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        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.

        The Woods Family also owns and operates Hemp House Wellness, the very first CBD boutique in Virginia Beach. They’re on Great Neck road at VA Beach Blvd, check them out!

        Alison bell family photographer

        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.

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        Alison is the chaos-commanding family photographer in Virginia Beach, VA thriving in the loud & messy offering in home lifestyle, outdoor, and extended family sessions.

        Owner & Photographer of Alison Bell, Photographer, she is also the circus ring leader of four boys, half-homeschooling USMC family.

        Alison offers full-contact family photo sessions with wardrobe styling, sessions that feel like a party and custom print shopping. Even Dad has a good time!

        She's on a mission to get your images in your hand, rather than gathering digital dust! Get an album and print dozens of shots in one place!

        If you can't remember last time your family did photos, its time to chat asap!

        Clients rave about how easy and enjoyable their session is and how their kids wanting to do it again!

        Alison Bell, Photographer serves VA Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Cape Charles, and Hampton in Hampton Roads area of Virginia.

        Find her on Insta @alisonbellphotog!

        Hi! I’m Alison!

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

        I’m a chaos-commanding family photographer thriving in the loud & messy.

        I love freezing time, photographing families in their own element at home, or on the beach!

        I’m  the ring leader of four boy circus, half-homeschooling USMC family, currently in Virginia Beach, VA!

        Follow the antics on IG @alisonbellphotog!