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  • Welcome to Pure Photography! We are so happy that your search has brought you to our home. We hope you can tell that we love photographing families, children, and high school seniors! We also hope you can see that this is not our hobby. We work very hard to give you professional portraits to hang on the walls of your home and the best customer service you can find!

    Debbie Riggs started working for the best portrait photographer in central Texas in 1998. She ran her business, but also paid close attention to what made beautiful portraits: natural light, composition, clothing and personal consultations. She and her husband, Mark, moved to Abilene, Texas with an empty nest in the summer of 2003 and soon after, there was no "leap of faith," but a complete faith in what God was leading her to do with her time and energy. Debbie is a member of PPA and a Master Photographer.

    Tammy Marcelain was drawn to photography from a young age. It wasn’t until her children were toddling around that she became serious about learning more deeply about the art of photography. Over the last 16 years she has been blessed to travel from coast to coast to take pictures of amazing clients. When she picks up her camera she feels connected to the people on the other side of the lens, and they always feel like family to her. "It is a true gift to be given the opportunity to photograph people through their journey, whether it is a birthday, high school graduation, engagement, anniversary or family portraits which mark the moments in time that are so important to remember. Photographs take us back to a moment which at the time seemed it would last forever, but in truth was fleeting." Tammy is always honored when someone allows her to record those moments for them.

And Baby Gentry Makes Five | Abilene Photographer | Delivery Photography

Lifetime clients are like family.  So, being there for such a memorable event just makes sense.  Documenting doesn’t always mean that everything goes as planned. Gentry’s mommy worked hard, but a C-Section was in her cards.  The wonderful outcome was a healthy mommy, a perfect 9 lb. baby girl and an overjoyed family! Congrats to everyone!   Photographer: Debbie

 

 

Pure Photography/ Baby Photographer/ Abilene, TX

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Bluebonnet Portrait Season 2017 | Portrait Photographer | Abilene, TX

We lived in Temple, TX for sixteen years.  Temple is the Wildflower Capitol of Texas and the bluebonnets are everywhere!  I learned photographing bluebonnet portraits from the BEST photographer, Sue Steakley.  I hope I even come close to her in capturing these special moments.  Whether it is senior portraits or your small children, bluebonnet portraits are timeless and a true Texas treasure!

 

 

 

 

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Mother and Child | Newborn Photography | Abilene, TX | Midland, TX

One last shameless post of my beautiful daughter and her newborn son.  Watching my daughter be a mother and do it so much more fully than I did is one of my great joys. Images like this one bring me to my knees emotionally and to give God the greatest praise for His presence in our lives.   Photographer:  Debbie

 

Newborn Photographer | Abilene, TX | Pure Photography

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Riggs + Henry | Baby Photographer | Abilene, TX | Midland, TX

Baby Riggs made his appearance ten days early.  But, for this family, they couldn’t imagine waiting another day now. Henry, is a model big brother announcing to all guests, “have you seen my baby?”  Welcome to our family, Riggs Alexander Maxwell!  Photographer:  Debbie/Nonnie

 

 

 

 

Pure Photography, Baby Photographer, Family Photographer, Abilene and Midland, Texas

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John + Brittany | Engagement Photography | Abilene, TX | Hill Country

John and Brittany will be married this summer in the beautiful Hill Country of Texas.  So, we traveled south and photographed their engagement session there also.   Photographer:  Debbie

 

 

Abilene, TX and Hill Country TX Photographer

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Jerry, Cathy and Family | Family Photography | Abilene, TX

We love new clients!  This family got the short straws on weather though!  Sunny, but COLD!  Look at the smiles on their faces though.  They are together and grateful.  New clients = new friends.      Photographer:  Tammy

 

 

Abilene, TX Portrait Photographer

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