Archive for 'Baby & Child'

This was a BIG trip for this family. Transcontinental flights for Grandma’s 85th birthday. Can you imagine how elated she must have been to have (almost) everyone together?!

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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.

It took until January to get a fall look! I’m surprised it existed at all.

This family of seven was super fun and laid back. This park was perfectly set off the road with concrete structures to climb and thick grove of trees separating us from the road.

How sweet it this? Little man wanted to hold his twin sister’s hand!

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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.

Alison Bell Photographer | Mini Sessions | cosmos of Kin Okinawa

ANNOUNCEMENT! Can I get a bugler??

The first round of 2017 super mini sessions will be Saturday, February 4 in the Cosmos fields of Kin Town!

Have you been? White, pink, purple flowers flood the rice fields.  Its nestled between 329 and the expressway. This location is best suited for siblings, babies, maternity, mommy & me, individual shots, and very small groups.  Unless you want the Expressway going through your heads, I can’t recommend it for families.  (There will be more half price dates!)

For details on what $75 includes check out Session Information + FAQ!

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There are a limited number of slots available. A $25 deposit via PayPal is required to reserve your space. Email me to book at abellphotographer@gmail.com!

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.

Alison Bell, Photographer AVOIDTHECHEESE

We all do it.

You get behind the camera and instinctively blurt out, “Say cheeeeeeese!”
But that’s not what I’m after. And not what you want either. I want genuine personality in your images – photographs with heart and soul.

“Cheese” creates double chins and stiff necks.  No, thank you!

Allow the photog (me!)  to hang out with your little ones. You can step back for a minute, watch from a short distance. I’ve got tricks up my sleeve to get them interacting.  Or you can chat or tell jokes from behind the camera.  My personal favorite is potty talk. What kid doesn’t laugh at ‘fart’ or ‘poop’?!

Have FUN! Don’t be afraid to make faces, throw someone on your shoulders or upside down. Enjoy your family and it will come through in the photographs.

Most importantly, genuine interaction and authentic relationship shines when you are not looking at the camera. So don’t get stuck on “say cheese” or “look at the camera!”

For more tips and ideas on getting ready for your session check out this article. 

 

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.

These two. Not the usual chasing a two year old! They were so fun to hang out with.  They let me experiment a little and were so cooperative and patient. I was able to sit and chat with them as I photographed which made for a calm session.  So unusual and I loved it!

Mama is also well versed in traveling off island. She gave me some life saving tips for while we were in Tokyo. Did you know Black Cat will transport your bags between hotels and even from the airport?! Also, Honest Parking Service at Naha Airport is WELL worth it! Cheaper than long term parking and they meet you at departures to pick up and drop off your car.  No parking whatsoever.  Thank you Carrie!!

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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.