debra has built a wonderful relationship with her past clients and we would like to share some of their thoughts with you.

"I pride myself on giving the experience of the event, dance lesson, session, or special day over to the client. It's about you and I want to not only create lasting images with the camera but with our interaction and my complete service to you"



headshot photography - Beth on March 7, 2017

Debra was timely and professional in all of our work together.  She provided guidance about clothing and time of day to best suit my needs.  She was flexible when the weather didn't cooperate!  Would recommend her for any occasion!


corporate headshots - Scott on March 1, 2017

Debra was professional, flexible and most importantly, very kind and down to earth.  I highly recommend her for professional and photography needs.  She will work with you to ensure you get exactly what you need.  Great personal experience.  


studio portrait photography - Emily M. on January 22, 2017

I worked with Debra on some head-shots for a business brochure.  Debra was great.  She made sure my shots were exactly as I wanted them, and was very meticulous on the details and lighting.  All in all the pictures turned out great!


wedding photography - Bryce M. on November 29, 2016

Best I have ever worked with and I would know after being married 4 times.  Very professional and fun to work with, final prints were stunning.


portrait photography - Angelina L. on September 8, 2016

Debra responded right away and was an absolute pleasure to work with.  She worked perfectly with my models and helped them feel comfortable and at ease.  Will definitely use her again in the future!


wedding photography - Elizabeth S. on August 12, 2016

Debra and Michael were very professional and took great pictures of our wedding on the Queen Mary.  We highly recommend them.


wedding photography - Tony A. on July 27, 2016

When Debra arrived at our Malibu home for my twin brother's wedding, she was very well prepared. With two cameras hanging from her belt and her agile cat-like moves, she did indeed seem like the Navy Seal of wedding photographers.  Really, she was very discreet and was able to capture the beautiful setting and the varied characters in stealthy yet tastefully composed shots.  Her attention to the role of light was especially remarkable to me when I reviewed the portfolio.  Contrary to my fear that people would be stiff if they were posed, Debra set at work putting people at ease and did manage to capture dozens of beautifully natural (though posed) portraits of the happy couple and the rest of the family.  I am very pleased with Debra's work and how it has forever preserved a very joyful day for my whole family.


social media / headshot photography - Brian F. on July 27, 2016

Very relaxed, professional, spacious studio, creative and outstanding attitude.  Debra was super engaging, exiting and really worked to create a fun and relaxing experience.  Highly recommended!!


product photography - David L. on June 7, 2016

Debra did a wonderful photoshoot for me.  Her work is top shelf and her personality is engaging and gracious.  She did a photoshoot of my guitar straps.  I needed great quality professional photos for my website, product sales page and she delivered great digital content for my site.  I highly recommend Debra because she spent extra time working with me and listening to my ideas.  Yes, quality takes time and I am sometimes impatient but she put everything together for me in a couple of days.  She also followed up promptly and took care of final edits as requested.  Bottom line, she created great photos and it was pleasure working with her.


corporate photography - Davi N. on May 27, 2016

Debra took great photos for me.  I am in real estate so I have met lots of photographers and Debra was the best so far!!  I will have her do professional pictures for my listings as well...


wedding photography - Claudia H. on January 12, 2016

Debra is amazing.  She is a sweet lady and she knows what she is doing.  I'm so glad my husband and I chose her to take our pictures.  Can't wait to see how they came out.  I know they will be great!:)


wedding photography - Dianna M. on December 12, 2016

I recommend her, she's very professional...


wedding photography - Sara C. on November 29, 2016

RUPa art, inc photography is outstanding!  Debra does such a great job connecting with her clients.  She is very professional and captures her clients personality and provides amazing photos.  I absolutely love how my wedding pictures can out!! She captured all of the important and special moments of our day and when I look back I feel like I'm there again.  To put it in simple terms she is perfect.  Stayed with us the whole day and we couldn't have asked for anything more.  I highly recommend her for any special events you have as she is great at envisioning the perfect shots and will go above and beyond to achieve them.


family portrait - Delia F. on October 26, 2015

We were visiting Newport Beach for the week and wanted to get family photos taken in the area.  I found Debra's name online and saw that she was highly rated.  After contracting Debra, she went out of her way to capture exactly what we wanted.  Debra was in constant contact with me before, during and after our trip.  She took the time to seek out the perfect backdrop and lighting days before we arrived.  Debra was very professional and made the session smooth and fun.  She delivered our digital photos before we left to return home and went out of her way to make sure we had a great experience.


wedding photography - Charlene K. on September 13, 2015

An amazing job!  Debra is creative, professional and so great to work with.  Thank you so much for making our day even more special!


wedding photography - Karina F. on July 19, 2015

We saw Debra at a friends wedding and I loved her attention to detail.  My friend highly recommended her and gave me a business card.  Since day one Debra was amazing!  She listened to what we wanted but also gave us her professional opinion.  She was very flexible and is an amazing person to work with.  She made the whole process run smoothly and everyone felt very comfortable with her and her guidance.  Our photos are truly beautiful!  She caught all the important moments and then some!  She has an eye for detail.  I would definitely recommend her!


family portrait - Caitlin T. on June 12, 2015

Debra was amazing!  She worked well with our large family and had an amazing location for us and made sure we got every picture we wanted!  She was patient and perfect for us.  They turned out great!:)  Thanks Debra!!


wedding photography - Anthony H. on May 11, 2015

Debra was an amazing photographer from start to finish.  She met us at the venue for an initial consultation where she went over her work and provided ideas for the wedding.  We immediately loved her and hired her shortly after.  She was a wonderful communicator and responded immediately to anything we needed.  She even came to our rehearsal to provide last minute ideas on placement.  As for our big day, Debra and her partner were PHENOMENAL!!!   I couldn't be more happy.  She got every shot we talked about before the wedding plus some amazing shots throughout the night.  We couldn't be happier that we hired Debra for our wedding!  And to top it all off, she posted teaser shots on Facebook for us to spread on our social media!! Love love love the photos so far!!!! Thanks a million for making our special day fabulous!!!


event photography - Kristin B. on April 11, 2015

She is amazing!!!!  We could not be more pleased with her services, punctuality, attention to detail and the quality of her work.  Debra truly strives to go above and beyond for her clients.  She is professional, personable and easy to work with.  We hired her for my son's wedding.  She met with us at the rehearsal so she could become better acquainted with the party and the venue.  Capturing precious moments and memories at the wedding is a one time deal; no opportunity for a re-do and she nailed it!  Thank you!


wedding photography - Lorina B. on March 30, 2015

Very great and professional person.  Love how she also gave me ideas and very easy to work with.  I know I picked the right photographer.


corporate headshot - Rebecca D. on February 9, 2015

I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with RUPa Art!  Debra and her assistant, Mariam, were such a pleasure to work with.  Debra is very professional and she provides high quality results.  I contracted her because I needed an updated professional photo for my business marketing mailing and I love the final product!  She is a true expert in her field.  Debra is very professional yet personable and I will gladly refer anyone who requires photography services.  Thank you Debra and Mariam, you two are the best!