Category Archives: Series

Hi there pretty Mamas! As I write this post, I’m knocking on wood. We know all too well that babies can be unpredictable and just when you think you’re getting into a smooth routine with things… it can quickly change! Before I go any further, let me throw a disclaimer out there… I am a new mommy […]

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As a photographer that specializes in documenting the journey of motherhood… I have had the pleasure of meeting many newborns over the years. 99% of my newborn sessions are captured in the comfort of my client’s home. Therefore, I’ve seen some beautiful nurseries! Little boys, little girls, twins, 1st borns, and “this is not our first rodeo” […]

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I’d like to think that I have a mixed bag of readers on my blog… clients, friends, family, fellow photogs, and mommies!! Since I specialize in documenting the journey of motherhood, I have had the pleasure of working with incredible growing families over the years. I get a huge smile on my face when I […]

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Hello friends! I’m excited to launch a new annual series on my blog featuring the top highlights of the year! For 2015 I’ll highlight 15, for 2016 I’ll highlight 16… and so on! This will be a fun way for my clients, fellow photogs, and followers to see a snapshot into Allison Shumate Photography. In looking back […]

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It’s been over 3 months since we’ve had a dog in the house. But it’s been almost 10 years since I’ve had an 8-week old puppy! There’s a difference. As you know, Ryan and I brought our little guy home last Friday. We’ve spent the last few weeks getting the house ready for his arrival… His […]

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As a small business owner, especially within the 1st year of staring out, things are constantly growing, changing, and evolving. I celebrate successes, lessons are learned from my mistakes, new discoveries are made, struggles are dealt with, and I’m learning new things every day regarding how to better my business. I’ve read (and continue to read!) […]

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This post is for all my photographer (“photog”) friends and followers. Yes, I realize it’s February and it’s not exactly beach weather… But I recently went to Cancun for a romantic getaway and I thought of some helpful tips that may help you for your next vacation!! Normally I plan ahead with packing and I’m […]

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I’m SO very excited to launch this blog post! These past couple of months I’ve tried to get better at posting more personal blog posts so I can better connect with my followers, prospective clients, family, and friends. Hopefully these posts have helped you get to know me a little better. I’ve created a new […]

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So this post is a little overdue since we’re already well into January 2014 and December seems like so long ago… but I have a good excuse! It was so very hard to choose my ultimate favorite “money shots” from 2013. When I officially launched my business in June of last year I had no […]

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