Army Promotion Ceremony Quarantine Style

Army promotion ceremony photos at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Viriginia by Alison Bell, Photographer. alisonbellphotographer.com

Army promotion corona style!

I love military ceremonies. I love the formalities the military brings to a casual world. I love the Birthday Ball, pinnings/promotions, re-enlistments, retirements and graduations!

“Are you available later today to do some photos?”

“Let me check my schedule… um yes I’m completely free!”

< Insert giddy dance!!! >

Most people don’t care to higher a photog for such a simple event. I totally get it, we didn’t do it either.

I regret it!!! We had a skilled hobbiest help us, but he wasn’t able to do what I would have… or tell me to take off the awful rain jacket that looked awful with my dress! C’est la vie.

Normally there’s a crowd. Friends, family, Marines, (Soldiers this case!), followed by a party funded by the new pay raise!

This time, there was:

  • Immediate family
  • Promoting Officer
  • 1 Friend/neighbor
  • 1 Photographer (me!)
  • No party

But how cool is technology that they live streamed it to friends and family everywhere!?

Promotions are a BIG deal. I LOVE that my job gets me invited to a bunch of them. Even better when we’re friends.

This 20 minute ceremony has a final gallery of about 60 images. Sounds ridiculous, but I promise you they’re going to have a hard time deciding their top 3 images that come with the package. Just check out these 20ish of MY favorites:

Army promotion ceremony photos at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Viriginia by Alison Bell, Photographer. alisonbellphotographer.com
Army promotion ceremony photos at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Viriginia by Alison Bell, Photographer. alisonbellphotographer.com
Army promotion ceremony photos at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Viriginia by Alison Bell, Photographer. alisonbellphotographer.com
Army promotion ceremony photos at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Viriginia by Alison Bell, Photographer. alisonbellphotographer.com
Army promotion ceremony photos at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Viriginia by Alison Bell, Photographer. alisonbellphotographer.com
Army promotion ceremony photos at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Viriginia by Alison Bell, Photographer. alisonbellphotographer.com
Army promotion ceremony photos at Marine Corps University in Quantico, Viriginia by Alison Bell, Photographer. alisonbellphotographer.com
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.

No more!

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!

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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!

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