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Condrea & David’s Shenandoah Elopement

October 11, 2021

Condrea & David’s Shenandoah Elopement was something that was out of this world! Perfect for a couple who wants to leave out the fuss, and truly have an experience that is one of a kind. Shenandoah offers so many options for great places to have an elopement. One that I love is right on Skyline Drive.

Condrea and Dave opted to ride along Skyline Dr., and hop out when we saw something amazing to take pictures of. That includes the amazing forest and woodsy areas where we all decided to sit and stay for awhile just roaming around. Couldn’t do too much since my lovely bride was wearing heels, but she made the trek up a little to have such an impactful moment with the amazing green leaves everywhere.

We decided on:

  1. Driving around Skyline Dr.
  2. Flowers
  3. Hair and Makeup

Shenandoah has a few stipulations when it comes to permits. However, any intimate wedding or elopement that is under 15 guests does not require any form of payment or permit. Now, if you want to use an arch to make it a little more special, that is when you might start seeing more of a lean towards permits. But that is something that will be looked at and checked out.

Looking for more on elopements, check out Sadie and Kevin’s elopement. Pure golden hour.

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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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