Woodallen Photography was established in Houston, Texas in 1946 by Alan (Woody) and Frances Woodallen, Alan Montgomery’s maternal grandparents. Like his grandfather, Alan has a special love for the camera, light and composition, while at the same time embracing the newest technologies. “My goal is always the same when I create a photograph. That goal is to keep the viewer in mind. What is the message? Does it denote the right degree of quality, action, background and mood? Does it say professional? Is it the message my client wants to convey?”



Woodallen Photography has worked with Fortune 500 companies, “mom & pop” businesses and every size of business in between. We work with advertising agencies, art directors and directly with our clients. Traveling to some of the most densely populated and most remote areas in the world, our photographs convey our clients’ stories in the best possible way. Woodallen Photography recently donated over 700,000 photographs to the Houston Public Library to help preserve a visual history of business through the decades in Houston, Texas.


Alan has been a professional photographer for 49 years and is a fourth generation photographer.  Alan grew up in the business working summers for his maternal grandfather, Alan “Woody” Woodallen.  Mr. Woodallen started the business in 1946 as Woodallen Industrial Photography. In the late 60s “Industrial” was dropped to reflect the expanded nature of the business.  Alan came to work at the studio in 1967 and worked continuously except when he served in the US Army. After Alan’s tour of duty in SE Asia, he returned to work at the studio. In 1972, when Mr. Woodallen died unexpectedly, Alan began operating the business for the family. Alan purchased the business in 1974 from his grandmother. He and his wife Jane, have run the business ever since. ”Photography is my vocation and my avocation. I cannot imagine doing anything else with my life,” says Alan.