easy newborn photos for mamas who want to                 


alison bell, virginia beach newborn photographer

don't let those first days pass without being documented

You'll be sleep deprived. Your brain wont process long term memories no matter how hard you try. 
Don't look back a year from now and kick yourself for not catching these moments forever.

"Definitely get those newborn photos. They grow overnight and if you blink you miss it! Your mind doesn’t always remember it…so you will be so happy that you have your baby captured in professional photos so you can remember what their little feet and hands looked like. " - CHRISTINA

it's painless.
I come to you.

I make capturing your newborn's first memories effortless and stress-free by coming to you in the comfort of home. Let me provide a painless, enjoyable experience that preserves precious moments with ease!

Featured Work

Newborn photography captures the beautiful growth of a baby’s first few weeks and is so unique that every session is different! I invite you to view my newborn portfolio to feel confident you are choosing an experienced photographer who will deliver reliable results. 

"Alison was easy to work with, energetic, and made me feel comfortable, so that matched with everything I was looking for in a newborn photographer who would be coming to my house shortly after having a baby! I'm so glad we choose Alison to capture this special time for us."

she was everything i was looking for

You want beautiful newborn photos of your 

but the thought of arranging and dealing with a studio photoshoot is just too much. 

Not only do you have to worry about getting everyone dressed and to the studio on time, but spaces can be very cramped and uncomfortable - especially if you have other young children. 

Newborn Photography by Alison Bell offers in-home sessions that are half the time of traditional studio shoots, and capture the intimate details that studios simply can't.

little one

"It was intimidating to try to schedule not knowing what a feeding schedule could look like but Alison was so kind and flexible and worked with us." - CHRISTINA

"The whole session was painless! Alison found the best spaces in our home and made everything look great! You would never know that there was clutter anywhere!"

The most important photos you'll ever take

Include your entire family and pets in your photos.

Make older siblings feel more comfortable and involved

No need to worry about arranging transportation or finding a babysitter

Get beautiful photos of your baby without ever leaving the house

Capture the overlooked moments with your family gathered inside your nursery

Cherish these memories forever in your own home

Full service means you'll have prints in your hands

Complete an album to treasure forever before baby is one month old

Newborn photography is one of those things that you don’t realize how important it is until you do it. And when you do it, you’ll never regret it.

The newborn stage was one of my favorites. 

They change so dang much those first days and weeks. Just compare the first 48 hours! 

As a mom of 4, I know how difficult it can be to plan for photos after delivery. 

Will you feel up to it?
What will you wear? 

Don't let unanswered questions keep you from one opportunity to experience these first days over and over. 

There's nothing like a newborn.

I find joy in chaos. The louder, the better!

I'm a USMC spouse, South Carolina native, half-homeschooling mama of a 4 boy circus.

They've taught me the most important facet of family photography: KEEP IT FUN!

hey, I'm Alison!

ensure that you have beautiful images to cherish for a


Planning and preparing for your newborn photography session starts from the moment you book. I am here to make sure the session, from start to finish, is easy and painless. Together, we will decide on colors, clothing and plan the perfect location in your home for your photo session.

The second step in your newborn photography process is the photoshoot date, which we recommend within the first 10 days of birth. This enables me to capture those treasured memories before too many new-parent sleepless nights have set in! 

The final step in your session is designing the album; it’s one of the best ways to preserve those precious moments of your new addition. Within a couple weeks you'll have an album to display in your home and prints on your walls to cherish for years to come.

Family photography of your new addition is one of the most special gifts you can give yourself, and I'm here to make it as effortless, enjoyable, and fun as possible.