About Debra Gulbas

I started my photography career at one of the top photojournalism programs in the country, the Missouri School of Journalism. The “Missouri method” taught me to create images that had both feeling and emotion as well as beautiful light and composition.

After being accepted into the prestigious Eddie Adams Workshop, I won a White House photography internship! People often ask me why I don’t get nervous photographing weddings. Well, after spending time just a few feet away from the President, and making my way around the Oval Office, my nerves became nerves of steel! Feel free to peek at my work from the Eddie Adam Workshop, and my favorite images from the White House internship.

Before photographing families, I was a staff photographer for the El Paso Times, documenting everything from floods to Friday night football. There were times on assignment when I had to walk into someone’s home after a tragedy, and my goal and hope would always be that they felt comforted by and comfortable in my presence. My newspaper experience has helped me to ensure that families feel comfortable being 100% themselves in front of my camera, allowing me to witness such an intimate part of their lives. I feel special and honored to document a very private part of people’s lives. Because my style of photography is moment-driven, I tend to develop meaningful relationships with my clients, and often become close friends with my families.

I’m still humbled and honored to be listed among the top photographers of the world! In 2014, I won 3rd Place for Photographer of the Year from the Wedding Photojournalist Association, WPJA. BrideBox also listed me as one of the top wedding photographers in Texas. I’ve photographed well over 200 weddings. Feel free to view my wedding portfolio or wedding blog.

I love to read, cook, and travel. On a Sunday afternoon, you might find me curled up next to our rescue Cocker Spaniel, Eva, reading “A Thousand Splendid Suns” or “The Prince of Tides,” or another good book. My husband, Adir, and I  are avid travelers. Some of my favorite spots so far are Ireland, Israel, Hungary, and France, but Montana and Colorado right here in the U.S. are still my ultimate favorite places on earth. Throughout the past six years, I’ve enjoyed volunteering throughout the Austin community with the Junior League of Austin.

For more images of my recent work and my every day life, please visit my Instagram or Facebook Page.