Southern Bride Magazine - South Carolina

Southern Bride Magazine - South Carolina A new video from the fashion shoot with Southern Bride Magazine.The new issue of Southern Bride Magazine hits newsstands this week! The new Winter/Spring Issue includes a beautiful fashion spread shot in Charleston SC. Here is the new video featuring footage shot during the photo shoot. The fashion shoot featuring stunning new dress designs from Sareh Nouri, Rembo Styling, Emmaline Bridal, Ian Stuart, Victor Harper, and more. Mens designs by Calvin Klein. Southern Bride Magazine went on location in Charleston South Carolina on Pawleys Island. The Team included photographer Michael Allen and his wife Janice Allen as the hairstylist, along with the Southern Bride team. Michael styled the photography with a natural vintage look of the low country marshes. Capturing strong images and blown highlights, Michael worked with the natural surroundings to shoot this behind the scenes inspirational film. The shoot was created for the feature cover and fashion layout for the new 2015 winter/spring magazine in distribution across the South. Photography & Video Production Hairstyling Accommodations Provided by Music by The Music Bed - Always Be by Holly Mayer Special thanks to the Visitors and Convention Bureau at Myrtle Beach Special thanks to Pawleys Plantation Fashions by

Santa Rosa Beach

Santa Rosa Beach Here's one of our recent fashion films created for Southern Bride Magazine's 2014 Summer & Fall Issues. We love shooting for Southern Bride, and we get hundreds of calls from Brides across the Southern US to shoot weddings. We've traveled from South Carolina, Florida, New Orleans to Tennessee creating beautiful films that capture the imagination.


Wedding Videographer Memphis

Wedding Videographer Memphis Our style is unique, artistic and modern. We shoot award winning wedding films, hand crafted and thoughtfully designed. Michael is one of the South's most acclaimed photographers and cinematographers, and shoots both commercial and independent films for high end weddings and indie film companies across the South. Here is a film we created for Annesdale Mansion, perhaps one of the South's most beautiful event venues.

Southern Weddings - Claire Pettibone Gowns - Nottoway Plantation Resort - New Orleans

Southern Weddings - Claire Pettibone Gowns - Nottoway Plantation Resort - New Orleans "Once Upon A Time" is the new inspiration film we shot for Southern Bride at the beautiful Nottoway Plantation just outside of New Orleans. Michael directed our editorial fashion video at Nottoway Plantation near New Orleans this spring. Michael’s award winning films have a unique style that are captivating and romantic. For the fashion shoot Michael used available light to create soft, timeless elegance, showcasing some of his favorite gowns for the shoot. Michael’s passionate about beautiful films and photography, offering stunning videos and images that brides love. For more about Michael visit him on facebook and see his films online at The new promotional film launches along with the 2013 summer edition of Southern Bride Magazine. The fashion film shows the latest dresses from designers such as Claire Pettibone and Olia Zavozina Couture. Capturing the romance and timeless beauty of the Plantation set on the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, the crew of Southern Bride helped Michael set the style of the film and created a vintage fairy tale dream that will inspire thousands of brides across the South. Film by Music by The Music Bed - Remember When - Us & Our Daughters Magazine Editors - Lynn Walker & Sherra Meyers Southern Bride Team - Lindsay Wolfe - Lindsey Nabors - Lindsey Cross Makeup by Make Me Up By Danielle Photographers - White Rabbit Studios

Southern Weddings - Memphis Soul - Downtown Arts District

Here's our new reel {NIGHT & DAY} showing a behind the scenes look at our editorial fashion shoot for Southern Bride Magazine. Shot on location in Memphis, Tennessee, the flavor of the shoot was totally rad and totally Memphis. The shoot was one of the most diverse we've done in a while, running the gammit of blown out lovy dovy soft images, to dramatic edgy lighting styles, to commercial studio looks, with indoor and outdoor scenes. The magazine editors wanted to capture the flavor of Memphis and the urban/modern style that the downtown arts district offers. On the edge of world famous Beale Street, the South Main Arts District is one of the hottest new areas (rebirthed) that thousands flock to every weekend. For this video reel, we wanted to have a flavor of Memphis music, but with a twist of modern and classic at the same time. Thanks to Katie Herzig, we found just the right track from our friends at The Music Bed. Check out editorial page for more of the images that we will be posting soon. Special thanks to the amazing Tracy Leigh Photography, my right hand woman, for her camera work on the film, as well as some of her beautiful images. And more special thanks to Joe DeSciose Photography for sharing the stage with us on the shoot, it's always a pleasure working with Joe.

Vera Wang Fashion Shoot - Southern Bride - Memphis - Birmingham

Here is the featured reel from my recent shoot with Southern Bride Magazine just outside of Birmingham Alabama. The "Extraordinary Beauty" shoot included amazing gowns from all the name labels in the bridal fashion industry, including Vera Wang. Special thanks to the magazine editors Lynn Walker and Sherra Meyers for coordinating this amazing shoot, the models were stunning, and the chance to work with up and coming model Jessye Bullock was an honor. Of course Katherine, Jill, Nick and Jordan made the shoot with their incredible fashion sense. Created by our cinema division at

Seaside Florida { Southern Bride Magazine } Memphis Wedding Photographers - Film & Video Production

Seaside Florida { Southern Bride Magazine } Memphis Wedding Photographers - Film & Video Production A behind the scenes look at our recent photo shoot and photographers workshop for Southern Bride Magazine. Our team produced the shoot in association with the editors of Southern Bride. The "Photographers Dream Challenge" was a special photography bootcamp challenging the participants to push the creative skills, try new techniques and follow the lead of photographers Michael Allen, and guest photographer Joe DeSciose. The location: Seaside Florida, one of the Top 12 Destinations in the World. Our recent "Photographers Dream" workshop took place in one of the top 12 destinations in the world, Seaside Florida. Our team hosted a 3 day hands on photographers bootcamp, where participants worked along side photographer Michael Allen, shooting for Southern Bride Magazine. The photographers "DREAM CHALLENGE" was to shoot for the magazines feature story, a bridal fashion shoot featuring the latest fashions in the wedding world. Our sponsor,, provided some giveaways for the participants, and rented extra gear to the team. The images shot in Seaside became cover shots for the summer and fall 2011 issues Southern Bride, along with dozens of editorial photos for the fashion spread, and several other feature articles.

New York - Avant Bride NYC - Memphis Photographer - Editorial Film Reel

Film maker and photographer Michael Allen travels across the country making his unique short films for businesses. Here's a recent business profile film created for fashion designer Ellen Hunter, whose New York based fashion company sells it's line across the USA to boutiques specializing in wedding accessories. Michael also offers his creative film style for high end weddings. Today's modern bride often wants a documentary style wedding video, far from the old videos of the past decade. Romantic, edgy, creative films are Michael's specialty. Most of Michael's wedding couples give him total creative freedom to create their own personal short film of their wedding day. Michael uses some of the same shooting styles in his wedding films as seen in these editorial reels.

Southern Weddings - Editorial Photography - Modern Wedding Films - Vintage Wedding's

Southern Weddings - Editorial Photographers - Modern Films - Vintage Weddings. Michael Allen is a commercial photographer based in Memphis Tennessee. Michael's cinematography style is captured in this remarkable vintage inspired film he created from a shoot near Mobile in 2010 while on a shoot for Southern Weddings feature spread for Southern Bride Magazine. Michael shoots weddings across the country, offering his editorial style of award winning photography and cinematography for high end weddings. This short film features his still photography used for the magazine spread. Michael uses the latest HD digital film technology and creative shooting style to create inspiring films for magazines, companies, and brides. Don't let the word "wedding photographer" fool you, Michael is a member of the WPPI, one the the countries most prestigious organizations for the worlds best photographers. Michael has been a commercial photographer and film maker for the past 15 years, and works in documentaries, music videos, short films and web productions. {FYI- we are happy to announce that this film has over 16000 views so far! Woo Woo!}

Southern Weddings - World Couture Collection - Memphis Fashion Photographer - Fashion Short Films

Memphis Tennessee fashion photographer & cinematographer Michael Allen created this fashion reel from a recent editorial photo shoot for Southern Bride Magazine featuring 12 of the hottest wedding gown designers in the world. With years of experience as a editorial fashion photographer shooting in such locations at Grand Cayman, Milan Italy, Berlin Germany, Miami South Beach, Seaside Florida and more, Michael blends his unique fashion eye for photography with modern weddings.