I'm driven solely on coffee, wine, and a zest for life!

STOP...WAITI A MINUTE! Gotta tell you some things about me. You can't tell if I am your photographer until I give a bit about me.

I smoke (cigs, sheesh), drink, and cuss like there's no tomorrow. That's me. I don't keep that hidden anymore. I'm all upfront with everything so you know what you're walking into either on a personal or professional level. 

I have three boys, men I guess, and the sarcasm flows in the house like water. Funny, laidback, easy going, and true sense of love for what I do.  Having studies in Applied Behavior Analysis and working with kids with autism for the past 10 years, I thought "hey, why not shake things up a bit. Let's try that photography you love so much". So, I did. And...shit...I LOVE IT EVEN MORE!

80'S BABAY | 90'S KID

DREAMING Somewhere on earth

I'm Fucking AWESOME!!!! 

09. what is your biggest strength in being visible online?

Being myself. Stories are always filled with something. Sharing my thoughts or knowledge on things.

a. Facebook 
b. Twitter
c. Instagram
d. YouTube

08. What is your favorite social platform?

a. Scotland 
b. New Zealand
c. Paris
d. Russia

07. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?

Wake up and sit on my porch with kids before school

06. what is your favorite morning routine?

a. Long Island Ice Tea
b. Bahama Mama
c. Mus Slide
d. Hurricane
e. Mai Tai
f. Pain Killer
g. Tequila Sunrise

05. Drink of choice

a freaking hair tie!

04. What is one thing you can't live without?

a. Target
b. Amazon
c. Salt Life
d. Local Shops

03. what is one store you are most likely to shop for life?

Café con Leche

02. How do you take your coffee?

a. Gilmore Girls, New Girl, Friends
b. Stranger Things, Power of the Rings, Harry Potter,
c. Outlander, Sons of Anarchy, Night Sky, Good Omens
d. All of the above

01. what is currently on Your Netflix or Prime watch list?

I love quizzes



September: Pennsylvania Fields
October: Virginia/NC mountains
November: East Coast Countryside
December - Feb (23): Virginia photography education workshops



Marine daughter, navy wife, boy mom, autism specialist and PHOTOGRAPHER!

I love the beach. I wanted to be a mermaid for so long. Never happened but that would have been amazing. Grew up in a Marine Corps household and mentality. Try being a fucking 10 year old kid on summer break waking up by 0700 to start the day with chores before going out to baseball games or soccer games. Yeah that was my life. Low key loved it though.

I enjoy being present. Not looking so far into the future because then I miss out on all the amazing things going on right in front of me. The future worries me too much to keep that on my mind. So instead, I worry about the here and now. 

The way I work is simple. BE HERE, BE PRESENT! Life is too short to be worried about things that don't fucking matter. 





how to know WHETHER....

...if you are ready to let go of social and family expectations (sorry gran but, this is my wedding not yours)

...if you are ready to have the most epic day of your life

...if you are not a HAGGLER (this biz costs money and I don't negotiate prices)

...if you want to feel something different, and not be part of the same old tradition that everyone does

...if you are ready to be unique, a trailblazer, and ready to be okay with others NOT being okay with your decision

...if you value one another in making decisions for yourselves


"Debbie's character and life force was amazing to be around and really truly gave us an experience we will never forget"

Abby & Dennis

Ashleigh & Sean

"thought light and airy was my thing but this..this is amazing"

Our engagement session with Debbie and her associate was amazing. I have to say. I caught her when she was a little more light and airy but, damn. I am loving what she did with her new style. And so glad that we have her as our wedding photographer. She put us right at ease from the start. No weird moments, no pauses or breaks in chatting. She had us laughing and smiling from the beginning and kept it all the way through. She is so down to earth and her style is just beautiful. Love her sense of sarcasm. Cannot wait for our wedding next year.

Kerry & Dimitri

"Debbie had everyone soon as she walked in"

Working with Debbie was so amazing. She had everyone as soon as she walked in. Her charm, class, sarcasm, and relaxed vibes were everything I needed with our group of lively people. She literally fit right in. So happy that she was there with us for our big day. She made the long trip from VA to Hershey PA and killed it. My bridesmaids loved her and found her to be refreshing as some of the photographers I spoke too were bland with no character. Debbie made a huge impression and will forever be grateful.

Erin & Chris

"it was all I could have ever dreamed"

My small wedding didn't have much to start. Debbie came in and gave me so many different ideas. From hair/makeup, to florals, to the DJ. She was the calmest one there when I wasn't. Rain was in the forecast and Debbie came prepared with clear umbrellas ready to shoot this wedding. Thankfully the rain held out and it was all I could have ever dreamed  Debbie truly went above my expectation and worked so well with my other vendors. I literally sat back and had an amazing day without a worry.

Linsey & Sham


With a really bad experience with one photographer, I was hesitant to even ask anyone else. I saw Debbie's work and took the chance and contacted her. OMG I am so happy that I did. Right from the start she was energetic, empathetic to my photography story, and willing to tackle this wedding. For our engagement shoot, we went out to Downton Richmond and had a blast. The fun prompts she gave us was awesome, she caught my amazing fun side, she joked and chatted the entire time. Very professional but you can't tell because it's just like hanging out with your closest friends and letting lose. FINALLY I fell relaxed and confident in my photographer. Cannot wait for our wedding in September of 2022.


Debbie Elisa Photography is a King George, Virginia based elopement and small wedding traveling photographer. Providing photography services for eccentric, and care free couples on the east coast and nationwide.