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SOULFUL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY

IT'S WEDDING SEASON...well it's always wedding season for me. But here you will find past and current clients that I have had the opportunity in meeting and capturing their precious moments. I love taking pictures, and I love being around joyous occasions, and being a part of someone's most special, amazing, and fun packed, dance craze, drunk walking, bar singing, jumping and jivin' day!

Morris Island Lighthouse

Kathy & Bob’s Morris Island Lighthouse Couples Session

Debbie Elisa Photography

During a family vacation for Kathy & Bob’s Morris Island Lighthouse Couples Session, I got the chance to drive down to Folly Beach with my sister in law’s grandparents and provide them with an amazing couples portrait session. It was a beautiful day, and we had a lot of fun playing in the water and […]

Courtney & Jacob’s Mini-Adventure Engagement Session at Big Meadows Lodge

Debbie Elisa Photography

Mini-Adventure session at Big Meadows Lodge I am happy to finally be sharing Courtney and Jacob’s summer mini-adventure engagement session at Big Meadows Lodge at Shenandoah National Park. I absolutely love Shenandoah National Park. I lived in Maryland for 6 years before moving to Virginia and FINALLY got the chance to visit the mountains. This […]

How to elope in Shenandoah

Debbie Elisa Photography

Eloping in Shenandoah is a wonderful way to get married. If you’re looking for an alternative to a large wedding, eloping may be the perfect choice for you! Knowing how to elope in Shenandoah is a great way to start the entire elopement planning process. Not only does it offer a lower cost and less […]

Adventure Couples' Session

Ashley and Ty’s Beach Adventure Couples Session

Debbie Elisa Photography

Ashley and Ty’s beach adventure couples’ session took place at Westmoreland State Park located in Montross Virginia. Just under an hour from my home location. The couple is so adventurous and amazing that a traditional park or monument location was not something that I wanted to provide. I wanted something that matched their personality and […]

Samantha and Hunter’s Engagement on Sullivan’s Island

Debbie Elisa Photography

When I left the mainland for Samantha and Hunter’s engagement on Sullivan’s Island, there was a huge storm in the forecast. Luckily, when I crossed over the Ben Sawyer Bridge to Sullivan’s Island, the skies cleared up and we had a gorgeous soft light morning beach engagement session. Samantha & Hunter are getting married in […]

Virginia Wedding at Lydia Mountain Lodge

Lydia Mountain Lodge Intimate Wedding

Debbie Elisa Photography

Emily & Garrett’s intimate wedding at Lydia Mountain Lodge was sweet and filled with love. The deep woods feel, the rustic amazing feel of the entire location, the old wood and rustic style cabins selectively located in lots within the woods is just an amazing location for your wedding. The main lodge has ample windows […]

Shenandoah Moutain Elopement | Raven’s Roost

Debbie Elisa Photography

Romantic Mountain Overlook Elopement at Raven’s Roost, Shenandoah National Park, Virginia Alejandra and Jose’s romantic Raven’s Roost elopement was picture perfect. A gorgeous and sentimental With a Spanish flare, the couple had their elopement at Raven’s Roost Overlook in the Shenandoah Mountains of Virginia. Raven’s Roost provides the landscape and scenery, with views of the […]

Wedding Day Timeline

5 Best Wedding Day Timeline

Debbie Elisa Photography

5 Wedding Day Timeline Examples to have your wedding run smooth Here are 5 examples of wedding day timelines to use for your wedding day. Wedding Day Timeline Examples MORNING WEDDING TIMELINE7:00 AM – Hair & makeup / Getting ready8:30 AM – Vendors arrive / Setup starts9:00 AM – First look & couple’s portraits9:30 AM […]

Alexandria Wedding Venue

Alexandria Wedding Venue

Debbie Elisa Photography

Why have a wedding at The Carlyle House In Alexandria Alexandria Wedding Venues are some of the best locations for weddings and elopements. This gorgeous town has quickly become a staple to hold weddings and elopements for couples of all ages and backgrounds. Alexandria’s history was filled with a tobacco trading post on one of […]

Engagement at Quiet Waters Park

Quiet Waters Park Engagement

Debbie Elisa Photography

Krista & Brian’s Engagement at Quiet Waters Park Engagement sessions Quiet Waters Park isn’t just filled with amazing fields or flowers for your pictures, nay nay, but also rich buildings and a great hideaway for a beach through a narrow trail bed. Couples have come to this park many times before and will continue as […]

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WHY we're the perfect match

WE ARE SOULMATES

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