Debbie Elisa Photography

Maryland Rustic wedding at Jefferson Patterson Park, Maryland

August 30, 2020

Maryland Rustic wedding

Hi there. Oh so this was a sweet thing that happened. I have the lucky pleasure of having some amazing and talented young ladies be my models. I was so ecstatic when they all agree to do a styled wedding shoot. In very dark rich colors and with amazingly beautiful flowers. Although it was a non traditional styled shoot, the images and feel of what I was going for really came out and I am in love with all that we were able to do.


My intial plan, because nothing ever actually goes the way you hope that it would, was to have the maids in the light pink color. As the sizes of the dresses became an issues, we quickly switched over the a burgundy maroon..SOOOOO HAPPY WE SWITCHED!!! The colors came out so rich and dreamy against the back ground of the park.

So, I had my girls, colors, and the ladies all got their gowns from that gave them the ability to change up their styles to suit their personality. Next…the fellas! So much easier to think that they would be the ones to flow right on through this..not so much. My guys had to color coordinate, and then end up buying shoes to match and it became a huge ordeal. So, I ended up with the groom and 1 groomsman. Did I mention things change a TON!

All in all, I really think this came out so lovely and I am loving the fact that I will do this once again later this year for a friend of mine who is using their anniversary to have this styled shoot as her wedding day pictures.

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Hi, I'm Debbie

A self proclaimed badass photographer

No elegant or amazing story to tell here. My life consisted of growing up in the military from the age of 2. Settling in North Carolina, and marrying a Navy Corpsman. Three kids later, and two masters degrees into a career in Special Education and Applied Behavior Analysis, I decided that it was finally time to pursue a lifelong dream of mine, photography.

I started out as wanting to become a Marine Biologist/Oceanographer, and working for National Geographic, swimming with the sharks! Choices made led me down a different path and led me to where I am today. Sitting here, at the computer, writing a mini novel about my life to you.

I started my business in 2019 realizing as my oldest son graduated high school that I missed photography, I missed the interaction I could have with others, and the different lives I was able to be a part of. So, I did as allo beginner photographers did. I dusted off my only old camera, and started using my friends and family as models. Charge next to nothing for sessions, and was able to purchase mentoring sessions, business courses, posing class, 1:1 workshops, and I have learned so much and have grown tremendously within my skill and knowledge. With the help of amazing photography mentors such as Katelyn James, Alina Thomas, Joy Michelle, Megan MacPhail, India Earl, Anni Graham, Jai Long, Maddie Mae (Adventure Instead), and many more, I have been able to create an experience for my couples that is comfortable, relaxed, and crafted specifically to their style and personality


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