- My Mission -
To build emotional connections between people and place.
Continue to search for ways to utilize my craft to engage or contribute to the community.
- How I got here and why I love what I do -
My interest in photography began while in the darkroom during my senior year of high school. As a graduation gift, my parents gave me a Pentax K-1000, which became my traveling companion for years to come.
I received an Associates Degree in Graphic Communications Design followed by a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from the University of Florida.
It was only after working for an airline in their marketing department did the thought of traveling ever come to mind. I had no idea that traveling and photographing could be this perfect balance for me. One gives motivation to the other.
It is hard to explain but you can be looking at the same thing but it is a whole new experience once you get a lens between your eye and that thing you are looking at. It is mesmerizing. The world stands still for sometimes an incredible amount of time.
My love for photography continued to grow and in 2003 I created Barbara Allen Photography with the quest of sharing and expanding my art.
I still work with a major airline balancing time between the east and the west coast.
Although the adventures of travel to new and intriguing places are exciting, the capturing of the area I love, know and where I call home is just as exciting if not more so.
- CORE VALUES -
OFFER VALUE - ask first how can I help my customer
BE HONEST AND RELIABLE - do what I say I will do
RESPECT THE ENVIRONMENT - take only photos and leave only footprints
HELP THE COMMUNITY - donate to worthy causes
SUPPORT AMERICA - use made in America products