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Category Archives: Lifestyle

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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I can’t believe the time had finally come for Katy and Matt’s engagement session! After many, many, many emails since last December when Katy and I first spoke about their wedding day — it is now just around the corner. This past weekend we got together for their engagement session and I’m so very excited […]

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If you’re a sucker for a good love story — you’re in for a treat today! These two lovebirds are ENGAGED!!! This engagement session was extra special for me because I’ve known Chris since I was in 7th grade — my how time flies! Our families grew up together and over these last few years […]

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Love to cook? Love to eat delicious food? Love to laugh? Well, you would have loved hanging out with me and Jenna while I took her lifestyle headshots! This girl is full of life, down to earth, quirky, and she also happens to be my neighbor! Jenna is a blogger for The Gleeful Gourmand — […]

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Erin reached out to me through a mutual friend in the Junior League of Richmond (thanks for the referral Dawn!!). Erin wanted me to capture some fun, lifestyle photos for her to use on her new blog: Attention to Darling. It must be headshot season!! That Sunday morning the weather was perfect — sunny with a slight breeze. […]

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Carli and Maxon are just too cute together!! They are high school sweethearts — they met shortly before freshman year through mutual friends during a poker match. Mason said “It was love at first sight!”. They dated all through high school and college. Not too long ago, Mason popped the question at her family’s river […]

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