Headshots by Allebach Photography

Headshot Portraits by Mike Allebach

Announcing headshot portraits by Allebach Photography. Need a headshot or portrait?  Visit our studio in North Wales, Pa close to Lansdale & Blue Bell and accessible from Philadelphia via the Lansdale/Doylestown train.  We photograph headshots for business people, entrepreneurs, actors, tattoo artists and wedding business professionals.  Our rates start are $200 for a full shoot with a fully retouched high resolution images for your LinkedIn profile, FB, business webpage and more.

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A few examples of the styles of headshots we offer. We have access to white, black, brick and our super secret hallway headshot location (our most popular).

Need headshots on white? Headshots on black? We can do that but our most popular is the secret headshot hallway shown in many of the portraits below.

 

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Allebach Photography Studio in North Wales for Headshots
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We have a full-service Photography Studio in the heart of North Wales, PA. 40 minutes from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York, we are easily accessible by car. We are also just 1 block from the R5 Septa Train Station.
Book your session today (or ask questions here)

 

Lady’s Goodbye: Just a Few More Moments

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Lady was our first baby. Of course she was the kind with fur. Part pit bull and the other part people would remark “that Target dog” or “Spuds MacKenzie”

She loved being wound up and going into the crazy run. You know, that side ways run dogs do. If you’ve seen it, you’ve wondered how her paws stayed attached. Every year she did that less and less and as our family grew she put up with child belly dog flops and tail grabbing.

On June 6 of this year we brought her into the studio with the family. It was a special photo session. A few weeks prior she was diagnosed with cancer that had progressed too far. Nothing could be done to treat the cancer.

So we photographed – a few more moments with Lady.allebach photography, dog, lady

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And on Father’s day, 9 days after this memorial photo session we said goodbye to Lady.

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30th Street Station and Distrito Wedding

So much cute, so little time! We made the most of a beautiful night for a party right in Philadelphia, starting with portraits fit for royalty at a hotel, a cut through 30th Street Station, and then on to Distrito, a mexican restaurant that packs a lot of punch, for the wedding.

 

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College of Physicians and Mutter Museum Wedding with Croquembouche: Joanne and Justin

College of Physicians and Mutter Museum Wedding with Croquembouche

What’s cool about having the College of Physicians building as your wedding venue?  Guests were able to tour the Mütter Museum during the wedding!  It also enabled us to snap some pretty sweet photos.  Check out this awesome wedding with Joanne and Justin!

That cake at the end, it’s a traditional croquembouche cake cutting with a fricken sword!  It’s a French thing.

What is a croquembouche?

“A croquembouche or “piece montee” is a wedding cake made from filled choux buns held together with caramel in an impressive pyramid… Traditionally, the top of the croquembouche would be hit with a sword, silver mallet or even a champagne bottle, cracking the top off while the bridesmaids hold up the corners of the table cloth to catch the pieces.  The croquembouche is then taken away to be broken up, or left for guests to help themselves!”  – Wedding Cakes UK

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Interested in booking the Mütter Museum?
They’re located at 19 S. 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19103 ((215) 563-3737)
http://www.collegeofphysicians.org/mutter-museum/

The Mansion, Voorhees, NJ : TK and Ian

If we don’t catch your attention with TK and Ian’s steampunk wedding pictures, we’ll have to destroy the Earth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just kidding.
This wedding was on Friday the 13th. In Voorhees, NJ. Voorhees. Yes, like Jason.
Check it out! You’ve never seen anything like it.

 

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Southern Mansion Wedding in Cape May, NJ: Jennifer and John

In need of wedding ideas? Jennifer and John took full advantage of the seashore conveniently located right up the road after all the fun and games of getting dressed, getting married, ect… No dull moments, no dull photos! Enjoy.

 

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Interested in booking the Southern Mansion for your wedding?

The Southern Mansion

720 Washington Street

Cape May, NJ 08204

www.southernmansion.com

Thought the transportation looked like a good time? It was.

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821 Shunpike Road

Cape May, NJ 08204

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6 Reasons Why Rocking a Lace Wedding Dress Will Make Grandma Proud

By: Anne Lindeman

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Growing up you may have unconsciously developed some negative feelings towards lace. You know those dusty lace doilies that serve as a protector of trinkets on your grandmother’s furniture or maybe as a child you had a giant lace bib (with matching gloves) embarrassingly dangling from the neckline of your Easter dress. What I’m trying to say here is that lace may not always have been your friend, but I’m here to change your mind.

Lace has been a prominent fabric for centuries, originally used as a measuring stick to one’s wealth and status. So what has changed? As the fashion industry has proved time and time again, styles trend in cycles.

Lace is on its way back up in a very cool way and thanks to the wedding industry; it has proven itself to be extremely versatile. There are lace wedding dresses that have an amazing retro feel and some that are more modern for the fashion forward bride. I can’t think of any other material that can modestly cover you up, but also reveal a peek-a-boo of skin at the same time creating a super sexy look. And it’s that reason in particular why I chose lace for my wedding dress.

I was never the type of girl who dreamed about my wedding day. I was always the type that played in the dirt with boys, competed in sports, and more importantly, worked my ass off building a career in order to avoid financially depending on a man to take care of me. Why am I telling you all this? Because right about now you are picturing me as an awkward tomboy like Laney Boggs before Freddie Prinze Jr. got a hold of her and made her “all that.” Rest assured I wasn’t that bad, and let’s be honest, neither was Laney, but I wanted to paint a clear mental picture for you that I wasn’t a girly girl when I chose my wedding gown.

I happen to be one of those people who have an old soul and a true believer I was born in the wrong decade. While all my girlfriends gushed over gorgeous celebrities like Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie, I admired the classic film stars of the 50’s and 60’s. Sure Marilyn Monroe was the ultimate babe, but I idolized the beauties of the day like Jane Russell for her quick ball busting wit, Lucille Ball for her hilarious slapstick sense of humor, and Grace Kelly for her effortless way of being sexy chic. These women didn’t build vivacious careers on good looks alone, they had brains and they had gumption. They were strong independent women that I idolized and they just so happened to look gorgeous in lace. It’s exactly what I wanted to emulate on my wedding day. With a little extra help of a few tattoos, red sash, and red shoes, I was able to achieve the retro look I wanted while still maintaining my unique style.
Here’s another thought. Have you ever seen a man wearing lace? I think not, which means lace is something just us girls can identify with and in a strange way empower us to be independent and sexy. Okay, maybe Prince has dabbled in the lace department once or twice – but he gets a pass on this one!

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Still not sure if lace is for you? Here are 6 reasons why lace was the star of my wedding:
1. Lace is versatile. It comes in many different silhouettes and lengths.
2. Lace doesn’t wrinkle.
3. Lace can be worn for any season – try short and sleeveless for summer or long sleeved and high neckline for winter. The possibilities are truly endless.
4. Lace is timeless. Fifty years from now your wedding photos will still rock!
5. Its comfortable. It doesn’t snag. It’s not itchy, and the best part – it won’t make you feel hot or sweaty.
6. Its affordable! My custom designed Dolly Couture dress came in under $800!
So ladies, when choosing your wedding gown keep this in mind: lace is fabulous and has outstanding nostalgic appeal. Whether you want to look like a classic film star, wear a family heirloom, or just plain appreciate the beauty of the intricate details, lace will not disappoint.


Anne Lindeman is the founder of Clever Wedding Ideas, a website and blog providing ideas and inspiration for the chic and unique bride.

Annapolis and Baltimore Wedding: Cori & Ryan

If you’re wondering about whereabouts for this wedding, read on through the next few lines because we were all over! In a span of 2 days we followed Cori and Ryan from the Annapolis Courthouse for the actual marriage to the Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge for some….. lounging. The next day we explored in and around Corradetti Glassblowing Studio and Gallery in Baltimore for the celebration with family & friends and the best food I’ve ever had at a wedding. Woodberry Kitchen was the caterer. Annapolis Wedding Maryland courthouse Ring Shot X rayRing Shot XrayAnnapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Annapolis Wedding_3 Annapolis Maryland Wedding Annapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Annapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Annapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Annapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Annapolis Wedding_11 Annapolis Wedding_9 Annapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Annapolis Wedding_12 Annapolis Wedding_13 Annapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Annapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Annapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Annapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Annapolis Wedding_18 Annapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Annapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Annapolis Maryland Wedding courthouse Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge Annapolis Wedding_23 Annapolis Wedding_24 Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge Metropolitan Kitchen and Lounge Corradetti Baltimore Wedding Corradetti Baltimore Wedding glass blowing studio Baltimore Wedding_28 Corradetti Baltimore Wedding Baltimore Wedding_30 Corradetti Baltimore Wedding Corradetti Baltimore Wedding Baltimore Wedding_32 Baltimore Wedding_33 bride and groom rings hands marriage wedding photography by allebach photography Corradetti Baltimore Wedding glass blowing studio Corradetti Baltimore Wedding Corradetti Baltimore Wedding Corradetti Baltimore Wedding photography Corradetti Baltimore Wedding photography Corradetti Baltimore Wedding photography Corradetti Baltimore Wedding photography Baltimore Wedding_44 Corradetti Baltimore Wedding photography Baltimore Wedding_47 Baltimore Wedding_48 Baltimore Wedding_49 Baltimore Wedding_50Grandma Dancing in Baltimore

Yellow House of Willowdale | Kennett Square Wedding: Bryn and Spence

Check out this smile-inducing outdoor wedding at the Yellow House of Willowdale in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. Bryn and Spence went totally eco-friendly for their happy and comfortable special day, which made sense once we heard that you’d be most likely to find Bryn hanging out in a tree. These photos reflect the fun and romantic style of this couple, capturing all the great moments of the day, from the ring warming space to the ceremony to the dancing all night long!

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Successful Photographers vs. Starving Artists

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Talking to new wedding photographers can be scary.  I see them making the same mistakes I made.  Charging to little (to make a profit).  Not getting help when they need it.  Not outsourcing when they really should and trying to do it all.  After reading The Four Hour Work WeekThe E-Myth Revisited: Why Most Small Businesses Don’t Work and What to Do About It & StandOut: The Groundbreaking New Strengths Assessment from the Leader of the Strengths Revolution .  I have come to the conclusion that Successful Photographer Entrepreneurs do a few things.  The most important of those things is letting go of certain tasks to focus on jobs only you can do.

It is my hope that you’ll get something out of the graphic above.

Remember, if you aren’t charging enough for someone else to do a part of your job, you AREN’T charging enough for you to do that part of your business.

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xoxo,

Mike Allebach