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.

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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, honeymoons, and more.

Starting at $800

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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.

Starting at $750

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The Wedding Experience


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. 
You can add prints, canvases, albums, and more to your package if you'd like - even after your wedding day!

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What's next?

The big day!


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. 


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!

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All of my California 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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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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April 19-22 | Charleston, South Carolina
April 24-29 | Maryland/DC
June 6-9 | Acadia National Park, Maine
June 10-12 | Connecticut
July 12-16 | Connecticut


Travel Schedule

Special discounts for destination bookings!

Don't see your location? Message me and let's add it!

I recommend booking at least 6-8 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?

Nope, it's the same either way! I firmly believe that every wedding day deserves the same level of care & detail, whether your plan includes guests or not. I love weddings big & small - I never place a guest count limit on pricing!

Is pricing different for elopements vs weddings?

I am based in beautiful Simi Valley, CA!
I love being a part of the Southern California 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?

frequently asked questions


Elopements and weddings
start at $3500


"It does not matter the size of your special day, what matters are the memories. I thank Allie for capturing breath taking moments. She offers much talent and value to your special day. She is the best, her work is flawless. Thank you Allie!
A Forever Customer! Xoxo"

— Brianna & Jorge

"Using Allie made our wedding day a forever memory!"

"From the moment we met her, Allie was so welcoming and kind, even with us running 30+ minutes behind due to travel issues, she welcomed us with the warmest smile! Our conversation flowed effortlessly, like talking to an old friend. She was very knowledgeable of the location we did our shoot and picked some of the most amazing spots. Seriously our photos are so dreamy, we have to stop ourselves from printing our entire gallery, and gifting everyone we know with a picture of us! My fiancé doesn’t necessarily love taking pictures, lol, and he couldn’t stop saying how much fun he had during our session and when looking at our photos you can totally see that fun, and our love shining through!"

—  Kannon & Jermaine

"Thank you so much Allie for capturing some of our most beautiful moments!"

"My fiancé and I were so nervous and anxious about our engagement photos since we have never done professional photos. Allie made the experience even better than we could have ever imagined. She is friendly, professional, and can truly capture love and emotions in a photo like no one I have ever seen before. We cannot recommend her enough!"

—  Brianna & Ryan

"Allie is the BEST!"

"Every single picture was somehow more beautiful than the last one. We can’t even choose favorites!! After feeling disappointed for over a year about our original wedding photos (not taken by Allie), Allie was more than willing to help us "recreate" our wedding day through her magical photography skills. We finally have wedding photos that truly reflect how happy we are together, and how much fun our wedding day really was. Allie made us feel comfortable the entire time, her turnaround time was astounding (!!!), and she captured our love so beautifully, despite it being a slightly unorthodox, last-minute request. We will always, always appreciate the peace and relief those photos represent, and how absolutely happy they make us feel. Allie is truly the best!"

—  Jess & Jake

"We can’t even begin to express how much the photos Allie took mean to my husband and me."

"Allie is absolutely AMAZING!! I contacted her a week before our elopement and she was so accommodating. She made everything so easy and captured our day so beautifully, more beautiful than I could’ve ever imagined!! I’m so thankful we found her and she was available at such short notice. Thank you so much Allie ❤️"

—  Emily & Cary

"I would recommend her to all of my friends and family and would love to use her again!"

"Allie is AMAZING!! I can’t say enough good things about her. My boyfriend and I booked a session with her to do our first ever professional portraits. Normally, my boyfriend is a quiet guy, but Allie made us both so comfortable he was joking and laughing the whole time!! Our session was nothing but laughter, smiles, great conversation, and of course fantastic photos!!
Allie is such a sweet person, if you’ve never done professional portraits and are thinking about it, BOOK WITH ALLIE!!
You will not be disappointed ❤️"

—  Sarah & Ryan

"You made us feel so comfortable and as if we’ve known you for years! Thank you so much, again!!"

"We loved working with Allie. She was so kind and made us so comfortable. She goes above and beyond to get a good shot. She’s incredibly talented, up for all challenges and her positive attitude made what could have been a stressful day, very easy. I would recommend her to anyone no matter what your vision is.. she will find a way to make it happen ten times better than you would have originally imagined."

—  Leslie & Dylan

"You are so talented. Thank you for giving us such special memories."

"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!"

"We were fortunate to have her photograph our wedding day in November 2019, and working with Allie was a dream. She is supportive, detail-oriented, kind and beyond talented. We are thrilled with the moments she captured, both staged and candids. Allie-- thank you for capturing our day so beautifully ❤ we adored working with you!"

—  Hannah & John

"Allie is amazing!!!"

"Allie is the best!! Not only is she professional and amazing at what she does, she is such a kind soul!
We booked her for our small wedding during the pandemic and we couldn’t have made a better decision! Our photos are timeless and truly capture the essence of our wedding day. I know we will be looking back on our photos for many years to come ❤️"

—  Amanda & Shay

"We highly recommend Allie to anyone and everyone that we talk to! "

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