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        Another photographer asked, “What’s inspiring you right now?” I have to say this island. The vibrant blues. The golden rims of light against a pink sunset. Clients willing to get IN the water -scroll to the bottom for some of that!

        Is it just me, or don’t we all have those families we flew in on the Patriot with that we see time to time? You run into them at the PX, the post office, the commissary, shoot even on Facebook. You say hi (if you don’t you should!) because you shared a searing experience. You’re bonded!

        (On a side note have you ever considered the unaccompanied service members on those flights?? I’m betting they get put between all the family groups in odd places with no respite. Bless them.)

        This family is one of those families for me! That was three years ago and little dude was much smaller, about six months old. We all lived in the Westpac TLF at the same time and bought similar cars!

        Dani is also a photographer which made it all the more a privilege to photograph their family before they PCS next fall. She’s also got some serious cake skills!

        Can I rave about little miss’s dress? Its the cutest stinkin thing I’ve seen in a long time! Just a miniature dress I’d buy for myself.

        Also, this session goes on my record for most reschedules. Initially we were set for MARCH. It finally happened mid May. We can’t even count the times we said “Ok next Wednesday or Thursday if the weather works” only for the weather never to work. Or for soccer to never end. Or for swim lessons to start. Or sitters not be available. Or the forecast to change from rain to sun without us knowing. Praise y’all for your perseverance!! I want to give you a trophy!

        As always, check out my instagram for more images!

        Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.
        Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.
        Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.
        Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.
        Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.
        Family of 4, toddler and preschooler, photo session on the beach in Okinawa Japan by Alison Bell Photographer.

        As a mom of 4 wild and crazy boys, I'm a master tickler and potty talk enthusiast. I live for the challenge of bringing a fun atmosphere to family photos! Grumpy two-year-old? Send ‘em my way! I’m looking for connection, not perfection. Currently living in Quantico, VA; serving the surrounding Stafford, Woodbridge, Occoquan and surrounding Northern Virginia area. Let's get in touch!