Hi! My name is Alyse – you may know me as the owner and creator behind ThingstodoinSalem.com and SalemMAWedding.com. You might not know that I am also a professional photographer! I photographed weddings all around New England full time for about five years and in that time I covered 100+ weddings, have had my work published on platforms such as The Knot, Wedding Wire and Martha Stewart Weddings, have spoken to college students and more.
All of this to say, I have opened up space in my schedule for weddings once more. I am taking them on in a limited capacity and am giving strong preference to unique events. Ones that are non traditional, off center, quirky, colorful, themed and showcase the individuality of the couple to be wed. Off beat weddings are my jam and make for such a fun day, filled with amazing images. My style is photojournalistic with an eye for details and images that capture an emotion or moment. I'd love to chat with you about your special day.
How I cater to offbeat weddings
I work primarily doing content creation and social media work in and around Salem, MA. Salem is one of the most off beat friendly, arms open accepting, unique, vibrant, colorful and diverse places in New England. I work with Salem’s businesses, Salem’s locals and tourists alike, every day. It makes sense that I naturally would be inclined to take weddings that are equally as unique and non traditional. I have photographed a wedding where the couple to be wed played “rocks, paper, scissors” at the altar to determine who read their vows first. I have photographed a wedding where the newly announced couple left the ceremony site to their bridal party playing the imperial march from Star Wars on kazoos. I have done carnival themed weddings, fangirled over my brides with brightly colored hair, worked with couples who were fully covered in tattoos, posed large blended families, shot events in Gothic style castles and more. I love what makes you and your big day unique, I love love in all shapes, sized, forms and arrangements. I’d be honored to chat with you about your special day and how I can help capture it for you.
"Simply put, Alyse was amazing. She was so professional, flexible to our needs, and quick to respond to any of our requests. She made our Wedding day so hassle free and easy to enjoy, all while we were able to mingle with our guests, and be part of taking pictures of our special day. (It didn't feel overwhelming at all) Alyse offers her professional input but doesn't make you feel like she is forcing you do so something a certain way (pose this way, smile that way). She is wonderful and so talented because she captures the moments that are impossible to plan for or anticipate. I was so impressed with her work and the quality of the details in every picture. I couldn't have hired a better photographer."