Family of 4 | Beach Family Session

Fun, stress free family photos with Alison Bell, Photographer on the beach in Okinawa, Japan.

Family photos with a preschooler and infant are some of my favorite. Three year olds just tell you like it is and I LOVE that. This little dude was especially cool because he already knew me as “Reid’s mom.” I’m pretty sure he even asked where Reid was before we started… or maybe I’m just imagining that.

Like all preschool boys, he wasn’t totally into the photo thing. He wasn’t fully on board with ‘helping’ or playing with his 9 month old his sister.

I don’t say that to bash him, but to show what super awesome shots we still got! I didn’t force it. We played. We ran, chased, splashed, and took breaks when he needed. If you’re on the fence about doing photos because of the temperament of your small crew, you just need to find the right photog 😉

And even more, this gallery was TWICE as big as my usual deliveries. I had to wave the white flag of surrender because I couldn’t narrow it down any further. #sorrynotsorry

This family session actually happened on the originally scheduled day! That’s a huge reason to rejoice as have I’ve had two sessions dangling in the air due to rain and heavy clouds. And the forecast this weekend doesn’t look any better. Being 30 days out from our big PCS to Quantico, that’s nerve wrecking!

You can see my favorite shot from the whole session here.

Playful, stress free family photos with Alison Bell, Photographer on the beach in Okinawa, Japan.
Playful, stress free family photos with Alison Bell, Photographer on the beach in Okinawa, Japan.
Playful, stress free family photos with Alison Bell, Photographer on the beach in Okinawa, Japan.
Playful, stress free family photos with Alison Bell, Photographer on the beach in Okinawa, Japan.
Playful, stress free family photos with Alison Bell, Photographer on the beach in Okinawa, Japan.
Playful, stress free family photos with Alison Bell, Photographer on the beach in Okinawa, Japan.
Playful, stress free family photos with Alison Bell, Photographer on the beach in Okinawa, Japan.
Playful, stress free family photos with Alison Bell, Photographer on the beach in Okinawa, Japan.
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!

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!

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