Hello, and welcome to Erica Reade Photography! We will have a fun, memorable wedding photography experience together, a stress-free day, and a lifetime of gorgeous memories. Your photos won't feel forced or awkward (I love candids!), and I include Polaroid photos in all my shoots. I like to get to know my couples, talk about how you met, and your favorite things to do together.

A bit about me: I'm passionate about photography, social justice, the beach, and travel. I am based in Brooklyn, NY, and I will happily travel for your wedding. You can also find me in Brooklyn Magazine. My wedding photography is for people who celebrate love, equality, and social justice. If you're not crazy about the cookie-cutter images being sold by the wedding industry, that's ok! Neither am I. My photography style is a fresh, modern blend of artistic, portraiture and photojournalism. I have an eye for decisive moments, and I love to capture people at their most candid, joyful times. I will do whatever it takes to get the best shot, even getting down on the dance floor with you and my camera.

I don't agree with a lot of the messaging in the wedding industry, and I've combined my history of activist work with my passion for photography in my wedding business. Feminist wedding photography values your love in all its identities, AND gives back to the issues that matter most. I embrace non-traditional love stories, couples and ideas, and events. A small donation of each wedding is made to a 501c3 non-profit from the following organizations of the couple's choice: Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, or Black Lives Matter.

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How I cater to Offbeat Brides

I value couples and loving events in all their colors, identities, shapes, sizes, and varieties. This is less about 'the bride,' and more about the love between two people, and this is reflected in the couples who come to Offbeat Bride for their wedding planning. I want to work with couples who celebrate love, equality, and progressive values. For couples who embrace stepping outside the (wedding) box. That's why I donate a small portion of all weddings to social justice causes, including Planned Parenthood, ACLU and BLM.

If you're not crazy about the cookie-cutter images or outdated trends being sold by the wedding industry, that's ok. Neither am I, and your photos will be a reflection of who you truly are as individuals and as a couple.

"Erica!!! Seriously?!? I thought if we had one nice picture that captured our relationship that would be nice to have — but EVERY single picture is gorgeous!! I am blown away by the ease at which you do what you do! Quick, painless, fun, and fruitful. You're a dream, thank you!!" – Kathleen

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Examples of my work

See my portfolio here.


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