I am thrilled to hear you two are tying the knot- cheers and congratulations! It's going to be an amazing day filled with love and laughter, which is why I would adore to be a part of it as your photographer. Trust me, you don't want to miss out on all that radiance, as nothing compares to capturing two souls filled with glee, almost glowing with anticipation! And what's better than that? Oh, nothing.

Why I can't wait to document your day

From sly glances to mischievous smooches, I'm here to capture every angle of your love story (and all the fun moments, too!). Rest assured I am determined to snap pics of those special, unnoticed moments - because those are always the best ones!

As far as my role goes, whether you want me to be in the background, taking candid pics or at the front, corralling everyone for group pics, I'm the flying-colors chameleon you need. Either way, I'll be ready with my lenses and won't miss a beat.

With my heart in it, I'm 100% committed to creating a beautiful collection of photos that you will cherish every day. When you take a look at the photos, it'll feel as if you're experiencing all those emotions and moments all over again!

Virginia + East Coast Elopements

Mini Adventure Elopements

It’s established. Your love deserves to be documented just as beautifully as any other wedding photo you spend hours admiring. And it’s clear that you want to spend your day with your person doing whatever the heck it is that makes your relationship, yours.

This is going to be so amazing

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+ Plan an elopement experience that feels meaningful and memorable

+ Structure this experience in a way that fits your needs (want an elopement that’s split into different days? Let’s make that happen!)

+ Document every moment shared and every romantic gesture 

+ And do it all without the additional stress of intense wedding planning and out of reach budgets

+ Have your friends and family finally understand why you chose to elope in the first place – in other words – have them thinking, “They’d be crazy not to have done this!”

+  Cherish this day by filling it with all the things that make your relationship special

What if I told you we could...

Truth is, choosing to elope is not for everyone. But if you’re here, chances are you’re not looking for a typical wedding – instead you’re probably leaning more towards originality, fun and adventure complete with chill vibes and awesome photos that bring it all together. Cue me. 

You might not know exactly how you want your day to look yet, but one thing you do know is that you don’t want it to look like your friend Beth’s regardless of how beautiful it was (no offense Beth!)

You want something more you. Something intimate. Something that screams, “holy shit, I can’t believe we just did that!” As your photographer, my main goal is to make sure you’re getting exactly what you want and that starts the minute you reach out. Because you see, I’m not just your day of photographer. I’m your wedding guide, location scouter, hype woman, problem solver, creative director, mini elopement adventurer, friend and whatever else you need me to be – I’m them.

I know that I’ve done my job if by the end of the day, you felt relaxed, comfortable, a little bit goofy, confident that we nailed the shots you imagined, and enjoyed every minute of this new core memory.


"Were so, so, SO glad that we had Debbie as our photographer. She had such a fun energy and made us feel so comfortable and relaxed in front the camera, especially on a day where nerves were running high. The photos speak for themselves; we are beyond happy and have no words. Thank you, Debbie, hands down the best investment we could've made."

Hey there friend! I'm Debbie Elisa

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Max + Alexis

Your Virginia based East Coast Elopement Photographer

You're in the RIGHT place if you are looking for...

You’d like to get married on a breathtaking mountain because – well how stunning, right? But you’ve never really been the most outdoorsy couple. And I’m going to tell you right now that you don’t need to be athletic or sipping cedar tea everyday in order to get that same beautiful adventure elopement that you see online. Nature’s beauty is everywhere and I’ll find you that perfect sunset cliff point that doesn’t have us all huffing and puffing with makeup dripping down our faces. At the end of the day, your legs will thank you and so will your wallets – because I’m all about providing you with an experience that feels amazing yet accessible. This is your day. 

You value doing things your way. You want to get married on a dock post paddle – great. You fell in love during your first camping trip together at Acadia National Park in Maine, why not say your vows there? Whatever it is you love to do, we’ll create an elopement experience that reflects your own uniqueness so that you can look back on this day and feel confident that it was exactly how you dreamt it would be. 

It might feel obvious that an elopement is the choice for you, but what does that elopement experience actually look like? Do you see yourself immersed in nature’s backdrop, say in Kaaterskill Falls, New York, or what about Pigeon Forge in Tennessee? Is there a country that’s next on your bucket list just waiting to be explored? Whatever ideas are ruminating in your minds and hearts, I’m here to say, “yes, that’s possible!” Because an elopement doesn’t have to be a traditional elopement either. It can be an intimate ceremony at your favorite art gallery, a mini hike to your favorite view point, or a multi-day trip. Let’s explore the options together.


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Virginia + East Coast Elopement Packages & Pricing

Since elopements are unique by nature, experiences can range anywhere from $1500 to $6000 – depending on what route feels best for you. If you’re looking for an all-day elopement, multi-day experience, half-day adventure, mini-adventure, or truly just want to get hitched with the love of your life, I’ve got you covered.

+ Elopement assistance planning

Whether you’re in need of light to moderate assistance with planning your elopement, I’m here to offer my expertise, artistic guidance and suggestions.

This includes: customized location ideas, 2 meet-ups for on-site location scouting (after which you will be responsible for scouting out locations that you find that best fits your dream day), local elopement vendor recommendations, permit assistance, personally-designed timeline for your day which will also include some fun activities to keep you busy if you so choose, along with all of my crazy yet wonderful ideas (I promise, even though it may sound bizarre, it’ll all be worth it when you receive your final gallery).

+ Complimentary Engagement

+ Online Digital Gallery

We can go all over Shenandoah, or we can keep things light and easy. Either way, this engagement session is your way to announce your plans for the future. Or, you can keep it as a personal keepsake.

A beautifully curated gallery of the most special, candid, important and sentimental moments to keep you laughing and crying (probably at the same time) as you relive your wedding day.

Plus a gallery store where you can order prints, canvases, and best of all wedding day albums! Yes, you can create your own album and have it professionally printed and sent to your home. Choose an album package that best suits you and create some extra magic for you and your loved one.

This is how we will make this day the BEST DAY EVER

Included in every elopement package

+ Local & Out of State Travel

As your Virginia based elopement photographer, all packages cover the travel fees for areas within the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia. If your heart’s set to a destination that’s outside the 40 mile radius from King George, Virginia, then an additional travel fee may apply (you’re looking at approximately $0.625 per mile, airfare, lodging, possible car rental). 

Whether you want to spend the day together from dusk til’ dawn, or are hoping to divide your photography coverage into two separate days


+ Full 12 hour day from dawn to dusk OR split it for an elopement ceremony and portraits + getting ready, then have your 'reception' for friends and family to celebrate this moment. *Reception must be within 1 MONTH from elopement date

+ Complimentary Engagement Session

+ High resolution photos
   perfect for print

+ Low resolution images
    perfect for sharing on social media
+ Online slide show & gallery
   to share with family and friends

+ Online gallery shop to order and print images, albums, USB's, canvases, and many more products to choose from

+ Travel within a 2 hour drive is included; more than two hours will be additional

Starts at $7500

This package is perfect for those who are looking for something a little bit more flexible in terms of a wedding day timeline. This could look like eloping on the first day with a reception for family and friends up to 2 weeks after the ceremony date. This package gives you the freedom to experience the best of both worlds – an intimate and exciting full-day elopement adventure followed by a bash with family and friends at a local restaurant, farm, meadow, barn, vineyard, winery or state/national park. 

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looking for a traditional and all-inclusive approach to photography coverage

For couples who don’t necessarily identify as adventurous but would still love their entire day captured, this package is for you. With the Half-Day Adventure, we’ll have time for a few light activities and excursions around the area that make for sweet moments and cute photo ops. We’ll also have enough time to capture the highly-desired staple shots including getting ready, ceremony, vows and couple portraits. Want to have a little champagne toast, cake cutting and one dance before I say goodbye? No worries, we can manage all that within your elopement timeline to make sure we capture your day in its entirety!


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Starting at $4000

+ 8  hours of photography coverage

+ Complimentary Engagement Session

+ High resolution photos
   perfect for print

+ Low resolution images
    perfect for sharing on social media
+ Online slide show & gallery
   to share with family and friends

+ Online gallery shop to order and print images, albums, USB's, canvases, and many more products to choose from

+ Travel within a 2 hour drive is included; more than two hours will be additional

For this package, we’ll begin with getting ready shots as well as an intimate first look to capture the last few moments before you officially become lifelong partners. After that, we’ll have some fun, maybe walk down the streets of the local town for some cute city vibe photos before heading out to the ceremony location. We’ll do the vows and more portraits followed by a champagne toast to end our time together.


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The no-brainer choice for couples looking to have their celebration captured before setting off to enjoy their time together as newlyweds

Starting at $3000

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+ 5 hours of photography coverage

+ Complimentary Engagement Session

+ High resolution photos
   perfect for print

+ Low resolution images
    perfect for sharing on social media
+ Online slide show & gallery
   to share with family and friends

+ Online gallery shop to order and print images, albums, USB's, canvases, and many more products to choose from

+ Travel within a 2 hour drive is included; more than two hours will be additional

True 2 Person Elopement

Starting at $1500

For those couples who are in search of simplicity

This package is limited and are or weekday elopements. For couples getting married within 3 months.

*You may add on an engagement session if you desire one

This package is specifically for the couples who are looking for something relaxed and simple. Think less activities, less adventure but just as much meaning. Maybe you’ve already signed your papers and said your “I dos” but would like to recreate this experience with some romantic visuals. Or maybe you’re in the midst of planning a small ceremony and would like it documented along with your vows and some portraits. Whatever it may be, let’s toast to this special occasion because it is still your day!

East Coast Elopement Packages

Wait a minute! I said I’m an East Coast Elopement Photographer, didn’t I? 

If you’re looking for a dreamy location outside of Virginia, I know just the place!

Packages available starting at $2500 with a 4 hour minimum, and includes everything in a Virginia-based Elopement. **Travel Extra**

*For overseas destinations, please contact me for a custom made quote.


Let's meet






A free consultation for you to get a feel for what it'll be like working together. We'll chat about your dreams and visions, and how we can make it all work.

Yay! We'll finalise your deposit and sign the dotted lines to secure your booking. You'll complete a questionnaire that'll help me to get the next steps organised.

From scouting shoot locations to finessing your run sheet, we'll keep in touch throughout your wedding planning. I'm always just an email away!

I'll show up excited and ready to shoot your day - without missing a beat. I will be on all day watching out for every special moment so that you can simply enjoy the day!

Let's relive your big day all over again! I know you can't wait so I'll send you 3-5 teaser photos a couple of days after your wedding.

Grab some wine and get cosey because here's the final unveiling. Hop online to view your slide show and gallery, and I'll send your USB in the mail.

The Process and how it works

Keeping it easy-peasy and stress-free, just for you

Stephanie + Michael

"Debbie was great from the first phone chat. Very inviting and down to earth. Sassy but in a good way that made us feel we can be real with her. She was so amazing and so great at what she does. We were so lucky she was able to photograph our day"

"So amazing and great at what she does"

Whether you've planned a special morning ritual or a wedding after-party to keep the festivities going, I'm more than happy to help you capture all the moments. Simply add some extra hours to your chosen package and count me in!

Optional Extras

Don't want to wait the usual 8-10 weeks to see your photos? The excitement is real and we get that. Skip the queue and add the rush service to have your photos in just 3 weeks after your wedding.

Am I repeating myself, yes! Travel is always asked in multiple different ways. Free travel for locations up to 40 miles from my local area (22485). Within the DMV (D.C., Maryland and Virginia) areas I charge for a full tank of gas (both ways). If overnight is a possibility that will be discussed and included in the final price. *Travel fees are NONREFUNDABLE

01. Photography By The Hour

03. Travel

02. Rush Fee

$600 Per Additional Hour

+ East Coast Travel fees longer than a 2 hour drive; gas rate $0.625/mile, car, airfare, hotel will be added at a rate of $500-$1500.

+$2,500 for international travel (outside of the U.S.; Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and other U.S. Territories close to the U.S. are still considered 'international travel')

+$1,500 RUSH FEE

It’s your day, so you can call the shots.

Second Photographer

The perfect solution to cover multiple locations or big weddings.

As much as I'd love to clone myself and be in two spots at once, it's a lot easier to get extra coverage if you choose to have a second shooter on the day. This is a particularly good idea if:

- You are having a multiday celebration with lots of people at your reception.

- You and your partner are getting ready at the same time, and the locations are far apart

- You're wanting photos of the ceremony and reception styling, prior to the arrival of your guests.

Basically, the second shooter will act as my wingman/ wing woman, doubling the coverage of your wedding. We'll team up to make sure that everything is captured, from start to finish, locations far apart. Lastly having a second shooter will ensure photos are taken of the ceremony and reception styling, undisturbed by guests.

+ $100/hr for a second shooter

A second photographer isn't needed for most elopement, however, it is still an option if you are wanting getting ready pictures at two different locations, and double to amazing shots

Authentically capturing just the two of you, being yourselves

How many professionally taken photos do you and your partner have, ones that you really love and can fill your home with?

An engagement shoot is a chance for us to capture some really beautiful, candid photos of you and your partner in a relaxed environment. Just the two of you, being you.

Plus, if you're a little camera-shy, it's the perfect opportunity for you to practice being comfortable in front of the camera, in the lead up to your wedding day. Either way, I promise that we'll have a lot of fun while we're at it.


+ 2 Hour Shoot
In your chosen location 

 + High resolution photos
Print your favorite moments from the day

+ Low resolution images
Perfect for sharing on social media

+ Online slide show & gallery
Spread the love with friends and family

Package Includes

Travel fee depends on location

An Intimate Celebration

This is where you can breakdown all your other services – for example, photography for engagements, elopements, families etc. This section can be deleted or duplicated as you see fit. 

Write a little bit about what the shoot entails and why couples love to have this included. 

Engagement Session

Travel Bucket List

To be able to travel the world and capture love is one of the most amazing parts of my job – I still pinch myself whenever I get the opportunity.

If the thought of an overseas wedding or elopement has crossed your mind, I am here to help you make that happen. For bucket list locations, where I would just be in love with you forever to get the chance to shoot at one of these locations, I am offering 15% off of the final package price. Have a peep below at the locations I would love to travel too, and capture your best day ever. 


Overseas & U.S./Canada Locations







New York





Thinking of having a destination wedding or skipping all the fuss and eloping overseas?

Photo Editing


My time with you doesn't end when the lights go out and we all go home. I work for weeks on end combing through the images I captured to pull out the best of the best, with the greatest smiles, belly laughs, crazy dances, and memorable moments.

Editing is where all the magic is. This is what you see on Instagram, TikTok, Websites, magazines, everywhere print is. This is what people fall in love with. 

As I edit these precious moments for you, I strive to keep the image as authentic as possible. There is no heavy editing, contorting of body, removing of anything (perhaps maybe some blemishes), as this is seen as "cosmetic editing" as IS NOT a service I provide. The entirety of the image stays true to the what is seen in my camera. 

If these forms of editing are requested, they are to be done so by a professional editor and will be billed to you separately. 

$15 per image

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you based?

I call Virginia home, but love to travel all over

Do you photograph internationally?

You bet I do! Nothing excited me more than the opportunity to shoot a destination wedding or elopement. If you're thinking of taking your celebrations overseas, please get in touch so we can chat about the finer details.

Do you do same-sex weddings?

A million times YESS!!! LGBTQIA+, no matter how you identify and regardless of how you define your relationship, I'd love to be a part of your wedding day. Love is love and I'm 100% here for it!

Can an elopement actually be anything?

Yes – an elopement can truly be whatever you want. Whether you spend your day exploring the area, going for a boat ride, hitting up a coffee shop, swimming in your favorite lake or going for a helicopter ride, your elopement experience will be filled with whatever activities you want included in your special day. 

Photos, how do I get them, when should I expect them, how many images will I get?

Firstly, I'll send you a handful of sneak peek shots a couple of days after your wedding. 8 to 10 weeks later, you'll receive a link to your online gallery and slide slow to watch and relive your wedding day. 

You'll receive over 600-800 photos, depending on how many hours we shoot and how jam-packed your wedding day is!

How many hours of photography coverage do we need?

This all depends on the type of experience you’re leaning towards. Once you reach out, we’ll schedule a chat and talk about the specific details – or desired direction – to make sure you have the exact coverage you need on your special day!

We’re not the most experienced hikers, do we have to hike?

Absolutely not. There are many ways to have an adventurous intimate wedding or elopement experience that doesn’t include steep inclines (my favorite being on a beach!) So if hiking isn’t your thing or you’re not down for a tough hike, we’ll look at locations that fit your energy and ability level.

We don't want our photos on social media

This is your wedding and if you are uncomfortable with your photos being shared on my social media platforms, I will respect that.

What happens if disaster strikes?

This has never happened and will NEVER happen. However, if it did, I have contacts in many other locations that will be able to step in. These are other talented photographers who will take good care of you.

Do you have a payment plan?

Yes. 35% non-refundable retainer will be due at contract signing via VENMO. The remaining investment will be due on the day of the event. Secondary options of payments can be made through PayPal or Stripe.

Can I print my photos?

Of course, I'd love for you to print your favourite photos! You can easily order photos prints through your online gallery.

What if I have to cancel or move booking?

Life is complicated and the unexpected is to be expected. The deposit is non refundable as this helps to protect my business due to turning away all other booking for your wedding date. I hope you understand that deposit is insurance for my business to stay afloat in the event of a cancellation.

I still want to invite guests to my elopement, is that possible?

Absolutely! Remember, this is your day. If inviting a few people to be a part of your celebration will make you happy, then that’s exactly what we’re going to do. We’ll dig into specifics once we chat.

What do you charge for travel?

The packages listed include basic travel. If overnight stays are needed due to distance, or if airfare and car rentals are needed this will be included within the final price. If it is at a location where family and friends live, minimal to no travel fees will be provided. *travel fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and due at contract signing.

She captured our day so beautifully and we are so happy with our photos. Debbie was amazing in helping us find the right clothes, and location. This was so special since our first wedding was a courthouse wedding and we had no memories from the day. She is the absolute best.

"The absolute best"

Jackie & Brandon

Now save yourself some time - stop looking at reviews - go ahead and book Montanna! Montanna run's an outstanding business and we were so fortunate to have her as one of our wedding suppliers. Montanna just snapped away quietly on our special day, taking the rain and last minute schedule changes in their stride, and the final photos are simply stunning. From our initial meeting to the final delivery Montanna was an absolute pleasure to deal with. We cant recommend her highly enough


Sarah & Sally

Every time we look through the photos, it feels like we're right there in the moment, all over again. We're truly speechless and can't express our gratitude enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you Montanna! If we had to do it


Tom & Dick Harry

A little love

How To Book

Reach out and we'll organize a catch up

Make a final decision

We can do this in person or over Skype. During our catch up you can ask as many questions as you'd like and get a feel for what it'll be like working together. A bit like a blind date, think of this as your chance to suss me out.

There is zero obligation to book during our catch up, so no pressure whatsoever. I want you to feel 100% comfortable and confident in your booking once we've hashed out all the details. If you're in, I'm in! Please note that I do book out pretty far in advance, so it's best to get in touch with me sooner rather than later, to avoid any disappointment.

Let's get the party started!

I look forward to meeting you soon. x

Want to chat further?

Here's how you can lock me in for your wedding day.


Ready to make this official? Woohoo!
Please fill in the form below and let me know your chosen package. A 40% on-refundable retainer invoice and contract, will then be issued to secure your wedding date. Once that's locked and loaded, I'll send you a questionnaire to organize our next steps.

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