2022 Cherry Blossom Photos | Family Photographers Near Me
This cherry blossom season was a beast! It started with the National Park Service in DC predicting (for the first time in 10 years) an early peak bloom. It caught me entirely off guard! My favorite cherry in Quantico blooms a week earlier than cherry trees which put those mini sessions in a totally tizzy.
Then there was a late freeze mid March that completely ruined the magnolia blooms from VA Beach to DC. We had to cancel a dozen mini sessions.
As for Virginia Beach, the cherry trees usually bloom a week earlier than Washington DC. I keep an eye on the Tidal Basin updates from the NPS to make our plans. Well, I turned into a botanist watching the fourth and fifth stages of blossoms (peduncle elongation and puffy blossoms). VA Beach’s trees ended up blooming a full week later than the Tidal Basin in DC! I was so worried the whole time.
But in the end, we planned our Virginia Beach mini sessions for March 26, pushed to Sunday the 27th to give the trees another day for blooms and in the end it was perfect! They even held out a storm the following Thursday and were photo worthy for another weekend.
Mini sessions are 15-20 minute sessions
More time does not equal more value because more time never made anyone cry less, or have more fun! Weather your kids are grown and cooperative, or super young and uncooperative, its perfect for simple updated family photos, cake smash, maternity, high school seniors, milestones, or Christmas card shots!
Yes! 15 minutes is enough!
More time is not more value. My mission is to leave you asking, “That’s it?!”
Fast. Fun. Done.
Dad is going to be pleased and you’re going to be shocked I got so many happy faces so quickly!
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Mini sessions happen roughly once a quarter, sometimes more often in the busy seasons.HEY! I'm Alison, Your Fun And Hilarious Family & Newborn Photographer!
I'm a South Carolina native, USMC spouse, and recovering homeschool mama of a four boy circus. Bring me your crazy!
After 11 years of photographing families all over the world, I've realized my clients aren't printing their images. We go through all this work to get dressed, coordinated and then let those photos die on the hard drive.
There's nothing easy about family photos but I'm here to help you with every step from what to wear to printed in your hands whether thats an album or wall art. I want you to Make your people the rock star of your house!
You'll be reminded of what really matters every day when you see the giant prints of your crew laughing on your walls every. single. day.
Currently stationed in Virginia Beach, Virginia photographing families all over the Hampton Roads area from Suffolk, Norfolk, Chesapeake and the Eastern Shore all the way to Portsmouth and Elizabeth City!
Follow along on the Gram at @alisonbellphotog or reach out today!
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!