Family Session – Doswell, VA

This family session took place on my farm on a day that was 105 degrees!  We decided to push through, and I’m so glad we did.  Valerie and Hans are dog trainers and own a kennel in Richmond.  They wanted to include ALL of their babies in their family session.  It was a little tricky to get everyone positioned at times, but we made it work and I absolutely adore all the images from this session.  We had so much fun running around, being goofy, and because of the extreme heat, we decided to create our own little rain shower and allow their sweet daughter to dance in the “rain”.  The sunlight in these photographs is so gorgeous, but the love you see radiating from this family is even brighter.

Strawberry Session – Doswell, VA

I’m not sure about yours, but my kids could eat an entire carton of strawberries in about 10 minutes flat.  Sitting there watching them wolfing them down, giggling and sharing toddler jokes, I decided to pull some things together to style a session that would allow me to photograph a little memory of the way they are right now.  Their love for each other (for now, haha), and all the little sweet details like wrist rolls, their long, dark eyelashes, and adorable mannerisms that make my heart melt into a big old sappy puddle.  I wonder if she will still cross her ankles like this when she’s grown, or still look up to her brother like he’s the greatest person that ever walked the planet, or if he will be so silly but affectionate with her always.  Can they stop growing now, please?  Here is a tiny peek at some images from their strawberry session ❤

 

*If you’re looking for a family photographer in the Richmond, VA area, please send all inquiries to anikacolombo@gmail.com.  I’d love to help create some special memories for your family.

Unicorn Session – Doswell, VA

Little Ashlyn may go down in the record books for being the most well-behaved almost-four year old I have ever photographed!  As a family photographer, I usually have a big old bag of tricks up my sleeve when it comes to photographing toddlers, because they can be so unpredictable, but she calmly and quietly listened to every thing I said without a fuss!  Here’s a little peek at her whimsical unicorn session!

 

*Schedule your own little one’s session today!  Contact RVA family photographer Anika Colombo for more information.

Sibling Session – Doswell, VA

I was contacted for this sibling session by Phil, who was searching for a Richmond area family photographer to help them capture some fun and updated portraits of their children to hang in their home.  I love working with older children because I can still draw out their silliness, but also because they tend to listen very well, which is quite a change of pace from the toddler age that I tend to photograph a lot, haha.

We got some great formal, posed portraits, but also got a little silly and captured some really fun candid shots as well.  They chose the metal prints to display their images, which is a perfect choice for these vibrant portraits.  Here is a quick peek at a few shots from their session!

Family & Unicorn Session – Doswell, VA

I love, love working with this sweet little family of three (soon to be four)!  They are seriously the cutest ever.  Kelly and I have been planning out this unicorn session for quite some time now, and it honestly could not have come together any more perfectly.  I just adore all the emotions captured in this gallery.  And how about the adorable expressions their little girl gave us when she set her big blue eyes on Poppy the unicorn!  THIS is what every childhood should be filled with!  Love and a little bit of magic ❤

Family Portrait Session – Doswell, VA

This session was so perfectly imperfect.  If I have learned anything over the years as a family photographer, I’ve learned that toddlers can be SO unpredictable.  That being said, I am always prepared with some tricks up my sleeve to get their cooperation for at least a few frames.

I do love capturing the realness of what life is like at that moment in your life, so when your toddler has a meltdown, we roll with it and turn it into fun.  I want each experience they have with me to be positive and I want them to have a great time making memories.  After all, that’s what this is all about 🙂

Here are a few images from this gorgeous family session at my farm in Doswell.  If you’re looking for a portrait photographer in central Virginia, please contact me!  I’d love to help capture your own family’s memories!

Family Portrait Session – Doswell, VA

We had some fantastic weather for this family session at my farm.  I love the beautiful golden light we get here.  We sure did luck out when we bought this place– as a family photographer, I couldn’t ask for a more perfect scene!  We laughed and played and twirled.  I can’t wait to see this finished gallery wall in print!

Annual Holiday Mini Sessions – Doswell, VA

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 anikacolombo@gmail.com for more information, pricing, and to reserve your time slot!