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.

Love Prevails

Virginia Wedding Photography

Plan effortlessly, celebrate authentically, and enjoy a day that truly reflects you.
You are here beacuse

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.

At Debbie Elisa Photography, I never capture two intimate weddings in the same way. Every love story has its own magic, and I believe your photos should reflect that unique charm. Whether you're dreaming of breathtaking views without the big crowd or quaint spots right around the corner, I've got location ideas specially tailored for you. And the personalized service doesn't end there — rely on me for curated vendor recommendations and a customized timeline filled with delightful activity suggestions.

Your intimate wedding isn't just another event; it marks the beginning of your grand love journey. I'm here for all the genuine moments — the giggles, the stolen glances, the spontaneous dancing. Say goodbye to rigid poses and hello to pure, unfiltered joy. With me, Debbie Elisa, capturing the moments, expect relaxed, authentic, and delightful snapshots that’ll make your heart flutter every time you reminisce.

With years under my belt in the realm of intimate weddings and heartfelt occasions, I'm here to assist you at every juncture. From the initial planning stages to that last, perfect capture, I offer a wealth of knowledge and resources to ensure your day is nothing short of enchanting. Trust in me for any inquiries or guidance; I'm with you at every bend in the road, ensuring your day unfolds as you've always dreamed.

This is how we do it!!
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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!

Meet Debbie Elisa

Hola y Bienvenidos!

Lover of beach sunrises/sunsets
jammin to 70's-2000's music
family night board games
crochet addict

Hello and WElcome


Memories of a Lifetime Starting from $2200

Virginia Wedding Pricing & Details

Your day, your pace. I’ll create a timeline centered around your desires, ensuring you savor every precious moment.

+ Thoughtfully Crafted Timeline

Share your story with me. These questionnaires help me truly understand you both, ensuring the imagery and recommendations are tailored just for you.

+ Personal Connection Questionnaires

Clients receive a 20% discount within the gallery shop. Purchase prints, canvases, fine art albums and more right within your personal gallery with a special 20% off discount from me. (Note: Debbie Elisa Photography is not liable for shipping delays or damaged goods, please reach out to the company to which the order is placed)

+  Album Credit

Most couples have this all together, however, if there are a few areas that you still need help with, don't worry, I have worked with some of the best!

+ Tailored Vendor Recommendations

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.

+  Authentic Photo Coverage

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.

+ Digital Photo Gallery

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.

+ Personalized Planning

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.

3. Scouting

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

THe Process

See all the amazing ways my couples tied the knot

Belle Isle Richmond Virginia Elopement

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. 

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5 Best Wedding Day Timeline

Planning your wedding can seem overwhelming, especially when you try to pinpoint your timeline. Here are my favorite 5 Wedding Day Timeline examples as a Virginia Wedding Photographer. Each will help your big day run smoothly, while giving you lots of time to celebrate!

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frequently asked questions

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.

06. How do you handle inclement weather or unexpected situations during outdoor shoots?

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.

05. Are you insured and do you have backup equipment in case of technical issues?

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.

04. Are you available for destination weddings or events outside of your local area?

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.

03. Do you offer digital copies of the photos, and are there any copyright restrictions?

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.

02. What is your photography style?

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.

01. Can we see a portfolio or sample of your previous work, particularly weddings similar to ours?
two souls, one moment

Whether you're planning an intimate elopement or a grand celebration, I'm here to create stunning memories that reflect your unique story.