life and love lately…


If you ended up here you’re probably trying to figure me out a little bit.  ‘m wedding photographer based on the East Coast of Virginia, near a little Island called Chincoteague.  But more than a photographer, I’m a mother, wife, lover of all things natural, hands in the dirt modern hippie with a deep love of travel, foreign languages, and books. I’m married to a pretty cool guy named Mike who has become an awesome business partner. We have three boys who have instilled in me the importance of being a fiercely strong, creative woman.


I find myself flowing into my natural groove during candid, real moments. The soft tones of a warm sunset and the earthy greens and ocean blues of the mountains and the shore are what inspire my palette. I’m more of an introvert, which has allowed my skill set to develop as more of an observer, capturing emotions and relationships as they are with minimal coercion.


Real is where it’s at. If you are adventurous souls or laid back couples who care less about perfection and more about real, authentic moments we’ll get along just fine. The little wrinkle in her nose when she laughs, the way his hand naturally fits into your back pocket.  Those small moments that make you and your relationship unique.




“We are absolutely blown away by the incredible photographs Allie took of our wedding day! She was such a calming presence in the days leading up to the event and showed such a true desire to get to know us and our ideas throughout the entire process. We were particularly impressed by her laid-back nature and philosophy of embracing the candid. Allie undoubtedly captured the joyful, intimate moments of our wedding day without us even noticing! If you’re looking for a photographer that has ripped up the traditional, stiff, staged wedding photo rulebook, we highly recommend Allie Beckley Photography for your special day!”   -Hillary & Gen

“I had reallllllly high expectations after seeing her portfolio online, and she still managed to somehow exceed them. It was so important to me to have some lasting memories, and she caught the most amazing candid shots – looking through the photos is really like re-living the night. She caught us and all of our loved ones exactly as we are.”  -Lauren

“Allie is phenomenal. Not only are Allie and her husband wonderful photographers, but Allie helped me plan my wedding as well. Chincoteague, VA was a destination wedding for us, and she helped us find other vendors and she made suggestions. She was so helpful through the whole planning process. She is extremely flexible as well! We had to cancel our wedding planned for Sept. 15th, 2018 due to Hurricane Florence and she was so accommodating and helpful when we had to reschedule. Allie is a beautiful photographer; she has a great eye and a tremendously large & loving heart, this shows in her work. I am grateful to have Allie document our special day, and I am so pleased with the process, her work, and her quick turn around time with the sneak peek pictures and actual pictures. Allie is the BEST choice for any occasion, especially a wedding, on the Eastern Shore! We are LUCKY to have her in our life!”  -Emily

“Allie was a blessing to work with! I recently had my engagement pictures taken by her and the images turned out beyond amazing!! Her calming personality made my very nervous Fiancé and I feel comfortable and relaxed within minutes. She is professional, her work is beautiful and she is just a really cool chick! I would highly recommend her!”  -Jessica