I'm thrilled that you are thinking of me to help you capture your wedding celebration! I love to take photos of real emotions and sunsets that set the background for beautiful memories. I'm a firm believer that simple moments together can bring lasting joy, and I'm sure those moments will be unforgettable.
When my oldest son graduated high school in 2019, I knew I had to act on my wish to start capturing special moments with photography. I remember that passion from my younger years and I just had to do something with it. Even if there was a high price tag on what some photographers charged, I wanted to be there for couples who desperately wanted wedding images, so I dedicated so much of my time to learning and perfecting my skill. I did a lot of mentoring and attended workshops, got coaching and took online courses - all so I could be the best and run a successful photography business. It didn't come easy, but it was worth it.
I work hard to capture beautiful, heartwarming pictures that tell a story and highlight the beauty of the people in them and the world they live in.
- debbie elisa
You've thoroughly combed through my website, blog and Instagram feed and you like what you see. So the next step is setting up a time to chat to make sure we're the perfect fit for one another.
Once your date is officially reserved with a 35% non-refundable retainer, we'll send over a few goodies to help you prepare for the big day. We're happy to serve as a resource for vendor recommendations, timeline guidance and more!
Make it official
Sessions can take place anywhere from immediately following a proposal to just a few days before the wedding. I've found that there isn’t a “good” or “bad” time to take your photos.
I'll check in about two months before the wedding to start chatting about timeline specifics, special details, family formal shot lists, special traditions and anything else I should know about your big day.
It's finally here! The day the two of you say "I Do" and revel in the emotional and intimate day. Just know I am excited to celebrate and capture your wedding day. It's going to be awesome
You can expect your photos to be delivered via an online gallery within 8-10 weeks of your wedding. At that time, we'll also send over details about preserving your images through prints and albums.
The elopement process ++ your adventure awaits
Gearing up for the big day I love for my soulmate couples to take full advantage of their engagement sessions. It allows for the couple to have adventure, and fun moments as they learn to be themselves in front of my camera, along with getting some awesome coaching from their yours truly, to make sure your wedding will be oh-so-memorable!
What we do in your engagement session could happen again for your wedding day in some form or fashion. But at least you will know how I work, and how I capture moments for my amazing couples.
Your engagement session offers a myriad of personalized, one-of-a-kind experiences for you and your partner: explore the great outdoors together - trek through nature, embark on an urban adventure downtown, spend time on a dreamy beach, and create moments of carefree bliss. Make your engagement memories truly unforgettable!
Celebrating a season
For eloping couples with worries, Debbie Elisa Photography is here to help ! Are you worried about your elopement adventure going off without a hitch? Don't stress--Debbie Elisa Photography can take all the worry out of your elopement. With years of elopement couple experience, I understand all the potential pain points and can make your adventure a smooth, beautiful journey. From finding the perfect location that speaks to you to capturing those special moments in breathtaking images, Debbie Elisa Photography brings professionalism, warmth and a bit of adventure to the table. So don’t be afraid of the unknown, let Debbie Elisa Photography help you create your dream elopement, full of memories that will last forever. Together we can make something truly special come to life.
+ So much pressure from family to have a traditional wedding. I just want a small ceremony in a gorgeous place that means something to us...why is that so hard to understand?"
+ How can I have something small and beautiful, and not have it feel so cheap and meaningless?"
It is completely understandable that you may feel hesitant or even a little guilty when thinking of eloping, but please know that they are not just a cheaper way to get married – they can be magical, too! Eloping allows you to create a unique and personalized celebration that is true to the love you both share - something that should not make you feel bad about embracing what you both want on your wedding day.
Jordan + Nick
I linked up with Debbie for my wedding in September 2023. So happy that we snagged her because her work is something that I have been loving. Our engagement session in Maryland was amazing. Fun, intimate, and she made us both feel so comfortable. Don't wait another minute to schedule her for your wedding..
Don't wait another minute!
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Caroline + Kyle
Debbie went way above and beyond my expectations. She hiked up the mountain that is a steep uphill trail. Even though she said "I died a few times" she made it up that trail hike and did her Rocky dance at the top. She did so amazing on the hike, and then extra to make sure I had my sunset photos. Everything was absolutely perfect.
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ALexis + Jay
Debbie took us on for our small elopement. I wanted something just us but still beautiful and gorgeous. So we went to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia, and we had the best time ever. Everything was perfect and we could not have been any happy with the entire experience and our photos.
Everything was perfect
All packages include an engagement session (except the TRUE ELOPEMENT option) assistance in selecting the perfect location, vendor recommendations, timeline and formal family photo list creation
Shenandoah Elopements with 12 or less guest list. Small Weddings with 25 or less guest list.
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Additional Wedding Coverage - $700/hour
Second Photographer $300 half day | $600 full day
Bridal Portraits $500/hr
Anniversary Session $600/hr
Adventure Engagement Session $800 (client responsible for any park fees, and or permits, or other fees imposed)
Family Engagement Session $350/hr
Couples Boudoir $800 (client responsible for any hotel or AirBnb stay)
CUSTOM PACKAGES THAT FITS WHAT YOU NEED ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
***Travel fees may apply to locations outside of 60 miles. Ask for details.
*** Weddings + Elopements in the U.S. (not local) will have specific travel fees. Once your location is confirmed, those fees will reflect in your final pricing.
I'm big believers that images aren’t meant to solely exist in a digital space. One day, most likely, Instagram will be gone, your phone will be replaced and images that you can physically hold in your hand will be the best way to remember those precious moments we captured.
Think about this fact: fifteen (or so) years ago, if I had delivered you digital images, they would have been on a floppy disk. With the fast updates to technology, you would have no way to access those images today. Even the online galleries I deliver will eventually fade away.
One of the best ways to make your wedding memories last is by ordering an album. These high quality professionally designed albums come in a variety of linen & leather colors. These aren’t the same albums your parents' wedding photos came in. They’re modern, lay perfectly flat and look incredible on a coffee table.
THE PERFECT WAY TO REMEMBER YOUR WEDDING DAY
12X12 Fine Art Linen Cover
Wedding albums are available A La Carte, or you can purchase custom made packages that are filled with a few other goodies.
After your gallery is delivered, you are able to shop for products within your SHOP tab. Here you will see the album packages, and many more products that you are able to purchase.
All orders that are made through your gallery shop, as well as shipping, coloration, and all questions or concerns, must be sent or asked through the company that your purchase has gone through.
*I do not have control over shipping, print errors, discoloration, or package handling, etc.
10X10 Fine Art Linen Cover
8X8 Fine Art Linen Cover
It can be whatever you would like for it to be. If you are not a hiker but still want to have an epic day in the mountains, I know a few really good spots we can go to. If you do want to hike, but not over 2 miles, I can direct you to a few options. The best thing to do is to go to the spots to see what you are comfortable doing.
As this isn't a simple 'click of a button' my rates are fair and firm.
Galleries typically include anywhere between 400 and 800 photos. The exact amount varies from wedding to wedding. Your online gallery will come loaded with fully edited high resolution images you can print anywhere. You’re also welcome to share your wedding photos on Facebook as long as you credit us and link to our website.
Fantastic! To reserve your wedding date, we’ll need a completed contract and a 25% non-refundable retainer. The remaining balance will be due 1 week before the wedding.
I typically add travel fees on to any wedding outside of a 50 mile radius from my home in King George, Virginia. Gas is a strict Virginia fee of $0.625 per mile. Hotel, airfare, and or car rental, will be added once I know the location of the wedding