Let's find a beautiful location - in a national park, on a mountain, by a lake, on your favorite beach - and create photographs that show not only the beauty of the destination, but the genuine love that beams out of your smiles like sunshine. Share your wedding dreams with me, and let's make it happen together.
Whether you plan to elope with just the two of you, or celebrate with two hundred of your closest friends and family, you want to have someone there for you, who can capture the genuine emotions and real, candid moments from every part of the day. Send me a quick message and let's chat about your wedding photography possibilities!
I want to be there to document every step of the way for you. Tell me about your favorite flowers, and why you chose them for your bouquet. How your grandfather gave you that pocket watch to wear on your wedding day. Tell me about your dog (who will be the cutest ring bearer this world has ever seen). How you are wearing your mother's veil, and how your sister will cry when you walk down the aisle.
You and your sweetheart are preparing to celebrate an amazing moment - when you vow to share your lives together. Your relationship is one of a kind, full of sunrises and heartbeats, happy tears, road trips, stories that still make you laugh, favorite songs, and knowing a million little things about each other. Those details deserve to be captured. Your story isn't cookie-cutter; why should your wedding photography experience be?
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I am engaged to the love of my life, Isaak. He is often my second photographer/assistant too, so you will probably meet him! We make a great team.
I am a huge national parks fan, and I'm working on visiting all 62 of them. We are getting married at Sequoia/Kings Canyon National Park next year!
I am a big nerd about so many things. If you love Parks and Rec, Disneyland, history, Harry Potter, or planning road trips, we might be best friends!
I am ordained! If you want someone who can hike with you to the top of a mountain, photograph your vows, and make it official, I'm your gal!
"She photographed both our engagement session and our wedding. She is fun and easy going and coordinates well with other vendors. She is very professional and easy to get in contact with. She takes control when necessary and captures the best, natural looking pictures. She is also fast with getting pictures back to you. Couldn't ask for more! Thank you Allie!"
— Emma & Brian
"My wife and I were the lucky winners of an engagement shoot with Allie. At the time we had no idea that we would be working with the woman who would later go on to capture our CA elopement in the Redwoods and our big family reception back in Boston. In short, Allie is more than just an incredibly talented and professional photographer. She was able to anticipate so many of our needs and was there as an unexpected yet much needed wedding planner, liaison, consultant, and now friend. She more than delivered on all three of these monumental occasions in our lives in a timely manner that produced quality photos that far surpassed our highest expectations. Thank you!!!"
— Alli & Angela
"I highly recommend Allie!!! She is professional, attentive, and genuine. She recently photographed our intimate wedding and I absolutely love all the photos.
I am awed at how well she captured the joy and love of that day. Her photos are so candid and warm. I couldn't have asked for a better photographer."
— Katlin & Richard
"Extremely flexible and accommodating! Allie is friendly, calming, and professional with great experience. The best part is she will work with you to go where you want to go whether it's New London, CT or Washington, DC or Santa Barbara, CA or Iceland! She does elopements, engagements, the classic wedding day, and more and can give great advice on helping you plan it all. Not a surprise she is recognized in several publications! We hired her for our elopement picnic celebration and couldn't have been happier."
— Julie & David
"Allie Dearie took our photos, and completely delivered. She did a fantastic job. She is sweet, kind, comforting and cared deeply about what OUR vision was. She made sure to capture everything I had asked for and more.
Her work is excellent, and I am a photographer so I can get picky, lol.... she did such a good job, and delivered a sneak peak the very next day!"
— Jacque & Alex
"She is extremely professional, prompt, friendly, and flexible. We received stunning photos of our small civil wedding ceremony with very fast turnaround time and they more exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend her work!"
— Ellene & Peter
"My fiancee and I met with Allie to discuss ideas for our engagement photos. She was extremely accommodating, and was excited when we told her we wanted our golden retriever to be involved! Ultimately, the photos came out incredible, and the day spent taking them was very relaxed and fun thanks to Allie.
Allie is one of the kindest people and she strives to make you feel completely comfortable. She went above and beyond to ensure that our sweet and excited pup was included."
— Meghan & Mike
"I couldn’t recommend Allie Dearie more! She photographed my wedding and to say she did a fantastic job is a drastic understatement. She was so knowledgeable about the types of photos she took, she knew how to get the right poses and make you instantly feel at ease. Not only did she get great photos, she got so many! There was a point in wedding where my wife and I went to look at our dessert table and there was no one around and no sooner were we there than we see a flash and Allie was there capturing every perfect moment!
She is super personable and very organized and professional as well. She got every kind of picture we wanted and the style of photos produced were perfect. Allie is also very quick with her turnaround with pictures. She answered every question we had from the beginning and until the very end. Everyone who was part of the wedding and who attended had nothing but amazing things to say about her and I couldn’t agree more. She is an awesome photographer and an even better person! Thank you so much Allie for capturing our day so perfectly!"
— Liza & Ashley
"Oh my god, I am in tears! These pictures are so perfect! Thank you for meeting with us during your busy schedule and showing us around Harkness, it was such a beautiful place!"
— Amanda & Chris
"She gave my fiancé and I great directions and made us feel so comfortable. Our engagement photos turned out absolutely beautifully, the composition and lighting of the shots were truly stunning. We cannot recommend Allie highly enough!"
— Stephanie & Ludovic
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September 9-18 / Seattle, WA
October 23-25 / Hudson Valley, NY @ For The Wanderers Retreat
November 12-19 / DC & Virginia
December / Southern California
Parks and Rec
Game of Thrones
Leave No Trace principles, conservation, and environmentally responsible travel + photography are very important to me.
As an elopement photographer frequently working in our national parks and wild places, I am committed to protecting our lands for the future.
I am a Proud Member of Nature First: The Alliance for Responsible Nature Photography.
Creating a welcoming, safe space for ALL couples to share their love is one of my core values. The LGBTQ+ community is incredibly close to my heart. I'm here to celebrate you and your beloved, always.
I regularly work with several local Connecticut LGBTQ+ nonprofits, including Triangle Community Center.
I am proud to be the Mystic Aquarium's Official Event Photographer for 2020!
They are an incredible organization doing amazing things for conservation and education efforts here in New England. I've been working with them for 3 years now, and aside from weddings, it is my favorite part of what I do!
Where to elope and what to know.
All of your Iceland wedding questions, answered.