Stress-Free Large Family of 7 | Ages 3-12

Large family photography focusing on fun and connection. Alison Bell, Photographer | Okinawa, Japan | Northern Virginia

This family is headed off just a week before I leave. Fifty five days as of our session! But no one is counting :).

This was their final pre-PCS family photo session. The ages ranged from 4 year old twins to 11 years old. Mom and Dad are chill, laid back and fun! It comes with the territory of masterminding a big family – there’s just so much you can control.

When friends ask me how I do it with four boys, I often tell them I just turn my head. Don’t watch the reasonable risk-taking and I won’t stress out.

When it comes to photo day, I encourage my parents to turn a blind eye. Tears won’t make the shots any better. Getting in trouble won’t make anyone smile more. But tickles will! Potty jokes will! Running like wild ban-gees and getting crazy with Dad will!

Check out my favorites from the session and see if you can tell who:

  1. Had a potty accident
  2. Fell three times
  3. Scrapped their knee

Bet you can’t!

Large fun family photographer with seven kids at Katsuren Castle in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell, Photographer
Large fun family photographer with seven kids at Katsuren Castle in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell, Photographer
Large fun family photographer with seven kids at Katsuren Castle in Okinawa Japan 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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