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I thought December would be a slow month. Christmas card sessions done, ease into the winter months of cold water. NOPE! I’ve had more inquiries for families traveling to Okinawa. Is the high season for tourism the winter months here? Surely not because the water is cold… right?

Regardless, I’m grateful for the overflow. Delightful surprise. This family was one of the first to ask, even before my December calendar was available. And even better, Mom and Dad’s anniversary!

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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 was the hardest session to schedule. ever. I was so so grateful for mom’s good nature and optimism!! This was literally our fourth attempt. And just as Murphy’s Law would have it, baby man woke up with a cold and wasn’t having it. Too much going for putting it off any longer. Little lady put off her shyness and hammed it up for the camera!

 

Family of four, infant and preschooler, at zakimi castle in okinawa japan by alison bell photographer

Family of four, infant and preschooler, at zakimi castle in okinawa japan by alison bell photographer

Family of four, infant and preschooler, at zakimi castle in okinawa japan by alison bell photographer

Family of four, infant and preschooler, at zakimi castle in okinawa japan by alison bell photographer

Family of four, infant and preschooler, at zakimi castle in okinawa japan by alison bell 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.

I had the joy of photographing this family two years ago when lil miss was just about a year old. She clung to her mama something fierce back then too! Its amazing how much innate personality is evident before the first year of life.

Now they’re a family of three and we got to shoot on their anniversary! How cool is that?!

Family of three on the beach in OKinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer, toddler, infant, family of 5, preschooler Family of three on the beach in OKinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer, toddler, infant, family of 5, preschooler Family of three on the beach in OKinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer, toddler, infant, family of 5, preschooler Family of three on the beach in OKinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer, toddler, infant, family of 5, preschooler

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.

It is divine providence that we made this happen! Mom reached out well in advance of their unexpected PCS for their final Oki photo session. But as things go, they were going to be leaving sooner than expected! Mom & Dad sat in front of us at church when I had my calendar open and “just happened” to notice an open date. It worked! The weather was lovely! And the tide was high – higher than I’d ever seen it. It was almost problematic with a large family! We also got in a few Simple Senior photos of their eldest.

True story: I sat everyone up on dry sand (I checked!), just past the tide. All 8 were just settled when stepped back and jokingly said “Hey, Will, watch out for a rogue wave!” You can see what happened next:

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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.

What dad LOVES photos? I’m not sure I’ve ever met a dad that was thrilled. Happy to comply, yes, but not looking forward to it. Dad was no exception here. It makes the gorgeous shots of him all the sweeter!

These guys were a joy! Probably the largest age range I’ve worked with in some time. But I’ll always take a feisty little one over prim and proper olders any day. Photographing was the easy part. Choosing the best shots was the hardest!
Large family of 8 on the beach at sunset in Yomitan, Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell PhotographerLarge family of 8 on the beach at sunset in Yomitan, Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer

couple, mom and dad on the beach in okinawa japan at sunset by alison bell photographer

Large family of 8 on the beach at sunset in Yomitan, Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell PhotographerLarge family of 8 on the beach at sunset in Yomitan, Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell 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.