Rebecca Allen Photography – documentary photography – family photojournalism – wedding photojournalism – columbia, kansas city & st. louis missouri » The blogsite of Rebecca Allen Photography


I’m in love with photographing life. Plain and simple. Whether it’s your wedding day or a normal day at home with your family, I’m dedicated to telling your story in the most honest and authentic way possible.

MY STYLE: Photography is my way of preserving the world around me and I choose to do so from a fresh, honest and imaginative perspective. Others have described my work as authentic, real, natural, unscripted, timeless, beautiful, creative and genuine.

MY APPROACH: I view life as series of fleeting moments. From the time I became interested in photography, I’ve used my camera as a journalistic tool. I’m drawn to documentary imagery for it’s raw beauty and ability to evoke emotion. I approach each commission with a respect for authenticity and work the scene like a photojournalist, finding unique perspectives to tell the stories of those who hire me.


BJ with emphasis in Photojournalism, University of Missouri, 2004

  • February 2010 – Present, Founder/Owner/Photographer, Rebecca Allen Photography (Rebecca S Allen LLC)
  • December 2014 – Present, Photo Team Coordinator, True/False Film Fest
  • Aug 2012 – Present, Production Photographer for MU Dept of Theatre and MU Summer Rep Theatre
  • February 2014, Photographer – General volunteer (pre-fest only), True/False Film Fest
  • February 2013, Photographer – Juggernaught volunteer,  True/False Film Fest
  • January 2005 – 2010, part-time Freelance photographer (Event/Food photographer for University Club; also photographed portraits, weddings and other events)
  • June 2004 – Dec 2004, staff photographer intern, St. Joseph News Press