Family Session – Doswell, VA

I had the pleasure of photographing Paige and her sweet family over the summer after a family member gifted her a session with me!  I felt so honored when Paige told me that she saw my work at a local children’s shop (shout out to Mom2Mom Resale Boutique in Sandston!) and she just knew she wanted me to be the one to photograph her family.  We finally got to meet up and I had so much fun running through the pastures on the farm and playing with her adorable boys!  This stage of motherhood is my absolute favorite and I can’t help but bring my own emotions into a shoot like this.  I photograph all the things I would want to remember; the good, the naughty, the silly, and especially the quiet, tender moments.  I am so honored that they chose me to document this chapter for them to hold onto forever.  Here are some highlights from their family portrait session.

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Family Session – Richmond, VA

I have worked with this super sweet family for a few sessions now, and I was so happy that they booked another family session over the fall!  I always enjoy reconnecting with past clients and seeing how much their kids have grown.  It was such a beautiful day in the city and that red dress was the absolute PERFECT choice to contrast against all the greenery around.  It gave the perfect little pop of color for this set.  Their canvas grouping turned out absolutely beautiful and is such a fun added piece for the kids’ playroom!  Here is a quick peek from their family session in Richmond!

 

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Pet Portrait Session – Doswell, VA

Tank is a 7 year old Boxer that came to me with a special request.  He was looking all over for a pet photographer in the Richmond, VA area that could meet his needs.  He wanted to surprise his mama with a professional portrait session (and he felt left out without having his own picture on the wall of their home).  We solved that problem and his mama was super surprised and they totally rocked it.

Seriously.  How perfect are they?!  😍😜  Don’t you think your pet needs their own portrait on your family wall?

Family Session at Belle Isle – Richmond, VA

I’ve been slammed lately with sessions (as is every other photographer in October/November), so while I’ve been working on new sessions, I thought I’d take a quick break to blog one of my favorite sessions from this summer.  I’ve been working with this awesome little family on their Grow With Me sessions for their twin boys for almost two years now!  It has been so amazing to watch these boys grow up.  They were just babies when I first met them, and now they’ve grown into the sweet little gentlemen.  We had this session at Belle Isle in Richmond, VA and it was the perfect location to capture these little moments.  These sweet boys held my hand to help me across the rocks and seriously melted my heart.  Here is a little peek from their playful family session.

Senior Portrait Session – Doswell, VA

I had the pleasure of working with Mason on her senior portraits a couple weeks ago on my farm in Doswell, and I cannot believe how amazingly photogenic this chick is!  Almost every frame was usable and I had the toughest time narrowing her gallery down.  Here are some highlights of my favorite images from her session.

Schedule your own senior portrait session before my fall schedule books up.  We will plan something amazing and unique to you!

Children’s Portrait Session – Doswell, Virginia

I had the pleasure of working with Amanda and her two adorable kids recently.  They were so well behaved and just so sweet!  We discussed wardrobe prior to the session and I was so happy to see that she nailed Adam’s outfit.  He looked like such a little gentleman.  She borrowed a dress from my Client Closet for Kendall and oh my gosh, she looked precious!  That dress is perfect for twirling 😉   I have a few gorgeous dresses available for my littlest clients to borrow that look great for children’s portraits or family photos.  All sessions are styled during the consultation, so if you’re clothing-impaired, don’t worry!  We will get you all dressed perfectly.

Take a look at the images below and you’ll see just a few reasons why I love working with this family!

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.

I shot Joe & Liz’s engagement photos last summer and was thrilled when they asked me to photograph their big day.  The time finally arrived for their wedding, and it was a gorgeous event…. fun but elegant, and at a unique venue, The First Lady of Suffolk, in Suffolk, Virginia.

We eyed the weather all afternoon and crossed our fingers, and although it poured during the ceremony (which was in a church, thankfully), it stopped raining just in time for everyone to enjoy the outdoor seating areas at the reception venue, and we were able to get some portraits of the bridal party outdoors as well.

It was a beautiful day and I’m so happy for the newlyweds!  I hope you guys enjoy this small peek at their big day.

If you or someone you know is getting married and looking for a photographer, send them my way!  You can e-mail me at anikacolombo@gmail.com.

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!

I have been insanely busy scheduling and shooting this year’s Unicorn Sessions.  The weather has been great for most of them, and the kids have had such a blast playing with the unicorn!  I am currently booking into mid June for these speciality sessions, so if you’d like more information or want to go ahead and reserve your spot, please e-mail me as soon as possible so I can get you on my books.

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