Emma Thurgood Photography

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Hey there, I’m Emma! I’m a wedding photographer in Connecticut and I serve the greater New England area, focusing on unique & meaningful intimate weddings. I serve people who are getting married at unconventional wedding venues like bed ‘n breakfasts, historic homes, gorgeous parks, or even their own backyard. The main thing no matter where the wedding is held is that my clients are getting a bespoke wedding day experience.

I have a saying: No more manufactured weddings!

I despise working at large ballrooms where the entire day feels stage directed or rehearsed from the wedding the day before. Every love story is unique, and the wedding that goes with it should be unique, too. That’s why I’m not just a photographer, I assist my clients with planning inspiration and advice and I’m there as a team member 100% from the time of booking all the way through the wedding day.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

I am an inclusive photographer who values diversity and authenticity in both my business and my life. I believe that love knows no bounds of race, religion, gender expression or sexual expression.

Being photographed is one of the most vulnerable things a person can do, so you need to choose a wedding photographer you can trust to appreciate and represent your personality in the photos as much as you do in your life. Furthermore, as an intimate wedding photographer I understand the reverence of being selected to be a part of your wedding day.

My most favorite part about my job is that I walk away from every wedding feeling like I have learned something new about love, and to me that’s pretty f*cking awesome.

I’m the perfect photographer for an Offbeat Bride because I am one! Many years ago I was engaged and planning my wedding and Offbeat Bride was my go-to resource for advice on how to plan, details inspiration, and finding vendors. I ended up not marrying that person, but now as a photographer and looking towards an elopement with my current partner, Offbeat Bride is still my go-to.

"In short, Emma is extraordinary! Her professionalism and experience made our special day seamless. We already knew it would be nothing less than perfect with Emma as our photographer. It was like having a friend photograph you – comfortableness, laughs, and fun." More reviews

Examples of my work

I've been featured on Offbeat Bride: Check out Ally & Jon's amazing wedding!

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