Okinawa reunion! It was so strange to be with these people and our families on @thenationalmall instead of our caldesac on McT. One in Germany and the rest of us on Northern VA. Now I need to look into space A to Europe!
Happy #fridayintroduction! This is my first one from @mcbquantico! It’s been a wild and crazy ride getting to Northern Virginia. This photo was taken in @canterburyuk
We moved out of our June 10, left Okinawa June 14 and spent two weeks in @Charleston 10 dreamy days across England and France for our 10th anniversary, 10 days in Ohio, 10 days in a hotel in Woodbridge and 7 nights camping in an empty house.
Today we should receive our non temp storage. #garagesale 🤪 Our HHG from Okinawa is still sitting in Baltimore port. I’ve lost count of the days but I’m pretty sure it’s over 20.
#realtalk there have been many tears over this #pcs. I’m usually excited to move and looking forward to the next adventure. But this one has been completely different because of my biz. I absolutely loved my work in Okinawa. I loved the scenery, the people, the light.
The east cost is completely different. I’m overwhelmed by the sheer number of location options, the light options and the marketing options, the SEO and the list goes on. Im eager to jump in, but I’m also paralyzed by fear. What if I don’t like my work? What if it takes me forever to find my groove? What if it doesn’t compare to Oki? Because it won’t.
This was my very. last. session in Okinawa. I was reluctant to call it the last, even after it happened. I captioned my IG story “possibly my last session…” I was willing to take sessions as long as the weather was nice and I had a car! But the weather was unreliable and rainy our last two weeks. Fast forward to now and there may or may not be tears about sharing these. 😭 @the.carrasquillo.six#alisonbellphotog
Y’all, I say it a lot but I can’t help it. I really really l-o-v-e photographing families with 1. Lots of kids and 2. Little kids. It’s ironic for me as a parent but man, the ornery the better.
As a mom, I’m strict. I expect first time obedience and if you’ve seen my stories, you’ve seen our more creative and frequent consequences. And I always require a photographer that can handle my crew with a cheerful command.
But as a photographer, they ornery ones have so much life, and zeal and the faces are endless. I take that character and run with it, and hopefully they have no idea what’s going on.
Our families here have parallel lives eight he ages and spacing of our broods. Our boys are friends through our school group and mom was one of our tutors! This sunset was the second beautifully pink and purple sunsets of the season and possibly the last one I saw with my own eyes! #alisonbellphotog#quanticofamilyphotographer#familyphotographer
We have a house!!!! And guess what. Our yard is smaller than Okinawa! #ihopeourneighborsdontmind a communal trampoline! Since our NLT delivery dates “magically” changed I’ll be spending more time location scouting instead of setting up shop. Let’s hope the loan locker has still has some air mattresses for the boys 🤪 #fromokitoquantico
Uncles with cool toys! Last night in Ohio before we make the last trek to @mcbquantico We are over played and under slept. I’m ready to get out of these suitcases and have my own laundry room 🤪. But we have one more week in a hotel! #fromokitoquantico
Finally!!! Sharing sneak peeks from one of my last three sessions in Okinawa. So grateful these mamas were game for a crazy last minute session. And for waiting! ✅ pack out ✅ international flight ✅ hotel living ✅ sweet family time at @sullivans_island_sc Time to edit! #alisonbellphotog