When capturing real meaning is your goal, this Connecticut wedding photographer is the key

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. 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?

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A cautionary tale of wedding photography disappointment (and how this photographer can help!)

“Is it really so hard to get everything you want?” she asked. My heart sank. A Facebook friend had gotten in touch because she needed help. Her wedding photographer had, in her words, “dropped the ball.” She had finally gotten her wedding photos back after months and months of waiting, and… let’s put it this way, she wasn’t crying tears of joy. Important shots were missing. The lake that was what first made her and her then-fiance fall in love with (and ultimately book) their venue was not in any of her photos. Here's how to avoid that on your wedding day…

Unposed, super creative, & totally inclusive: here's why this Chicago wedding photographer is a dream team

When we first met Roni and David, the tattooed husband and wife team at Roni Rose Photography, we were ENTHRALLED. Their style, their creative expression, the unposed and unstuffy compositions, and their commitment to embracing offbeat aesthetics was clearly such a match for our readers. We went all ga-ga over their portfolio and knew it was time to connect them with you all.

Want less time posing and more time celebrating? This Boston-based photographer will be your jam (& has a new podcast!)

If there's one things that's really been a welcome change at weddings over the last decade or so, it's a focus on less stiff posing, more authenticity, and more mindfulness on the day. And that's exactly why we LOVE partnering with offbeat and inclusive vendors like Shaina from Golden Door Photography. We talked a bit with her about her style, why she's all about intention and acceptance, and about her brand new podcast that's premiering this summer! If you're in the Boston area (or beyond), it's time to meet your potential new photographer/bestie…

Behind the lens with love story wizard, Atlanta-based photographer YouAreRaven

If you've been a reader for a while, I'll bet you either already know about Atlanta-based photographer Raven Shutley of YouAreRaven or have seen her work on the site. She's been a mainstay of the offbeat community for so long and is one of our most trusted partners. So I decided to see what it was that really separates Raven from all the others. What makes her tick, how her totally warm personality will make you feel instantly comfortable in front of the camera, what mad skills she brings to the table, and why it all means that you'll be floored by the photos you'll get.