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Love Notes: Dealon & Matt
I cannot say enough good things about our experience with Allebach Photography. I knew when Mike showed up to our engagement shoot in a Minor Threat t-shirt that we had picked the right man for the job, and he did not disappoint. During our wedding and reception, the photographers were stealthy – everywhere at once yet completely unobtrusive. They took the time to arrange my large family of roughly 40 people into a single shot where everyone’s face can be seen, pulling off what I consider a minor miracle. They captured everything with style and a sense of humor. We couldn’t be happier with the results, and everyone who has seen our photos loves them. If you are on the fence about hiring Allebach Photography, jump down on this side – the one with all the ecstatic reviewers who have worked with them. You will not regret it.
– Dealon & Matt
[at WXPN World Cafe Live in Philadelphia ]
Love Notes: Kara & Nick
A llebach Photography is AMAZING! Mike and Rachel are so calm and collected and responsive and organized at the same time. They totally work with you to get the best package for your budget too. You feel at ease as soon as you meet them.
I normally HATE wedding photos, and the poses and how fake they can come off. So, when searching online, I fell in love with natural, candid photography of Allebach. I was a bit concerned I wasn’t really their “style” being a bit more traditional than all the tattooed ladies on the site. BUT let me tell you, I couldn’t be happier with how comfortable I was and how BEAUTIFUL my photographs are. I had specific visions of how I wanted my engagement and wedding photos and Mike NAILED it! They were just what I pictured. The shots are so unique and special, they capture the entire mood and feeling of you and your day rather than just some photos. And I didn’t even know he was there! Completely natural shots, each one evokes a memory of how amazing my day really was. LOVE LOVE LOVE.
6 months later, I STILL get compliments once a week about how great the photos are.”
Love Notes: Karly Cleary & Steve Austin 11-3-2012
W ow…I just had enough time this morning to graze through them, we can’t wait to sit down tonight and take them all in. Thank you so much for your beautiful work!!!
Love Notes: Kira & Glen – 08/03/2012
M ike and the second photographer that day were absolutely amazing!! They were so much fun to work with and yet still so professional! The pictures are unbelieveable! Mike really found a way to capture the whole day in pictures. Looking through them almost two months later it brings my husband and I right back to that day. He captured every moment and every emotion without ever getting in the way. I would recommend Allebach to anyone getting married!”
Love Notes: AnnMarie & Anne – 10/07/2012
Awesome photographer. Mike made our day spectacular and our photos are perfection. He rocks!”
Love Notes: Marren & Nick 9-16-2012
We couldn’t be more pleased with how our wedding pictures came out!! Mike captured all the great moments, that in reviewing our photos i started to actually cry!! The quality of the pictures is unmatched, we had looked into a lot of photographers and Mike from Allebach Photography is easily the best! My maid of honor just got engaged and loved his work so much she is going to have him shoot her wedding!!
Thank you so much for capturing our special day, no one else could have done better if they tried! I recommend Allebach to anyone who wants unforgettable photos, and a great experience! mike will make you feel so comfortable, by the end of your day you will feel like you’ve known him forever! Allebach Photography is simply the best! As a tattooed bride I couldn’t have asked for more
Minerva & Nabil
My husband and I used Mike for a Trash the Dress photo shoot, the photos are fantastic! Not only did he listen to our ideas, but he also expanded on them, coming up locations to shoot, bringing props and taking the time to make sure things went smoothly. We have received so many compliments from people on how great these photos look. We recommend him to everyone, and are already planning our next shoot!”
Barbara & Adam
Mike Allebach, and his assistant for the day, were AMAZING. Exactly the type of pictures I wanted (candid, more in the moment, than pose and click), I felt their prices were very reasonable, and I’ve been recommending them to anyone I know that is in the process of getting married. I felt very comfortable talking to Mike and emailing his Office Manager, nothing felt too formal or forced. I’m actually getting some “Trash the Dress” pictures taken by Allebach because I loved BOTH my Wedding photos AND my Engagement Photos.
Kristina and Shanna
AMAZING! AMAZING! AMAZING! I can’t even begin to tell you how happy we are with Mike & their Office Ninja Becca! They made us feel comfortable, answered our questions, were very professional and flexible. The engagement pictures were, (not to sound redundant) AMAZING! We can’t wait to see the wedding pictures. Side-note: Not for your ordinary bride – these photos are artistic, fun, edgy, and cool. If you’re an offbeat bride, they’ll be PERFECT for you!
Paola & Dan
I had an amazing experience with Mike and Rachel. From the minute we met with them for our pre-wedding consultation to Mike coming to my house to help me pick out photos for our album they exceeded my expectations on every count. They were really flexible and graciously dealt with my mother’s more traditional photography requests. Four years later I love my wedding photos and still pull out my album to look at all the fun we had that day. Allebach Photography does not disappoint.”
Anna (Family Photos)
“I have been amazed by Mike Allebach’s engagment and wedding photography for so long that I’ve been just waiting to be able to use them. There aren’t a lot of family portraits on the website, but I decided to chance it and hire him to shoot 18-month “portraits” of my daughter. I couldn’t be happier. He was SO great with my daughter, he just let her run around, play with her toys, he kept smiling and making noises and getting her to laugh. I can never get great pictures of her because she is so fascinated by cameras that she ends up having this super confused look on her face in every shot. Not in Mike’s – she is smiling and laughing in every single picture. With another photographer I worked with to have Molly’s 6 months pictures taken, the photographer charged extra for each person in the photos – not Mike. He took shots of her, me, us, my boyfriend, my stepmom, and my best friend – with Molly and without. Anyway, I have to get back to fawning over my photos now, but I just have to tell anyone considering hiring Allebach – do it. You will be over the moon.”
Helen & Joe
“Mike and Rachel excel in every category. We had to change our date and venue and they accommodated both! Their pricing is totally competitive-was the best I had found in the area, and their work is incredible.”
Nate & Katie
“These guys are great!!! My sister used them for her wedding, I used them for mine and I’ve recommended them to dozens of my friends (many of whom have used them to much acclaim). Not just high quality, but originality of approach. Go with Allebach all the way!”
Jen & Mike
“Mike shot our engagement photos and also our wedding, which was at the Princeton University Chapel. I actually met Mike through a recommendation from a friend of mine, who got married in November of 2006. I then recommended him to another friend of mine who is getting married in September. Needless to say, we were thrilled with his work!
Mike was fabulous to work with. He is really personable and extremely talented. When we had our final meeting before the wedding, every one of my possible anxieties about the schedule and the photos were put to rest. We had a tight schedule due to the timing of my hair appointment and the start of the ceremony, so my schedule was going to be a bit rushed for the entire morning. Mike and his assistant were at the hotel shooting my bridesmaids before I even got there. They got great shots of the girls and I getting ready (even though it was only about a 20 minute period). We also had a short time at the chapel as there was another wedding an hour after ours ended…Mike had to work quickly but it didn’t phase him at all.
Mike had the list of must take photos that he suggested I give him and made sure not to miss any. He worked with our schedule in terms of getting the grandparent and parent photos right after the ceremony so that they could get to the cocktail hour first. He got every shot that we asked for and more. He really captured the emotion of the day and I couldn’t be happier with our photos.
The point is.. I HIGHLY recommend him.”
“Allebach Photography does an AMAZING job. We used them to take our engagement pictures at Eastern State Pen. We have received SO MANY compliments from all of our friends, and have recommended them to everyone. They were able to make a prison look like a beautiful place to go to! Very CREATIVE!”