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James Allen Photography

Milwaukee , WI
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Milwaukee, WI US

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602-790-1720

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ABOUT US

James Allen Photography is a small boutique wedding and lifestyle photography studio serving the Phoenix, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago and Destination markets. James Allen Photography... Read more
James Allen Photography is a small boutique wedding and lifestyle photography studio serving the Phoenix, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Chicago and Destination markets. James Allen Photography prides itself on building true, honest relationships with clients and to guarantee quality, exemplary service and incredible imagery for your big day. It is a precise operation of integrity and commitment that ensures James Allen Photography meets the highest level of professionalism at your wedding.

James, the Owner and Lead Photographer has combined his extensive experience with the newest ideas, concepts, and techniques available to make James Allen Photography a company where the client feels like they are the most important person in the world.

Shooting photographs causes me to be thankful for everything I so often forget to be thankful for and this abundant life we have been gifted with. Shooting weddings is a documentary of an entire day and I love to tell a story, capture emotion and the fine details that most people do not notice. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Photojournalism
What do your packages include?
Albums, Digital Files, High Resolution Images
Do you have liability insurance?
No
Is your media preference film or digital?
digital
How many photographers do you work with?
I primarily shoot by myself. However generally the rule of thumb is if there are more than 125 guests to have 2 photographers. I do have an associate who works with me on larger weddings or is available if the client requests a 2nd photographer.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes!.. unless an act of God occurs.
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
Absolutely not.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
yes!
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
yes!
Do you charge hourly or full day?
My pricing is based on the amount of hours you will need me for your day and of course the other items that you want in a package. Please visit my website for more info. Also, packages can always be tailored to your individual needs.
Do you charge for travel?
travel charges do apply if the wedding is incredibly far from my house.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
usually 2-4 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Included with eack package are online proofs. However, other proof options are available.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
No. Each wedding I shoot I provide a copyrighted release CD/DVD with all the edited images for the couple.
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
I offer standard coffee table books and high end flush mounted albums also.
When will the client get the final album?
The coffee table book will be ready 4-6 weeks after the wedding and the flush mounted album will bre ready 2-3 months after the wedding.

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Rynata
Wedding:
4/21/2012
0.2/5.0
James Allen has proven himself to be a flaky photographer. We have still yet to receive our already purchased photo album. We have over 50 documented attempts to try and contact James, all have been ignored. All we ask is for clear communication. We are severely disappointed with your professional demeanor and do not recommend your services to anyone.
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Tom
Wedding:
4/21/2012
1.4/5.0
While James Allen did a nice job on the pictures he has not delivered on his contract regarding an album. We have tried on a number of occasions to get himi to respond to our request for the album and other pictures he took but did not provide to us. James, please respond with the album you promised.
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Mary Lou
Wedding:
4/21/2012
1.4/5.0
It took quite a while to get any pictures from James and then it was just on a hand done DVD, not the professional DVD in an album that we paid for. There were missing pictures of grandparents that we requested to have even if they didn't turn out that great. And he never gave out his cards at the reception to anyone so that people could order photos from Pictage. My son and his wife have still yet to receive the items we requested, now 2 years later. I can't begin to tell you how disappointed we are with him and he refuses to answer any attempts to communicate with him.
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Paulett
Wedding:
10/16/2011
5.0/5.0
Great photographer! Very personable, energetic and professional. He does just about anything to get the perfect shot. My engagement photos were amazing. I can't wait to see my wedding photos.
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
James Allen was great! He did a fantastic job on the engagement photos and I'm confident the wedding photos will be amazing. Everyone in the wedding party enjoyed working with him. I would highly recommend him both for the value and the excellent quality!
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Danielle
Wedding:
4/10/2011
5.0/5.0
The first thing that I loved was that James' price included the engagement session. I felt like that gave us time to get to know him and his style and be comfortable around him which was really great especially if you are camera shy at all. I haven't seen my wedding pictures yet but if they are anything like my engagement pictures they will be wonderful!!!
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Stephanie
Wedding:
1/22/2011
5.0/5.0
James was great! He did an amazing job capturing the day. I was a very picky bride regarding photographs and I love mine. He captured the things I did not have a chance to notice. He got along great with family and friends and was very professional and a pleasure to work with. I would reccomend him to anyone!
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Nicole
Wedding:
9/17/2010
5.0/5.0
James was fantastic to work with! He has a very creative photography style that truly captured some great moments of our wedding! He was super fun and made us feel totally comfortable during the whole process!
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alyssa.lorenz
Wedding:
8/27/2010
4.6/5.0
James is a talented, creative, and FUN photographer! I was a little disappointed when I realized I had gotten any pictures of myself with each of my bridesmaids individually, however I hadn't made a point to ask for it and definitely wasn't thinking about it the day of. I would suggest making a list of "must-have" pictures to either give to him or at least have in mind. Other than that, James is really great to work with- he is very flexible and goes with the flow. He made our engagement session great and our wedding day a blast!
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Lindsey
Wedding:
7/17/2010
4.6/5.0
James Allen Wedding photography is awesome! James was very accomadating for meeting with us, and quick to get the wedding and engagement pictures back to us (1 week)! James also brings many ideas to the table where to shoot - which all of his recommendations turned out great! Pictures were fabulous and we received so many compliments!!
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e_squared419
Wedding:
7/10/2010
5.0/5.0
James did an amazing job at our wedding. From our first meeting to when he said goodbye at the end of the night, I knew he was going to capture our wedding in a meaningful and artistic way. He wanted to understand who we were and what we wanted to serve us the best way possible. He was incredibly flexible and changed our contract to help keep the costs lower. He arrived with a smile and kept it on the entire day. He also made the pictures fun and interesting. He had so many creative ideas for different shots and everyone adores them. Even my guests noticed how hard he was working to get great shots and complimented him for it. I love all the pictures he took that I want to print all 700 of them. I am so happy that we chose James and would recommend him to anyone.
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allison254
Wedding:
5/8/2010
5.0/5.0
I couldn't have asked for a better experience with James. I planned my wedding from the east coast, so the first time I met James was on my wedding day and he was amazing. He did an awesome job making my husband and I feel comfortable in front of the camera and our pictures turned out incredible! In fact, we are the couple featured on here! Go figure!
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Anonymous
Wedding:
2+ years ago
5.0/5.0
James was great and while we haven't seen our wedding pictures yet (seeing as its only a few days after the wedding) I am positive we will love them. We had our engagement photos with him as well and they turned out wonderful. He was super easy to work with, always up beat, and had a lot of great ideas for shots.
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Jenny
Wedding:
1/30/2010
5.0/5.0
James did an amazing job! We loved our pictures and were beyond happy with the variety of shots! He was personable with ALL of our guests and captured all of the special moments! THANK YOU!!!!!!
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whylton
Wedding:
11/21/2009
5.0/5.0
James Allen Photography did an amazing job on our wedding photos. He also was a pleasure to have around at the wedding, he was freindly and very outgoing and worked well during the reception as a wonderful addition to the our party. He gets 5 stars from us and we HIGHLY recommend his service for any special occasion that you want captured thru photos!
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Annemarie
Wedding:
3/28/2009
5.0/5.0
From the minute I met James I was confident that the pictures of my wedding would be wonderful. He was so professional, with a charm to him that makes you feel comfortable right away. He worked with me on the specifics of what I wanted but was also able to direct the set up of all the shots including Pre-Ceremony all the way to the end of the Reception. His creativity and knowledge resulted in wonderful pictures of my wedding day. He was also willing to work with me on a price which at the time I felt was reasonable, now after the fact I believe I got a value 3 times what I paid. I will HIGHLY recommend him to anyone I know in need of a photographer. He also was the photographer for my friends wedding and their experience was much the same as mine.
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seanmlee1
Wedding:
3/15/2009
5.0/5.0
We were extremely happy with our overall experience and the photos we received. We would highly recommend him for future events and to our friends and family.
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DAZ
Wedding:
3/7/2009
5.0/5.0
Hi, James was so wonderful to work with. Is great with a large group of people. Has a great since of humor and puts people at ease. Highly recommend him.
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bebebird
Wedding:
2/14/2009
5.0/5.0
James really did a great job at our wedding! I am sure the bride is supposed to have at least some idea of what type of photos she wants. I had no idea and relied on James' experience. He is experienced enough to advise the couple on every aspect of the photography. He is unobtrusive and always gets the shot. He is pleasant and accommodating, making it impossible to be uncomfortable in front of the camera. My photos turned out so beautiful. My friends and family said that I look like a model in my photos, which I can only attribute to James' talent. I am already recommending James to everyone I know here in Chicago. I cannot express my gratitude to James for preserving our wedding day so beautifully.
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R. Patrick
Wedding:
10/11/2008
5.0/5.0
James Jabubowski (James Allen Photography) has a tough name to spell, but his service was unforgettable! He did an awesome job capturing those small moments that mean so much. He was fun and easy to work with. He listened to our requests and his photos were beautiful. He also was willing to work with us to build a package that met our budget needs. We've already had several friends and family request his contact information for future photography need. I highly recommend him!
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lisah
Wedding:
10/4/2008
5.0/5.0
I think this photographer was great. We did not feel forced or ordered around. He took beautiful pictures and was professional yet still fun!
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Sam and Lorie Wedding
Wedding:
9/27/2008
5.0/5.0
James was a wonderful photographer. We loved how he took his pictures. His concepts and ideas were very unique and our pictures turned out really well. We were very impressed with the quality of our pictures. James was willing to work with us on any issues we had and we appreciate him for being so flexible and affordable. We definitely would recommend James to anyone who is getting married. His willingness to go above and beyond was very much notice.
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the_sams
Wedding:
6/7/2008
5.0/5.0
We were very pleased after working with James. The pictures are beautiful! He captured every part of our wedding day through an artistic, "photojournalistic" approach and also made sure to get formal shots of our family. James is great to work with and we recommend him for any wedding.
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