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6 easy ways to show appreciation for your wedding photographer (that will make them swoon!)

Being a wedding photographer is AMAZING. I mean, we get to capture one of the most important, meaningful days in your lives, creating timeless photographs for you. But with that comes a lot of work and responsibility. Of course, we love it when you pay your invoices on time, and tips are never expected, but always appreciated. But there are some really easy, totally free things you can do that really make our hearts happy.

Here are some simple things you can do to show some wedding photographer appreciation…

Make all your photography worries vanish with Seattle-based Tom Ellis Photography (with a special reader deal!)

Hiring offbeat-friendly vendors is often not easy. And then sometimes you find one who just makes perfect sense. And in this case, our partner, Seattle-based Tom Ellis Photography, falls easily into the latter category. He's super experienced, has affordable and ultra customizable packages, has over 1000 weddings under his belt (no joke, he's got the chops!), and is so ready to field all your authentic, sentimental, and totally offbeat ideas for your wedding. When it's all over, you'll be ugly crying over how beautiful everything looks in your photos.

Oh! And stay tuned for a special promo just for Offbeat Bride readers…

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Some of the most drop-dead gorgeous wedding portraits EVER (and you can make yours just as fab)

We've been ogling stunning photos by our New Jersey-based longtime photography partner Dennis Pike for years now and STILL never ever ever can get over how amazing they are. No seriously: when we first stated working with him, all of us were heart eyes emoji-ing his photos and he still never stops surprising us with his use of light, shadows, and composition.

Peeking at his portrait portfolio is like falling into the looking glass in a love wonderland. The best part of working with Dennis is that he's been owning offbeat weddings for his entire career. Some of his very favorite weddings came from readers like you and it's a match made in heaven every time.

Bay Area couples: win FREE wedding photography from one of our most favorite photographers

It's easy to talk about how the Bay Area's Funny Bunny Photography will ROCK your wedding day and bring out the best in everything, but we've got even more in store. You've got a chance to get a totally free wedding photography package (with eight hours of coverage and digital files!), a $1000 gift certificate towards a photography package, or a free engagement session. It's easy to enter and no pressure to use it if you win. Go enter now!

How you can get personalized, stellar wedding photography all while doing some good in the world

Sometimes you just feel at home with a vendor before you even meet them. Sometimes they just give you that vibe and you know you'll totally get along. And getting along is pretty important when it comes to being comfortable in front of a camera. That's why we are always down to talk shop with DIWAS Photography, the dynamic duo who has been one of our favorite skilled photography teams for so long now.

Let's say hello to Sadie and Diwas, see how they can make your wedding day super chill and natural, and how you can help contribute back to the world by hiring them. Oh, and I think I mentioned a super special promotion somewhere in there, too?