Deborah Grooms

Collect Memories, Not Things

girl at beach, catching wave, Florida creative family children photography Miami Sarasota Tampa Atlanta


What is your style?
My work is relaxed, authentic and non-posed. You’ll never hear me count to three or say “cheese”. We have fun. We play. Our biggest fans end up being those who dread being photographed the most. ┬áTeenage boys and dads….

What do you specialize in?
I specialize in custom wall decor for your home. I help you scale and arrange your artwork during your selection appointment. Desk sized work is also available. Many of our clients choose to start family legacy albums with us. You’ll be taken care of from start to finish.

What if I don’t like something?
All my work is 100% guaranteed. You need to not only like your work, but LOVE it.

How many families do you photograph a year?
You are never a number here. I limit my sessions so I can spend time and be creative with each and every family. You’ll get over 15 hours of my time. Once you come to DG you are not only a client, but a friend.

What are your fees?
My creation fee is $200 and covers extensive planning before your session, the session, selection in your home and installation/shipping of your finished work. Wall work starts at $479 and desk work is $199. Custom framing is offered at very competitive rates saving you time and allowing you to enjoy your portraits right away. Because each family has unique needs, I do not offer preset packages. I am not the least expensive or most expensive photographer in Florida. Most of my clients come to me for the all inclusive experience and creative solutions to their decorating needs.

Do I get all my images on a disc?
All the images you order are prepared for the web so you can share them with family and friends. Any image you order is free game for printable images sized for holiday cards. We do not give away untouched, raw images and make you do the work. It’s not why you hired a professional in the first place.

How do I get to see my images?
This is the COOLEST part! You select your images in your home. I set up a projector presentation so you can see your images life-sized. You select your favorites. We walk around your home to place and scale them together so they tell your families story. It is very important all decision makers be present at this meeting. There is no extra charge for this highly custom service. You’ll never go back to internet selecting again.

How do I start working with you?
You can call me toll free, or send me an email, whichever is easier for you. We’ll set up a time to chat, to learn more about each other. I book two- eight weeks in advance, depending on the season and location. Spring and fall are the busiest times of year.