Allison Dandrea

Photo Stylist

Orlando, FL, USA
I came from a long line of adventurous travelers and entrepreneurs, always traveling and discovering. When styling and photography stole my heart, I packed my dreams into a suitcase to embark on a journey of a lifetime.

I'm a photo stylist who specializes in soft and prop styling. In addition to styling and photography, I have experience in merchandising, marketing/advertising, graphic design and in my free time I am an avid blogger and like to tinker with web design.

Work Experience

Linen And Lavender


Design blog layout and maintain template, design graphics and photograph merchandise/outfits to engage readers, utilize affiliate marketing banners and tools for engaging posts, promote blog posts using social media such as Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, utilize SEO/reporting tools to analyze reader demographics, constantly research new technologies to improve blogging strategies, work with contributors and conduct content research to develop engaging posts
July 2014 - Present Florida, United States

The Vintage Honey Shop

Summer Brand Representative

Receive products monthly to promote via Instagram, Shoot and style photographs to post at least once a week using company branded hashtags and promote sales, promotions, etc. with personalized coupon code
June 2017 - September 2017 Nashville, Tennessee, United States

Bliss Living

Freelance Photo Stylist & Graphic Designer

Send and receive all merchandise from company to photography, style and photograph jewelry creatively while telling a story, design graphic media for website and social media/campaigns, create copywriting for all advertisements/banners based on event, conduct market research on competition and popular jewelry trends, keep open communication with owner for any new merchandise/projects
April 2014 - April 2015 California, United States

Keaton Row

Personal Fashion Stylist

Create and design style lookbooks for future and current clients, properly identify the needs and tastes of the client(s), knowledge of current styles and trends, keep open communication with clients about new lookbooks that are available that could suit their styling needs
July 2014 - June 2015 Columbus, Ohio, United States

Von Maur

Visual Merchandiser (2nd floor)

Create displays with usage from props,utilized sales reports to strengthen problem areas within departments via floor move, conducted and kept reference material on current fashion/display design trends (no planograms), held meetings with associates and managers on basic visual/company standards, worked closely with buyers and management to incorporate themes/trends in various departments throughout the year via conference calls
June 2013 - June 2015 Ohio, United States


Freelance Product Stylist

Advertisement product styling for commerical photoshoots
February 2013 - Present Ohio, United States

Abercrombie And Fitch

Overnighter (Merchandiser)

Fold and arrange merchandise according to planograms and/or floorset paperwork, problem solve to fit merchandise with proper placement in store (according to planograms), organize (soft good) merchandise and accessories in appropriate order, organize excess merchandise in stock room, tweak merchandise and accessories throughout the store to align with comany guidelines and standards, visual company standards knowledge pertaining to walls and fixtures, denim (folds/walls and tables) shirts and tops (folds/walls and tables), and accessories.


As requested from visual manager, I received male and female visual/mannequin pinning and styling training which I perfected during floorsets, and aided me for future freelance and job opportunities.
September 2012 - April 2013 Columbus, Ohio, United States

91 Magazine

Contributing Stylist & Photographer, Issue #3

Interior/Home Decor Stylist & Photographer
January 2012 - March 2012 London, United Kingdom

Lilly & Kate

Freelance Product Stylist, Photographer & Contributing Designer

I shoot product/editorials for Lilly & Kate's magazine, blog, website, social marketing and upcoming events/sales. I also help with layout design/advertisements for the company.
November 2010 - June 2012 United States

Wholly Un-cow

Freelance Food Stylist & Photographer

Freelance food photographer for a vegetarian cookbook
May 2011 - June 2011 United States


Columbus College Of Art And Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography

I graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and a minor in Art History
August 2005 - May 2009 Columbus, Ohio, United States


English (Native),
Haitian Creole French (Beginner),


See Me

Story of the Creative Exhibition


See Me

Story of the Creative Exibition Invitation


Quiescent Magazine

Contributing Photographer, Winter 2012 Issue


Upstream People Gallery

Special Recognition


Artists Wanted

Featured Art Takes Times Square Artist (Book & Exhibition)



Photographer Interview


Method Press Magazine

Cover Image, Issue 03


Penny Laine

Photographer Interview


Upstream People Gallery

13th Annual Photographic Processes Juried Online International Art Exhibition


Urban Outfitters

Featured Society6 Artist


Columbus College Of Art & Design

Student Work, 130th Annual Student Exhibition


Columbus College Of Art & Design

President's List


Columbus College Of Art & Design

Portfolio-Based Department Scholarship, Photography


Columbus College Of Art & Design

Student Work, 129th Annual Student Exhibition


Columbus College Of Art & Design

Student Work, 128th Annual Student Exhibition


Columbus College Of Art & Design

Four-Year Merit Scholarship



2 Dimensional Design, 3 Dimensional Design, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Lightroom 3, Adobe Photoshop, C-41 Processor, Color Correction, Digital Retouching, Digital SLR Nikon And Canon, Digital Workflow, Drawing, Final Cut Pro, Ftp, Graphic Design, History Of Art & Photography, HTML Coding Experience, Ink Jet Printers, Lab Printing B&W/Color, Mac & PC, Microsoft Office, Mole Lighting System, Painting (Oil/Acrylic), Photo Retouching, Poster Design, Speedotron Lighting System, Adobe Bridge CS5, Adobe Illustrator CS5, Color Concepts, Digital Camera Capturing Programs, Digital Retouching (Beauty/Skin/etc.), Film & Flatbed Scanners, Film Cameras (all Formats), Profoto Lighting System,