Destination Gold Bug Island

November 20, 2020
Debbie Elisa Photography

I have known David for about 34 years now…duh I should he’s my brother, and have known about Katie for a year or so before even getting the chance to meet her. It really wasn’t until New Years of 2019 that I finally had the chance to meet her.

Their engagement session was about 2 hours. I have to say first, that in those two hours my brother had a lot of nonsense going on as he always does. Funny guy right…nerd! He had us take video of him (actor in the making..check out The Black Revenger on Amazon) so that took up some time to do. But we walked all over the park and got shots everywhere we could think of before we got too hangry and had to leave (haha).

She is as bright and bubbly as they come. but, I have to say she has a little bit of some spunk to her! This girl is gonna be my ‘ride or die’ one day hahah I can already see it!

So yes, eventually we all were like “hey debb, why don’t you do the photography for the wedding”…”oh hell naw play I am not ready for that”…”you’re not ever gonna get to where you wanna be if you keep holding back”…”true dat..okay fine I will do it”…end of scene!

I worked tirelessly from Jan of 2020 until September of 2020 with practice bridal shots, practice detail shots of rigs and flowers etc., practice sessions with small groups to learn how to pose, gather, and get the shots needed for her wedding (yes her wedding bc my brother was not all that into it as far as decor and stuff haha). Then her wedding day came. From 10am to 12pm I stuck it out and took over 5000 images…me..and me alone to a degree. At one point David (also a photographer/videographer) pulled out his cameras and video to record some stuff. But the end results was fantastic and lovely and I am so happy and honored to capture their wonderful moments.

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If you love taking the road less traveled. A trailblazer of sorts. I am a free spirit and don't like conforming to rules particularly. But, i do love when others find their own voice and way on being their own person. So, if that means that you have to burn a few bridges along the way then I guess that's something that has to be done. 

What I love, is that we are who we are. And I am one that loves the ocean and finds peace and serenity at the the water. My clients love peace. Love community with friends and family, and truly lives for the moment.

You are my couple is if you are ready to let loose and have fun and be your true authentic self.

"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