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About Us

...and our Amazing Adventure
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Larry Allen

Sue Allen

I believe that most of us have heard the expression, "There is no substitute for experience" and it is a saying that endures because it speaks to a fundamental and basic truth.  With the arrival of August of 2021 we celebrated our 35th year in the photography business.  Along with that celebration comes the recognition of the fact that we can say we truly have a wealth of invaluable experience.

Those years passed so quickly simply because we were constantly busy living what can only be described as an Amazing Adventure. We had the good fortune of making connections that enabled us to photograph some of the most important and influential people of our time.  We were equally privileged to be working for some of the most prestigious companies here in the U.S. as well as both of the Democratic and Republican political parties.

During that time we accumulated close to 500 letters of reference, business referrals and letters of appreciation which we are extremely proud of.  As a source of creative visual products we have invested heavily in education.  While we began humbly as event photographers, we quickly migrated to weddings so as to insure a survivable income.  We far surpassed "survivable" and rose to become one of the top wedding photography teams in the San Francisco Bay Area.   

We eventually stopped providing wedding services with the goal of expanding our skills, improving our cash flow and getting our lives back from the 24-7, 7 day a week demand of weddings.  We moved quickly into the portrait business which has been the financial mainstay of our studio since  that time.

Over the years our portrait work has included Executives, Performing Artists, Writers, Astronauts, Athletes, Models, Doctors, Judges, Firemen and Policemen and other types we call "Personal Portraits".  It also included "Group Portraits" of both large and small groups.  Once again, and driven by that same desire to be the best we could be, we are inventing ourselves to fill what we saw as the rapidly expanding market of digital art.

My experience and my education are in art and within that very large market space there are countless niches of artistic expression and of these "Compositing" has become my chosen endeavor.  Composit work is the artistic process of combining one or more images to create a totally unique image.  You've seen this type of work for years in advertisements and in marketing pieces. and it is very much and artistic endeavor which brings me full circle in my career.

So I would like to invite you to enjoy our images in the "Art Store" and if we can be of service to you with both your questions and your orders, please feel free to email or call us.  Thank you for taking the time to learn about our "Amazing Adventure" and please drop by again soon as we change or work on a regular basis.



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Former San Jose Police Chief - Rob Davis


Specializing in Creative                     Arts

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Sue with President Bush
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I present a composite image to
Bill Sherry -
Director of Aviation
San Jose Intl. Airport


Enjoyed doing Glamour Shots
for attractive young woman

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A photo for the cover of a 
Wedding Magazine

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Former Mayor of San Jose,
Susan Hammer
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