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Rob Allen, Photographer

Photographer Rob Allen waits for a wedding outside a church in Halifax
Photographer Rob Allen waits for a wedding outside a church in Halifax

Who am I?

I'm a guy who loves being a part of a big, extended family and a guy who loves his children as much and more than he could ever have imagined.

I also love roasting and BBQing and making cocktails to share into the late hours with friends and family.  I still consider myself an athlete at over 50 and try to get my heart beating hard on the bike or in my runners or in a lake every single day to keep the wolves at bay.  I parkrun whenever possible and I even get into a teeny triathlon every summer to keep the training real.

I photographed my first wedding in Toronto in 1987, the summer before I finished my first degree in Photography at Ryerson University.  On top of three decades of corporate and editorial shooting, I've been enjoying capturing all the joy of couples' biggest days ever since.

Along with being a professional photographer all my life, I've been blessed to share my passion for photography with adult and undergraduate learners at Ryerson University, Humber College and the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design.  Occasionally, I enjoy guest lecturing in Ireland as well.  I'm very happy to share my experience and keep my creative juices flowing through conversations with young people - what an energy source!

 

My Philosophy and Style

Over the last few years, I notice that I've become more emotional about weddings and families and babies.  Maybe it's because I'm (almost!) old enough to be a grandfather and that happens, or maybe it's from seeing peoples' emotions when they view their pictures, but I'm more deeply experiencing the magnitude of what I'm doing as a wedding and family photographer.  I'm not just taking pictures.  I'm making documents of peoples' lives.  The photograph of you in your wedding dress with your 85 year old grandmother giving you, 'something borrowed, something blue', will be a record your own children will cherish on their wedding day.

I firmly believe that if I'm having fun, those around me will enjoy everything more.  They will enjoy having their picture taken and enjoy their big day that little bit more.  I have fun at weddings and I try to pass that along.  Laughing is contagious.  I may act goofy, but only until you see the images I capture.  The photos which have the most resonance are usually the ones when you look as though the camera is not even there.  I am a voyeur capturing the two of you, happy in love.

Enjoy exploring my website for pictures and information.  Please reach out to me to let me help you write your own special story.

 

If you'd like to get to know me a little better, feel free to find me in a few different places.

Facebook - This is my Facebook Business Page.  Although a business page, I do put more personal photos and projects up here as well.

Instagram - This is where you'll find behind the scenes photos from shoots.

Twitter - A place where I ramble on about things I find on the net that interest me.

Enjoy exploring my website for pictures and information.  Please reach out to me to let me help you write your own special story.

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By Phone or Text at:

902 266-6733

 

+1 902 266-6733 when calling from overseas

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