Senior Session – Doswell, VA

Sierra’s golden hour senior session was nothing short of magical.  The spot we decided to shoot is one of my favorites because of the way the light filters through the trees and lights up the frame with yummy, warm sunshine-y goodness!  Check out this little preview of her portrait session!

 

*To schedule your own portrait session with Richmond, VA photographer Anika Colombo, please email anikacolombo.com.

One Year Session – Beaverdam, VA

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!

 

*Schedule your own session with Richmond, VA family photographer Anika Colombo by e-mailing anikacolombo@gmail.com!

Teen Session – Doswell, VA

I had the pleasure of photographing Ashby’s sister’s over the summer (view their amazing ballerina unicorn session here), and I was over the moon to be asked to photograph Ashby in his element.  This country-inspired session was photographed on my farm in Doswell (just north of Richmond, VA), and we were able to bring to life Ashby’s current interests, personality, mannerisms– everything a mama would want to remember years from now.  I LOVE the way these turned out and we had some absolutely beautiful light to end the session with!

 

*Book your own farm session with Richmond family photographer Anika Colombo!  E-mail anikacolombo@gmail.com for more information.

Sibling Session – Doswell, VA

I don’t usually shoot at high noon, but the other afternoon my kids were driving me a little batty.  We decided to have an “adventure” and I brought out my camera to play a little myself.  We set up a little play tent in the pasture and giggled, skipped, and rolled around in the dirt (yes, me too… ever seen me shoot?  Haha).

I hope that when my kids reminisce about their childhood, they remember magic, laughter, wonder, and the love in these little moments.  They’re growing up so, so fast.

*Book your own session with Richmond, VA family photographer Anika Colombo!  E-mail anikacolombo@gmail.com for details and scheduling.

Senior Session – Doswell, VA

I had the best time meeting and getting to know Katie during her senior session on my farm (in Doswell, just north of Richmond, VA)!  Her session was full of giggles and sunshine, which seems to be pretty complementary to Katie’s personality.  We did some joyous, fun, youthful portraits, as well as some more serious headshot-style portraits.  I think it’s really important to capture different aspects of my subjects’ personalities– especially at this age, when adolescents are growing into responsible adults.  It’s so important to capture their youth and childhood sparkle before it’s gone.  It really does go by in the blink of an eye.  I can’t wait to see what amazing things Katie does!

 

*To book a session with a Richmond senior photographer, contact Anika Colombo Photography at anikacolombo@gmail.com

Family Session – Assateague Island

When I got notice that one of my favorite photographers was holding a workshop, hosted by my favorite camera bag designer, and on Assateague Island, of all places (!!!), I jumped at the chance to join in.  Twyla Jones is a FL photographer and specializes in creating really emotional portraits that showcases the love and connection between families; something that I strive to exhibit in my own family portrait work.  This workshop was hosted by The House of Flynn, which is a company whose brilliant designer creates the cutest and most practical camera bags.  She provided us some awesome goodies and I had such the most incredible experience with photographers from all over the country.  We had THE coolest family ever to photograph, and their chemistry was so captivating.  Here are just a few of the images from their session.  (You can click on each one to view them larger.  So worth it!)

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!