In home family photo session in Virginia Beach, VA
Kayley saw my vision. Her goals for these photos was spot on to my goals for in home photos! These days seem to be so long, but go by so dang fast! They’re set up to move this summer and wanted to capture this time, these ages, these days just as they are right now.
Hi, I’m Alison, your chaos coordinator.
As the ringleader of my own 4 boy circus, I know how hard getting family photos can be.
If I could dress your kids and literally hang your family photos on your walls, I would.
…but I can’t, so I do just about everything else in between.
That’s why I take the time to hold your hand from start to finish.
Because what good are family photos if your kids never see them?
Our active duty USMC family is currently stationed in Virginia Beach near Norfolk, Chesapeake, and Hampton in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia. I call Charleston SC home and go back as often as I can! I shoot families and weddings as travel permits. Check out more of my work in Charleston here.
What are In home lifestyle sessions?
In home lifestyle family photos are exactly what they sound like! I come in for 60-90 minutes and capture your family doing their thang. We’ll have a prioritized list of things they love doing and sweet milestones they’re mastering. We work down that list top to bottom and keep going as long as we’re having fun!
- Crawling up the stairs
- Swinging in the back yard
- Jumping on Mommy & Daddy’s bed
- Reaching for a light switch
- Marking the growth chart
- Licking a bowl of batter
- Reading on the bed
- Standing on their tippy toes
- Nerf Wars
- Tea parties
- Snacks at the table
- Legos on the floor
Does it have to be at my house?! What if my house isn’t cute?!
This freaks most people out. But it doesn’t need to be your WHOLE house, nor does your house need to be styled for Southern Living. Think of two rooms – a living space, kitchen, and most of the time the master bed. That’s it. We can add in the front porch or back patio and you’ll be shocked what a full story we can capture!
What more details? I’ve written ALL about it – how to prep your house, when to schedule, and WHY right here. But don’t wait. They’ll be different people in six months!
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.
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!