Family Session – Doswell, VA

This family session took place on my farm on a day that was 105 degrees!  We decided to push through, and I’m so glad we did.  Valerie and Hans are dog trainers and own a kennel in Richmond.  They wanted to include ALL of their babies in their family session.  It was a little tricky to get everyone positioned at times, but we made it work and I absolutely adore all the images from this session.  We had so much fun running around, being goofy, and because of the extreme heat, we decided to create our own little rain shower and allow their sweet daughter to dance in the “rain”.  The sunlight in these photographs is so gorgeous, but the love you see radiating from this family is even brighter.

Strawberry Session – Doswell, VA

I’m not sure about yours, but my kids could eat an entire carton of strawberries in about 10 minutes flat.  Sitting there watching them wolfing them down, giggling and sharing toddler jokes, I decided to pull some things together to style a session that would allow me to photograph a little memory of the way they are right now.  Their love for each other (for now, haha), and all the little sweet details like wrist rolls, their long, dark eyelashes, and adorable mannerisms that make my heart melt into a big old sappy puddle.  I wonder if she will still cross her ankles like this when she’s grown, or still look up to her brother like he’s the greatest person that ever walked the planet, or if he will be so silly but affectionate with her always.  Can they stop growing now, please?  Here is a tiny peek at some images from their strawberry session ❤

 

*If you’re looking for a family photographer in the Richmond, VA area, please send all inquiries to anikacolombo@gmail.com.  I’d love to help create some special memories for your family.

Unicorn Session – Doswell, VA

Little Ashlyn may go down in the record books for being the most well-behaved almost-four year old I have ever photographed!  As a family photographer, I usually have a big old bag of tricks up my sleeve when it comes to photographing toddlers, because they can be so unpredictable, but she calmly and quietly listened to every thing I said without a fuss!  Here’s a little peek at her whimsical unicorn session!

 

*Schedule your own little one’s session today!  Contact RVA family photographer Anika Colombo for more information.

Ballerinas & Unicorns – Doswell, VA

Libby and Lucy are twin sisters that also happen to be talented dancers, so when their mama contacted me to book a unicorn session, I was absolutely ecstatic to create their dream session.  We wanted to capture and preserve some of the last memories of their childhood innocence before they grow up and become teenagers.  I had such a blast getting to know these two beautiful little ladies and their amazing mama– despite the universe plotting against us the day of the session, haha.  Although, to be fair, we discovered it WAS a full moon at the conclusion of the session.  Go figure!

Here is a little peek of their whimsical unicorn session.

 

If you’re searching for a family photographer in Richmond, VA for a session this fall, please contact me as soon as possible!  I’m currently booking into September, so if you want to schedule your family portraits for this fall, don’t wait!

Sibling Session – Doswell, VA

I was contacted for this sibling session by Phil, who was searching for a Richmond area family photographer to help them capture some fun and updated portraits of their children to hang in their home.  I love working with older children because I can still draw out their silliness, but also because they tend to listen very well, which is quite a change of pace from the toddler age that I tend to photograph a lot, haha.

We got some great formal, posed portraits, but also got a little silly and captured some really fun candid shots as well.  They chose the metal prints to display their images, which is a perfect choice for these vibrant portraits.  Here is a quick peek at a few shots from their session!

Mommy & Me Session with Unicorn – Doswell, VA

Renee contacted me because her daughter was turning 3 and having a “Rainbows & Unicorns” birthday party, which of course, is my all time favorite theme!  She selected the rose gold sequined top dress with full tulle skirt from my Client Closet for her Devyn to wear.   I had such a blast playing with and photographing Devyn, as she has this amazingly sweet and larger than life personality.  I am so happy to be able to capture these memories for them to have forever.  Here is a look at some of the hand-edited images from their session!

The candid and playful shots were just as fun!  I just adore photographing children at this age.  They usually make me work for it, but we have such a good time!  Devyn got to change into her adorable birthday outfit at the end, and the matching brag books will certainly be a special keepsake for her to have as she grows up!

If you’re looking for a family photographer near Richmond, VA, please feel free to send me an e-mail and we can set up your very own custom session!

Family Portrait Session + Unicorn Session – Doswell, Virginia

This sweet family came to me for updated family portraits as well as a unicorn session with their adorable daughter.  The kids were troopers dealing with the elements and we had so much fun having a little tea party with my unicorn, Poppy!  My favorite part of being a family photographer in Richmond is being able to capture these milestones for families, and being able to provide beautiful, high quality print products so that their portraits may be passed down for generation.  I am so excited to get their canvas grouping in and show them!  It’s going to look so amazing on their wall!

Family & Unicorn Session – Doswell, VA

I love, love working with this sweet little family of three (soon to be four)!  They are seriously the cutest ever.  Kelly and I have been planning out this unicorn session for quite some time now, and it honestly could not have come together any more perfectly.  I just adore all the emotions captured in this gallery.  And how about the adorable expressions their little girl gave us when she set her big blue eyes on Poppy the unicorn!  THIS is what every childhood should be filled with!  Love and a little bit of magic ❤

Family Portrait Session – Doswell, VA

This session was so perfectly imperfect.  If I have learned anything over the years as a family photographer, I’ve learned that toddlers can be SO unpredictable.  That being said, I am always prepared with some tricks up my sleeve to get their cooperation for at least a few frames.

I do love capturing the realness of what life is like at that moment in your life, so when your toddler has a meltdown, we roll with it and turn it into fun.  I want each experience they have with me to be positive and I want them to have a great time making memories.  After all, that’s what this is all about 🙂

Here are a few images from this gorgeous family session at my farm in Doswell.  If you’re looking for a portrait photographer in central Virginia, please contact me!  I’d love to help capture your own family’s memories!

Family Portrait Session – Doswell, VA

We had some fantastic weather for this family session at my farm.  I love the beautiful golden light we get here.  We sure did luck out when we bought this place– as a family photographer, I couldn’t ask for a more perfect scene!  We laughed and played and twirled.  I can’t wait to see this finished gallery wall in print!