Richmond photographer

The Struggle Seems Real

I go through the photos from my infant son's monthly photoshoot, and cringe at the ones I'm in. "The struggle is real," I sigh, hardly recognizing me as me and instead seeing this person who took over for me in...Read More
Frame size

Size Matters

Once upon a time, there lived a girl who covered her bedroom with photos of people she loved. The size didn’t matter; she had professional 8×10 photos hanging beside 5×7’s, casual 4×6’s, and 3.5×5″ prints, and even larger prints that...Read More
Baby photographer

I am Not an Extrovert

I am not an extrovert. I don't draw my energy from crowds; I don't enjoy approaching people to make small talk. I am happiest when I'm one-on-one or in a small group of people I know, in a quiet space....Read More
Journey to the Unknown

A Little Journey to the Unknown, Part 2

Last week, I published a new blog about the things I learned while I was pregnant and how to better benefit my maternity clients. Today is part 2 of that journey: No Longer Pregnant. Since my son was born in...Read More
Time keeps on ticking

Time Keeps on Slipping

Hi! I’m currently on maternity leave, aiming to return to APP around the beginning of March. In the meantime, enjoy this throwback post from 2015, and follow me on Instagram for some newborn life photos: allisonpatelphotography The word “photography” was...Read More
newborn photos

MyBirth Doulas, Revisited

Hi! I'm currently on maternity leave, aiming to return to APP around the beginning of March. In the meantime, enjoy this throwback post from 2016, and follow me on Instagram for some maternity life photos: allisonpatelphotography.  One additional note: MyBirth...Read More