Moments like these are rare.

The experience and process with this Houston portrait photographer

AKA the life you live.

Let's document the good.

Emotions that bring goosebumps, moments that quiet your troubles and the giggles that make life feel lived — this is what I get to surround myself with as a Houston portrait photographer. I am overwhelmed with gratitude. Join me in taking photos that feel natural and look classy, all while immersing you in this very moment.

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Houston Family Photography

Houston Newborn Photography

Houston Maternity Photography

01 | Pregnancy announcement
02 | Maternity photos
03 | Newborn photos
04 | 1st birthday photos

Book 3 of the following sessions at once for a bundle discount!

Pick three, save $100

The Motherhood Bundle

Ashley S.

“There’s no one like Allison. Family of 5 here and she showed so much patience with us. The boys were wild and she captured even the unplanned moments that occurred. Every photo was beautiful and we are so appreciative for her being a part of this special time. We did lifestyle newborn/family pictures. If you’re looking for someone…choose her!”

"There's no
one like allison."

1 hour 
1-2 locations
3 outfits

Online gallery of fully edited high resolution digital images

Minimum of 15 images with the option to purchase more images or the entire album of images taken for an additional price. 

$300 USD

typically scheduled in the last trimester, maternity photos make it easy for expecting moms to document those last days before the baby arrives.

Maternity Session

1 hour 
1 location
2 outfits

Online gallery of fully edited high resolution digital images

Minimum of 15 images with the option to purchase more images or the entire album of images taken for an additional price. 

$300 USD

share your news with friends & family with photos you'll adore.

Pregnancy Announcement

Maternity packages

Clients typically invest $175-$600 in prints and products after gallery delivery. 
30 minutes 
1 location (in studio only)
2 outfits

Online gallery of fully edited high resolution digital images

Minimum of 15 images with the option to purchase more images or the entire album of images taken for an additional price. 

$350 USD

a combination of first birthday celebrations and family photos, so you can get milestone photos and family pics in one go. Or just Mommy and baby.

1st Birthday / Family Session / Mommy & Me

Up to 2 hours
In your home
2 outfits

Online gallery of fully edited high resolution digital images

Minimum of 15 images with the option to purchase more images or the entire album of images taken for an additional price. 

$500 USD

the vulnerable and absorbing moments of newborn life — I’ll come to your home and capture these first, phenomenal days.

Lifestyle Newborn Session

Newborn packages

Clients typically invest $175-$600 in prints and products after gallery delivery. 
Clients typically invest $175-$600 in prints and products after gallery delivery. 
Mini sessions are offered at a discounted rate seasonally. Sign up here to be notified!

Up to 1 hour of photography
5 family members
1 location
2 outfits

Online gallery of fully edited high resolution digital images

Minimum of 15 images with the option to purchase more images or the entire album of images taken for an additional price. 

$400 USD

a curated collection of photos to share and a photographer who has all the tricks up her sleeve when it comes to making the kiddos feel right at home (you’re starting to realize that’s my way to go, aren’t you?) — let’s get this show on the road.

Family Photography Session

Family packages

Kind words from clients like you

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!"

Additional outfits - $15 
Additional hour - $175
Additional location - $25
Studio rental - $100-$175/hour

Add these options to any session!

Optional Add-Ons

You're just five steps away from honest photos that represent YOU.

The process

I provide a built-in print shop so you can get these photos on your wall stat. And of course, just 3 weeks after your session, you’ll get a digital gallery with all of the downloadable images ready to go. You’ll be posting it all on Instagram in minutes.

Order your prints & albums!

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On the day of, we’ll be looking for blue skies and sunshine (the best way to get my signature photography style that brought you here in the first place). As long as that’s the case, we’ll all show up feeling confident and comfortable. Basking in the sunshine is a definite perk. I just ask that you do your best to be real. I’ll give direction to create the entire image while keeping it true to you. 

Take your photos

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Once we’re official, we’ll narrow down the location with some of my exclusive recommendations (studio, fields, beach or a hidden locale that is exactly what you were looking for). You’ll also get preparation help from me with tips for getting ready, feedback on putting outfits together that will match your location and other unique ways to personalize your session.

Customize your session

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With your session type selected — we’ll get your photos on my calendar with a contract and booking retainer. It’s all taken care of online and is the last order of business before we get to the exciting parts — planning and taking your photos!

Reserve your date

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As soon as I hear from you (my contact page is best!), I’ll follow up to verify availability and confirm the package you’re interested in. I’ll also send a link so we can chat on the phone for about 15 minutes to ensure that I’m the right photographer for you.

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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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