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Virginia Wedding at Lydia Mountain Lodge

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Lydia Mountain Lodge Intimate Wedding

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 […]

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Shenandoah Moutain Elopement | Raven’s Roost

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 […]

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5 Best Wedding Day Timeline

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 […]

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Alexandria Wedding Venue

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Alexandria Wedding Venue

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 […]

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Engagement at Quiet Waters Park

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Quiet Waters Park Engagement

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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Meridian Hill Park Engagement | D.C. Engagement at Meridian Hill Park

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Meridian Hill Park Engagement

Jenelle + Mike’s Engagement at Meridian Park D.C. Jenelle & Mike’s engagement at Meridian Hill Park was an amazing and fun session. The couple met at a bar in Los Angeles California. There with some friends, Jenelle and Mike started up a conversation and soon found themselves in a long distance relationship. Eager to stay […]

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Kalero Vineyard Wedding | Katelyn & John

Katelyn and John’s wedding day was a long time coming! They complimented each other greatly as katelyn suffered from anxiety, and John was her rock to keep her calm and to get her through life’s struggles. After rescheduling their wedding once already, they got the go ahead to move forward and selected Kalero Vineyard as […]

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Caledon State Park Engagement

Adventure Engagements

Caledon State Park Engagement

Moved to King George VA, and thought….I need to find a couple that would model for me! Amazingly Christina and Andrew just got engaged and snagged an hour at Caledon State Park They brought their cute furbaby Maisy, who was all over the place but was so cool and into getting everywhere. The trees, the […]

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North Carolina Beach Wedding

Kitty Hawk Pier | Intimate Wedding | Katharine + Michael

A North Carolina beach elopement wedding was just the ticket for this couple. Salty breeze, crashing sounds of the waves, the sand between our toes, and the sun’s warmth all around. Katharine and Michael’s wedding was perfect and beautifully designed to incorporate their fun and classy style. When having your wedding, take into consideration of […]

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Maryland Wedding Venues

Maryland Intimate Wedding

Maryland Wedding Venue

Historic St. Mary’s City is full of history and beautifully located right on the bank of the Potomac River. Arguably one of the best locations for an elopement. In the middle of 2021 I had the pleasure of providing elopement photography for one of the sweetest and cutest couples, Michael + Leona, right here in […]

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BEHIND THE LENS

Hey I am 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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