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Shenandoah Elopement

April 8, 2021

Shenandoah is such a hotspot for elopements. The mountains, the air, the hills, the rocks, trails and everything needed for a perfect elopement.

The light before sunset is soft, and glowy, and so real. For this elopement, it was just the bride and groom.

Jacqueline and Brandon met while in high school. After a few years they reconnected and were married. He is in the Navy and she is a hair and makeup artist. They have three lovely children together. Having a civil ceremony wasn’t what she really wanted to have, however, it was all that could be done at that time.

After contacting me and chatting a bit, we officially decided to have their elopement at a location that gave us enough light and scenery to have for their renewal. There was no officiant. No one else there but these two. They really wanted to make sure they had their special alone moment that was all for them.

We rented a dress from Dalliance Bespoke. He wore a nice laid back suit pant and shirt. Something casual and laid back. The flowers were picked from nearby blossom trees and moss from the fields. Hair and Makeup was done by the bride and things just went off without a hitch. No clouds, full access to the sun and sky. Loved every moment of this session.

Intimate weddings and elopements can be booked through my website. Openings start in June through December.

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BEHIND THE LENS

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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