On to Light Shaping is a new video series in which get to see 18 renowned portrait and wedding photographer create magic with Profoto Off-Camera Flash. In this video we join photographer Mike Allebach for a shoot at the former prison, Eastern State Penitentiary. When you are done watching, click here to see the rest of the series.
One of the secrets of building a successful business is finding a niche that sets you apart from the crowd. In the case of Philadelphia-based Mike Allebach, aka ‘the tattooed bride photographer’, his specialty is, as you might have guessed, photographing tattooed wedding parties.
One of Mike’s favorite shooting venues is the Eastern State Penitentiary. Unlike your typical crystal chandeliered catering facility, Eastern State is a former prison on the northeast edge of Center City that dates back to 1829. In Mike’s words, “I love shooting there. The place defines my brand, not to mention my clients brand”. To date he’s shot two weddings and over a dozen engagement parties there.