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!
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I’ve been photographing the Hollender family for years now, and did this adorable little girl’s newborn pictures last summer! Look how big she is now! Her mama and I collaborated on styling for this session. I found the perfect little dress with a beautiful lace back, and we incorporated the headband she wore in her newborn photos for a familiar touch and to showcase her growth. They wanted some pictures of their amazingly sweet older dog as well, and we got some really lovable, soulful portraits of him, as well as some heart warming pictures of the two of them together. I’m so excited to see their final images in print form for their gallery wall!
RVA Family Photographer Anika Colombo Photography, Richmond, VA
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I found out today the official rankings of the photos I entered into the Shoot and Share contest, which is the world’s largest photography contest. I entered on a whim and using only photos that I happened to have handy on my hard drive at the time. The talent I saw during voting was absolutely insane! I was super shocked to find out that I made it as far as I did! I actually had quite a few entries that made it further than I expected, but here are the top four ranking images from my submission.
This image made Top 100 out of nearly 24,000 submissions in it’s category! ❤
This image was one of the more adventurous sessions I had in 2016 (slippery rocks over the river while carrying heavy camera gear almost had me freaking out, not gunna lie, haha). This photo was a finalist in the Lifestyle category, which had over 10,700 entries!
This was probably one of my most challenging sessions in 2016, as you can see, LOL. We had a blast and laughed the whole time, but worked hard to get the final images! This was an outtake I entered into the “That Just Happened” category, and was also a finalist in that category with 4300+ entries.
This portrait of these twin girls is one of my favorites ever. It made the top 10% in it’s category with almost 24k entries. And here are some of my badges for these particular photos, because I’m fancy. 😉
I am excited to announce that I am now publicly booking for my Story Time With Santa sessions! Santa Claus last year was AWESOME, and I had so many requests to host this event again this year that I couldn’t say no. Each session includes a complimentary wardrobe and styling consultation, a 20 minute personalized play date with Santa, and a private ordering appointment, which is the perfect opportunity to get some Christmas shopping done for family!
I am also still taking on a handful of bookings for my $99 mini sessions. The deadline to book your session is nearing, so if you’re thinking about it, don’t wait. These have generated a ton of interest and I’m super excited to be able to help everyone get some quick, updated portraits!
Here are a few images from last year’s Santa sessions. Send me an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, pricing, and to reserve your time slot!
I’ve been gearing up for the busy fall season and trying to put together my annual mini session event, and it’s making me already miss summer! And it’s barely September! So today’s blog post is a throw back to our beach vacation earlier this summer in Rodanthe. I always want to remember all the little mundane details that make up our lives, so I hauled my camera with us to the pizzeria down the street and made sure to capture all the little details and mannerisms of my little humans. Little wrist rolls, long eye lashes, the way she holds her cups, the way he curiously studies everything… I’ll remember 🙂
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.
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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 was recently challenged by this gorgeous high school senior (who happens to be my cousin!) to produce some unique images that would not only capture her radiating beauty, but would also capture her free spirit and artistic soul.
Challenge accepted. We have since been working together on an extended project, which you will see more of later. For now, here is a small peek at this shoot portraying Laila as a mysterious gypsy ❤
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’ve had so many sessions so far this year and I’m terrible at blogging each and every one, so I am just going to randomly select a few to blog. And a lot of them will be unicorns because I’ve photographed a ton of them this year!
I LOVED Mallory’s session. She is a super sweet girl and was so great and so cooperative. If you have any young children, you know that can always be hit or miss depending on the day. She was a trooper, despite the cooler weather, and I was so ecstatic to show her mama these images! Her album and canvas turned out BEAUTIFUL. I can’t wait for her to see her entire order!