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?

A chat with offbeat wedding planning, Mama Hen organizing genius, Maven Macaw Events

When you're scoping out the selection of vendors for your offbeat wedding, there's one sign that ensures you're dealing with someone who knows how it goes… when they themselves had an offbeat wedding! That's definitely the case with our girl Beca Oliveira at Maven Macaw Events. So when we wanted to catch up with her to see how her amazing clients were rocking their weddings (with her pro guidance, natch!), we got the tea.

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How to get a wedding photography discount for just being YOU

They say that things that sound too good to be true, usually are. But this is Offbeat Bride, where we do away with "the usual." In the case of our sponsor Justine Johnson, her deals are just as good as they sound… You either have the chance to have a completely free, completely amazing wedding photographer, just for being your completely awesome selves. Just for being you doing "you."

Here's how you can get Justine to shoot your wedding for either free, or deeply discounted…

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Your wedding theme, venue, or hair could get you a SLAMMIN' photography discount

Wedding photography real talk: The more you photograph weddings, the more talented you become. And the more you talented you become, the more you charge for your super-awesome-above-the-norm services. Which is great — Yay kicking ass at your craft! BUT the more you charge… the less you shoot certain kinds of lower-budget offbeat weddings.

That's why Karina Picache of OhKarina Photography. has a master plan that involves THREE special discounts for Offbeat Bride readers. One involves Karina's own photography wishlist…

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Want an amazing photographer to shoot your offbeat wedding for free? New England's Justine Johnson could make that happen…

Our sponsor Justine Johnson Photography caters to non-traditional weddings primarily in the fact that she is just super PSYCHED about them. Justine's goal is to capture the love, the joy, the utter ridiculousness of your whole day… and to do so in an unscripted and unobtrusive way. Your goal? Well, it should be to enter the contest that may hook you up with all this Justine Johnson goodness for FREE on your wedding.