...and so

the adventure begins

I do this because


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Fueled by equal parts sweet tea and passion, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that make you stop, smile and ask time to please slow down. Your story, your love, is beautiful and I can't wait to capture it in images you will treasure for years to come.

I'm a simple gal. Cool gal. Chill gal. I am sure we will get along fine if you are down to earth, open and honest.

Memories to take your breath away


I knew she was for me. Not being able to go a moment without thinking about her, seeing her heart and how much she loves everyone. She is my forever after.

Austin + Ashley

elopement or wedding

elopements provide a more intimate look at the couple. a simple serenity of their love for one another to share with a select group of important individuals. weddings are larger, etravagent. the focus is all over the place with single moments for the bride and groom. both are lovely, but completely different. let's chat more about what you are looking for so that you get what fits your style and personality

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Recent Features

style me pretty / 
romantic mountain elopement

green wedding shoes / 
backyard portland wedding

grey likes weddings / 
summer travel elopement

ruffled / 
beachy engagement session


Amy & Christian

"Both Debbie & I live in Maryland, but she was able to make the trip to Cape Hatteras NC for our family style elopement on the beach just outside our beach home. The sunsets was lovely, the fun times we had laughing at everything, and the way she catered to our true selves with each other is unmatched. Loved her so much. So happy we decided to go with her.

"Debbie took every dream we had and made it come true."


"Covid hit us hard as a lot of other brides. Years I have been together with my love and could not see a time when we could get married. Debbie posted a model call for any brides willing to wear their dress for a mini styled session. Specifically brides impacted greatly by Covid. I hopped on that and she did absolutely amazing with the colors. I cried to my friend of the amazing job Debbie did for me. Hope to get my husband with me on our next session with her.

"I am beyond happy with how Debbie caught me in my dress."

Tia & Keshawn

"Like so many other brides, we were impacted by Covid. We decided to do a small gathering at my boss's house (I work for a wedding planner and I am also her assistant) for the ceremony. Debbie arrived before she was scheduled to show up. And she did an amazing job capturing all the small special moments, along with he most important components we were able to add in. She is our photographer for our larger ceremony in Sept of 2021. Truly a wonderful person inside and out.

"We can't stress enough HOW AMAZING DEBBIE ELISA TRULY IS"

Living in Maryland offers some amazing benefits. I am able to stay in Maryland, or venture off to Virginia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey without breaking a sweat. These areas are within driving distance and allows me to have my own adventures. Since transitioning to destination style elopements and intimate weddings, I have come to learn that traveling is amazing. And creates epically phenomenal images for brides and families. A new passion for a new year, with new goals for elopements. let's chat about your dream intimate wedding.

Maryland Photographer


It has been a dream of mine to photograph a destination mountain, lake, or other epically amazing locations elopements and intimate weddings. So if you are ready, set, go go go, then I am right there along with you. Your third wheel, your honorary bridesmaid and official hype woman!

i love photos. i love people. and i love taking photos of people in love.

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