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        It is divine providence that we made this happen! Mom reached out well in advance of their unexpected PCS for their final Oki photo session. But as things go, they were going to be leaving sooner than expected! Mom & Dad sat in front of us at church when I had my calendar open and “just happened” to notice an open date. It worked! The weather was lovely! And the tide was high – higher than I’d ever seen it. It was almost problematic with a large family! We also got in a few Simple Senior photos of their eldest.

        True story: I sat everyone up on dry sand (I checked!), just past the tide. All 8 were just settled when stepped back and jokingly said “Hey, Will, watch out for a rogue wave!” You can see what happened next:

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        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!