Testimonials

“My husband jokes that the featured artist in our home is Debbie Riggs, but it’s true. We definitely have more of her ‘art’ on our walls than anyone else. I wouldn’t have it any other way! Debbie first captured our family after the birth of our first child. She has continued to do so now that we have added a third. Each time I am again amazed how she captures the character and personality of all our little ones with such quality. She never disappoints! She has incredible talent and I look forward to her continuing to fill our walls for years to come.”
Kaely Tippen


“We wanted to say ‘thank you’ again for the beautiful photos you took of our Tucker for his senior portrait and announcements. We are so very proud of them and will cherish them forever. Tucker, of course, is CRAZY about them! You are extremely talented at what you do and you have blessed us! We are thankful to you and will absolutely have you photograph our family in the near future! Thanks again Debbie!”
Julie and Tommy Clemons


“Thank you so much for helping us make memories of our family! It has been an exciting experience and the photos have turned out just perfect! You are a sweetheart!”
Susan and Harold Preston


“When the time came to have my daughter’s casual senior portraits done, I did my research first. I compared photograph quality and creativity, packages, prices, products and personality — the clear answer was Pure Photography! Debbie is great to work with. Her caring, down-to-earth personality is refreshing and welcoming. Her amazing skills made the photo sessions easy and fun, and we received beautiful, captivating portraits for a fair price. I have to admit I questioned whether we would be happy when I saw that Debbie doesn’t offer the usual CD of photos that many other photographers sell these days. In the end, though, we came out far ahead without the CD — Debbie provided my daughter with some digital images for her Facebook page, and she didn’t limit us to a certain number of poses for our package. We came away with an awesome variety of beautiful, affordable, high quality prints that we will always treasure.”
Janera Naron


“Wow! Wow! Wow! Debbie Riggs of Pure Photography never disappoints! Debbie has taken Senior pictures of our daughter and our son. She did a fabulous job capturing their personalities. Debbie works very hard to capture the type of pictures that her client desires. She also photographed our family. We have always been extremely pleased with her work! She and her husband Mark are friendly, caring and treat their clients like family members. She is truly a professional and captures the most amazing pictures. The only problem our family ever has is narrowing down the portrait selections to place our order! I highly recommend Debbie Riggs of Pure Photography.”
Melanie Reyes


“Next to photographing animals, photographing reluctant teenage boys has got to be the toughest assignment!  Both my boys left for their senior pictures with jacket, tie, deep sighs and grim resolve.  They both walked back in the house smiling, talking about ‘Debbie’, relaxed and ready to pose again. Her instant rapport with my two Abilene High football players shows in the wonderful portraits that captured their personalities before they ventured off to college.  Thanks Debbie!”
Jane Varner Beard


“We have done two sessions with Pure Photography and the experience was nothing short of fantastic. Debbie was wonderful with our children and her eye for lighting and detail is outstanding. She offered a large variety of venues and was able to capture the essence of each member of our family. When we selected our images, we had no pressure on how much to spend and everything was extremely professional. Quite simply, Debbie is the best portrait photographer in Abilene. We love her work!”
Corey Patterson


“I just can’t sing the praises of Debbie and Pure Photography enough!

Unlike most girls, my daughter has never liked the idea of being photographed. Since she is a senior and will be graduating in the spring, we needed to have her senior pictures made, and she was dreading it! Debbie met with us, gave her some great tips and assured me she would make the session enjoyable and she would capture her true beauty.

My daughter’s thoughts on the way to the viewing session were ‘I hope there is at least some pictures that won’t look too bad’, as her video started to play, her face lit up and all she could say was ‘oh my gosh!’ The photographs far exceeded both of our expectations – she had indeed captured her true beauty!!! As soon as we picked up her order, she proudly took it to show all of her friends.

The confidence Debbie instilled in my daughter is a gift beyond measure! Pure Photography is much more than just another business…it is a labor of love and passion fueled by the Holy Spirit. Not only will we have these amazing photographs to treasure, I believe we have also made a lifetime friend.

Thank you Debbie, Cindy and Pure Photography – you are truly a blessing!”
Terry Archer


“Right above our mantle is one of our most prized possessions…our family canvas from when our twin boys were a little over six months old.  It is a reminder of a wonderful day and will always be a constant reflection of the joy that has been brought into our home.  Pure Photography made that moment, that photo, that memory, happen.   Debbie has an artist’s eye that is only matched by her compassionate heart.  These qualities along with her training and professionalism capture the moments in life that will speak forever through the art of photography.  Debbie is the best photographer and our only disappointment is that we are not able to buy every picture she takes of our family!  When you choose Debbie and Pure Photography you are choosing to invest in a memory that will last a lifetime and in a photographer that will invest back into you and your family.

Debbie has documented and shared in each stage of the boys’ lives from their birth announcements all the way to the joys of being a toddler! She has captured their exact personalities in one shot. I can’t seem to get them to stand still for a quick picture. However, she is able to capture priceless moments. Every day when I see my sweet boys photos it warms my heart! It is some of the best money I ever have spent. It is even better than a new pair of shoes!”
The Mercer Family


“Debbie has been photographing my family since 2006, the year my first child was born. The photographer I chose was a very big decision for me at that time. Choosing Pure Photography was the best choice I ever made. Debbie is patient, understanding, compassionate, and open to any ideas you have. I feel Debbie cares as much about the finished product as I do. I feel she knows how important the photos are to me and she works very hard to provide photos that not only wow me and bring me to tears (and always do), but also to provide me with a lifetime of memories that are truly irreplaceable. I have developed such a comfort level with her that I can’t imagine anyone else ever photographing my family. My family enjoys the whole experience. Over the years Debbie has not only become our exclusive photographer, but also a friend.”
Heather Reyes