JOAN ALLEN | Destination Wedding Photographer | Artist
Award-winning photographer, Joan Allen, has been featured nationally and internationally in both the wedding and commercial photography industries. She specializes in intimate destination weddings, preferring film to digital when she has the opportunity. “Film is my true love”. When she’s not traveling the globe documenting love, she stays busy as a sister to 6, an Aunt to 9, mom to her rescue dog Canon and caregiver to her mother.
2015 philanthropy, press, book projects:
Her book, AGING OUT, is a collaborative project with other professional photographers and journalists, featuring young adults who have “Aged Out” of the foster care system and launched in the summer of 2015. The success and press of the book launch and fund-raising event exceeded expectations in raising awareness and donations which were 100% given back to the non-profit organizations they worked closely with to obtain their subjects and who help these young adults.
Joan’s on-going documentation and story of her mother’s struggle with Alzheimer’s Disease was featured in September 2015 on American Photography’s blog. She continues to spend quality time with her mother during her final days and is actively raising awareness for both Alzheimers Disease in addition to elder neglect and abuse.
Joan has been invited to speak about her unique career path of running two separate and successful photography businesses at various High Schools and Universities and has volunteered as a photography mentor to children at VeniceArts.org.
Awards include: 2015 American Photography 31: Selected for Book; 2015 Applied Arts Magazine; American Photography 22: Two chosen images; PDN Americana Award; PDN Magazine- First place “engagement photos”.
In addition to her commercial clients Listed below, Joan’s wedding fashion and real weddings have been featured in:
Brides | Inside Weddings | Martha Stewart Weddings | Grace Ormonde | C Weddings | Style Me Pretty | Junebug | Green Wedding Shoes | Ruffled Bride | Grey Likes | California Wedding Day | The Knot