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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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 […]

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 […]

Elope in Shenandoah National Park

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How To Elope In Shenandoah

Eloping in Shenandoah is a wonderful way to get married. If you’re looking for an alternative to a large wedding, eloping may be the perfect choice for you! Knowing how to elope in Shenandoah is a great way to start the entire elopement planning process. Not only does it offer a lower cost and less […]

Adventure Couples' Session

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Ashley and Ty’s Beach Adventure Couples Session

Ashley and Ty’s beach adventure couples’ session took place at Westmoreland State Park located in Montross Virginia. Just under an hour from my home location. The couple is so adventurous and amazing that a traditional park or monument location was not something that I wanted to provide. I wanted something that matched their personality and […]

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. From the deep woods feel, to the rustic amazing feel of the entire location. This location is stunning! The old wood and rustic style cabins selectively located in the woods is just an amazing location for your wedding. The main […]

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 […]