Beginning of the End In Okinawa

big-Big family, young kids family photo session by Alison Bell, Photographer. #alisonbellphotog alisonbellphotographer.com-photographer

I really really l-o-v-e photographing families with 1. Lots of kids and 2. Little kids. I say it a lot but I can’t help it. It’s ironic for me as a parent but man, the ornery the better. 


As a mom, I’m strict. I expect first time obedience and if you’ve seen my Instagram stories, you’ve seen our more creative and frequent consequences. When it comes to our own family photo session, I always require a photographer that can handle my crew with a cheerful command. 


But as a photographer, they ornery ones have so much life, and zeal and the faces are endless. I take that character and run with it, and hopefully they have no idea what’s going on. 


Our families here have parallel lives with the ages and spacing of our broods. Our boys are friends through our school group and mom was one of our tutors! We even left Okinawa within a month of each other to land in the Northern VA area together.

This was the third to final session in Okinawa. This family was awesome to join my crazy train. We didn’t know if we would have a car or if the weather would cooperate. We kept it open and prayed for the best.

IT WAS AWESOME! The pink, the blues, the teals. This sunset was my second colorful sunset of the season and possibly the last one I saw with my own eyes! 

Big family, young kids family photo session by Alison Bell, Photographer. #alisonbellphotog alisonbellphotographer.com
Big family, young kids family photo session by Alison Bell, Photographer. #alisonbellphotog alisonbellphotographer.com
Big family, young kids family photo session by Alison Bell, Photographer. #alisonbellphotog alisonbellphotographer.com
Big family, young kids family photo session by Alison Bell, Photographer. #alisonbellphotog alisonbellphotographer.com
Big family, young kids family photo session by Alison Bell, Photographer. #alisonbellphotog alisonbellphotographer.com
Big family, young kids family photo session by Alison Bell, Photographer. #alisonbellphotog 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!

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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