Pleasure House Point Family Photo Session

VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer

Pleasure House Point Family Photo Session | VA Beach

“You’re a witch! They’re SO good! She [the 2 year old] was so difficult!” Those are the exact words from mom at her gallery reveal! She was in tears! Good tears!

This was Pleasure House Point in NOVEMBER! A week before Thanksgiving! This is my kind of weather – nice and mild.

Thanks to COVID we had to reschedule our session twice this fall. Its a miracle we got it in before the holidays and Dad was traveling for work. Fifty-two Saturdays a year can feel so limiting!

We ended up with double my usual image return – 215 final images. Sure, many of them are similar, but there were just so many good ones even I had a hard time narrowing it down.

Photos Should Be Fun

I believe a photo session shouldn’t end in tears. If we can’t get in the groove withint 15 minutes, its just not going to happen. More time will not make it better.

In our minds, we want photo sessions to be perfect: the kids wearing what we picked, acting like angels, smiling daintily into the camera and following every gentle instruction. 

But that’s not real life. That daydream wouldn’t give us the all-out laughter like a well timed poop joke. Or the tight squeeze and look of adoration from your youngest in a bear hug. 

I run my sessions like a party: we get the “look at me” grandma shot first, and the rest is fun and games. I curate moments and laughter through play. We to turn a blind eye to misbehavior because consequences and corrections never made anyone smile more.

I run my sessions like a party

We get the “look at me” grandma shot first, and the rest is fun and games. I curate moments and laughter through play. We to turn a blind eye to misbehavior because consequences and corrections never made anyone smile more.

My Favorite Locations In Virginia Beach

My favorite outdoor place to do family photos in VA Beach is the North End Beach. But I’ve got a list of options and and what makes them work:

VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
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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