"There is no doubt that Larry Allen is one of the finest portrait artists in our Valley.  He is an astute professional with an incredibly friendly manner making his clients feel right at  home.  The result shows in his product...simply outstanding.” 


Bill Baron 

Partner – Brandenburg Properties

San Jose, CA


“I can unquestionably and very confidently recommend Allen’s Portrait Arts to anyone .  They are professional, they a do great job and make the process fun and I can highly recommend  them”. 


William F. Sherry A.A.E. 

Director of Aviation 

Mineta San Jose International Airport. 


“I have known Larry for many years and always admired the beautiful work he has done for others. With my new book and website slated for publication I needed new portraits done for the book cover and web pages. Of course my choice was Larry. 


If, like me, you’re looking for professional photographs for a product or website, or just want to capture your precious loved ones at this moment in time, Allen’s Portrait Arts is the best-of-the-best”. 


Michael Luckman

Author of the Best Selling Book - Overpowering Fear. 


“We received the CDs yesterday.  Thank you very much.  You did exactly what we asked for and demonstrated a real professionalism.  We will not hesitate to use you in the future.  Please feel free to use me as a testimonial / reference if you would like. 

I only wish we were a little more photogenic, but you certainly did the most you could do with the “raw material” you were given to work with. 

Best wishes and I look forward to our next opportunity to work together.” 



Founder & CEO
Alliance of Chief Executives

Walnut Creek, CA   


The blue backdrop makes a difference, wow!  It’s very nice, thank you.  Many thanks again, you are a miracle worker indeed!  


Kim Delevett 

Community Affairs & Grassroots Manager 

Southwest Airlines 




“Larry and Sue have always shown such professionalism and courtesy to many of our mutual clients.  Many of our brides have commented on how pleasant the two of them are.  The quality of photography is also commented on by many when they see the wonderful photos on the walls of my office". 


Christopher Citti  

Vice President
Citti's Florist

Santa Clara,  CA 

“First let me say you are a master- I had no idea that the Chamber Staff could look so angelic!  You were spot on with the background- thank you!  Keep your eyes peeled as it will appear in the December Advocate.”  


Stephanie Caldwell 

Executive Vice President
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce 

Dear Larry, I just wanted you to know that I was at the Power Report yesterday to receive an award. They requested a photo to be shown while I was receiving it and of course I sent the one you took. I got lots of comments afterwards on what a great picture it was and I gave you all the credit.”  

We continue to" use ProPhoto year after year.  They are reliable, easy to work with and do a great job of capturing our annual events". 


Ann Hudson 

Vice President / Group Sales Administrator  
Washington Mutual Bank 

Seattle, WA

“Just wanted to send you a note to thank you for the fantastic job you did at our event.  First and foremost, my colleagues and I was very pleased with the quality of the photos you took.  You did a great job capturing a wide variety of participants, which was quite a feat given that we had almost 400 people in attendance.  Second, you were a pleasure to work with, very professional and courteous from beginning to end.  Thank you for a job well done!” 


Betsy Kim 

Deputy Director, American MajorityPartnership Democratic National Committee

Washington DC





"Larry and Sue made special accommodation for me when I needed a head shot for a newspaper article. I met the press deadline and have since used this image for many purposes. I continue to receive compliments on this photo. Great work!"  Service Category: Photographer 


Jody Hansen 

CEO Monterey Chamber of Commerce


“Again, thanks for your pleasant personality and great photographs. I am "completely satisfied." I'll try to remember to send you a copy of our publication where I've used several photos.” 


Best regards,

Kathee E. Baker 
National Venture Capital Association
Director of Communications 

Arlington, VA 


Congratulations and thank you for being such a vital part of our community.  It was truly befitting that you receive the 2010 Chamber Champion Award at the Excellence in Business (EBBYs) Awards and Reception.   


I am sorry that I was “not able to be there to personally present you with the award.  I appreciate your support and commitment to the business community, not to mention all that you do for the Chamber.  As you know small business is what really drives our economic engine.  Small businesses like yours are what the EBBYs are all about. 


The Chamber was pleased to honor Allen’s Portrait Arts during the Small Business Week here in San Jose.  Thank you again for your contributions and congratulations”. 




Pat Dando 

President and CEO
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce 


Hello Larry, “I’m Simply Marvelous!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much I am speechless.”  


James Creer 



Hi Larry, 


“It looks fantastic!  We love the photos you did.  Thanks so much!  It has been a great experience for Celeste.  I have reminded her to call you to set up a time for her to come in and pick out a photo!  Thanks again.”    


Kindest regards, 


Sue Weber 

Berger / Lewis
San Jose, CA 



“On behalf of The Tech Museum of Innovation, I wanted to say thank your for the great photos you took for us recently. I know you have been photographing events for our clients here at The Tech since we opened in 1998, and as a result of these satisfied customers and positive experiences it was an easy decision to call Pro Photo when selecting a photographer for our new brochure. 


It was a pleasure to have you come in and work with our staff as a unified team to create photos that captured the look and feel we wanted to project to potential new clients. We sincerely appreciate your professionalism, flexibility and creativity.  

Again, thank you for your dedication to getting just the right photo for our needs. We look forward to our continued relationship.”  


Maureen Lynott  

Director of Events
The Tech Museum

San Jose, CA 


"They, (Allen’s Arts) have proven to be professional, courteous, and accommodating.  We have worked closely at weddings, social gatherings and company parties.  We have found Allen's Arts to be prompt, well organized, and detailed oriented.  The response of my client's has been very positive regarding their experiences with Allen's Arts.  I highly recommend Allen's Arts for your photo needs." 


Calvin Meyers 

Catering & Convention Services Manager                                         

Fairmont Hotel
San Jose,  CA 


“Dear Larry and Sue, 


Allen's Portrait Arts is so much more than a photo studio. Larry and Sue Allen are truly creating art. The proofs of our family photos were very nice, but the final products took my breath away. The photos are the best we've ever had done. The Allen's energy and enthusiasm for their work made the studio experience fun for us and for our kids. We will definitely use them again."  


M. & D. Ryan 

San Jose, CA 



“Just wanted to tell you how much we appreciate your professionalism and quality of the photos you provide to us during our Annual WD/Outreach Golf Tournaments. You have been doing the photos for us for the last four years and we have not received any complaints. You are always on time, quick to accommodate any requirement we may have and a pleasure to work with.”  


Susie Shapiro  

Manager Change Administration
Western Digital

San Jose,  CA 

“Larry and Sue are such a pleasure to work with.  They are not only professional but so much fun.  They have been so kind in dealing with my last minute needs and changes and they truly understand what great customer service is about.  




Amy Yarberry 

Director of Events
Silicon Valley Capital Club

San Jose, CA 




"I just wanted to thank you again for all the wonderful work you have done for the Rosicrucian Egyptian Museum and Planetarium in the last few months.  The photographs and video you have shot have exceeded our expectations every time.  Please use my name as a reference whenever needed." 


Jill Freeman 

Egyptian Museum & Planetarium

San Jose, CA 


Dear Larry and Sue 


“On behalf of ShowPro,Inc., I would like you thank you for the highly professional and quality work you did for me in producing the eBay 10th Anniversary Event.  Your upbeat enthusiasm and focus in the prep and execution of this demanding project was thoroughly a true pleasure.  As a member of my production team I was extremely pleased with your personable demeanor on the shoot and very pleased with the results. 


Your photo direction of the guests was superb and resulted in us getting the perfect shots for our seven 80' projection designs.  Each attendee was so excited to see their live and candid shot in a bigger than life scenario and you both are a big reason why we were so successful for those scenic designs that utilized your photos. 


I will for sure be using you again in the future and would not hesitate to recommend you to any of my high end corporate clients who might be in need of your professional photography.  Please feel free to use me as a reference to any prospective clients as I can assure them they are in great hands with ProPhoto.” 


Best regards, 


Jim Gordon
Client Relations & Business Development ShowPro, Inc.

Los Angles, CA 



 I'm Debbie Quintana with Gourmet Gifts.  I've had the ultimate pleasure of working with Sue and Larry @ Allen's Portrait Arts on several different projects and wanted to share with you that the quality of work that Larry provides has been absolutely outstanding.  We absolutely love his ability to not only take great photos but to have a fabulous attitude while he is doing it.  I highly recommend Larry and Sue Allen for all your photo needs. 


Debbie Quintana, 

Gourmet Gift Baskets
San Jose, CA  




“Larry and Sue Allen are the epitome of what I needed in a “professional” photographer for the high level of executives or a photographer who is proficient at their trade and practices with great integrity es, politicians and dignitaries that  


our organization was working with.  Allen’s Portrait were always there with the important shot, non-intrusive candids and always made me and people at our events feel comfortable and at ease.  If you are looking f as well as just being good people to work with, Pro-Photo is for you.” 


Katie Harrison 

Palo Alto, CA  



 “Larry, I can't thank you enough for the professional photos you did of me.  I never really thought of the importance of having a professional photo done until I saw the results, put it up on the web site and got compliments all of the time.  I can't tell you what a boost it has been to my business.  Thanks a lot and I look forward to referring lots of other clients to you.” 


James Stout 

Bay Area Gadgets 



“Hi I'm Matt Daugavietas, financial adviser with Amariprise Financial, and I worked with Larry & Sue to do my Executive Portrait.  I wanted to say a couple of things.  First they are some of the friendliest people you'll ever work with.  When you go to see them you're going to feel welcomed and very well taken care of.  Secondly I  was very happy with the results when the photos came back.  I'm not quite sure what program Larry used to fix up the picture, but he certainly did a lot to help make it look the best.  I was very pleased with the results, and would recommend them if you're thinking about using someone for a sharp Executive Portrait.” 


Matt Daugavietas 

Amariprise Financial
San Jose, CA 



“The pictures were GREAT!  Thank you”. 


Alyssa Stadlin-Kuppersmith     

Time, Inc. – Baby Talk Magazine
New York, NY 




“I went in to Allen's Portrait Arts for a professional head shot. Larry was professional, patient, and courteous. He put me at ease and made me feel that I could actually take a nice photo! His wife, Sue, is a very charming, friendly and delightful person and is always welcoming. 


At the end of the session, we took a "fun" photo that EVERYONE loves! 

I do plan on working with Allen's Portrait Arts in the future, and will definitely refer him to business professionals and family and friends alike!” 


Helen Baldovinos 

Let's Travel
San Jose, CA 



I have had the pleasure of working with Larry and Sue at Allen's Portrait Arts for both personal and business needs over the past few years. They are truly a delight to work with. From a business perspective we (San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce) have called on them for everything from event photos to head shots of our Board of Directors. Each time they work with us we can expect professionalism and a great end product. I look forward to continuing our relationship in the years to come. 


Jason Minsky 

San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce
VP of Membership and Marketing  



 “I received the photos this morning, and we love them, they turned out great!!  Thanks again for all your help and I look forward to working with you again on our next tournament.” 


Alison Smith 

Ultra Clean Technology 
Tulation, Or. 





“I’m sorry I have not gotten back to you sooner.  We are back at home; however this week is our sales conference so things are still moving at high speed.  Thank you so much for posting these photos.  These are great! 


You were fabulous to work with, and should I ever need another photographer in the bay area I will give you a call.”  


Thank you,  


Rebecca Rostettler 

Luminary Micro 



The picture looks great Larry!  Thanks for fitting me in and turning this around so fast. 


Alex Hayes 

Senior Manager Intl. Tax





Hi Larry –  


“Sue and Larry made the process so easy. Taking photos can be a stressful process but I was amazed at how natural it felt this time. Their professionalism and warmth made this a real pleasure and the results are just fantastic.” 


Nancy Pyle  

San Jose City Council Member
San Jose, CA 



“They were courteous, professional and preformed an excellent job.  Larry and Sue were recommended by the hotel I was working with as well as by a former employee of the Republican Governors Association.  I am glad that I have had the opportunity to work with the Allen’s and would highly recommend them for your photographic needs.” 


Cherisse Richmond 

Events Director
Republican Governors Association

Washington, D.C. 




“Thank you so much!!! I just love them! Please forward me the rest.” 


Ana M. Vasquez, GRI, CRS.   

Coldwell Banker
San Jose, CA 




“Hi Larry & Sue - the photos arrived today and they are fantastic! I cannot wait to send them out to all the fellows this week!”  


Thank you 


Mary Dickow 

Associate Director
RWJ Executive Nurse Fellows Program
UCSF Center for the Health Professions

San Francisco, CA 




Larry & Sue, 


“As I said yesterday, you both are fabulous and the entire staff had a blast having their pictures taken yesterday.  Your work is amazing and I know the website is going to reflect that level of quality. 


I will work with Sue as I don’t think we need for anyone else to have the original digital image.  I will also start working with you on your Advocate article the end of next week. 


Thanks again!” 


Kirsten F. Carr 

Vice President, Membership & Marketing
San Jose Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce 





“Larry and Sue, 


Thank you so much.  These photos came out great, as well as Neil’s and Jeff’s! Thank you for such quality images. 


I’ll forward this info to Terri and will let you know which ones we choose.” 




Kerrie Foy-Babbage 

Agile Software
San Jose, CA 




Hi Larry, 


“Larry and Sue have been an absolute pleasure to work with.  Our events require top quality photos to be taken in an unobtrusive, yet professional manner – Larry and Sue have been the best we’ve worked with in that respect.  If you need anything else, just let me know!!” 


Best Regards,  


Mary Beth Luce

Glastonbury. CT



“LOVED the pictures!  Larry, your eye and Sue’s charm captured my son’s soul.  You can’t possibly put a value on that because it’s quite simply priceless!  Thank you.” 


L. Brandis 

San Jose, CA  




“Larry and Sue you are great at making me feel relaxed and natural, and you always capture that feeling in the shots that you’ve taken of me.” 


Susie Lechner – Architect   

HMC Group
San Jose,  CA