About Allison Patel Photography

I created Allison Patel Photography in 2011 with the goal of helping families capture their milestones and relationships without a lot of fuss and fake backdrops. I want to fill your family’s home with true pictures of your favorite people in your favorite places.


Hi! I’m Allison. I live in RVA with my husband/partner/BFF and our two kids. When I’m not capturing fun and special moments for Richmond families, I’m making photos with my own family, trying to remember to get in the frame, watching “The Office” reruns, hosting toddler dance parties, and convincing my kids that they don’t actually want to eat paint. I occasionally do adult things like reading non-rhyming books, cheering on the Rams, and finding new places to explore in this city I love. Nice to meet you! Let’s make some memories.

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