“You are great with kiddos which I’m sure makes your life easier but also makes the pictures shine. You are super accommodating in terms of all of the logistics and planning and, particularly in these recent pictures, you have such an artistic eye for capturing glimpses of personalities and joy. “
“Between going ‘on location’ braving the cold and snow for our maternity pictures, how patient and great you are with the newborn session, and the final products and the app to go with it is priceless. There was really not anything else that we could have asked for.”
Debra Wallace specializes in newborn and family photography in Rochester and Ithaca, NY.
Debra grew up in Ithaca where she discovered photography and spent many hours in her basement darkroom. She jumps at the opportunity to wade through Taughannock State Park (which she knows how to pronounce!), hike up Buttermilk Falls or jump off the dock at Mia’s Lakehouse. She always looks forward to giving her camera a good workout in Ithaca.
Debra lives in Rochester, NY where she’s a semi-crunchy home schooling mom and a location connoisseur. She loves trying out new spots in addition to some favorites such as Durand Eastman Park, Tinker Nature Park and Mendon Ponds. To see a gallery of even more Rochester location ideas click here.
Most families go the traditional route where they sit in a loose formation and smile at bad jokes, but if you’d like to get a little wild and crazy you can see some of Debra’s favorite ideas for creative portrait sessions by clicking here.
And last but not least, she loves to have a good time. Recently a mom left saying, “You made this so easy!” Parents may be inclined to feel tense since a lot of planning has been poured into your session, but oinking pigs and rainbow lollipops mean everyone has a good time.
A few other fun facts about Debra – she has so many children people stopped congratulating her, she evangelizes about Penzey’s spices but hides her Dove chocolate, and on vacation you’ll find her at a water park or a beach somewhere. She and her husband Jason have been married for 13 unbelievable years. They have almost nothing in common except for loving each other’s company and hating car trips.
Debra is always a little surprised and excited to see her work appear all over the place. She has been published on News 10 Rochester WHEC.com, in the Democrat and Chronicle (both in print and online), the New York Times, the Ithaca Journal, the Genesee Valley Parent, Black Bird Knits, 585 Beauty Book, Faith Village, the Seneca Park Zoo Society Calendar and Annual Report, CompassCare promotional materials, and other places she’s lost track of over the years.
Debra has a masters degree she doesn’t use and a BA in American Sign Language, which she studied for many years. She thoroughly enjoys working with the Deaf Community and is proud to own a Deaf friendly business.