Category Archives: Lifestyle Portraits

This family is the absolute sweetest! I was grinning from ear-to-ear as they arrived for their session and I saw the two sisters in matching dresses. Aren’t they just the cutest?! And little James, what a handsome boy! Had so much fun being my goofy self and making these kiddos laugh. Loved getting to know them […]

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Hi friends! A festive sneak peek slideshow is ready from my round II Holiday Mini-Sessions this past Sunday at Tuckahoe Plantation. To view my round I slideshow click here!! It was a chilly Sunday but I had a blast with my clients exploring the grounds. The day was filled with tickles, giggles, and tossing snow […]

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Hi friends! I hope everyone is enjoying their Thanksgiving holiday. Ryan and I continued the tradition and hosted family at our house. This year was extra special because we got to celebrate Michael’s first Turkey Day! We had a 21 pound bird and tons of yummy side dishes. We’re stuffed! Bring on the leftovers! With Black […]

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As a milestone photographer that captures the journey of motherhood, I am so very grateful and beyond blessed to be trusted to photograph some of life’s sweetest moments. Last month I captured my dear friend and her husband telling their precious kiddos that they were going to be a BIG brother and a BIG sister […]

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Hi friends! I’m excited to announce my first ever Mommy & Me Mini-Session Special! This 20-minute lifestyle session will be offered exclusively for mommies and their children. All you daddies out there… this is the perfect Mother’s Day gift! The investment includes 20-minutes of photography coverage, digitally enhanced editing to images, access to high-resolution files via an […]

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It was one of those “in the right place at the right time” kind of moments… I was in Byrd Park for a volunteer shoot taking headshots of some lovely Junior League of Richmond ladies. It was during “golden hour” and the weather was perfect. As I was shooting I noticed a group of children […]

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Woo hoo!! I’ve been counting down the days and the time has finally come! Wedding season for Allison Shumate Photography has officially stared for 2015. This coming Saturday Juel and John will say “I Do!” on the sandy beaches of Tulum, Mexico surrounded by their friends and family. I couldn’t be happier for these two! […]

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 I’m SO very happy for Margaret and Ben! This past Labor Day weekend these two said “I DO!”. They both live in Richmond and we met up a while back to capture some fun engagement photos at Belle Isle. Ben’s mom tagged along with us and brought Ben’s dog to join in on the fun! The […]

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So I’m starting to have a newfound love for sunrise sessions! After the gorgeous images that came from Katy and Matt‘s session in downtown Richmond, I was hooked! I was SO very excited when Carrie reached out to me for family portraits in Charlottesville on the UVA campus (where she got married). This was my […]

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