I totally get it. Not all of us dream of a grand, center-stage wedding. Some of us crave a private, meaningful celebration where it's all about doing things our way. The joy of committing to a lifetime together is unparalleled, yet starting the planning can be daunting. It's easy for the event's pomp to overshadow the core essence of the day. But it doesn't have to be this way.
IMAGINE SKIPPING THE DRAMA AND DIVING STRAIGHT INTO THE MAGICAL MOMENTS...Where your wedding feels perfectly curated for just you two, reflecting your unique love story. And then, having ageless photographs that beautifully narrate your day, allowing you to revisit those emotions endlessly.
Sounds dreamy, doesn't it?
"We just wanted something intimate and true to us" - sentiments from our previous couples.
you envision a wedding that's uniquely yours.. An elopement is an intentionally meaningful and personalized wedding day focused on the love between the two of you and what YOU want to do.
Great, now I can't get that song out of my head.
**THE DISTINCTIVE TOUCH**
At Debbie Elisa Photography, I never capture two elopements in the same way. Every love story has its own magic, and I believe your photos should radiate that unique charm. Whether you're dreaming of breathtaking views without the extensive hiking or quaint spots right around the corner, I've got location ideas specially tailored for you. And it doesn't stop there — count on me for handpicked vendor recommendations and a customized timeline bursting with delightful activity suggestions.
**INTIMATE & AUTHENTIC MOMENTS**
Your wedding isn't just another day; it's the prologue to your most epic adventure. And guess what? I'm here for all the real moments — the giggles, the stolen glances, the unabashed dancing. No stiff poses, just pure, unfiltered joy. With me, Debbie Elisa, behind the lens, you're in for relaxed, genuine, and oh-so-fun captures that’ll make your heart flutter every time you look back.
**SEASONED ADVICE WITH A DASH OF SPARKLE**
Drawing from years of experience in the world of small weddings and mini-adventures, I am here to guide you every step of the way. From the earliest planning stages to that final, perfect shot, I bring a treasure trove of knowledge and resources to ensure your day is nothing short of magical. Lean on me for any questions or advice; I'm with you through every twist and turn, making sure your day unfolds just as you imagined.
MEET DEBBIE ELISA: YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER & JOURNEY COMPANION
Since the beginning, my world has revolved around creativity and a profound appreciation for genuine connections - be it among people or with nature. For me, it's often the seemingly insignificant moments that linger long after the day has faded. This is especially true for weddings. They're a mosaic of these fleeting moments, and having the privilege to immortalize them for you is a joy beyond words.
With every couple I meet, I see a unique story waiting to be told. Your wedding day should be a reflection of who you are, and I’m here to ensure that every snapshot is infused with your distinct essence. This isn't a mere job where I click away and depart; it's a journey we embark on together.
Trust that when you look back on your big day, the memories will echo the laughter, tears, and tender glances. I’m right there with you, championing your choices and seizing every moment in its purest form. After all, nothing gets me grooving like seeing a couple absolutely elated with their wedding day narrative!
Hola y Bienvenidos!
Hello and WElcome
Choosing the ideal elopement spot should be a breeze. I’ll offer location suggestions and even help with the necessary permits, and other rules or regulations, etc.
Your day, your pace. I’ll create a timeline centered around your desires, ensuring you savor every precious moment.
Share your story with me. These questionnaires help me truly understand you both, ensuring the imagery and recommendations are tailored just for you.
Personalized elopement planning tailors intimate moments to truly reflect your unique love story, ensuring every detail resonates with your shared journey and dreams. Your day, authentically yours.
From packing essentials, bouquet-carrying hacks, to other outdoor elopement nuances, I've got a plethora of tips to ensure everything goes smoothly.
Let me take the legwork out of finding the perfect vendors to bring your vision to life. I'll research and present you with the best options.
No stiff poses, just genuine moments. I’ll be there, documenting your unique journey, guiding you subtly so you remain comfortable and true to yourselves.
Easily access, download, print, and share your beautiful memories through a user-friendly online gallery, perfect for sharing with those who couldn’t join the day.
It's time to capture some amazing memories. Fun, timeless images that will fill your final edited gallery. Print them out to hang on your walls.
4. The Big Day
I provide two (2) location scouting options for the ceremony location. I will go on minimal hikes and easy access points that you can choose from. I will document it and provide you with images/videos of the are if you are not available to view location with me.
2. Book your date
I will send over a proposal with at least two options. All you have to do is select what you want, any extras, sign, and make your payment. Then, the fun can begin!
A quick and informative inquiry is all it takes to get started. We will chat about the day, your relationship, details of packages and so much ore.
1. Contact me
A beautiful and romantic Belle Isle Adventure Elopement in Richmond Virginia. Briar and Ivi, an adventurous and spontaneous couple, chose Richmond, Virginia as the perfect backdrop for their elopement. They wanted a day filled with romance, charm, and unique locations.
As an elopement photographer, I’ve experienced and helped create countless elopement timelines. To help you bring your dream wedding to life, I’ve developed this guide on how to create an elopement timeline.
In the event of inclement weather, such as rain or strong winds, I have experience in finding alternative outdoor locations with suitable cover or shelter that still provide a beautiful backdrop for your photos. If there's a chance of rain, I'll bring along protective gear, such as umbrellas, to keep you dry without compromising on the magic of the moment.
Yes, I have insurance on all of my equipment. I have two camera bodies and 4 lenses, as well as lighting for the reception. If needed, I can rent gear if I feel it neccesary.
Oh me oh my!! A thousand times yes. Traveling for wedding and elopement in the US or international has been a dream of mine since starting in 2019. If this is what you truly want, we can work this out and plan it together.
I provide digital hand edited images through an online gallery portal. I provide printing rights to print these images where ever you would like. Your contract will list the specifics of copywriting and we can discuss this further on a phone consult.
My editing style is a nod to film photography. Meaning I love to use grain in my images for a more nostalgic vibe. Warm and lively with a dash of moodiness.
Absolutely, upon your inquiry I will send out an email that has a little more information along with the link to my specific portfolio that follows along my journey and many different styles I have had.