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Let's get to know LA-based Evangeline Lane, the globe-trotting, bi-coastal wedding photographer

You might remember LA-based Evangeline Lane from her serendipitous experience getting into photography, this most seriously delightful Independence Day wedding, or maybe even met her at the San Francisco Lovesick Expo. Let's talk about what makes Evangeline tick and why she just might be your saving grace in catching all the amazing details at your wedding. And of course, there's a special package waiting just for readers of Offbeat Bride.

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Philadelphia's Allebach Photography is booking in your neighborhood (and has TWO discounts)

Philly-based photographer Mike Allebach of Allebach Photography is one guy you've likely already heard us rave about before. Around these parts, he's been known to totally rock the tattooed wedding market, and HALF of his bookings are same-sex couples. On top of it all, Mike has been partnering with us for over six years and has used his expertise to write some pretty boss posts for us.

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Texting Otter sez: "Mark Poulin's new pendants are the sweetest gifts EVAR"

Offbeat Bride readers, Mark Poulin and his new line of sterling silver charm necklaces — with otters, skateboarding goats, and boating cats — are perfect for your bridal party gifts. Each freaking-adorable necklace is reversible, and has either a witty or heartfelt saying on the back, or a different design. Which means there's a total "two necklaces in one" bonus! Check these out…

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Custom Comix offers comic book accessories and gifts for every geeky wedding need

Where are my comic book geeks!? Brides, bridesmaids, grooms, etc, I have found y'all your Etsy shop: Custom Comix. I guarantee you're not going to find another shop where you can order Lumpy Space Princess earrings for your sister, pin-back buttons featuring vintage comics for your groomsmen, a Catwoman and Batman bracelet for your bachelorette party outfit, while you design the custom comic book shoes of your geeky dreams.

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Wedding photography that's "a little nerdy and a lot laid back" from Atlanta's YouAreRaven

Photographer Raven Shutley is a traveling wedding photographer, who's as obsessed with emotions and what makes you YOU. So if one of you is chillin' in a creek in your wedding clothes, or a Star Wars fanboy, and the other is Browncoat, then your Boba Fett/Jayne wedding portrait request is exactly what Raven wants to shoot. Let's talk about how you can get your hands on your own photoshoot mash-up of you-ness with a special discount from YouAreRaven.

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Are photographers going to start offering discounts for unplugged weddings?

In my almost-eight years of running Offbeat Bride and working with wedding photographers, I've heard of photographers offering potential clients discounts for all sorts of things: discounts for destination weddings, discounts for LGBT-identified couples, discounts for sci-fi weddings or elopements and all sorts of other niche weddings. But yesterday was the first time I saw a photographer who's offering a discount for couples doing an unplugged wedding. Is this a new thing?