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ALT F Photography

Las Vegas , NV

LOCATION

6405 S. Tenaya Way, Suite 115
Las Vegas, NV 89113 US (map)

PHONE

702-860-3653

WEBSITE

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ABOUT US

John Michael Cooper is a Las Vegas based photographer with a strong imagination for the unusual, and often controversial, romantically tragic side of loves stories. He and his wife,... Read more
John Michael Cooper is a Las Vegas based photographer with a strong imagination for the unusual, and often controversial, romantically tragic side of loves stories. He and his wife, Dalisa, operate a successful photography business called Altf. Though the Coopers passion for portraiture shines through even on their most basic weddings, John Michaels creativity is avidly released when performing his “anti-bridal” shoots.

Cooper began Altf after continuously being preached at by his overly traditional boss at the Studio that he was working at that his ideas couldn’t be executed because “brides do not like it – it has to be pretty”. After a fire in a local Las Vegas park, Cooper was eager to use the natural set for some dark and dreary photos featuring a beautiful bride. After being turned down by several of his clients in fear that the black ash would get on their beautiful white gowns, Cooper called a friend and purchased his own dress. Cooper was not going to be tied down.

“I’m not doing anything that has not already been done” – John Michael Cooper.

Photography for John Michael Cooper is sometimes about reinventing himself, creating new ideas or situations or taking a conceptual piece of art and making it his own. Photography has been repeating itself for years and the Altf concept is not about promoting “correct” photography or by following rules or expectations. Altf is about passionately creating images in the way that you want and believe they should be created.

The “trash the Dress” phenomenon took off when Louisiana based photographer, Marc Erik, read an online article written by John Michael Cooper featured on wedshooter.com in February 2006. (Reference: http://www.wedshooter.com/2006/02/10/show-off-aka-trashing-the-dress) and created a website called trashthedress.com, crediting John Michael Cooper as the “Godfather of Dress Trashing”. It wasn’t long before the New York Times picked it up and published a color article in the Sunday newspaper, June 2007. From there, the way brides look at their dress has not been the same. The biggest misconception about the Coopers conceptual photography? It’s never about the dress. In some concepts, the dress has become a casualty, but it is never John or Dalisa's intentions to actually destroy a dress. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Portraiture
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, Flush Mount, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes

REVIEWS

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Hayley
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
They are AWESOME! Best in Vegas, hand down! I absolutely loved them, from start to finish! On our first meeting, through our engagement session, and up to the final moments of our wedding, John and Dalisa were there to capture every moment! I always felt comfortable having them take my picture, and we knew that they would make us look the best that we could on our most important day. They didn't miss a thing, and are even designing a custom wedding album for us.
I love John and Dalisa - would have them shoot me again any time! And I know that I will love my wedding photos for all time.
They are AWESOME! Best in Vegas, hand down! I absolutely loved them, from start to finish! On our first meeting, through Read more...
They are AWESOME! Best in Vegas, hand down! I absolutely loved them, from start to finish! On our first meeting, through our engagement session, and up to the final moments of our wedding, John and Dalisa were there to capture every moment! I always felt comfortable having them take my picture, and we knew that they would make us look the best that we could on our most important day. They didn't miss a thing, and are even designing a custom wedding album for us.
I love John and Dalisa - would have them shoot me again any time! And I know that I will love my wedding photos for all time. Read less
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ALT F Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you for your kind words, Hayley!! You both allowed us the creative freedom to do our job and capture your elegant day through our lens! We appreciate that you allowed us to work without restrictions and trusted in our art! We know that you will reminisce your entire day with each page of your couture album!
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Whit
Wedding:
5/3/2014
5.0/5.0
There are no words to describe our excitement for or wedding photos. John and Dalisa truly captured breathtaking moments on our big day that we will now have forever. I flew John and Dalisa out for my Destination wedding in Playa del Carmen Mexico. I did not even look at any other photographers as I had already made my mind up about 6 years ago when I first met them at another friends wedding. Since initially meeting them they have photographed close to 10 weddings of family and friends of mine. They are true artist of their field and we felt honored to have them shoot our big day. Best decision we ever made!
There are no words to describe our excitement for or wedding photos. John and Dalisa truly captured breathtaking moments Read more...
There are no words to describe our excitement for or wedding photos. John and Dalisa truly captured breathtaking moments on our big day that we will now have forever. I flew John and Dalisa out for my Destination wedding in Playa del Carmen Mexico. I did not even look at any other photographers as I had already made my mind up about 6 years ago when I first met them at another friends wedding. Since initially meeting them they have photographed close to 10 weddings of family and friends of mine. They are true artist of their field and we felt honored to have them shoot our big day. Best decision we ever made! Read less
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ALT F Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such kind words, Whit! It was all completely our pleasure! You and your friends and family made us feel like guests and were so sweet and accommodating and a TON of fun! Thanks for being so amazing! We are so happy for you two!
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Angelina
Wedding:
4/20/2013
5.0/5.0
Altf Photography provided us with the quality and originality we wanted from our photos. They were wonderful, amazing talented team. Nothing but the right decision choosing them!! Love there work, and the photos are truly masterpieces! If you don't want any regrets for the wrong photographer for your wedding....choose Altf! We are definitely coming back!
Altf Photography provided us with the quality and originality we wanted from our photos. They were wonderful, amazing Read more...
Altf Photography provided us with the quality and originality we wanted from our photos. They were wonderful, amazing talented team. Nothing but the right decision choosing them!! Love there work, and the photos are truly masterpieces! If you don't want any regrets for the wrong photographer for your wedding....choose Altf! We are definitely coming back! Read less
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ALT F Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you for such a great review! We loved working with you and cannot wait to see you again! xo
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aharelik
Wedding:
3/17/2013
5.0/5.0
AltF ROCKS!! Unparalleled in photography industry! John Michael and Dalisa are phenomenal. They are amazing people with true talent and we are now honored to call them our friends. You will never get pictures like these from any other photographer. Truly unique and inspiring!
AltF ROCKS!! Unparalleled in photography industry! John Michael and Dalisa are phenomenal. They are amazing people with Read more...
AltF ROCKS!! Unparalleled in photography industry! John Michael and Dalisa are phenomenal. They are amazing people with true talent and we are now honored to call them our friends. You will never get pictures like these from any other photographer. Truly unique and inspiring! Read less
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ALT F Photography responded with the following comments:

What a sweet review!! Thank you for being such amazing clients and so great to work with! We truly enjoyed the wedding day and the opportunity to get to know you two!
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Jan
Wedding:
1/26/2013
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After I had seen their website and blog, I quickly convinced my fiance that we had to hire John Michael and Dalisa to photograph our wedding day. There you can see the quality of their photography (content and processing). However more impressive is their ablity to capture the different personalities of their subjects.

John and Dalisa were warm and professional. Even though we had just met, you could feel that they were excited for us and happy to photograph our day. During our bridal session in between the ceremony and reception, they made us feel very comfortable and gave clear directions of what they wanted us to do. I was surprised at how committed John Michael was to getting the shot when he laid down on the wet ground in his suit.

My reception ended up starting late. Despite that, they stayed a bit longer than I had hired them for to make sure that they captured all the key moments during the reception.

Within a week, we were contacted to review their photos. John Michael was very patient as he showed us the photos and helped us design our photo album. My husband is an avid photographer and so we can appreciate John and Dalisa's ability to not only capture the moment, but also to capture it so beautifully. We are excitedly waiting for the final project to show up at our door.
After I had seen their website and blog, I quickly convinced my fiance that we had to hire John Michael and Dalisa to Read more...
After I had seen their website and blog, I quickly convinced my fiance that we had to hire John Michael and Dalisa to photograph our wedding day. There you can see the quality of their photography (content and processing). However more impressive is their ablity to capture the different personalities of their subjects.

John and Dalisa were warm and professional. Even though we had just met, you could feel that they were excited for us and happy to photograph our day. During our bridal session in between the ceremony and reception, they made us feel very comfortable and gave clear directions of what they wanted us to do. I was surprised at how committed John Michael was to getting the shot when he laid down on the wet ground in his suit.

My reception ended up starting late. Despite that, they stayed a bit longer than I had hired them for to make sure that they captured all the key moments during the reception.

Within a week, we were contacted to review their photos. John Michael was very patient as he showed us the photos and helped us design our photo album. My husband is an avid photographer and so we can appreciate John and Dalisa's ability to not only capture the moment, but also to capture it so beautifully. We are excitedly waiting for the final project to show up at our door. Read less
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ALT F Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you so much for such kind words... this really means the world to us. You and your family were wonderful to work with and we truly enjoyed the day!
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Johanna
Wedding:
4/25/2012
5.0/5.0
I was very happy with the service these guys provided, both in the lead up to the day and the wedding day itself. I communicated almost entirely over email and they answered all my questions thoroughly and promptly. I wasn't very familiar with the area so asked my photographer, John Michael, for some suggestions and he had a bunch of ideas.. and the photos themselves turned out beautifully.
I was very happy with the service these guys provided, both in the lead up to the day and the wedding day itself. I Read more...
I was very happy with the service these guys provided, both in the lead up to the day and the wedding day itself. I communicated almost entirely over email and they answered all my questions thoroughly and promptly. I wasn't very familiar with the area so asked my photographer, John Michael, for some suggestions and he had a bunch of ideas.. and the photos themselves turned out beautifully. Read less
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amandasmith11
Wedding:
11/11/2011
5.0/5.0
Dalisa is a pro! She was patient and accommodating to some specific needs we had. Captured all of the images any couple could need or want. Very artistic and a natural at what she loves to do.
Dalisa is a pro! She was patient and accommodating to some specific needs we had. Captured all of the images any couple Read more...
Dalisa is a pro! She was patient and accommodating to some specific needs we had. Captured all of the images any couple could need or want. Very artistic and a natural at what she loves to do. Read less
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ALT F Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you Amanda! You and your family were so wonderful - I truly felt so welcomed at your gorgeous event! I hope to cross paths again in the near future!
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TiffanyParotto
Wedding:
10/21/2011
5.0/5.0
I couldnt be happier with my pictures and photography from AltF. Our pictures are unlike any others, and they were flexible with providing us everything we could possibly want in wedding photos. Pictures are the only thing you have after your big day to remember and share. It was the most important investment i made in my wedding and i couldnt have made a better decision. I would recommend AltF to anyone and everyone. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. They were able to capture the magic and emotion of my special day and I am so pleased.
I couldnt be happier with my pictures and photography from AltF. Our pictures are unlike any others, and they were Read more...
I couldnt be happier with my pictures and photography from AltF. Our pictures are unlike any others, and they were flexible with providing us everything we could possibly want in wedding photos. Pictures are the only thing you have after your big day to remember and share. It was the most important investment i made in my wedding and i couldnt have made a better decision. I would recommend AltF to anyone and everyone. It was a wonderful experience from start to finish. They were able to capture the magic and emotion of my special day and I am so pleased. Read less
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lavey
Wedding:
9/10/2011
5.0/5.0
truly amazed! without a doubt alt f is in their own league and everyone who sees thei work can agree, they belong on magazines and print work, now I can look back at my wedding album and feel like they are art! not just photos! and thats exactlly what i wanted! if you want a truly diffrent photo experiance than just your average typical photographer then look no more john and dalisa are it!
truly amazed! without a doubt alt f is in their own league and everyone who sees thei work can agree, they belong on Read more...
truly amazed! without a doubt alt f is in their own league and everyone who sees thei work can agree, they belong on magazines and print work, now I can look back at my wedding album and feel like they are art! not just photos! and thats exactlly what i wanted! if you want a truly diffrent photo experiance than just your average typical photographer then look no more john and dalisa are it! Read less
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Celia
Wedding:
7/16/2011
5.0/5.0
I could not be more pleased that we choose AltF, on the advice of our weddind planner. John Michael Cooper is amazing - in addition to being just a really nice guy, I have no idea how he sees what he sees! I was there too yet somehow he creates beauty from light, or crystals that were hanging near by, or images of me (bride) looking in a mirror....I mean...the photos are stunning and our experience with AltF was wonderful.

Note that we eloped - so having great photos from our entire day was critical so that they would share our story. We also thought let's get some great shots to share with future children. Truly - the photos we have seen so far (and more to come) look like they are from a magazine. My friends have said - "you need to submit that to a contest - or something!" Hahaha.

We went to a number of locations with John and he had great ideas and nothing was ho-hum or seen it before. He is a TRUE artist and man, a super nice guy! We were able to SKYPE before hand to get acquainted since my hubby and I live in Manhattan. I want to work with him again and understand why clients fly him all over the world. Once you go AltF, it is hard to go elsewhere for anything photography.

AltF - you made our day great and our photos say we have great, artful, discerning taste! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Please move to NYC!

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I could not be more pleased that we choose AltF, on the advice of our weddind planner. John Michael Cooper is amazing - in Read more...
I could not be more pleased that we choose AltF, on the advice of our weddind planner. John Michael Cooper is amazing - in addition to being just a really nice guy, I have no idea how he sees what he sees! I was there too yet somehow he creates beauty from light, or crystals that were hanging near by, or images of me (bride) looking in a mirror....I mean...the photos are stunning and our experience with AltF was wonderful.

Note that we eloped - so having great photos from our entire day was critical so that they would share our story. We also thought let's get some great shots to share with future children. Truly - the photos we have seen so far (and more to come) look like they are from a magazine. My friends have said - "you need to submit that to a contest - or something!" Hahaha.

We went to a number of locations with John and he had great ideas and nothing was ho-hum or seen it before. He is a TRUE artist and man, a super nice guy! We were able to SKYPE before hand to get acquainted since my hubby and I live in Manhattan. I want to work with him again and understand why clients fly him all over the world. Once you go AltF, it is hard to go elsewhere for anything photography.

AltF - you made our day great and our photos say we have great, artful, discerning taste! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Please move to NYC!

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Come in for a full hour studio session for only $200.00! The Altf Studio is located off of Tenaya and Sunset in the South West part of town. This offer is by appointment only. Please email: info@altf.com or call: 702.860.3653 to schedule your session today!
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