I don’t know why, but almost more than any other type of session, I love photographing just-born-babies still in the hospital.  Maybe because I loved that time so much with my own. Maybe because its SO short. Maybe just because I like babies!

Its a privilege to be invited into this time to document it. Mom & Dad were so fun (just like their maternity session) , laid back, and made an awesome team.

Check out my absolute favorite shot here!

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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.

Combined senior and family session is the way to go! If you don’t have an elaborate list of shots, locations or wardrobe changes, two sessions in one is very doable.  That’s exactly what we did here. We went to the Torii in Yomitan which had a nice variety to give our senior options, and a bathroom for a small wardrobe change. And of course, its very Okinawan.

Tips for senior sessions - 

Bring a sibling or friend along. Anyone that can make your senior laugh. Being in front of the camera is awkward! A side kick helps cut the awkwardness.

Accessorize – As with any session, something to do with your hands or easily change out like a hat, large necklace, soccer ball, guitar or other momento of his or her interests.

Walk away. Having mom stare at him while he’s in front of the camera just amplifies the tension.

Have fun! Its only an hour or less, so relax, it’ll be over soon ;)

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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.

Don’t forget your family photos! Not that there’s not already enough to do for your trans continental move.

It’s probably a little late for some, but late summer movers still have time. I’m booking through August now. It’ll be here before we know it.

This family leaves soon. They’ve been good friends and neighbors.  My boys will even miss them! I’m so glad they thought to bring Marco. He’s more than their family dog, he’s the cal de sac dog too :D Everyone knows Marco. Check out my favorite shot him here! 

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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.
Apr 06, 2017

In Home newborn sessions are one of my faves! I love photographing baby in his home, especially when a EAS is just around the corner. He’ll never come back to this place where he was born, but he’ll have photos and see it as if he remembers.

Mom & dad were so fun and laid back. Big sis was not pleased with our scheming. Click here to see my favorite of her! 

Blessings in the states, guys!

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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.

This. This is the Gospel.

Mom & Dad adopted five siblings. FIVE.

“Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama, Mama”

“How many times do you hear ‘mama?’”

With a sweet loving smile, “Oh constant.”

I pray that I am growing in patience like her!

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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.