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    Leah Peticolas (she/her)
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    Hey, I’m Leah –

    I'm an independent wedding filmmaker serving laid-back, creative, non-traditional couples, primarily in NY/NJ. A filmmaker for couples and families that want to experience the moments as they unfold. (Yes, I do family videos too!) And you, you cherish not only each other, but the friends and family you’ve invited to be a part of your day. You want to capture their faces, their voices, their dance moves, the full and deep relationships that brought you to this point and will carry you together beyond it.

    You might be nervous you’ll be the center of attention and lose focus on the friends and family that mean the most to you. I bet you're here on Offbeat Bride because feel steamrolled by the traditional wedding industry, pressured into planning and investing in a day that is just not you. You need the support of vendors that work as a team to deliver the day you deserve – exclusively crafted to you and your partner. While I will be filming you two at the center, I will also be zooming out on the day – your guests, the jokes, the shared fondness, and genuine love from all those involved. I’m there to ensure that your memories are enduring and all-encompassing. You just relax and enjoy your day.

    How I cater to offbeat weddings

    One of the greatest gifts I can offer through my work is to amplify voices and stories of people who have been marginalized, to amplify joy and equity. It’s why I’ve volunteered my time and discounted my work for groups like The Cranford Inclusivity Project, CASA of Middlesex, and SoupKitchen411. It’s why I’ve made my contracts and communications gender-neutral and inclusive. It’s why I’m always trying to learn, to do better. At a time when you’re celebrating love and the coming together of families, I never want you to question whether I or any of your vendors are going to do anything but welcome you with open arms.

    “I didn’t want a videographer that had no vision. I loved your vision for our video. The editing was perfect. I’m going to continue to recommend you!” | Lorraine + Aaron

    The Offbeat Bride community was *everything* for me when I was planning my wedding. It was the only space where I felt connected and inspired, not ashamed or "not X enough"

    When you inquire with me, let me know how something you found on OBB has inspired you, and I'll gift you a video playbook when you book me for your big day :)

    Examples of my work

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