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ALT F Photography

Las Vegas , NV
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1980 Festival Plaza Drive, Suite 300
Las Vegas, NV 89135 US (map)

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702-860-3653

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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?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Portraiture
What photography services do you offer?
2nd Shooter, Boudoir Shoot, Engagement Shoot, High-Res, Liability Insurance, One Event/Day, Slideshow/Montage, Toning
What photography items do you offer?
Albums, Canvas, Digital Files, Flush Mount, Matted Prints, Prints, Save the Date, Thank You Cards

REVIEWS

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Samantha Robbins
Wedding:
2/14/2016
5.0/5.0
I cannot say enough wonderful things about John and Dalisa. They are not only professional and kind, but they are true artists! I look at my wedding pictures EVERY DAY!!! They captured our love so beautifully and I could recommend them more!
I cannot say enough wonderful things about John and Dalisa. They are not only professional and kind, but they are true Read more...
I cannot say enough wonderful things about John and Dalisa. They are not only professional and kind, but they are true artists! I look at my wedding pictures EVERY DAY!!! They captured our love so beautifully and I could recommend them more! Read less
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ALT F Photography responded with the following comments:

It was a true pleasure to capture your day for you and your families to look back on! Thank you for being so wonderful to work with and we look forward to many more years of documentation and friendship!
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Crystal
Wedding:
9/13/2015
5.0/5.0
When we decided to get married in Las Vegas from NY, we needed a wedding planner to help us put together a successful wedding. Our planner, Andrea Eppolito, recommended Alt F to us for our photography. We saw that for many of her past clients, Alt F was used frequently, and we absolutely loved all the photographs we viewed, so it was an easy decision to want to work with them.

Prior to the wedding, we met with John and Dalisa Cooper, and had a wonderful time getting our engagement photos shot. They both were very personable, and made us feel comfortable the whole time. John came up with some fantastic ideas for the photos, and when we got them a short time later, we were highly satisfied.

The day of our wedding at Ghostbar at the Palms, we had one of their associates, Heidi Ann, photograph our wedding. Andrea, John and Dalisa highly recommended her, and they were all spot on! During the course of the day, she was at both of our sides from getting ready, to last call, capturing every possible photograph we could think of. She came up with wonderful ideas to make sure we looked our best for many years to come.

When we got the extensive wedding images, my wife and I were COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED! Heidi Ann delivered in every way possible. When we met with John to go over our wedding album, it was so hard for hard for us to pick the images we wanted to tell our wedding story! (We wanted to use all of them!) John offered us great advice, which was a huge help to make some of the tough decisions. We cannot wait to share our wedding album with all our friends and family.

We truly cannot thank John, Dalisa, and Heidi Ann enough for everything they did, from our engagement photos, to wedding photos, then to our album. They are such a great team to work with, and by far, hands down, the BEST to have by your side for such an important day of your lives. Hire them already!

Love,
Rob and Crystal
When we decided to get married in Las Vegas from NY, we needed a wedding planner to help us put together a successful Read more...
When we decided to get married in Las Vegas from NY, we needed a wedding planner to help us put together a successful wedding. Our planner, Andrea Eppolito, recommended Alt F to us for our photography. We saw that for many of her past clients, Alt F was used frequently, and we absolutely loved all the photographs we viewed, so it was an easy decision to want to work with them.

Prior to the wedding, we met with John and Dalisa Cooper, and had a wonderful time getting our engagement photos shot. They both were very personable, and made us feel comfortable the whole time. John came up with some fantastic ideas for the photos, and when we got them a short time later, we were highly satisfied.

The day of our wedding at Ghostbar at the Palms, we had one of their associates, Heidi Ann, photograph our wedding. Andrea, John and Dalisa highly recommended her, and they were all spot on! During the course of the day, she was at both of our sides from getting ready, to last call, capturing every possible photograph we could think of. She came up with wonderful ideas to make sure we looked our best for many years to come.

When we got the extensive wedding images, my wife and I were COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED! Heidi Ann delivered in every way possible. When we met with John to go over our wedding album, it was so hard for hard for us to pick the images we wanted to tell our wedding story! (We wanted to use all of them!) John offered us great advice, which was a huge help to make some of the tough decisions. We cannot wait to share our wedding album with all our friends and family.

We truly cannot thank John, Dalisa, and Heidi Ann enough for everything they did, from our engagement photos, to wedding photos, then to our album. They are such a great team to work with, and by far, hands down, the BEST to have by your side for such an important day of your lives. Hire them already!

Love,
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ALT F Photography responded with the following comments:

Thank you both for being so simply wonderful to work with! From your engagement session through your entire wedding day and after for your album review - it's been a wonderful experience all around and we thank you so much for all of your kind words! Much Love - Dalisa, John and Heidi
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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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Angela
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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Jan
Wedding:
1/26/2013
5.0/5.0
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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Chelsey
Wedding:
1/12/2013
5.0/5.0
AltF shot my engagement photos and JMC did an amazing job out at Nelson, Nevada. The props were great and he shot some amazing photos that my husband and I still admire and love.

We will be using this vendor again in the future
AltF shot my engagement photos and JMC did an amazing job out at Nelson, Nevada. The props were great and he shot some Read more...
AltF shot my engagement photos and JMC did an amazing job out at Nelson, Nevada. The props were great and he shot some amazing photos that my husband and I still admire and love.

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Sonnet
Wedding:
9/28/2012
5.0/5.0
I have not yet seen our wedding pictures, but I know they will be beyond expectations. John shot our engagement shoot a few months ago and those were the most beautiful pictures I'd ever seen. Neither of us had ever had professional pictures taken and John helped us to feel comfortable in front of the camera and the result was amazing. As one of my friends put it, we looked like "us, but the most glamorous, rock star versions of us!" We didn't want to have the same pictures everyone else has. We were willing to break some rules (and get the dress a bit dirty!) to have stunning pictures that are unique and have an edge. Once the big day is over, the pictures are the one thing that you walk away with to remind you of how you felt in that moment, so we were willing to pay for the best... and AltF is undeniably the best.
I have not yet seen our wedding pictures, but I know they will be beyond expectations. John shot our engagement shoot a Read more...
I have not yet seen our wedding pictures, but I know they will be beyond expectations. John shot our engagement shoot a few months ago and those were the most beautiful pictures I'd ever seen. Neither of us had ever had professional pictures taken and John helped us to feel comfortable in front of the camera and the result was amazing. As one of my friends put it, we looked like "us, but the most glamorous, rock star versions of us!" We didn't want to have the same pictures everyone else has. We were willing to break some rules (and get the dress a bit dirty!) to have stunning pictures that are unique and have an edge. Once the big day is over, the pictures are the one thing that you walk away with to remind you of how you felt in that moment, so we were willing to pay for the best... and AltF is undeniably the best. Read less
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