GO BACK
        TO MENU

        The thing about being a photog is that I know how I want MY photos to look, from the weather during the session to the colors that hang on my wall. Kinda makes me a nightmare client.

        With our PCS out of Okinawa imminent I knew what I wanted.

        I even had my dress purchased months before booking. I knew what month I wanted, location, time, and even the shot list.

        It took months before I had the guts to ask Heather Johnson Photography if she’d be willing to work with me. I gave her all the outs because I knew what I was asking.

        But SHE SAID YES!

        I had bought all the boys’ shirts at H&M in December. Then I changed my mind. I didn’t want them in tees, I wanted my boys in Southern attire complete with belts and Rainbows. I mean, my dress was a little *too* fancy to go with t-shirts!

        It just so happens the week I changed my mind was Golden Week in Japan. Akin to the week before Christmas stateside. What was I thinking! I went Rycom Mall twice with my boys in tow! Shoot me dead.

        But it was so worth it. You can see all my preparations on Instagram. Complete with video and pro tips of the before!

        Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
        Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
        Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
        Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
        Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
        Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
        Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
        Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
        Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
        Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
        Family photo session on the beach by Heather Johnson Photography
        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!