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        Pleasure House Point Family Photo Session | VA Beach

        “You’re a witch! They’re SO good! She [the 2 year old] was so difficult!” Those are the exact words from mom at her gallery reveal! She was in tears! Good tears!

        This was Pleasure House Point in NOVEMBER! A week before Thanksgiving! This is my kind of weather – nice and mild.

        Thanks to COVID we had to reschedule our session twice this fall. Its a miracle we got it in before the holidays and Dad was traveling for work. Fifty-two Saturdays a year can feel so limiting!

        We ended up with double my usual image return – 215 final images. Sure, many of them are similar, but there were just so many good ones even I had a hard time narrowing it down.

        Photos Should Be Fun

        I believe a photo session shouldn’t end in tears. If we can’t get in the groove withint 15 minutes, its just not going to happen. More time will not make it better.

        In our minds, we want photo sessions to be perfect: the kids wearing what we picked, acting like angels, smiling daintily into the camera and following every gentle instruction. 

        But that’s not real life. That daydream wouldn’t give us the all-out laughter like a well timed poop joke. Or the tight squeeze and look of adoration from your youngest in a bear hug. 

        I run my sessions like a party: we get the “look at me” grandma shot first, and the rest is fun and games. I curate moments and laughter through play. We to turn a blind eye to misbehavior because consequences and corrections never made anyone smile more.

        I run my sessions like a party

        We get the “look at me” grandma shot first, and the rest is fun and games. I curate moments and laughter through play. We to turn a blind eye to misbehavior because consequences and corrections never made anyone smile more.

        My Favorite Locations In Virginia Beach

        My favorite outdoor place to do family photos in VA Beach is the North End at the beach. But I’ve got a list of good ones and what makes them work.

        Even better are in home Saturday Sessions where we shoot in your home. Your home doesn’t need to be magazine worthy! Its much simpler because you’re not leaving the house or coordinating outfits.

        VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
        VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
        VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
        VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
        VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
        VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
        VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
        VA beach family photos at pleasure house point natural area in hampton roads, va by alison bell, photographer
        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!