Acorns & Lawnmowers: Forest Hill Semiannual Photos

I’ve been photographing Carter every 6 months or so since November 2014, and he is nothing if not consistent. He loves trucks and big equipment, and he loves to play in nature. Whether it’s leaves, sticks, acorns, or moss, Carter …

The Gang’s All Here: Forest Hill Extended Family Session

It was cloudy, but not raining (a rare thing in those days), and breezy but not cold when I met with Nutan and her family at Forest Hill Park. Nutan’s brother originally gifted her a maternity session with me for Christmas …

Oh the Weather Outside – Autumn Mini Sessions

One of the more exciting parts about shooting outside around Richmond is the unpredictability of the weather. The best laid plans, and all that, can sometimes mean that we’re rescheduling sessions. Rescheduling a full day of autumn mini sessions was …

Mother-Daughter Date: Forest Hill Park Family Photos

They popped out of the car in matching outfits – cream tunics with maroon leggings and brown boots, accessorized with complementary scarves and bangle bracelets, and big nervous smiles. They were all ready for their mother-daughter date with me at Forest …

Standing on the Edge of Spring – Forest Hill Maternity Photography

I think we can all agree that the weather in February made winter feel unending. Somehow, the shortest month of the year seemed like the longest, and I was fairly certain that Narnia’s curse had come to the east coast (always …

Family Fun: Richmond Fall Costume Party

A pair of tiny orange ears peeked out from over the hill. They bobbed up and down, disappearing then reappearing, then disappearing all together. When they reappeared next, they were attached to a fuzzy orange Tigger costume, and kept bobbing, …

No Tricks, Just Treats – Allison Patel Photography Fall Fest Costume Party

There was a point in my young childhood when Halloween was a bitter time of year for me. My parents didn’t allow us to trick-or-treat, and I didn’t understand why. They tried to explain it to me – how Halloween …