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Alison Bell Photographer | Okinawa Japan


I have been in photography since 1999, and started shooting families in 2009. With roots in photojournalism, I enjoy capturing the feelings and stories of every stage of life. I currently reside in Okinawa, Japan 2016-2019.

I focus on affordable, quality images to help you savor your family, especially the little ones! I am more interested in observing your family interact than posing you.

I picked up photography in 8th grade but it didn’t take off until I became a yearbook photographer – back when film and Advantix reigned supreme.  I spent my high school years as a self proclaimed yearbook nerd. I graduated from the University of South Carolina (Go Cocks!) with a BA in Journalism, majoring in Visual Communications (an extension of my yearbook skills). Now, I’m a mom of two, almost three, trying to hang on to fleeting moments!

I earned my Master of Public Administration from the College of Charleston in 2011. I work with nonprofits to better achieve their missions through grant writing, fund development, marketing and administration. “…Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this to visit orphans and widows in their affliction…”