Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Greenbrier Resort West Virginia - Southern Bride Magazine Weddings

The Greenbrier Resort West Virginia - Southern Bride Magazine Weddings
This fall our team went on location to shoot the editorial fashion pages for millions of Brides to swoon over for their wedding dreams. If you've ever been to the Greenbrier, you know its one of the most magical properties in the world. It was built in the 1800's and is on the National Historic Landmark Register, the hotel is immaculate, and sees thousands of visitors and guests each week. Many of the artifacts in the hotel are on loan from museums across the United States. Known for it's private bunker, the hotel is an emergency safe haven for Presidents, Congress and leaders of the United States, and was used to provide security to our Nation for many years.

Southern Bride put together this shoot about a year ago, and we've been excited about shooting this for the entire year. Here's a behind the scenes video that we filmed during the photo shoot. The working title is the American Beauty Collection, and you will love every photo from the collection. Visit our website to see more of the amazing photos.

We shot almost 5000 photos and shot hours of video footage, narrowed the photos down to the top 1000, and the editors selected their favorites for the magazine spread and covers. We've been shooting beautiful weddings for over 10 years for hundreds of brides, getting to shoot for Southern Bride Magazine is always an honor, and we get to shoot in some of the most amazing locations in the Southern USA, Mexico and The Caribbean. ( Spread the word if you know of a couple that would like us to shoot their wedding, we love photographing beautiful weddings) The new issue of Southern Bride hits newsstands across the Southern United States January 1, 2017, so pick up a copy.

Southern Bride Magazine - The Greenbrier Resort - Michael Allen Photography - from Michael Allen on Vimeo.

Released Christmas Day for the new 2017 Issue that hits newsstands soon!

Special Thanks to everyone on this shoot:

Photography and video -
Hairstyling - and Laveii Haircare
Makeup - Alicia Lee,
Scene Stylist & Flowers -
Accommodations, Location & Catering- The Greenbrier Resort -
Fashion Stylist - Scottie Key -
Models - Red Models - Margaret Seay - Meghan Ballard - Morgan Allen - Mallory Baker

Bridal Gowns & Fashions

Music By: Maryanna / Songfreedom - I Want You
Cameras: / canon 5dmk IV / DJI Drones / DJI Osmo

Michael Allen is based in Memphis Tennessee, and offers wedding photography, commercial & editorial photography, architectural photography and specializes in family and senior photography.

Thursday, December 8, 2016

Behind the Scenes with Michael Allen Photography in Key West

Here's our latest behind the scenes film from our photo shoot in Key West with Southern Bride Magazine, the latest issue is on newsstands for the fall 2016 issue all across the Southern USA.
If you love photography, you'll get a look behind the scenes and get to see some of how we photograph our editorial shoots. While we use natural light, we also use light modifiers, reflectors, flash, and the sun to give each image a beautiful look. Our team at Michael Allen Photography flew to Key West along with 15 of the crew from Southern Bride, and over 40 dresses from the top bridal fashion designers from around the world. As you can see from our opening scenes, the weather was sometimes a bit rainy, with tropical winds, but we pushed through and ended up with some amazing photos. We travel around the world, and shoot destination weddings for couples, so travel is second nature to us. Take a minute and enjoy our little view of paradise! Special thanks to Hawks Cay Resort on Duck Key and The Florida Visitors Bureau for flying us down, and feeding us some incredible seafood. Be sure to visit the Southern Bride Website to see more of the photos from the shoot.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Top Wedding Photographers in Tennessee

Top 16 Photographers in Memphis Tennessee. What an honor! We were just selected from a very large group as one of the best photographers in Memphis Tennessee for 2016 by an independent agency that scouts businesses across the USA!

We Looked at 288 Wedding Photographers in Memphis and Picked the Top 16

Best Wedding
in Memphis