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Alison bell, okinawa, half priced, mini session, family photographer

 

My entire goal as a photographer is to offer affordable, beautiful images for everyone. I intentionally keep my prices as reasonable as possible with many options for my clients.

Half Priced Minis are just that – half the price. I gather 3 or more families at a pre determine time and location for back to back sessions 15 minutes each.

Ideal for:

  • Families
  • Updated infant/toddler portraits
  • Birthday portraits
  • Simple maternity photos
  • Christmas Cards
  • Simple senior portraits
  • Mommy & me
  • Daddy & me
  • Anything!

UPGRADE:  The mini session comes with 3 downloads, but you can upgrade to the entire gallery for an additional $100 ($325 value). Upgrading is available at any time – before or after your session.

FREE Additional Downloads – I offer a free download per review on Facebook or Google. Thats up to 2 digital downloads for free. Just shoot me a screen shot of each review and I’ll send instructions. Get your spouse to write a review

New dates are announced to the waitlist 24 hours before its open to the public. Get on the waitlist now! http://eepurl.com/bZJ6UD

 

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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.
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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 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.
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What to Wear | Alison Bell Photographer Okinawa

 

What to wear?! It’s probably the third most important question after you nail down date and location.  I tend to downplay the importance because I’m just not a clothes person. But after years of photographing families, I can tell you it make the difference between a ‘nice’ photo and a stunning photo.

 

Dress for your location. If you’re going to be outside (and most of us are) don’t wear business attire, not even business casual.  Slacks are out of place. So are loafers. That brings me to…

 

Shoes matter. You could be looking good and your sneakers/running shoes/crocs/$3 flip flops ruin it. No shoes is a great option for beaches and kids.

 

Don’t match. The days of all wearing the same color, and especially white shirts and denim, are over. Please let it die.

 

Have a vision. It doesn’t matter if your vision comes from Pinterest, a catalog, or you think it up on your own. If you don’t have any inspiration, check out Pantone’s Fashion report.  If you have a color in mind but need help on compliments, check out Design Seeds.  You can search palettes by a single color.

 

Start with your hardest person first. For me, its my husband. He’s already been photographed in half of his wardrobe! Next, the kiddies. But I have a secret. Shop somewhere like Old Navy or The Children’s Place that has a mix & match line.  Usually you can find some great complementary shirts and pants that work all in the same place.  But mix in what you already have – O has a shirt, L has shorts, R needs a whole outfit, J needs pants.

 

Accessorize! Sunglasses, long necklace, big floppy hat, fedora, scarf, bracelets, the options are endless.  You don’t need to wear them the entire shoot, but having something to do with your hands makes for much more natural shots and interaction. Check out the dollar store (Daiso) for some great options on all of it.

 

At the end of the day, aim for a better version of your every day selves.  Not too nice, but nicer than usual. Comfortable! Something you’d wear again and again.

Here’s how we turned out

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Next in the series will be make up and hair!! Stay Tuned.

 

 

 

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.
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