Warm, authentic, and candid: these are three words that totally match our super talented photographer partner, Allie Dearie Photography. Allie is based in New London, Connecticut and captures everything that we love about offbeat weddings. And while she's based in Connecticut, she totally travels for destination weddings and loves a sweet and intimate elopement, too. So whether your wedding is big or small, on a warm beach far away or right at home in New England, Allie will deliver the true love story of your day with a narrative eye and attention to all of the elements that you want preserved in your memory.
Shall we meet her? Oh, and don't forget to keep scrolling to see a very special discount for those of you with National Park wanderlust…
Nice to meet you!
Sitting down with Allie for a consultation is going to be such a breeze, I'm telling you. Not only will she absorb all of the excitement of your wedding so that she can snag every amazing shot and detail, but she'll jam with you about cats, museums, and a smooth cortado. Hell yes. Here's a bit more from Allie herself…
I love capturing the genuine emotions and real moments that make your relationship unique. From the proposal, to your engagement, to the wedding day and beyond, documenting love stories is what makes my heart sing. I employ a hybrid photographic style of both digital photography and traditional 35mm film to capture all of life's adventures.
Real love stories are my passion. Photographing you and your sweetheart, what is important to you, what you love, and how you express that through your wedding day is the BEST part of my job. Every couple is unique, and I believe that weddings should reflect that. Whether you want to climb a mountain, shout your love from the rooftops, or dance in the rain, I am up for anything. Let's get creative, let's be inclusive, and let's have fun.
Can you even imagine anyone more suited to getting psyched about your offbeat wedding than that? It just feels good to know that you're booking someone inclusive, accepting, and ready to adapt to your specific wedding needs.
Y'all know we love hearing from other couples on their experiences. Here's one couple who had the same problem I had at my own wedding: insecurity and being comfortable in front of the camera. Who among us are pros at that?! If you're not, this should be reassuring…
“Allie was a complete pro and just a wonderful person to spend a photo shoot with. She gave my fiancé and I great direction and made us feel so comfortable. Our engagement photos turned out absolutely beautiful — the composition and lighting of the shots were truly stunning. We cannot recommend Allie highly enough!” – Stephanie & Ludovic
You can find even more happy reviews here.
What was that discount you mentioned?
When I said Allie traveled, I meant it. She definitely wants to hear from you New Englanders, but if you happen to be getting married in a national park, there's something extra in it for you.
Offbeat reader discount for national park weddings:
“One of the dreams that I'm currently working on is my goal to photograph all of the national parks in the US (13 down, 48 to go!). If your wedding or elopement is taking place at a national park, contact me for a special discount!”
Get in touch, mention you found her on Offbeat Bride, and snag that DEAL!
Definitely reach out and grab a drink with Allie to talk and reserve your date. Photographers book up so far in advance and you'll want to make sure she's free on your wedding weekend so that you can have that amazing warm and authentic album to look back on.