East Coast Elopements For The Mini Adventurers

You are so ready to have some kind of adventure for your elopement. But you are not the type that wants to hike for hours just to get married. Same here girl! I am all about adventure when it's minimal with an end result that is BEAUTIFUL. There are so many ways to have an elopement in Virginia. So let's work through what you want and really bring it to life.

What if I told you that we could…

Plan an elopement experience that feels meaningful and memorable

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

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!”

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

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.

Hi, I'm debbie

Your Virginia based East Coast Elopement Photographer

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 be a long, exhausting day filled with countless events and people.

You want something more you. Something intimate. Something that screams, “Wow, I can’t believe we just did that!” As your photographer, my main goal is to ensure you get exactly what you want, starting the minute you reach out. Because I’m not just your day-of photographer. I’m your wedding guide, location scout, hype woman, problem solver, creative director, mini elopement adventurer, friend, and whatever else you need me to be.

I know 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.



You're in the right place if you're looking for...

Inclusivity

Inclusive wedding and elopement photography celebrates diverse love stories, cultures, and identities, capturing the unique essence of each celebration. It ensures that every couple, regardless of background or gender, feels seen, valued, and authentically represented, creating lasting memories that honor their unique narratives.

Collaboration

Collaboration is at the heart of crafting memorable elopement and wedding experiences. I work closely with couples and fellow vendors to understand their vision, ensuring every detail aligns seamlessly. Communication is key, allowing us to synchronize our efforts and deliver a stress-free day. This collaborative approach ensures that the images captured reflect the couples' desires, creating lasting memories that encapsulate their unique love story and ensuring a day filled with joy and cherished moments.

Unique Self-Expression

Whether you seek traditional vows in a gorgeously adorned church or courthouse, or crave the unconventional thrill of exchanging vows on a scenic dock, in a charming garden, or amidst the breathtaking backdrop of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, we're here to bring your unique vision to life. Your love story, your way, captured beautifully through our photography services, creating lasting memories of your distinctive celebration.

THIS IS HOW WE'LL DO IT

Included in every elopement package

Elopement Assistance Planning

Online Digital Gallery

Travel Within the D.M.V Area

Whether you’re in need of light to moderate assistance with planning you’re 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

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).

THIS IS HOW WE'LL DO IT

Included in every elopement package

Elopement Assistance Planning

Online Digital Gallery

Travel Within the D.M.V Area

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 75 mile radius from King George, Virginia, then an additional travel fee may apply (you’re looking at approximately $0.625 per mile – but we can talk about it).

Elopement PRicing

At the core of my photography is a commitment to authentic connections. It's more than a job; it's a passion for ensuring you feel truly cared for throughout our time together. I believe in capturing genuine moments over staged poses, creating an experience filled with laughter, vulnerability, and intentional memories. Your day deserves sincere storytelling, and I'm dedicated to capturing each moment with care and artistry.




“Debbie was something else! Going into our elopement, we didn’t really know what we wanted. We just knew we wanted to get married. She helped us enjoy the planning process and made everything so easy. If you want to fall in love with your photos, have no stress on your special day, be truly present in the moment, and feel comfortable in front of the camera, then Debbie is your person.”



- Egliani & John

Flexible Full-Day Adventure

Half-Day Adventure

Mini-Adventure Elopement *Most Popular

2-hour Non-Adventure Elopement-Style Bridals

East Coast Elopement Packages

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

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 4  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.

This package includes 12 hours of photography coverage.

Investment: $7500

Flexible Full-Day Adventure

Half-Day Adventure

Mini-Adventure Elopement *Most Popular

2-hour Non-Adventure Elopement-Style Bridals

East Coast Elopement Packages

Perfect for couples 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!




This package includes 8 hours of photography coverage

Investment: $4750

Flexible Full-Day Adventure

Half-Day Adventure

Mini-Adventure Elopement *Most Popular

2-hour Non-Adventure Elopement-Style Bridals

East Coast Elopement Packages

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

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.




This package includes 4 hours of photography coverage

Investment: $2750

Flexible Full-Day Adventure

Half-Day Adventure

Mini-Adventure Elopement *Most Popular

2-hour Non-Adventure Elopement-Style Bridals

East Coast Elopement Packages

For those couples who are in search of simplicity

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!



This package includes 2 hours of photography coverage

Investment: $1500

Flexible Full-Day Adventure

Half-Day Adventure

Mini-Adventure Elopement *Most Popular

2-hour Non-Adventure Elopement-Style Bridals

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 start at $3000 (minimum of 6 hours)  including all the features of a Virginia-based elopement package. Capture your love story against the backdrop of sandy beaches, majestic mountains, bustling cities, and stunning landscapes. Travel fees vary based on location. Trust us to immortalize your cherished memories in every breathtaking setting.

Let's do it!

DMV (District of Columbia, Maryland, & Virginia) Elopement Packages

Still Considering an Elopement?

Let me remind you why you’re here

You see, ‘go big or go home’ isn’t just for those couples who are opting for luxurious-style celebrations in Italy with a 200+ guest list and a $100k budget. It’s about living your own adventure and investing in experiences that feel authentically you. These adventures can take any form you choose. Take your wedding fund and put it towards something or somewhere that truly excites you.

That’s why more couples are choosing to elope. They realize they have full control over how their day unfolds. If you want to relax at home, enjoy breakfast in bed, and watch TV, I’ll be there capturing every moment. If eloping on your next vacation sounds perfect, count me in. Prefer to get cozy in a lodge in the woods? Just send me the address—I’ll be there.

At the end of the day, only you can decide what will truly light your soul on fire. So ask yourself, if you could plan the absolute best day ever, what would it look like? Where would you be, and what would you be doing?

Any  questions?
Don't  worry, i got you!

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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.

02.

I still want to invite guests. Is that possible with an elopement?

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Do you offer photography coverage in areas other than the East Coast?

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How many hours of photography coverage do we need?

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

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What happens if the weather’s not cooperating?

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Do you photograph larger weddings?

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Can an elopement actually be anything?

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I still want to invite guests. Is that possible with an elopement?

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.

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Do you offer photography coverage in areas other than the East Coast?

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How many hours of photography coverage do we need?

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

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What happens if the weather’s not cooperating?

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Do you photograph larger weddings?

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Can an elopement actually be anything?

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I still want to invite guests. Is that possible with an elopement?

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Do you offer photography coverage in areas other than the East Coast?

That I do my friend, that I do. If you’re thinking about eloping somewhere other than the East Coast, I’m there. Feel free to get in touch so I can send you a custom quote based on your specific location (additional travel fees will apply).

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How many hours of photography coverage do we need?

05.

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

06.

What happens if the weather’s not cooperating?

07.

Do you photograph larger weddings?

01.   

Can an elopement actually be anything?

02.

I still want to invite guests. Is that possible with an elopement?

03.

Do you offer photography coverage in areas other than the East Coast?

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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!

05.

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

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What happens if the weather’s not cooperating?

07.

Do you photograph larger weddings?

01.   

Can an elopement actually be anything?

02.

I still want to invite guests. Is that possible with an elopement?

03.

Do you offer photography coverage in areas other than the East Coast?

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How many hours of photography coverage do we need?

05.

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!)

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What happens if the weather’s not cooperating?

07.

Do you photograph larger weddings?

01.   

Can an elopement actually be anything?

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I still want to invite guests. Is that possible with an elopement?

03.

Do you offer photography coverage in areas other than the East Coast?

04.

How many hours of photography coverage do we need?

05.

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

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What happens if the weather’s not cooperating?

We go home...nah just kidding. There will be a built in plan for rainy day, huge great thunderstorms, or any other unexpected weather related disaster. 

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Do you photograph larger weddings?

01.   

Can an elopement actually be anything?

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I still want to invite guests. Is that possible with an elopement?

03.

Do you offer photography coverage in areas other than the East Coast?

04.

How many hours of photography coverage do we need?

05.

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

06.

What happens if the weather’s not cooperating?

07.

Do you photograph larger weddings?

While I adore all forms of weddings, my passion truly lies in capturing the intimacy and magic of smaller, more intimate celebrations. These occasions resonate deeply with me as a photographer, allowing me to authentically document the heartfelt connections and genuine moments that unfold. However, I'm open to larger weddings if my style and personality align with the couple's vision. It's essential to me that I can connect with the couple and accurately portray their love story, regardless of the wedding size.

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