About me

debbie thompson kippel

The English Explorer

I am an artist with many tools. My life-long passion takes me across the country and around the world capturing what I love: weddings, portraits, events and travel. I’m ranked in the top 19 portrait photographers in Sacramento, along with being the recipient of the WeddingWire Couple’s Choice Award. I’m also a television producer, videographer, and host.

When I’m not capturing beautiful faces or places, you can find me planning a new adventure across the Atlantic and listening to music. I’m here to inspire you with gorgeous images and help you plan your next adventure somewhere around world…and I’m a devoted Brit – born and raised.

My photography and production company Debbie Thompson Photography is based in the Sacramento, California Area, where I live with my husband and two little boys.


The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. Saint Augustine


Debbie loves…

  • International travel
  • Shoes
  • France
  • Being a professional photographer
  • Television & video production
  • Meeting new people
  • Swiss chocolate
  • Canon 5D Mk III
  • Being English (born & raised)
  • Music
  • Cheese & baguettes
  • Switzerland
  • Snow skiing
  • Writing
  • French
  • Mini Coopers
  • Christmas music
  • Swiss watches
  • Princess Diana…and all things “royal”
  • San Francisco State University
  • Graphic & web design
  • Looking at maps…and planning