Underwater Pool Portrait Session – Mechanicsville, VA

I met this little girl last year when she came to my annual Christmas + Santa sessions.  It’s always so much fun to see how much my little clients have grown each time I see them.  I just love so much being able to document these fun memories over the years for families.  All of the small details are just as important to capture as their larger than life smiles, from their pouty lips down to their chubby little fingers and toes.  These are the moments you will want to remember, and make up such a big part of the memories that make life so sweet.   When her mama came into the studio to see all of her images, we laughed at her daughter’s many, MANY expressions, and I am so excited to begin designing her wall space with these fun photographs of her adorable little girl over the years!

Unicorn Session – Doswell, VA

Katie wanted to surprise her husband with some portraits of herself and their girls with my unicorn on our little farm.  We had the best time dancing in the fields and enjoying the warm sunshine.  The girls did amazing and their session resulted in some absolutely stunning images that they selected on metal prints for their walls (metal wall art for the grandparents too!).  I’m so excited to finally share a few images from this fun afternoon!

 

*Schedule your own portrait session with Richmond, VA family photographer Anika Colombo Photography by e-mailing anikacolombo@gmail.com

Mommy + Me Session – Doswell, VA

I had a few absolutely amazing sessions while our cherry blossom was in full bloom and we had some gorgeous weather to go along with it, thankfully!  I had so much fun chasing the light with this session, and this sweet little girl just adored the “princess dresses” she got to borrow from my client closet!  I created a little video to go along with this session also (viewable here).  Try not to smile or tear up thinking about your own children and how fast they grow!  It’s impossible!

 

*If you’d like to schedule your own mommy & me session with Richmond, VA family photographer Anika Colombo, please e-mail anikacolombo@gmail.com for details and availability.

I had a cake smash session with sweet Lawson recently, and I cannot even tell you how much fun we had shooting this.  This kid kept us laughing and giggling the entire time.  Instead of actually eating his cake, he decided that finger painting was a much better idea.  His expressions had us cracking up.  Cake smashes are one of my favorite types of sessions because they’re so fun.  Incredibly messy, but so, so fun!  Check out some of the highlights from his session!

 

Kristin + Josh’s farm Wedding │ Ashland, VA

I have known Kristen for awhile through our horses, and I did some engagement pictures for her and her then-fiance, Josh.  It was such an honor to photograph their wedding last month.  They chose to get married at her parent’s home in Ashland,Virginia.  It was a beautiful setting and they got married underneath a breathtaking archway that her father built, surrounded by trees, and all their loved ones, and their horses in the barn and pasture right behind them.

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The wedding color was a pretty aqua, and a lot of the details were homemade, DIY.  I love seeing the visions people have come to life for the final product.  I also thought it was so cool that she used freshly picked flowers from the yard to put in her hair.

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I always get a picture of the groom’s reaction as he is watching his bride walk down the aisle for the first time.  I love watching their face, and I love watching the emotion flicker across.

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The ceremony was beautiful (and HOT!) and Kristen, of course, had to have a few photos with her horses.  The horses had bowties.  BOW TIES.  HORSE BOW TIES.  Ahhhhh.

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I wish Kristen and Josh the best.  Thank you so much for choosing me to photograph your special day!

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