My Own Family Session…Last One in Okinawa

The thing about being a photog is that I know how I want MY photos to look, from the weather during the session to the colors that hang on my wall. Kinda makes me a nightmare client.

With our PCS out of Okinawa imminent I knew what I wanted.

I even had my dress purchased months before booking. I knew what month I wanted, location, time, and even the shot list.

It took months before I had the guts to ask Heather Johnson Photography if she’d be willing to work with me. I gave her all the outs because I knew what I was asking.

But SHE SAID YES!

I had bought all the boys’ shirts at H&M in December. Then I changed my mind. I didn’t want them in tees, I wanted my boys in Southern attire complete with belts and Rainbows. I mean, my dress was a little *too* fancy to go with t-shirts!

It just so happens the week I changed my mind was Golden Week in Japan. Akin to the week before Christmas stateside. What was I thinking! I went Rycom Mall twice with my boys in tow! Shoot me dead.

But it was so worth it. You can see all my preparations on Instagram. Complete with video and pro tips of the before!

Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
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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