Cherry Blossom Cake Smash + Family Sesh

Baby's first birthday and cake smash photo session with the whole family by Alison Bell, Photographer on Quantico Marine Corps base. alisonbellphotographer.com

Baby girl turned one! We got the whole family in on it.

Happy {Belated} First Birthday!!

It’s not business as usual. I’m used to homeschooling, but the load doubled and I lost ALL my editing time!


This session was TWO weeks ago! Maybe longer? I’ve lost track. *Insert snarky comment about photographers guilting and shaming each other here #benice*

Mom was planning for cherry blossom photos for weeeeeks.

We planned to execute about the time the state at home orders came down. 😷 Thankfully, she loved the look of the tree that was already in full bloom on my street and we went for it… distantly of course.


Annnd we managed a full session with big bro, mom and dad on a weekday evening, even started before dad arrived!

Full sessions are limited only time and light. We nailed down a long list of shots in just one hour! More details here.

Baby's first birthday and cake smash photo session with the whole family by Alison Bell, Photographer on Quantico Marine Corps base. alisonbellphotographer.com
Baby's first birthday and cake smash photo session with the whole family by Alison Bell, Photographer on Quantico Marine Corps base. alisonbellphotographer.com
Baby's first birthday and cake smash photo session with the whole family by Alison Bell, Photographer on Quantico Marine Corps base. alisonbellphotographer.com
Baby's first birthday and cake smash photo session with the whole family by Alison Bell, Photographer on Quantico Marine Corps base. alisonbellphotographer.com
Baby's first birthday and cake smash photo session with the whole family by Alison Bell, Photographer on Quantico Marine Corps base. alisonbellphotographer.com
Baby's first birthday and cake smash photo session with the whole family by Alison Bell, Photographer on Quantico Marine Corps base. 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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