What others are saying about Allison Patel Photography:

RVA maternity photos
“It was totally a relaxing, stress free experience… Allison is quick to respond to any questions and requests and is so helpful through the entire process.” – Lindsay
Richmond family photography

“We hired APP to do a family shoot for us, with our baby. Baby’s schedules are never really predictable, nor are their moods. APP was very flexible with our schedule (Asher kept sleeping!), and she gave him time to get used to the camera… We were worried that the shoot and resulting pictures would feel forced or unnatural. That was so far from the reality of our session! It was fun, easy going, and natural. Your directions were easy to follow and you captured our personalities in the pictures.” – Ananda
Forest Hill Park
“Allison Patel Photography is a pleasure to work with. You make it super easy and fun. You have great ideas of where to go for the session, and find the nice balance between candid and posed.” – Christy
Brown's Island Richmond VA

“You know how to photograph life in a way that is authentic and tells a story. You captured some precious moments. I love how you don’t manufacture the perfect moment, you are just there for when it happens.” – Dave
Maternity photos at belle isle
“My biggest fear was that I would look and feel totally uncomfortable during the shoot. Fortunately, as soon as I met Allison I was put at ease by her down-to-earth personality and laid-back approach to the photo shoot. She was very reassuring and made me feel confident. Her professionalism and sweet demeanor created a comfortable environment for me and it definitely showed through in the final product!” – Stephanie
Fan District newborn pictures

I usually like to use recommendations when hiring professionals, and my biggest fear was that,
being brand new to Richmond, I was picking based on website, examples and cost. The correspondence leading up to the session, the session itself, and the follow-up to the session were all seamless. During a very busy time with a lack of sleep, Allison made capturing my 12-day old infant easy and non-stressful.
My favorite part of the session was that my daughter was alert and happy throughout (once we took a feeding break!). I’m so glad to have these early-day images. She’s already grown so much since this shoot. – Dori