I’ve had a few babies to snuggle lately after a little newborn dry-spell!  They’re so cute and tiny at this age, and that sure does make me miss my own babies being so little.  But I get to snuggle these babies, pose and photograph them, and send them back to their parents and that is good enough for me!  Ha!

Here is a little peek at Baby E’s recent newborn session!

I had the pleasure of working with Maria and her sweet little boy on a Mommy & Me session for the two of them.  She is a photographer as well, so she knows all too well how important it is for us mommies to actually be IN some of the pictures sometimes 😉  I’m so glad they’ll get to keep these little moments forever.  Here is a peek at their session.

With summer in full swing, it’s a great opportunity to get your family portraits updated!  If you’re going on vacation this year, it really is the perfect to get some updated images of your brood all together.  I travel all over and would love to capture some beautiful pictures of your family on the beach, in the mountains, wherever you may be!  I love working in new locations and my sessions are fully planned out in advance so everyone knows what to wear, what we’ll be doing, what types of images we are shooting for, etc.  That way no one is left feeling uncertain about the session.

If you’d like to schedule your summer portrait session, please e-mail me using the contact form on this website (anikacolombo@gmail.com) and we will plan out an amazing session that fits your family’s style and personalities perfectly!

Scarlett’s Cake Smash Session

Wow, this past year has FLOWN by!  Scarlett turned a year old today and we had her cake smash session the other day to document this milestone.  I found a cake maker (Crystal Teets) local to Beaverdam, and she made the most AMAZING rainbow cake for Scarlett’s Rainbow & Unicorn themed birthday party!

We had to do this session first thing in the morning, so poor baby girl was not exactly bright-eyed and bushy tailed.  In fact, most of the photos I have of her before the cake were pathetic crocodile teared photos, but I did finally manage a smile or two.

She really enjoyed her cake and was eating like a lady, super daintily and in tiny little pieces.  Her big brother looked on and asked no less than a thousand times if he could have a piece… finally we obliged and he couldn’t believe we said yes.  They were so adorable… Kellan making these approving grunts with each bite and Scarlett trying to feed everyone pieces.  Here are just a couple highlights from their session.  I love how these images turned out.  I hope you do too!

I’ve had the privilege of photographing quite a few babies recently.  I love babies!  They’re definitely challenging, but it’s so rewarding to be able to watch them grow up.  Newborns come with their own set of challenges.  I never know what to expect when photographing a new arrival.  Sometimes the baby is perfect.  Sleeps the entire time, minimal fussing, easy to maneuver… but most of the time, the little one requires quite a bit of shushing, rocking, folding, holding, feeding, changing, etc.  As long as you have patience, it can be done!  I have some tips on preparing your newborn to be photographed on my All Things Baby page, if you’re interested in scheduling a session.  Here are a couple newborns I’ve photographed since I last updated, and also a couple 6 month portraits from one of my babies doing the Baby’s First Year package I offer.  So sweet!

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I did some photos for the Daltons a couple days ago, and holy MOLY is their 8 month old baby boy adorable!  This was my first time working with this awesome little family– they told me they hadn’t had professional photos taken of him since he was born.  This little stud is a natural model though–  he definitely knew how to work the camera.  I think his parents may need to start bringing him around more often!  😉  We started outside taking a few family photos, and a few with just Booker before heading inside because it was pretty chilly and miserable out.  Because seriously, how could you say no to this face?

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Once we came in, Booker was a pro.  He LOVED wearing those sunglasses.  They had the most adorable little 3 piece suit and tie for him for some early Easter pictures.  I wish I could share every picture I took of this kid, that’s how cute and photogenic he was… but I will save some suspense for his parents when they get the CD once I finish editing them all.  Here’s a sneak peek of his photoshoot!

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Aaaaaaaaand here is my kid attempting to photo bomb his session.

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Sunday mornings

Finally the weekend!  Can I get a hallelujah?!  We had a long, boring week at home.  The good news is that our kitchen, living room and laundry room are no longer a construction zone!  Hopefully the rest of the house will soon be done and we can get back to life as we know it.  I am already dying to spring clean and get some major organization done, but it’s pretty pointless at this point with things being shuffled back and forth between rooms while waiting for the floors to be completed. But soon!

Took some photos this morning while hubby spent time making pancakes and turkey bacon for breakfast.  Kellan spent his time smearing it all over his face and chair, then finally dropping pieces for the ever-hopeful dogs. No where else in the world I would rather be. ❤

“I can’t remember all the times I try to tell myself to hold on to these moments as they pass…”

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I took little Trent’s 6 month photos last weekend.  His parents have opted to take advantage of my Baby’s First Year package, which includes a photo session at birth, 3, 6, 9 and 12 months old.  I SO enjoy the babies I am lucky enough to photograph on a regular basis.  I love watching them grow up and I love knowing that years from now, they will be looking back on these photos… showing them to their kids… their grandchildren.  I personally love looking at old family photos, so I am glad this trend of having family memories professionally documented has taken off.

My own little man turned 9 months TODAY!  It is so crazy how time flies.  He is standing (holding onto something), crawling, sounding out words (BAAAAAAA for “ball”, CCCCCCCC for “cat”, etc.), knows how to give high fives, kisses (sloppy and open mouth, but still adorable, nonetheless), loves showing his muscles with a loud grunt, already shakes his head no at me, waves “hi” and “bye”, and he LOVES food.  My goodness, does this child love food.  We lovingly refer to him as the “garbage disposal”.  I swear this kid could out eat any of us.  He’s got two bottom teeth, and yesterday I noticed two top ones that will soon make their appearance.  Hopefully soon, so he will sleep a little better.

Anyways!  I will try to get some pictures of him taken today.  In the meantime, here’s a couple of shots from my session with baby Trent.  You can see more on my facebook page: www.facebook.com/colombophotography

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My loves (yeah, yeah, yeah, barf alert).

I love the weekends, even when my husband is usually driving me crazy.  We aren’t the typical lovey-dovey couple in public, we always tease each other and we both have a crass sense of humor most of the time, but we have our own thing and it works for us.  I don’t say it enough, but he takes such good care of us and has always supported my newest venture/hobby/obsessions, no matter how crazy they seem to anyone else.  We went on a trip this weekend and I snapped this photo of him and the baby in the hotel.  I absolutely adore it.  He’s a good dad and Kellan and I are lucky to have him.

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And of course, here are a couple photos of our handsome man.  Even though he never (ever… EVER…)  lets me sleep, this little smile is enough to get me through the day.

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