Unicorn Session – Doswell, VA

I had the pleasure of photographing this adorable little girl recently.  She is as sweet as can be and was shy in the beginning, which is very understandable for a kid meeting a new person!  I was very shy as a kid, so I feel like I know how to relate and can draw out their personalities… in their own time, of course.   Once they see me jumping all over and rolling on the ground like a ninja, me and my big camera just aren’t so scary anymore 😉  We had such a fun time playing together and creating these beautiful images.  Watching her dance around like no one was watching and without a care in the world made my heart so happy!  We should all live like this.

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.

 

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

Family Session at the River – Gwynns Island, VA

I have the honor of photographing this gorgeous family a couple times a year so they can update their wall portraits and preserve the memories of their children growing up.  When we were thinking about what we wanted to do for this particular session, I suggested we go to their family’s river house where they spend a lot of time swimming, crabbing, and making memories every summer.  I am so glad we did because I had the BEST time photographing these sweet kids playing in a place that is super special to them.   It makes me so happy that they will have these fun and authentic photographs to look back on when they are older and reminiscing about their childhood.

 

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

Family Session – Doswell, VA

This family session was so amazingly fun!  We shot at on my farm in Doswell and had the best time soaking up the golden sun on one of the last remaining warm days of the year.  I love the fun, candid photographs that we get from family sessions.  Genuine smiles, the little details and mannerisms… those are what stick out to me as a family photographer, and those are the things I want to remember as a mother myself.  These crazy kids had me cracking up behind the camera too.  Here is a little glimpse into their session.

 

*Schedule your own session with Richmond, VA family photographer Anika Colombo by e-mailing 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.