Fall Family Session – Doswell, VA

I had such a blast getting to know the Eachos while photographing them for their fall family session!  The fall weather and foliage photographed so perfectly and I even got to see some pretty sweet karate moves from this adorable little boy at the end of their session!

I always love working with laid back families that aren’t afraid to embrace life for what it is…. sometimes it’s a little messy and sometimes it’s a little crazy, but it’s always full of these sweet little moments worth capturing if you’re keeping your eyes open for them.  ❤

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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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Anika Colombo Photography
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Main Street Station Engagement Session – Richmond, VA

I have worked with Cat on a few projects over the years, so I was thrilled to get the phone call that she had just gotten engaged and that she wanted me to photograph their announcement/save the date/engagement photos!  When she said I was one of the first people to know about their engagement, I felt even more honored to play a little part in telling their story!  Cat and James are both singers and so we absolutely had to incorporate music in their session.  All the details, from her guitar and his music sheets, all the way to Cat’s glitter lips, they totally made the session their own and the train station backdrop was perfect and just made the portraits that much more visually interesting.  I had so much fun working with this gorgeous couple and am so happy they have found each other!  Here are a few highlights from their Richmond engagement session!

Family Session – Yorktown, VA

My fall schedule has been super hectic trying to keep up with sessions and I fell a bit behind on blogging.  This session took place at Yorktown Beach over the summer, which is the cutest little spot!  I had so much fun photographing them as we strolled through the town and the kids played in the sand on the beach.  I posted a video slideshow to my facebook page also that showcased some of my favorite images from their session.  I had SO MANY favorites, so it’s definitely worth taking the time to look!  You can view the slideshow here.  These are the moments I love in life.

 

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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!

NOW BOOKING Holiday Mini Sessionsholi

I am now booking for my annual holiday mini sessions!  I am so excited to offer these to my clients each year as a quick, fun, and stress-free way to get their holiday cards and some shopping out of the way.  This year, I am having Santa Claus himself come to these sessions to play with each child!  Each session includes a 10 minute personalized play date with Santa, 25 holiday cards, and 3 digital images.  Add-ons are available, as well as gift vouches for Christmas presents!  For those that do not participate in Santa or Christmas, I will also have a separate area set aside for family portraits.  The price for these sessions is $200 and as always, we will have cookies and hot chocolate, as well as some activities for the kids.

These sessions will take place in Doswell, VA and time slots will go fast!  I do not offer mini sessions very often, so make sure you reserve your space before it’s too late!  I can NOT wait to see all the kid’s faces when they get to interact with Santa!!  He will be reading stories, playing trains, Barbies, ball, etc.  This Santa is totally legit, awesome and down for anything!

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If you have any questions about the session, please e-mail me!  And for fun, here is a cute image from last year’s session.  No Santa last year, but everyone loved the milk and cookies!

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Rain, rain, go away

This rain sure has been putting a damper on my scheduled portrait sessions, but I am excited to see the fall colors sprouting up.  I’ve been itching to get out and shoot, so this “hurricane” is driving me bonkers.  I do … Continue reading

We have been enjoying our vacation this year with family at the beach so far.  Hurricane Arthur comes through today, but should be sunny again tomorrow.  The weather has been beautiful and the ocean warm almost every day we’ve been here.  Kellan really did not enjoy the sand at first.  He kept wanting me to brush off his feet and hands, but he got used to it by day two and now he loves getting his bucket of “wa-wa” and splashing his toys in it.  He has gotten too brave for me by trying to run into the ocean and also trying to jump into the pool before someone is there to catch him.  Little daredevil has no fear.

Here are a few pics of my little guy on the beach.  More pics to follow on Facebook this week.

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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