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Richmond, Virginia

© Allison Shumate Photography • All rights reserved.

Investment

I would love the opportunity to work with you and your family! Thank you very much for taking the time to inquire about my photography services. I’m truly blessed to do what I love and I appreciate your time and consideration in advance! I provide a high-level of personal attention to each client's experience, therefore, I only accept a limited number of bookings each year. Inquire here.

Family

Family is truly everything. I'm honored to document the art of being a mother. With every image, I seek to be a storyteller... to capture those authentic, quiet, genuine, and meaningful moments. We all have those times in our lives when we look back in the past and think about how fast our children grow up and how quick time flies. Having a special photograph to capture the memories of those times is truly priceless. As time goes on, portraits become treasures to us and as we look at them, we’re able to lose ourselves in that precise moment and bring back to life the joyous memories of the past and cherish for generations to come.

Mini & Full Collections are available.

Maternity

Being pregnant is amazing, and exciting, and overwhelming, and brief (even though there are times I’m sure it feels like forever), and... beautiful! That’s why carving time out of the rush of birth and baby preparations for a maternity photo shoot is an investment worth making. Maternity photos are not just about a bump. They are not something you do just for your children to look back on. They are a way to celebrate the baby you’re about to meet, to celebrate your current partner or family, and to celebrate the strength of your body. What you’re documenting is a life created, a life changed.

Milk Bath

The latest trend for pregnant and new moms is absolutely stunning! Many are in favor of a more calm and organic look with milk bath photography. These sessions typically take place in the comfort of the client’s home, filling their bathtub with water, adding milk… and creating some magnificent art! What’s great about these milk bath sessions is that each one is unique – from the bathtub, to the florals, the jewelry, the attire… it’s very versatile where you can personalize it however you want. 

Fresh 48

This intimate session is for families that want the first few hours of their newborn's life captured. Held within the first 24-48 hours of your baby's life, this lifestyle session is held at your birth place and is perfect for remembering that first day forever. Those special moments in the hospital are so very precious – your little one will only be that little those first few days. From the moment your baby is born, your baby will be constantly changing so fast – hour to hour, day to day. This session can capture those first milestones: herbal bath, breastfeeding, meeting siblings, Dad’s first diaper change, meeting the grandparents, or simply just gazing at your new bundle of joy. These moments will soon be lost in the fog of your “babymoon”!

Newborn

Having a baby is one of the most pivotal points in your life. Newborn sessions are photographed within 7-14 days of life and in the comfort of my client's home. I believe it really adds to how special the portraits are. My approach to newborn photography is simple, pure, organic. I strive for my portraiture to be timeless over trendy. Shying away from the elaborate props and artificial lighting... I only use natural light where the majority of the session baby is in the family's arms. Keeping my palette one of beautiful light, neutral and calming tones, and filled with layers of texture and emotion all helps create the imagery I am drawn to for your art.

Petite Studio Mini

Located at my light and airy in-home studio offered for expectant mothers, babies three months or older, and growing families. Lifestyle, simple, cozy, and barefoot... beautiful, organic, authentic moments preserved with your littles. When less, becomes MORE. This quiet space will offer mini portraiture sessions for Mommy & Me, siblings, holiday pajama minis, maternity, boudoir, breastfeeding, and baby’s monthly milestones.

Milestone Mini

This 30-minute session is popular for pregnancy announcements, gender reveal celebrations, and 6-month "sitting" milestones.

Smash Cake

Capturing images of your baby turning ONE with their very first birthday cake is such a precious memory. So why not make it fun, messy, and sticky too? Your baby will have tons of fun while they study it, touch it, smash it, eat it, and cover themselves in all that colorful, sticky yumminess.

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