RF Wedding of the Week: Brooklyn Wedding Photography by Mike Allebach

By // September 18, 2013 // Posted in Featured Articles, Photography, Wedding, Wedding of the Week

You may remember “the Original Tattooed Bride Photographer,” Mike Allebach, from when he took over our Instagram feed a couple of weeks back. Now, we get to share the finished version of one of his latest tattooed weddings, this one taking place in Brooklyn (of course), with photos at The Wythe Hotel and ICI Restaurant.

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The couple, Jaci and Craig, live in Miami but didn’t want to get married on the beach, so they hired Allebach to shoot their nuptials in a sort-of destination-style. A Brooklyn wedding was in order.

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JCbyAllebachPhotography-24As for equipment, Allebach and second shooter Karen Seifert used a Nikon D700 and Nikon D600 with 85mm 1.4g lens, 28mm 1.8g lens and Tokina 11-16mm 2.8 lens. “An Einstein Strobe with Paul C. Buff beauty dish was used during the day for a few photos as well,” Allebach says.

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JCbyAllebachPhotography-29As for Allebach’s approach to weddings, the statement on his website says it all: “In my heart I’m instinctively inclusive, always looking for ways to draw others into the circle and make them feel wanted, heard and appreciated. It’s my punk rock ethic. The uniqueness of my photos comes from the uniqueness of my clients. And I believe I have the best clients in the world.”


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Jessica Gordon

Jessica Gordon

Jessica Gordon loves discovering new photographers, and learning about historic image-makers who’ve helped evolve the craft. As senior editor for Rangefinder magazine, she’s passionate about clever copy and great design. On the weekends, you can find her biking around Brooklyn and downward dogging in yoga.

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