I shot Joe & Liz’s engagement photos last summer and was thrilled when they asked me to photograph their big day.  The time finally arrived for their wedding, and it was a gorgeous event…. fun but elegant, and at a unique venue, The First Lady of Suffolk, in Suffolk, Virginia.

We eyed the weather all afternoon and crossed our fingers, and although it poured during the ceremony (which was in a church, thankfully), it stopped raining just in time for everyone to enjoy the outdoor seating areas at the reception venue, and we were able to get some portraits of the bridal party outdoors as well.

It was a beautiful day and I’m so happy for the newlyweds!  I hope you guys enjoy this small peek at their big day.

If you or someone you know is getting married and looking for a photographer, send them my way!  You can e-mail me at anikacolombo@gmail.com.

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!

I have been insanely busy scheduling and shooting this year’s Unicorn Sessions.  The weather has been great for most of them, and the kids have had such a blast playing with the unicorn!  I am currently booking into mid June for these speciality sessions, so if you’d like more information or want to go ahead and reserve your spot, please e-mail me as soon as possible so I can get you on my books.

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I had a cake smash session with sweet Lawson recently, and I cannot even tell you how much fun we had shooting this.  This kid kept us laughing and giggling the entire time.  Instead of actually eating his cake, he decided that finger painting was a much better idea.  His expressions had us cracking up.  Cake smashes are one of my favorite types of sessions because they’re so fun.  Incredibly messy, but so, so fun!  Check out some of the highlights from his session!

 

Scarlett’s Cake Smash Session

Wow, this past year has FLOWN by!  Scarlett turned a year old today and we had her cake smash session the other day to document this milestone.  I found a cake maker (Crystal Teets) local to Beaverdam, and she made the most AMAZING rainbow cake for Scarlett’s Rainbow & Unicorn themed birthday party!

We had to do this session first thing in the morning, so poor baby girl was not exactly bright-eyed and bushy tailed.  In fact, most of the photos I have of her before the cake were pathetic crocodile teared photos, but I did finally manage a smile or two.

She really enjoyed her cake and was eating like a lady, super daintily and in tiny little pieces.  Her big brother looked on and asked no less than a thousand times if he could have a piece… finally we obliged and he couldn’t believe we said yes.  They were so adorable… Kellan making these approving grunts with each bite and Scarlett trying to feed everyone pieces.  Here are just a couple highlights from their session.  I love how these images turned out.  I hope you do too!

I had the honor of photographing a friend and her sweet family as they wanted some photos to make a big announcement!  Emily seriously has the cutest little pout and I had a great time making a fool out of myself just trying to make her laugh  #noshame

Can we just take a moment to talk about how ridiculously good looking and photogenic this little family is?!  Ahh!

This fall has been such a crazy season for me and I am so thankful to all of my clients for keeping me busy!  I’ve loved every second of every session and have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know all of my … Continue reading

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

I’ve been keeping busy adjusting to our new life as a family of four.  It’s been rough and I’ve felt a little crazy some days, but it’s awesome.  Every day is something new.  I’ve got lots of fun stuff coming up on the photography front.  My summer calendar has been booking up steadily with weddings, family sessions, and random events.  I am trying to find a good time to run a couple of mini-sessions before it gets too miserable outside.  Just waiting on a few things before I announce any more details.

Here are just a couple photos I’ve taken in the last couple of days.

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