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!

East Coast Wedding Photography

Are you excited??? Me too!!

It’s established. Your love deserves to be documented just as beautifully as any other wedding photos 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

Contact 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

Kind Words

Max + Alexis

Your Virginia based East Coast Elopement Photographer

The Investment

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.

+ Continuous communication

I love communicating with my couples. Making sure that we are on the same page is always a good thing. So we will chat as often as we need too.

+ 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 wedding package

+ Local & Out of State Travel

As your Virginia based elopement + wedding 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). 

+ Light planning assistance

I am not a planner of large weddings. However, there are aspects that I can assist with such as vendor recs, location recs, outfit selection assistance for engagement, shot list assistance and timeline help. I also will be in communication with your other vendors in case of questions or to check on things throughout the day.

For the couple who wants to spend all day in celebration. 


+ Full 10 hour day of me capturing your every move + a second photographer to capture your partner and other aspects of the day

+ Second Photographer

+ 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

Starts at $6000

This collection is perfect for those having an over the top wedding day with all the glitz and glamour. Jammed packed with friends and family from al over there to celebrate your special day.

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Something for everyone. A little bit of this and a little bit of that. A perfect split between large and lavish and timeless elegance

Perfect for the couple who is scaling it back just a tad and having a guest list of 75 or under. Some thing a little smaller but still packing lots of fun and excitement for the day.


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Starting at $4500

+ 8  hours of photography coverage

+ Second Photographer

+ 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

Intimate and sweet. The perfect wedding day for couples who want to have those important shots of the day captured and a little bit of everything else. More relaxed with a more behind the scenes look to capture the day as it truly unfolds.


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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 $3500

Most Popular

+ 6 hours of photography coverage

+ Complimentary Engagement Session

+ Second Photographer

+ 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


Starting at $2500

For those couples who are in search of simplicity

This package includes 4 hours of photography coverage  & are for couples getting married within 6 months *you may add on an engagement session, see below as an optional extra add on

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 is also perfect for those who are renewing vows, or having an anniversary celebration.

East Coast Photography

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

I travel from New York, West Virginia and down to the Florida Coast. All for you to have the best day ever. 

Packages available starting at $3000 with everything that’s included with the wedding packages above.

*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

$700 Per Additional Hour

+ East Coast Travel fees longer than a 2 hour drive; $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.

+ $75/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

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 Shoot

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

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?

Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you based?

I call Virginia home, but love to travel all over

Do you photograph large weddings?

Yes I do. I have done full 12 hour days with over 200 guests, to sweet and simple gathering of 50 or less for just a few short hours. I am so down for whatever you are planning

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% is due at booking and is NON-REFUNDABLE! Remaining investment is due on the event date. Venmo is the my preferred method of payment, however, there are other options such as 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 trave?

The packages listed include basic travel. If overnight stays are need 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.

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!

Ready to make this official? Woohoo!
Please fill in the form below and let me know your chosen package. A 40% non-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.

I look forward to meeting you soon. x

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

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