After growing up with a camera in my face, surrounded by photos of my favorite people and places, I moved to Richmond, where I realized that lots of people didn’t have pictures of their favorite people in their favorite places. I created Allison Patel Photography in 2011 to change that, with the goal of helping families capture their milestones and relationships without a lot of fuss and fake backdrops. I have captured important moments for dozens of diverse families all over RVA and beyond, and have had the pleasure of watching many families grow up over the last 9 years. But the achievements I take the most pride in are the connections I’m able to make with my youngest clients, and the simple joy I’m able to share with a bottle of bubbles and a sunny day. And I’ve got a spot on my calendar just for you.


The Allison Patel Photography Vision and Mission:

It is the mission of Allison Patel Photography to fill clients’ homes with true photographs of their families, using timely service, current technologies, and sustainable business practices. APP aims to make the process of maternity and family photography simple and easy to understand. Utilizing familiar locations and natural light, APP focuses on observing clients in casual and comfortable environments, enjoying playtime, pillow forts, or other family activities where everyone can be themselves.


Want to see some of my favorite session images? Here are my favorite family images, and here are my favorite maternity shots.