Aniya Emtage Legnaro
Life Photography by Aniya
My name is Aniya Emtage Legnaro, and I’m a wedding and family photographer based in Barbados. I’m married to a pretty cute guy, Matteo, and have two not-so-littles, Ella (11) and Adi(10). I’m a lifestyle photographer – I love making images that are as real to the moment as I can get without being purely documentary. Naturally, I get a ton of clients from overseas coming on vacation and wanting to document their time on “the rock”. (not Alcatraz!). Everyone thinks of Barbados as the perfect paradise, with crystal clear blue waters, white sands, and gorgeous colors of the sunset. Of course, we have that, but it’s not everything. This is our east coast. It is rough, the sun does not set here, and the waters are not calm, crystal or blue. And I love it. It is moody, and today, it was overcast. Let’s say, the beach had some personality. Kind of like this family. From the moment we met on skype, it was as though I was talking to an old friend. They traveled from England, and when I met them at their house and got on the floor and played with the two littles, I knew it was going to be a killer session. They weren’t afraid to get crazy, throwing the girls in the air, and playing tickle torture on the sand. When the waves crashed on them, they laughed and laughed. They were my kinda people. Crazy, fun, happy, cool. Awesome.