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There it is! We’re making Quantico, VA home summer 2019. My goal is to be ready to shoot by August 2019. If you’re in the area already, or will be there this summer, LOOK RIGHT! (That way >>) I’ve got a Waitlist just from you! You’ll be notified when my calendar is open and get first dibs on Half Price Minis dates. Add alison@alisonbellphotographer.com to your contacts to prevent spam.
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Alison Bell is a fun family photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan. Soon to be Quantico, VA summer 2019. Connection and imperfection is the name of the game! Contact her at alison@alisonbellphotographer.com for availability. 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 fun family photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan. Soon to be Quantico, VA summer 2019. Connection and imperfection is the name of the game! Contact her at alison@alisonbellphotographer.com for availability. 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 fun family photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan. Soon to be Quantico, VA summer 2019. Connection and imperfection is the name of the game! Contact her at alison@alisonbellphotographer.com for availability. 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 fun family photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan. Soon to be Quantico, VA summer 2019. Connection and imperfection is the name of the game! Contact her at alison@alisonbellphotographer.com for availability. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.

Family of boys had me completely in my element! Checking for boogers, potty talk and Fortnite. Its late October and Mom was up for getting in the water! I’m hanging on to that as long as possible.

The weather all day was gloomy overcast. We had changed locations and at the last moment the sun was out and we stuck with Mermaid’s Grotto. It was risky but paid off entirely!

Family of four with small boys on the beach at Mermaid's Grotto in Okinawa, Japan by Alison Bell, Photographer Family of four on the beach in Okinawa Japan, Alison Bell, Photographer Family of four with small boys on the beach at Mermaid's Grotto in Okinawa, Japan by Alison Bell, Photographer Family of four with small boys on the beach at Mermaid's Grotto in Okinawa, Japan by Alison Bell, Photographer

Alison Bell is a fun family photographer currently living in Okinawa, Japan. Soon to be Quantico, VA summer 2019. Connection and imperfection is the name of the game! Contact her at alison@alisonbellphotographer.com for availability. She lives with her best friend and Marine, and their four lively boys.