My Own Family Session

Alison Bell, Kin, beach, blue water, family, child, kid photography, kin town

I know first hand awkward it can be in FRONT of the camera! Just about every year we have our own family photos done. The only exception was that one year with two PCS’s within 6 months of each other, so you can imagine why. 😉  When I give advice on keeping it stress-free, its from experience!

I contacted Kristi James Photography before she PCS’ed and said “I just want blue water!!!” I’m not a fan of the muddy looking water at sunset. We’re a family of all boys, lots of energy and the beach is just our jam.  I can sit on my tail while everyone can go different directions and everyone is happy. Arguing? I just send em walking in opposite ways. I brought my favorite beach chair (because I take it every. single. time.) and my bluetooth speaker.  I blasted Jimmy Buffet per our usual and had a great time!

  • New takeaway: play music for my clients!!

We shot at beach pull off in Kin Town. Its right across the street from the non-tactical gate at Hansen, if you’re familiar with it. I suggested it because I like the story behind us. We live across the bay in the background. We pass this beach every time we go see Daddy at work or check the mail.

Notice the real life, taking my own advice: FOOD! Yes, the box of raisins made it in the shot. 😀 I’ok with that. That’s the story of being 2 and 4 years old, amiright?

Here’s my favorite family shot :

Alison Bell, Kin, beach, blue water, family, child, kid photography, kin town Alison Bell, Kin, beach, blue water, family, child, kid photography, kin town Alison Bell, Kin, beach, blue water, family, child, kid photography, kin town

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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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