Debbie Labrot

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Lily Rose Photography was created to photograph people; people being people, people being special, and people doing things, which leads us to our specialty: photographing weddings and events in Napa Valley and Sonoma, California. We also photograph weddings, engagement sessions, and events in the Carmel area, San Francisco and Tahoe, and the locations in between. Even worldwide!

Where are you located? Do you charge a travel fee for weddings not in your location?

We are based in Northern California, however, available to travel. Travel fees to be discussed based on wedding location. We love destination weddings! When we are outside our local area, we would prefer to be on location for a minimum of 3 shooting days, five travel days total. This allows us to scout locations, attend the rehearsal, shoot the wedding day, and schedule a romantic day-after shoot. It is not every day that couples get to experience an exotic location, so we want to ensure the best possible photographic outcomes.

How long have you been in business? How many weddings have you photographed as the main photographer?

At the time of writing this I have photographed 569 weddings, mostly as the primary photographer. Lily Rose Photography was created in 2002, and was incorporated in 2006 when I went full time.

Describe your "style" of wedding photography.

Our style is best described as “all of the above”. During the getting ready portion of the wedding day, we are documentary photographers; contemporary for details; timeless during family groups, fashion during portraits and romantics and photojournalist for the ceremony. When shooting we will encounter every type of light; from incandescent to natural, to created light. The goal is a perfect balance. Over the course of the day, the person behind the camera is not necessarily behind the scenes. Your photographer will wear many hats, and some at the same time. We have been the coordinator, director, Maid-of-Honor/Best Man, friend, confidante, architect, author, mediator, counselor, and creator, just to mention a few.

What's the typical wedding coverage package that you offer? What is the price?

Every wedding is unique, and ultimately depends on your wedding and your requirements! Clients typically invest around 4800 (USD) which includes digital files and a 20pg 10x15 leather wedding album; however, packages can be customized to fit individual needs. For full pricing, please get in touch!

Do you have a studio where we can meet? Do you use Skype?

Yes! we have an office in Sonoma, California, and would love to meet!

What are your professional degrees, credentials, affiliations? Have you taken any recent educational workshops or classes?

For those that care, I have three Bachelor degrees: Business Management, Information Systems, and Photography. Awards…numerous print competition awards- we are continually striving to be better than yesterday, several online and print magazines, including Photo District News (PDN) in 2010, achieving a Top Knot Award in the ceremony category, and Wedisson. I am constantly furthering my education and knowledge of photography by attending photography workshops nation-wide, and annual conventions. I belong to several professional organizations, including Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), Photographers of America (PPA), Canon Professional Services (CPS), and am currently working towards becoming a Certified Professional Photographer (CPP). My work can be found in a variety of online wedding publications such as Ceremony Magazine, Real Weddings, Borrowed and Blue, Sacramento Bride and Groom, Style Me Pretty, as well as, print publications including PDN, Ceremony Magazine, Diablo Bride, Real Weddings, and Sacramento Bride and Groom.

Is there anything else you'd like to share about yourself?

For those curious about my business name, 'Lily' and 'Rose' are my niece's middle names, a touch of something personal, without using my given name. Also, it is something I can pass down to the next generation of creative minds. 
I am the perfect calming force at a wedding, compassionate and inquisitive. Something to remember on your wedding day is to actually take it all in, breathe, be present in the moment and create memories. One of my favorite quotes is, "We do not remember days, we remember moments."- Cesare Pavese. When you think about it, this is so true! The images created on your wedding day will be the trigger; not only to the memories created but also to the moments you shared throughout the day. 
On the personal side- I am married to the kindest man you will ever meet, hopefully, you will have that chance. We have four children, David and Matthew, Christopher and Katie. Our family is very important, and I have to say, I was a little lost when- in the same year- my sister moved to Michigan, and my parents moved to Georgia. Thankfully they have all regained their senses, and are back in California, where they belong. We round out our family with two precious Labrador Retrievers- yellow and chocolate, Midnight and Bailey. Don't get me started these two are adorable!



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