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        USMC Retirement Ceremony | Military Ceremony Photography

        It was such an honor just to be asked to photograph friends’ retirement ceremony! We were both in Okinawa at the same time but didn’t connect until we were stationed in Quantico and the Pentagon.

        This was exactly how I would want to execute a retirement ceremony – like a party. They served dinner, an open bar, fancy cake, and dancing! Very much like a wedding – Joe was the bride!

        Military ceremonies always well up a deep sense of pride and patriotism. I’m a sucker for the formality and traditions of military services…. and uniforms!

        What I wasn’t expecting was the USMC reunion that took place! Marines from our first duty station, from overseas, and from more recent tours all in one place. And we had plenty of time to catch up over drinks!

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        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.

        USMC Retirement Ceremony | Quantico, VA

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        USMC retirement ceremony at montclair country club in virginia
        USMC retirement ceremony at montclair country club in virginia
        USMC retirement ceremony at montclair country club in virginia
        USMC retirement ceremony at montclair country club in virginia
        USMC retirement ceremony at montclair country club in virginia
        USMC retirement ceremony at montclair country club in virginia
        USMC retirement ceremony at montclair country club in virginia
        USMC retirement ceremony at montclair country club in virginia group photos
        USMC retirement ceremony at montclair country club in 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!

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

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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!