Big Family Ages 2-10 On the Beach

Big faBig family, young kids family photo session by Alison Bell, Photographer. #alisonbellphotog alisonbellphotographer.commily photography Quantico, VA by Alison Bell Photographer. #alisonbellphotog www.alisonbellphotographer.com

April found my photo work before we even met. Inside I freaked out. WHAT?! Are you kidding me?! I still can’t believe it 18 months later (or is it longer??)

We were almost neighbors in Oki and we ended up in the same Classical Conversation campus (a God thing) annnnd at the same church. Our boys loved each other, and she’s so cool she took on our hamster before our big move to Quantico, VA. (We were beginning to get a little desperate!)

The weather was so bad the last two weeks in Okinawa we couldn’t make plans for anything. I think we had it on the back burner “just in case” for 2 weeks. We found a last minute date in the forecast and went for it! We’re talking just a few days to plan – more than 2 but less than 5! (My memory fails me just two months after the fact. ha!)

This was also my very. last. session in Okinawa. I was reluctant to call it the last, even after it happened. I captioned my IG story “possibly my last session…”

I was willing to take sessions as long as the weather was nice and I had a car! Thanks to some friends we did have two cars until the last 3 days. But the weather was wretched.

Okinawa was huge for me. It was a massive change in location and in lighting from Alabama. It took me over a year to ‘master’ the open lighting and find my groove. I mourned our PCS the entire year, especially the the last 4 months.

I don’t think anything will compare to my work there. (I say that now, but I’ve seen two other photog friends leave Oki and do just as amazing work in the PNW and Colorado as Oki. If you’re in either place look up Lauren Casino and Mindy Arnolt!)

Without further adieu, here’s a family of 6 with four kids ages 2-8!

Big family photography Quantico, VA by Alison Bell Photographer. #alisonbellphotog www.alisonbellphotographer.com
Big family photography Quantico, VA by Alison Bell Photographer. #alisonbellphotog www.alisonbellphotographer.com
Big family photography Quantico, VA by Alison Bell Photographer. #alisonbellphotog www.alisonbellphotographer.com
Big family photography Quantico, VA by Alison Bell Photographer. #alisonbellphotog www.alisonbellphotographer.com
Big family photography Quantico, VA by Alison Bell Photographer. #alisonbellphotog www.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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