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        Truman Aircraft Carrier Homecoming | Navy Photographer Virginia Beach, VA

        Mom reached out to me about homecoming photos after months of reschedules. The original photographer she had hired was no longer available (understandably so!) but mom was in a bind. It was a massive aircraft carrier coming home after 10 months away. It had been extended by 3 months! Finding a photographer was getting tough.

        The Truman pulled in on time and liberty bell rang as scheduled. Unlike smaller homecomings, this was just a mass of people. Crowds were surrounding the pier, the gates and many people just stayed at the cars in the parking lot. Sailors leaving were in traffic jams at the gate as families were linking up and blocking the flow. And as any giant event, cell service was terrible!

        Military Ceremonies Are a Passion Project

        I so believe in the power of photography and documenting our history that I offer military photography far below market value.

        For many of us, our kids won’t even have cognitive memory of their parents’ active duty days. They’ll only have the photos we take.

        I’m on a mission to get you out of the cinderblock conference room to create beautiful, inspiring images of your career. Even if your spouse doesn’t want it. They’ll be glad to have them after.

        Separate from my family and branding work, military ceremonies have a different pricing structure based on location and duration. Reach out to me via the contact form for a custom quote!

        See More Ceremony Photo Inspiration

        At the end of a career, all that will be left are the photos and uniforms. I pray you have photos! If not for yourself, for your kids.

        Navy Homecoming Photos

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        navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
        navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
        navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
        navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
        navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
        navy ship homecoming at the pier in naval base norfolk, virginia
        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!