Fellow Photographer’s Family On the Beach

Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.

Another photographer asked, “What’s inspiring you right now?” I have to say this island. The vibrant blues. The golden rims of light against a pink sunset. Clients willing to get IN the water -scroll to the bottom for some of that!

Is it just me, or don’t we all have those families we flew in on the Patriot with that we see time to time? You run into them at the PX, the post office, the commissary, shoot even on Facebook. You say hi (if you don’t you should!) because you shared a searing experience. You’re bonded!

(On a side note have you ever considered the unaccompanied service members on those flights?? I’m betting they get put between all the family groups in odd places with no respite. Bless them.)

This family is one of those families for me! That was three years ago and little dude was much smaller, about six months old. We all lived in the Westpac TLF at the same time and bought similar cars!

Dani is also a photographer which made it all the more a privilege to photograph their family before they PCS next fall. She’s also got some serious cake skills!

Can I rave about little miss’s dress? Its the cutest stinkin thing I’ve seen in a long time! Just a miniature dress I’d buy for myself.

Also, this session goes on my record for most reschedules. Initially we were set for MARCH. It finally happened mid May. We can’t even count the times we said “Ok next Wednesday or Thursday if the weather works” only for the weather never to work. Or for soccer to never end. Or for swim lessons to start. Or sitters not be available. Or the forecast to change from rain to sun without us knowing. Praise y’all for your perseverance!! I want to give you a trophy!

As always, check out my instagram for more images!

Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.
Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.
Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.
Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.
Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.
Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.

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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