Robin Allen Photography
I graduated with a degree in Art Studio from the University of Kentucky (GO CATS!) in 2006.  I am a member of Kentucky's Professional Photographer's Association, as well as the National Professional Photographers of America.  I was employed by two reputable studios in Lexington before taking the plunge in to entrepreneurship. Robin Allen Photography is about to have its third birthday on January 1, 2012. 


But this education has very little to do with why I am 'good at' photography. It has much more to do with the fact that I strive to be super introspective.  Kiddos don't tend to be very good at articulating what's bothering them... and newborns are even worse!  A typical three year old isn't likely to report to me or her parents, 'hey I keep getting up because I just want to see this neat leaf.  Let me go get it and I'll be set!'  or 'Hey Mom, quit rattling that stupid toy at me.  It's kind of annoying - I'm probably not going to smile!'

To a greater extreme, newborn babies almost never 'use their words!'  They make 'the face' then proceed to crying at nearly every uncomfortable circumstance.  Crying can mean, I'm cold,  I'm hungry,  I have to burp, I'm a little backed up, my leg isn't suppose to bend that way, or ouch! you're pulling my hair!  
It's my job to figure out what is reeeeally the reason my model isn't cooperating - AND FIX IT! 

Kids and (and many adults too) are terrible at identifying what the real problem is!  But when I look at the world as best I can from their perspective I almost always see something I can do differently to appease them!  And THAT makes for a great session. 



Many thanks to Phillips Mitchell for the photograph.



I graduated with a degree in Art Studio from the University of Kentucky (GO CATS!) in 2006.  I am a member of Kentucky's Professional Photographer's Association, as well as the National Professional Photographers of America.  I was employed by two reputable studios in Lexington before taking the plunge in to entrepreneurship. Robin Allen Photography is about to have its third birthday on January 1, 2012. 


But this education has very little to do with why I am 'good at' photography. It has much more to do with the fact that I strive to be super introspective.  Kiddos don't tend to be very good at articulating what's bothering them... and newborns are even worse!  A typical three year old isn't likely to report to me or her parents, 'hey I keep getting up because I just want to see this neat leaf.  Let me go get it and I'll be set!'  or 'Hey Mom, quit rattling that stupid toy at me.  It's kind of annoying - I'm probably not going to smile!'

To a greater extreme, newborn babies almost never 'use their words!'  They make 'the face' then proceed to crying at nearly every uncomfortable circumstance.  Crying can mean, I'm cold,  I'm hungry,  I have to burp, I'm a little backed up, my leg isn't suppose to bend that way, or ouch! you're pulling my hair!  
It's my job to figure out what is reeeeally the reason my model isn't cooperating - AND FIX IT! 

Kids and (and many adults too) are terrible at identifying what the real problem is!  But when I look at the world as best I can from their perspective I almost always see something I can do differently to appease them!  And THAT makes for a great session. 



Many thanks to Phillips Mitchell for the photograph.



I graduated with a degree in Art Studio from the University of Kentucky (GO CATS!) in 2006.  I am a member of Kentucky's Professional Photographer's Association, as well as the National Professional Photographers of America.  I was employed by two reputable studios in Lexington before taking the plunge in to entrepreneurship. Robin Allen Photography is about to have its third birthday on January 1, 2012. 


But this education has very little to do with why I am 'good at' photography. It has much more to do with the fact that I strive to be super introspective.  Kiddos don't tend to be very good at articulating what's bothering them... and newborns are even worse!  A typical three year old isn't likely to report to me or her parents, 'hey I keep getting up because I just want to see this neat leaf.  Let me go get it and I'll be set!'  or 'Hey Mom, quit rattling that stupid toy at me.  It's kind of annoying - I'm probably not going to smile!'

To a greater extreme, newborn babies almost never 'use their words!'  They make 'the face' then proceed to crying at nearly every uncomfortable circumstance.  Crying can mean, I'm cold,  I'm hungry,  I have to burp, I'm a little backed up, my leg isn't suppose to bend that way, or ouch! you're pulling my hair!  
It's my job to figure out what is reeeeally the reason my model isn't cooperating - AND FIX IT! 

Kids and (and many adults too) are terrible at identifying what the real problem is!  But when I look at the world as best I can from their perspective I almost always see something I can do differently to appease them!  And THAT makes for a great session. 



Many thanks to Phillips Mitchell for the photograph.