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.

For a limited time you can buy a sweet Love one another tee or tank to support them! https://www.bonfire.com/love-one-another/

https://www.gofundme.com/datuga

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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.

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We just got our own family photos back recently.  I can’t decide which frame to print for any of my four boys.  Each one shows a different part of his personality. My solution was to create a collage in Photoshop, even though it was sooo time consuming.

But then I found collage prints! Have you seen them?? They’re a bit hidden…

From your image gallery his Select Images > Hover over BUY > Select Product > Scroll down to Home Decor > Scroll down to Collages

Your selected images will appear in the collages!

 

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Select your favorite size and dimensions. Click Edit or Personalize to adjust crops, switch photos, zoom, etc. Save your changes and add to cart!

A 8×8″ collage starts at just $5.98 from your gallery!

The worst part is getting carried away with which frames to choose… ENJOY!

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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.
Jun 01, 2017

I know first hand awkward it can be in FRONT of the camera! Just about every year we have our own family photos done. The only exception was that one year with two PCS’s within 6 months of each other, so you can imagine why. ;)  When I give advice on keeping it stress-free, its from experience!

I contacted Kristi James Photography before she PCS’ed and said “I just want blue water!!!” I’m not a fan of the muddy looking water at sunset. We’re a family of all boys, lots of energy and the beach is just our jam.  I can sit on my tail while everyone can go different directions and everyone is happy. Arguing? I just send em walking in opposite ways. I brought my favorite beach chair (because I take it every. single. time.) and my bluetooth speaker.  I blasted Jimmy Buffet per our usual and had a great time!

  • New takeaway: play music for my clients!!

We shot at beach pull off in Kin Town. Its right across the street from the non-tactical gate at Hansen, if you’re familiar with it. I suggested it because I like the story behind us. We live across the bay in the background. We pass this beach every time we go see Daddy at work or check the mail.

Notice the real life, taking my own advice: FOOD! Yes, the box of raisins made it in the shot. :D I’ok with that. That’s the story of being 2 and 4 years old, amiright?

Here’s my favorite family shot :

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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.

Mom’s vision was just up my alley.  No posed shots, just a normal Saturday morning in their home.  She knew the light was best in the morning, even in a base house! And even better, They didn’t have a lick of government furniture in their living room.  I can’t even say that for myself! I think we can all agree it just doesn’t photograph well :D

Big bro took his reading seriously. And can you believe he required wearing that blazer?! Kid’s got style

 

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Cheers!

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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.