I'm Allen. I've been a photographer for over 25 years and have had the privilege to capture pivotal moments for the likes of George W. Bush, Ethan Hawke, Jim Gaffigan, Dave Matthews, and so many others. I discovered that my favorite part of spending time with my clients, was being able to visually capture their story in a photo.

From shooting bridal portraits to US Presidents, I came to the realization that there is no more nobel endeavor than chronicling someone's milestone. There is nothing more sacred than the decision to vow to another person that you will be by their side for all of your days.

The milestone that you are embarking on is an important chapter of your story, one that will forever change your life, and we want to help you capture it.

While these moments are beautiful, they can also be stressful - which is why we are here. With over 25 years of photography and videography experience, we exist to capture your day from beginning to end, so that you can be present for every laugh-filled and joyful memory. 

We have documented every kind of wedding or engagement, big or small, traditional or elopements - we have you covered. We are honored that you are considering us to capture your milestone. Let's tell your story together. 

awards & reviews

With out a doubt, you guys are the BEST. Timeless and current. A great eye for capturing every moment on my special day. Thank you!!!!
— Jaci married December 12, 2006
WeddingWire The Life Lens Photo & Video Reviews, Best Wedding Photographers in Nashville - 2015 Couples' Choice Award Winner

our team

BEST photographer EVER!! Super professional & HILARIOUS! Allen makes sure everyone is comfortable & keeps the atmosphere light & fun. Couldn’t have asked for a better wedding photographer. I would recommend him for anything & will definitely be using him & The Life Lens in the future! Thank y’all so so much for capturing our special day so perfectly!!!
— Blake, married May 31, 2014