Ian R. Allen is an elite photographer possessing 5 years of professional Portrait, Fashion, and Editorial photography experience. He has worked with modeling agencies such as Bi-Coastal Mgmt and Michele and Group, Yelp Elite, local businesses, and his wife's clothing line @joelleallencollection. He works full-time as a Finance and Strategy leader at a Fortune 500 company, and has an MBA with a focus on Corp. Strategy and Finance. Given his background, he has a tremendous focus on details, which creates colorful images that only the heart can understand.
I love to tell stories in my pictures. It's an honor when someone gives me the nod to capture a moment in time that was so important, they didn't want to leave to memory. It's capturing that moment that everyone may have missed, or the subtleties that the naked eye couldn't capture. I love being able to take a moment that looks mundane, and making it epic via color scheme planning, location scouting, and composing the right shot. It's awesome!
I enjoy doing Portraits and Portrait Candids the most, because they tell such an authentic story that's unplanned, unscripted, that provokes your imagination with unexplained optimism and resolve.
Yelp Elite had me do photos for them.
I played in the NFL for 6 years, grew up on the Tenor Sax, and have become a proficient jazz pianist.