Debby’s photography experience began in 1978 with CPI Corporation where, as a District Manager, she oversaw operations for 30 portrait studios in a four state area.
After attending Southwest Missouri State University in 1986 she focused on developing her craft for the next year while using her talents doing freelance photography work.
In 1989, she took a position with Mignard Studios, an upscale portrait studio in Springfield, Missouri. In this position, she received substantial training and experience from working along side seasoned portraiture professionals. During her tenure there, she chose to specialize in fine portraiture, high school senior, wedding and special event photography.
She has received many certification awards through the Professional Photographers Association and WPPI where, for the past 25 years, she has received professional training to sharpen her skills and develop her own personal photography style.
In 2001, she chose to venture out on her own and Debby Young Photography was begun. This career move, in which she chose to specialize in wedding, high school seniors, family and children portraiture and fine art, has become a highly successful venture. Debby has gained a reputation as the talented photographer in Southwest Missouri.
Debby understands the importance of staying up-to-date with today’s ever changing visual media environment and unique photo requests. Even with 25 years experience, she continues to stretch her abilities while challenging herself to maintain the quality craftsmanship that her reputation was built on and her clientele demands.