How punk music created one amazing Philadelphia wedding photographer #Sponsors: Photographers#connecticut#new jersey#new york#philadelphia#ring tattoo#tattoo#tattooed bride#wedding coupon codes#wedding photographer August 15 | Megan Finley Horowitz meggyfin This business paid a fee to be listed on Offbeat Bride because they feel their products and services are a great fit with offbeat philosophies… and we agree. Learn more about our ads. Allebach Photography embraces bright colors on and awesome brides and grooms! Last time we talked about our sponsor Philadelphia's Allebach Photography, we explored his gorgeous, sexy, and LGBT-friendly couples boudoir photography shoots… Couples boudoir? Yes it’s a Thing, and it’s badass Boudoir photos have been around for ages. We’re all familiar with the photo of the woman, scantily clad, face turned over her shoulder with the signature lip bite. Before you… Read More But longtime Offbeat Bride readers will truly know Mike Allebach as the "tattooed bride photographer." But did you know how he came to be obsessed with tattooed brides? It's actually a really cool story involving punk music: Strangely enough, my journey into wedding photography started when I was in a punk rock band. But before photographing weddings, I photographed punk bands. In my heart I'm instinctively inclusive, always looking for ways to draw others into the circle and make them feel wanted, heard, and appreciated. It's my punk rock ethic. The uniqueness of my photos comes from the uniqueness of my clients. And I believe I have the best, most unique clients in the world. Allebach Photography is also featured in our Offbeat Vendors guide! Allebach Photography has been a magnet for colorful, quirky, and bad-ass couples and now it's very clear why. The same thing that makes people who feel unappreciated and unwanted is exactly what makes Mike Allebach see and appreciate you! That's why in his over-a-decade of wedding photography, he's photographed LGBTQ, straight, straight-edge, roller girl, nerdy, steampunk, punk rock, rockabilly, tattooed, not-tattooed, interfaith couples, and couples with disabilities. Along with an amazing boudoir and wedding photographer, Mike Allebach also offers super-fun engagement photography. And right now, you can get your kick-ass engagement shoot with Allebach Photography at a discount… Offbeat discount: Mention you saw him on Offbeat Bride and Mike Allebach will hook you up with one hour of wedding coverage for free, or an engagement session. Don't be afraid to bring your dog, bring your cosplay, bring your tattoos, and your punk rock ethic to your wedding, and show off your offbeat love through the lens of Allebach Photography! Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Horowitz Megan is the LA-based Offbeat Empire editor. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating like the fate of the world depends on it. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meggyfin @treatsandgeeksLA @meggyfin PREVIOUS The most fun ever? This skateboarding wedding in Leeds is definitely a finalist NEXT 12 wedding dance songs NOT about love Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via emailGet only replies to your comment, the best of the rest, as well as a daily recap of all comments on this post. No more than a few emails daily, which you can reply to/unsubscribe from directly from your inbox. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.