Weddings & Elopements

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 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.

Say "I DO"

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Couples Sessions

If you are dating, engaged, or celebrating a wedding anniversary, couples photos are SO much fun! I love capturing love stories of all kinds. 

Let's create amazing memories that
you can share for years to come.
Adventure portraits, in-home sessions, holiday cards, and more.

Your Love Story

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Are you planning a proposal? Looking for the perfect photographer to capture that special moment for you? I'm your gal! 

Proposals include planning assistance,
same-day photo delivery, and all the
stealthy skills needed to help create
the most epic surprise ever.

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Proposals

3 Ways to Work Together

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The Wedding Experience

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You get a sneak peek of photos within 24 HOURS of your wedding day. I know you can't wait to share your love with the world! Your full gallery is delivered within 8 weeks. 
If your package includes an album and/or slideshow, you can select which photos are included (or have me do it for you!) Albums are custom designed to match your day, and slideshows are crafted to share your love story perfectly. You can add prints, canvases, and more if you'd like - even after your wedding!

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What's next?

The big day!

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It's finally here - you are about to say "I do" to the love of your life! I'll be there capturing the big moments, the tiny details, the candid emotions, the joyful laughter + happy tears, and everything in between. Your photographer and your cheerleader, I am ready to fix your veil before your first look, to quickly stitch a button back on to your jacket, and most importantly to create a welcoming, celebratory, and safe space for this amazing, important day in your lives. 

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I'm here to help with anything you might need. Looking for recommendations for florists, hair/makeup artists, videographers, etc? I've got you! Not sure where you want to elope? I will location scout and help you find the perfect spot. Need  help with creating the perfect timeline, packing your dress for travel, or making time for personal moments and unique details on your wedding day? We will make it happen!

Make a plan

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All of my wedding and elopement couples receive a complimentary engagement session. We'll plan somewhere perfect for you two: whether it's where you had your first date, your favorite coffee shop, or a brand new hiking spot! I love getting to know you before the big day, and it really helps you feel comfortable in front of the camera. By the time your wedding day gets here, it will be easy as pie - just like hanging out with a friend!

the wedding experience

step by step, here's what to expect

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Years in
business

4

Weddings photographed

60+

states where i have photographed weddings

10

Client Reviews

For your proposal, I totally WILL hide in a crazy place if the surprise requires it! 

(I was pretending to be a bird watcher for this photo!)

I am ordained! If you're looking for someone who can hike with you to the top of a mountain, photograph your vows, and then make it official - I'm your gal! 

Candids > poses. I promise you will be laughing and having fun, even if you've never had photos taken together before!

I love animals! Let's include your four-legged friends in your photo session: dogs, cats, horses, you name it!
I used to work at a cat cafe - you
could say I'm kind of a pet whisperer when it comes to catching those
perfect photo moments!

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"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

"Five stars! Allie is just wonderful."

"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 can't wait to work with Allie again and recommend her as a person, professional, and fantastic photographer."

"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

"She was aware of our planned schedule, she kept a list of the portraits my fiancé wanted, and overall was on top of her game during the whole thing. It was a wonderful experience."

"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

"Book her now before someone else does!"

"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

"I am so, very, in love with these. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. There are no words."

"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

"Allie has an incredible eye and takes very creative shots that perfectly capture the moment. "

"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

"Her work speaks for itself and I would recommend her one hundred times over."

"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

"I will tell everyone I know - and everyone I don’t know - who is looking for a photographer to use Allie!"

"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

"You have such a gift and I can’t wait to share these pictures with everyone!"

"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

"Allie was a complete pro and just a wonderful person to spend a photoshoot with."

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June 25-30 / Franconia, New Hampshire
July 3-9 / Maryland
September 2-8 / Burlington, Vermont
November 12-19 / Washington DC & Virginia

December / Southern California

2020

Travel Schedule

I recommend booking at least 8-10 months in advance so we have time to schedule your engagement session, plan your timeline together, and to secure your date. However, I do occasionally have a few open dates, so even if it is last-minute, please reach out!

how far in advance do i need to book you for my wedding?

You get a sneak peek of photos within 24 HOURS of your wedding day! Your full gallery is delivered within 8 weeks. You'll receive a fully edited, high resolution online gallery with a personal print release. You can download your photos and share the link with family & friends if you'd like.

how and when are our photos delivered?

About 50% of my couples choose to include a first look on their wedding day! If you would like to get some couples photos done early, or if either of you might be feeling a little bit nervous, I highly recommend it so you can feel more "in the moment" during your ceremony.

Do you recommend a "first look" on the wedding day?

This is up to you! I generally recommend 20 minutes each for family photos, wedding party group shots, and couples portraits. But if you'd like to spend a little less or a bit more time, that is fine too - it's your day!

how much time should we set aside for wedding photos?

YES. Backup plans, including backup equipment and correct file storage, are so important to me! I can provide a COI for your venue if needed.

Do you have insurance & backup equipment?

Yes I do! I am proud to be the official photographer for the Mystic Aquarium. I also work with several other nonprofits and companies in our area!

Do you photograph corporate events?

I am based in beautiful Southeastern Connecticut! I love being a part of the Mystic CT wedding community.

I know you travel, but where is your home base?

You receive all of the best photos - I just remove the duplicates, blinks, etc! I never cut off your gallery at a certain number of images. I don't believe in limiting your memories!

Do you deliver every image from our shoot?

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Weddings within the United States start at $3000

For elopements and international weddings, contact for a custom quote

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