Carolyn and Fran's Engagement Session - Memphis Tennessee Photographer
Here is a peek of Carolyn and Fran's engagement session. I met them several years ago at one of their friends weddings that I was shooting, and when they got engaged, they gave me a call to be their photographer. They are so much fun, and wanted an adventure for their session, so we went to one of my favorite spots in the South Main Arts District, and set out to shoot on a beautiful spring day. I love shooting downtown, and love to reinvent every shoot that I do. I have a few favorite spots, but the time of day and position of the sun can change the look on every block in South Main Street, so I have to find new spots almost every time I shoot. Memphis has an amazing history downtown, and there are still a few rare buildings left. So many historic buildings in the downtown area have been demolished, so I love shooting before they get torn down. This first photo shows an old wall that has been repainted, now faded, and you can see the layers of history in the paint. Every now and then I find some new graffiti, like the "love" sign on the block wall below, I'm sure the building owners will sandblast that off soon, but now, Carolyn and Fran can frame it on a canvas on their wall and keep it forever!! They were so much fun to shoot, Congratulations to Carolyn and Fran!
An award winning professional photographer offering cutting edge photography for individuals and businesses. Michael has worked with grammy award winning recording artists, high end brides, celebrities, and everyday people. His style is unique, offering natural light photojournalistic styles to high end studio looks. His work appears in magazines and books, and he was recently named one of the Top 25 wedding photographers in Tennessee. Michael is a member of WPPI, PPA and more. Michael is based in Memphis and Nashville Tennessee and travels all across the South. He offers architectural photography, editorial for magazines, food styling, celebrity portraits, concert photography, cinematography for films, lighting for productions and more.
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Our principal photographer is Michael Allen. Michael is available for assignments year round at locations across the globe.
Michael's associate photographer is Tracy Leigh Welch. Tracy is an incredible photographer who has helped Michael on shoots across the South, and is available for assignments in the local Memphis area.
Our studio hairstylist and associate photographer is Janice Allen who owns Eston Salon based in Memphis. Janice offers editorial styling for our corporate shoots, editorial and modeling shoots, and is available for assignments in the local Memphis area.
Our makeup artist is Melissa Jadhav who offers several photographers her professional makeup services for photo shoots.
Our set designer is Morgan Armstrong, who owns MemphisModern.com and she helps Michael on shoots for food styling, wardrobe selection, hair and makeup and set design. She's well respected in the IDS interior design community in Memphis and helps facilitate the organization.