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.