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        Wingate Place Wedding on Johns Island, SC

        I was floored when Nika asked me to shoot her wedding. Not surprised though because she’s always had a knack for pulling people together and supporting her tribe. Even when this tribe member as been moving around the world the last 12 years!

        I gave her every reason to pick someone else! I didn’t want her to feel constrained just because we were old friends. Wedding photos are the only thing that will last from this day and it was way too important to be bogged down in niceties!

        It’s been at least 5 years since I’ve photographed a wedding. It’s not new, but I was rusty. Rusty enough to be super nervous the entire month of May!

        I am SO glad I grateful for another go at it! One, it’s an honor to be part of such a big day, made more so being a long time childhood friend. Professionally, it was SUCH A DELIGHT! It wasn’t nearly as hard, long, difficult, stressful or any other negative feeling I’d attached to it!

        Lesson: DO IT SCARED. Y’all I was scared. I hired a second, had two cameras, all the batteries, all the backups. I was still anxious as all get out. But I’d never known how much fun it could be had if I ran away from it!

        Nika & Ben, Thank you! Bless you for your perseverance in waiting a full year after shut down. Bless you for your thoughtfulness, spirit, and joy you put into every detail.

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        Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
        Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
        Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
        Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
        Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
        Outdoor Lowcountry SC wedding on Johns Island at Wingate Place with live oaks
        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!