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Crystal Allen Photography Blog

The blog of Crystal Allen Photography.

Jen Pham / Altadena, CA

Check out Jen Pham's new set up on my site today!  Click on the image below to see the rest of the images! xo

 

Jen Pham, Erika De Leija & I had an amazing time on our shoot day.  They rolled up to my place (on their road trip from Santa Maria, CA) with a car literally FULL of clothes.  We looked like we were having an impromptu roadside yard sale as we went through everything.  It was great.  These ladies came PREPARED.  And the camera and light really love Jen.  She moved so well, and just has such a joy about her.. It was a lovely day.  I can't wait for the next one--Shot with a Canon 5dMarkII & Canon 70-200mm EF f/2.8L IS USM lens

Jen Pham, Erika De Leija & I had an amazing time on our shoot day.  They rolled up to my place (on their road trip from Santa Maria, CA) with a car literally FULL of clothes.  We looked like we were having an impromptu roadside yard sale as we went through everything.  It was great.  These ladies came PREPARED.  And the camera and light really love Jen.  She moved so well, and just has such a joy about her.. It was a lovely day.  I can't wait for the next one--Shot with a Canon 5dMarkII & Canon 70-200mm EF f/2.8L IS USM lens

Crystal Allen
Erika De Leija / Altadena, CA

Check out the new images added to Erika De Leija's set in beautiful Altadena, CA!  Just click on the image below to see the rest! xo

Erika De Leija, Jen Pham & I spent a couple of hours hiking around and looking for some secluded pretty spots on a trail in Altadena, CA.  We had such a fun time just chatting, laughing, dodging hikers, bikers, and a lone super creepy dude.  This was one of the last shots taken of our day, and I just love how the light glows behind her.  This wasn't a particularly beautiful area, but when the light hit it just right, it was radiant!  Erika is amazing in front of the camera--and was such a genuine pleasure to work/hang out with.  She is definitely a member of my girl gang.  Shot with a Canon 5dMarkII & Canon 70-200mm EF f/2.8L IS USM lens.  

Erika De Leija, Jen Pham & I spent a couple of hours hiking around and looking for some secluded pretty spots on a trail in Altadena, CA.  We had such a fun time just chatting, laughing, dodging hikers, bikers, and a lone super creepy dude.  This was one of the last shots taken of our day, and I just love how the light glows behind her.  This wasn't a particularly beautiful area, but when the light hit it just right, it was radiant!  Erika is amazing in front of the camera--and was such a genuine pleasure to work/hang out with.  She is definitely a member of my girl gang.  Shot with a Canon 5dMarkII & Canon 70-200mm EF f/2.8L IS USM lens.  

Crystal Allen
And...we're live! Crystal Allen Photography's new website is up!
Rachel Dashae (Instagram: @racheldashae) at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, CO in April 2016.  This image was taken at the end of our shoot, around 3:30pm in direct sunlight.  The wind was whipping around, which was creating pure magic with her hair.  She was moving around like a dance, and this was a pause.  It was so beautiful.  What you can't see in this photo were her big black boots that she was wearing because the ground was full of prickly spine-filled plants.  I was laying down, and needless to say, I was covered in them.  It was completely worth it.  What a day.  Shot with a Canon 5dMarkII & Canon 70-200mm EF f/2.8L IS USM lens.  

Rachel Dashae (Instagram: @racheldashae) at Bear Creek Lake Park in Lakewood, CO in April 2016.  This image was taken at the end of our shoot, around 3:30pm in direct sunlight.  The wind was whipping around, which was creating pure magic with her hair.  She was moving around like a dance, and this was a pause.  It was so beautiful.  What you can't see in this photo were her big black boots that she was wearing because the ground was full of prickly spine-filled plants.  I was laying down, and needless to say, I was covered in them.  It was completely worth it.  What a day.  Shot with a Canon 5dMarkII & Canon 70-200mm EF f/2.8L IS USM lens.  

Hello world!  Welcome to the new site!  Enjoy some of my latest work--and for the first time ever, view some full sets of some of my photoshoots.  Make sure to follow me on Instagram, and follow the amazing women that I have had the pleasure of working with (I've included their Instagram handles when you click to view their full sets on the 'Home' or 'Women' pages).  This site is a work in progress, but I wanted to get it out there, and tweak after (I'm a recovering perfectionist--so I would be nit-picking forever, and never release it otherwise).  Enjoy, and make sure to check back for travel updates, new sets, and more info on my business moving forward!  I have some exciting stuff that I want to share with you.  I have posted two upcoming travel notices--one for Denver (June 25th-28th), and another for New England (July 15th-26th).  Contact me if you are interested in booking a shoot during those times.  

Thank you for stopping by and clicking around--I am really loving this new work, and feeling inspired to keep creating more.  xoxo

Crystal