A photo session in the snow has been on my bucket list for a few years now… but I also have an aversion to climates that are cold enough to snow. Virginia Beach is too cold for me!
The Lantz family was already scheduled with the forecast came in pink! This southern driver was willing to *slowly* get there to do my first session in the snow!
And their two boys have the same names as two of mine. It was a killer in home session!
Magazine Family Feature
Do you get one of these neighborhood magazines? Moving to VA Beach was the first time I’d seen one…also the first time I’d lived off a military base in almost 6 years! They’re everywhere now!
Some people think they’re cheesy but I LOVE IT. The first issue was about people in my neighborhood who owned a brewery! Never mind it was during covid and HPCON C so we didn’t actually go for full year, but stillllll I felt in the know! It still helps me keep tabs on what is going on.
Fast forward 12 months and I’m one of the contributing photographers for not on my magazine but several others in the area.
What I love about it is meeting new people and business owners in my own backyard. Entrepreneurship is such an adventure and everyone’s journey is interesting to me.
How To Be a Cover Family
Submit a request! We’re always looking for families willing to be on the cover. The editorial listing on your magazine will have the point of contact for submission requests.
Beware: the publishing deadline is EARLY. To get in a May issue, the deadline is April 1st. It always runs that far a head which is challenging.
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.
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!