After growing up with a camera in her face, surrounded by photos of her favorite people and places, Allison moved to Richmond, where she realized that lots of people didn’t have pictures of their favorite people in their favorite places. She 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. She has captured important moments for more than 50 diverse families all over RVA and beyond. But the achievements she takes the most pride in are the connections she’s able to make with her youngest clients, and the simple joy she’s able to share with a bottle of bubbles and a sunny day. And she’s got a spot on her 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.