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Photography for couples who love adventure, simplicity, and the outdoors. Based in Virginia, traveling worldwide.

Photography that puts the couple first. Whether you are having an intimate beach wedding, or mountain-top elopement I am here to capture the love and authenticity of the moment.

Virginia Elopement & small Wedding Photographer

Outdoor | Natural light photography
Based in Virginia | Traveling Nationwide

Soulful | always

I Bring Adventure and Elegance to your Wedding or Elopement

behind the lens


Inspiring emotions and memories through photographs that authentically capture the genuine love and passion of couples.

Hello and welcome to Debbie Elisa Photography, elopement and small wedding photography!

I am so excited that you're here. I love what I do, and I love having the opportunity to tell the story of your unique adventure in an authentic way. I hope my work speaks to your heart, as well as your love for adventure and relaxation.

If you're a couple that loves exploring new places, or beach trips with good friends, then I am here for you! I understand your need for authentic photos that capture the real essence of who you are as a couple, without being posed or over-staged.

My mission is to provide fun, natural light photography that captures the true essence of the couple. I want my couples to be able to look back on their photos with fond memories of their time together—the good times and the bad times (like when one person falls down in front of everyone).

I know it's not easy finding a photographer who will express your love and care in an authentic way; luckily for me, I've found my passion in this field! It's so rewarding being able to share my clients' stories with people all over the world through my work—and knowing that they'll have those photos forever.

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"Debbie is a phenomenal photographer and editor! I have never seen such beautiful pictures. Debbie was there when I needed her the most after my original wedding photographer canceled on me last minute. She does not disappoint! She made my fiancé and I feel at ease and natural, since we aren’t photogenic people! She gets your photos back quickly and they are STUNNING! I have never felt more beautiful in photos before! My friends and family cant stop talking about how great her photos are! Word of advice, BOOK HER before you miss out!"

#depdarlings, Alexandra from Maryland

What Clients are Saying

"there isn't anything more emotional than reliving our perfect day with Debbie"

I say it time and time again. When it's all said and done, what will you have left from your wedding day. Flowers will be gone, food eaten and tossed, decor sold off. But the pictures! These images will stay with you forever. And that honesty is what bring everyday. No fluff or misleading ideas or notions.  Your day means so much to me.

What You Can Expect

Working with me means that you get all of me. My undivided attention and assistance with needs of your wedding should you need it. I love helping people and helping with such a big and important occasion is one of my specialties.

Photography is a powerful way to capture what you felt, the moments of overwhelming joy, the way he holds you, that deep love that you need to keep going. Relationships aren’t always as easy as they might be the day you get married, but the photos can represent why you chose them and who you were in that moment.




...Into Your Future

I take you away from the ordinary and into the extraordinary! Offering quality and affordable elopement & wedding packages to the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia) areas. It's simple. If you want to save this day for a lifetime, then I am going make that happen for you! I offer everything from portrait session to full coverage of your day with your friends and family. A full day begins at dawn and ends at dusk with every moment in between covered in photos. I love what I do, and it shows in my photography!  


intimate weddings

my approach


"Over the moon with these pictures"

I may be biased, but I absolutely love Debbie. I have been a part of her photography journey from the start. And I have to say that her evolution for her understanding of photography is amazing. My boyfriend and I wanted a nice beach, golden hour couples' session and of course I snagged Debbie on a weekday. We went to a state park beach and just had a lot of fun. She is so down to earth, so calming but funny, and very easy to talk with. She made my boyfriend feel so relaxed during the entire time. 100% recommend.

Cami & Jimmy

"I can't beleive that's us"

I cannot believe that we took these pictures. I mean, I have never seen myself as photogenic at all. And when Debbie asked about any concerns, I laid it all out of everything I didn't like about myself. Her way of talking to me about self-love really stuck with me. The white dress I chose showed all of my goodness and you know what, she made me feel so good, and free that I did not even once worry about anything. She is truly amazing, in all aspects. 

Samantha & Hunter

"she was amazing for our elopement"

I think Debbie was the perfect hype woman for our elopement. She was there with the smiles, sweet tears, hugs, guidance, and calmness that we needed for the day. Debbie made our elopement so special. Out of all the photographers we spoke with, she just had a realness about her that made me choose her. No sweet talk, pure facts and I loved that she took the time out of her day to text with me for any questions that came up. A true sweetheart!

Alejandra & Jose

"the sweetest and most amazing day"

Nothing like having a wedding with close friends and family to celebrate such a special moment. For us, we looked high and low and found Debbie through a referral from another photographer. I am so glad she was available. She was so sweet and funny on our call. Really made us feel so special and had many great suggestions and ideas that we didn't think about. What we got back was nothing short of perfectly captured memories. 

Alejandra & Jason
Debbie is a wedding & elopement photographer based in Richmond Virginia whose style is candid and inspiring, with a tad of adventurous flair. Available for world travel wherever love may take her.