Last spring had an influx of families squeezing in a last photo session before leaving the beautiful waters of Okinawa. For these guys, it was also their first! family, beach, water, blue, rocks, kids, fun, photography, 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.

This was my most prepared mama. She contacted me in the spring for her summer maternity session for something grassy. As it would turn out, complications put her in the hospital with a short leash for 5 weeks! She slept on an L&D mattresses for 5 weeks! The most uncomfortable mattress ever. I’m so glad she was game for doing her maternity photos in the hospital! It was completely different and fun.

 

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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 am determined to catch up this month on the last 8 months. Fall is the busy season, but what was my excuse in July?!

This in-home newborn session was a dream – once I got there! I’m typically good with directions and but I had to make a few calls to find them :) . But the view from their apartment was AH-mazing! And who has heard of a wrap around porch in an apartment?! The perks of living off base! Mama had great style in her house and made for easily gorgeous images as you can see -
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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.

Before all the immense amount of rain, it was super cloudy. But during this session we had real, unfiltered rays of sunlight! Overcast can be powerful, don’t get me wrong. There’s a lot of freedom in the soft light of cloud cover. But we’ve had so much of it lately, I’m over it!

These guys are already back stateside, a theme for the last month.  I love connected with my clients after their sessions and I’m sad I wont be seeing these guys around! Maybe at another duty station :D

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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 have been wanting to photograph these guys for almost a year! They are good friends from church and Melina did my make up for our family session last year. Shane’s schedule at the hospital is hard to predict. We finally made it and it literally started raining just minutes after we got out of the car. Another reschedule took months!

Mom is going to use one image for a puzzle fundraiser.  She’ll order a custom jigsaw puzzle and as friends and family sponsor one piece at a time write their name on the back of each puzzle piece to frame in their home or baby’s room! A beautiful reminder that it takes a village to bring baby home.

I’m so excited for these guys.  Adoption is a beautiful story of the Gospel. We don’t choose to be loved by God, He loves us first, chooses us, and brings us into His family.

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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.