Debbie Elisa is a mini adventure elopement and wedding photographer based in VIrginia, traveling worldwide for lovers who want a little something different.

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Groom holding bride in the air as she wraps her arms around his neck after they said their vows int he forest of Shenandoah notional Park

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Elopement Planning Guide

Elopement Planning Guide: Virginia Elopement: A Trendy Alternative to Traditional Weddings I’m ecstatic to have you along as you set out on this thrilling quest to have your ideal elopement. As an experienced elopement photographer, I have captured many beautiful and unique elopements over the years. I know that planning an elopement can be overwhelming, […]

mountain elopement in Shenandoah with bride and groom kissing at sunset on top of a mountain captured by Virginia wedding photographer

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Shenandoah Virginia Elopement Photographer “Escape to Shenandoah for your elopement, and leave behind the traditional photography. Let me capture the beauty of your mountain elopement.” Shenandoah Elopement & Intimate Wedding Photography Preserve your special day’s memories forever through our lenses. Eloping is an option for all couples, regardless of their background or identity. Why Choose […]

Belle Garden Estate

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Belle Garden Estate Wedding in Wirtz, Virginia | Sham + Linsay

Wedding at Belle Garden Estate The Belle Garden Estate in Wirtz Virginia is an amazing, historical, and vintage charmed venue to host your intimate wedding. Belle Garden Estate is the perfect spot for any special occasion; its 1771 colonial manor is steeped in history, and the small cottage is perfect for an intimate gathering. Ceremonies […]

modern bride holding a small floral bouquet while wearing a white power suit in a field in Shenandoah National Park captured by Virginia wedding photographer

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5 Best Wedding Day Timeline

Planning your wedding can seem overwhelming, especially when you try to pin point your timeline. Here are my favorite 5 Wedding Day Timeline Examples as a Charlottesville wedding photographer. Each will help your big day run smoothly, while giving you lots of time to celebrate! Wedding Day Timeline Examples As you read through these example […]

styled wedding photos with bride in a lace wedding dress holding hands with groom and walking through a field together and laughing captured by Virginia wedding photographer

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Average Cost Of Wedding Photographers in Virginia

Hiring a professional wedding photographer may be the last thing that you think about when planning your wedding. But it’s important to remember that your photos will be there for years, and will likely be one of the few ways you can remember your wedding day. So investing in a wedding photographer may just be […]

bride and groom holding hands and leaving their wedding as they walk up a hill into a treeline captured by Virginia wedding photographer

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Wedding at Bowling Brook Mansion

Autumn and Nick celebrated their forever with family and friends in a beautiful wedding at Bowling Brook Mansion. With the golden glow of the sunset, the couple celebrated in a big way complete with their Harley and dancing the night away. The bride was on sight with her ladies in the bridal suite, while the […]

Virginia engagement photographer photographs man and woman holding hands and walking through the water together on the shore for their outdoor summer engagement photos with Virginia engagement photographer

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Isle Of Palms Couples Session

Kelly and Phil fun at the beach in South Carolina Kelly and Phil met me at Isle of Palms for a fun and flirty couples session. While I was hanging out with my brother and his family in Charleston SC, I got a hold of a couple that was more than ready and willing to […]

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Wedding at Stonebridge Events

Mark & Brie’s Wedding at Stonebridge Events Having your wedding at Stonebridge Events is a decision that you will never regret. The pond, the mountain views, the seclusion, the grounds, small waterfalls and a small forest walkway all embody this amazing venue. Not to mention that beautiful stone home where all of your wedding party […]

Morris Island Lighthouse

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Kathy & Bob’s Morris Island Lighthouse Couples Session

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 […]

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

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. It shows all the reasons to fall in love with Shenandoah National Park. I lived in Maryland for 6 years before moving to Virginia and FINALLY got […]