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The photos we’ll take carry all of that and so much more. Trust me when I say that if these people, moments and memories feel irreplaceable to you, just wait until you have these photos in your hands. In some ways, as a Houston lifestyle photographer, I’m a storyteller for the sentimental, the soulful and the fun-loving — capturing the good times, the moments you won’t dare forget and the classic celebrations that come along too.

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that remind you of what you sincerely cannot live without

Opening the door to more EMOTIONS, MEMORIES & STORIES.

Houston Lifestyle Photographer

Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 9am-4pm

Houston, Texas

Allison Ruth Photography LLC

@allisonruthphoto

allisonruthphotographyllc@gmail.com 

Fill out the below form, or email me directly at allisonruthphotographyllc@gmail.com. You’ll receive an immediate email confirmation with pricing, followed by a personal response from me within 3 business days. I’ll most likely ask you to hop on the phone for a brief chat to make sure it’s a good fit, and to learn more about you, and your story.

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There are two undeniable aspects at the core of every portrait I photograph:

Which means using true-to-life editing, that just-right amount of posing and timeless photos that fit your life, not the trends.

An honest representation of the way you live 

I got you — while you’ll be having one heck of a time, I’ll also make sure you’re guided into chic settings and relaxed poses that result in stunning imagery.

With a natural, classic style

This is a very important question because the location can influence the look of the session. Picking a location is just like picking your outfits — it needs to represent you. As your photographer, we’ll work together to select a place that either holds meaning for you, or that fits your vision for family photos. I’m a Houston native so my secret weapon is knowing some of the most stunning locations in the area.

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Where are we going to take our pictures?

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It all comes down to mixing my experience with an understanding of who you are. I take some time at the beginning of our session to keep the camera in my bag, ask your kids about themselves and to break the ice. That way, by the time the camera is out, you won’t have any reservations about relaxing a little more than you expected. That comfort level makes a world of a difference in photos that are tense versus expressive.

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How do you take photos that really feel like us?

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The photos I take in every session are a bit like the handcrafted recipes a chef might spend hours to create. Every chef wants others to enjoy that meal too, right? Sharing the photos I take is crucial when it comes to giving others a taste of the same experience you had with me. That being said, if you have any concerns over privacy, please let me know prior to booking so that we can customize your contract.

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Where will our photos be shared?

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This is the kind of day where we’ll let the kids think they’re in charge while we secretly guide them into taking the cutest photos. It’s not a day for discipline, but is instead a day for bribes and stress-free parenting. It’s worth breaking a couple of rules for family photos like these.

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What if our kids are a little unruly?

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With your trust and my experienced eye — I’ll know exactly when you need some natural posing or candid captures. I’m your guide!

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what’s your secret? How do we look that good without feeling forced into a pose?

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I’ll follow your lead with my camera in hand every step of the way to get the very shots, often unplanned, that bring back that nostalgic feel.

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Your photos give us the feels. How do you do that, and what should we do to help?

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I hope that question is rhetorical. Have you seen my Instagram feed? Yes!

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Are you the kind of photographer who cares as much about details as we do?

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I have a signature editing style with the sole goal of honoring the natural environment. If you like what you see, then we are all set.

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We see a lot of over-edited photos with colors that just feel off. How will we avoid that?

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For one, I’ll stay out of the way, but be there for every moment, helping and posing when needed. 

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How will you help us be in the moment?

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Romantic and true to life colors would be the start, but ultimately, the one descriptor that encompasses what I do is “real.” Real emotions, real life colors and really personal photos that feel like home.

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How would you describe your style?

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Kind words from clients like you

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Megan S. | Alvin TX

“I have had the privilege of working with Allison for pretty much every special occasion in my life! From my engagement photos, to using her as our wedding photographer, baby announcement photos, and maternity pictures, we will never use another photographer besides her! She is professional, makes sure we get every pose we want, edits and returns your photos in a timely manner, and always makes sure her clients look their best! I HIGHLY recommend Allison Ruth Photography for your next special occasion or family photo sesh!”

"We'll never use another photographer besides her!"

Karlie B. | Friendswood TX

“Ally is very easy to communicate with beforehand and day of our shoot made us feel so comfortable. Not to mention our pictures are beautiful and we aren’t that pretty! 5/5 stars!”

"5 / 5 stars!

Emily M.

“Great quality photos, with a quick turn around. She makes every session enjoyable. A very fun, charismatic, professional photographer.”

"She makes every session enjoyable"

Madelina M.

“Ally is AMAZING!! She really goes above and beyond to capture those photos that you’re going to cherish forever. I’ll always use her for professional pictures because she treats everyone like a close friend and really communicates with you to make sure she’s Able to accomplish your vision! She’s so talented!!”

"She really goes above and beyond"

Tyler K.

“Ally has always left us speechless with her work. She never fails to amaze us and she is so fun to work with. She loves to try new ideas and if you are not photogenic, she will make you! She’s truly amazing and she will be our photographer forever!”

"Ally has always left us speechless"

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“Allison was SO much fun to work with and made all of my wedding photo dreams come true! These photos I will cherish always. She is easy to talk to and can visualize what you are wanting easily. I would recommend her over and over again!”

"These photos I will cherish always"

Austyn D. | Galveston, TX

“Ally is such a talented photographer! She made our engagement shoot so fun and personal. I completely trusted her when it came to new ideas and I'm so happy with how my photos turned out!”

"Ally is such a talented photographer!"

Meredith I. | Angleton, TX

“I am so beyond grateful to Ally for the incredible experience I had using her as my wedding photographer! She was so professional and helpful throughout the entire process. She is always willing to work with you and keep things as organized as possible. Ally also recommended a second shooter and that made things so much easier and overall much better. I can not stress enough how much having a second shooter helped with the wedding photos and wedding schedule as a whole. I highly recommend her and take her advice because she knows what she is doing!”

"She knows what she is doing!"

Loryn D. | Santa Fe, TX

“Ally made our big day a breeze!! I had very few ideas for pictures / detail pictures and she was so helpful in bringing ideas to the table! She captured the few formal pictures I requested with ease, and tackled pictures with my crazy crew into the party hours! Highly recommend Allie for photos of all kinds, as we also did an engagement session with her! Allie- thank you so much for these memories and being a part of our day! It’s awesome to watch you grow not only as a person but in your profession.”

"Ally made our big day a breeze!"

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