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alison bell, virginia beach Photographer

Family photos
even dad enjoys. 

As a busy mom who's looking for an easy, real-life representation of your crazy crew, Alison Bell Photography gets it.

With a relaxed approach that focuses on give you something to DO, you won't be left feeling awkward about where to look or where to put your hands. 

"I love how we all look comfortable and genuinely happy in the pictures. It wasn’t forced or posed."

Whether you're staying a week at Sand Bridge Beach filled with salty sun-bleached hair,  local to Pleasure House Point, or want an adventure in a quirky spot like ViBE Creative District, or some relaxed shots at your home, I specialize giving you something to DO so you connect with your people no matter where we are.  

playful, easy shots of              people


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Don't let another year go by without these priceless moments Documented

Whether you're a mom feeling the nagging pull to do regular family photos or it's been years since your last session - I've got you covered! While there's nothing 'easy' about family photos, I make photo day fun and delightful.... even for dad.

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I believe in making this as easy as possible when preparing for a family shoot. As you view the portfolio, you'll notice how comfortable the atmosphere is I strive to create. With my easygoing personality, my photo shoots are quick and painless for those who aren't excited about the occasion. We see you, Dad.

FAST. fun. done.

family photos done in minutes, not hours.

let's get this done

Kids are crazy. Work with a photographer who gets it.

I'll help you with what to wear.

Have fun taking family photos that you'll actually like.

Have authentic shots of you with your people. 

Get your family photos done in a fraction of the time.

I don’t charge for ‘extra’ people because I don’t believe anyone in your fam is extra”

There is NOTHING easy about family photos.

Is it worth making time in everyone's busy schedule for a fast photo session?

Will these photos capture the family's personality, or just be a wasted effort?

It's totally understandable to have hesitations—it can seem daunting!

But fear not—I'm here from what to wear to printed in your hands. I will help as much or as little as you need for a truly enjoyable experience beyond your wildest dreams. 

you're Probably questioning if family photos will be worth it.

I find joy in chaos. The louder, the better!

I'm a USMC spouse, South Carolina native, recovering homeschool mama of a 4 boy circus.

They've taught me the most important facet of family photography: KEEP IT FUN!

hey, I'm Alison!

As your family photographer, I want to make this experience as easy and painless as possible. Family photography sessions can be delightful and fast!
You'l never regret having too many photos... but you may regret not having them at all. 

How it works







Planning and preparing for the best photography session starts from the moment you book. I am here to make sure your session, from start to finish, is easy and painless. Together, we will decide on colors, clothing and plan the perfect location for your family photography session.

Family photography sessions take preparation and planning, but the second step - the photo shoot itself - can be both fun and delightful. This is the time to fully show love, laughter and create beautiful memories together. Even dad won't feel awkward in front of the camera! I have secrets up my sleeve to give you something to do. I take control!

The final step is the easiest—I come alongside you to make sure your beautiful photos end up on your walls, not stuck in a hard drive. I want you not only to record precious moments with family, but also to easily bring them into the physical environment around you within a couple weeks without any hassle.

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