Its a small miracle all the schedules aligned for this session! Dad had been gone for 6 months, home for less than a week and the movers were coming the next day. BLESS IT!

The tide was so high that trash was eeevvvery where. Did you know Litter Control is under the job description of photographer? Its true. Sometimes the photogs band together and clean up our fave locations after a storm. #doyourpart

Baby bro wasn’t having it our shenanigans but big sisters were super fun and silly.

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Alison Bell is a lifestyle photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan specializing in families. Contact her at abellphotographer@gmail.com for booking. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.

Truth: I was nervous for 13 and 11 year old boys. Older kids can be difficult to let loose.

But not these guys! This whole family was so fun! We all left a little wet and a little tired.

Mom got the bubble wands from Toys R Us at Rycom Mall ;)  Alison Bell Photographer, beach, boys, family, bubbles, okinawa, family, photographer Alison Bell Photographer, beach, boys, family, bubbles, okinawa, family, photographer Alison Bell Photographer, beach, boys, family, bubbles, okinawa, family, photographer Alison Bell Photographer, beach, boys, family, bubbles, okinawa, family, photographer

Alison Bell is a lifestyle photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan specializing in families. Contact her at abellphotographer@gmail.com for booking. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.

High tide at Toguchi was beautiful! Enough so we had a group of paddle boarders drift through our frame.

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Alison Bell is a lifestyle photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan specializing in families. Contact her at abellphotographer@gmail.com for booking. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.

Three-peat clients are rare for our PCS lifestyle. I can count on one hand then number of three-peats I’ve had in my entire 8 years photographing families (not including friends of course). But it happens! And these guys are one of them.

I photographed Baby R’s first days home and his six months miles stones. This July we got together again to mark his one year birthday and Mom & Dad’s 10th anniversary.

We had big plans with some great balloons, but the 0 flew away before we ever started.  oops!

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Alison Bell is a lifestyle photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan specializing in families. Contact her at abellphotographer@gmail.com for booking. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.

I missed the bulk of PCS-ing families this year being off island for 6 weeks. Okinawa just begs to be photographed. And families want evidence of their time here. Last year, one client hadn’t had a family session in 9 years… and they had a 5 year old. Think about that. Nothing like a PCS deadline to get a session on the calendar.

This family is no different. They’ve been here for six years and had their first baby. They wanted something Okinawan but not beach. Katuren castle is my go-to castle. You’ll see why!

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Alison Bell is a lifestyle photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan specializing in families. Contact her at abellphotographer@gmail.com for booking. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.