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.
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.
As 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.
From the bride, Jaci: “The wedding day was awesome, and we had a great time; but the highlight was definitely the group sing-along to ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ or maybe the sing-along to ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart.’ They both made me pretty happy.”
As 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.”