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Bridge + Delta Publishing

Bridge + Delta Publishing

I was in California for 3 months spending much needed time with my family and also helping my sister realize the dream of creating Bridge + Delta Publishing and the first Filipino American history book for children. My sister, writer Gayle Romasanta, Dr. Dawn Mabalon and Adre Sibayan have been working on Journey For Justice: The Life of Larry Itliong for over a year! How amazing that our children will be able to read this in their California schools and hopefully nationwide. What an eye opening experience for all children to learn about how immigrants made important contributions to their community and to the country. This is the first of 8 books. The Indiegogo campaign kicks off today for 1 month! Please consider investing in Filipino American history books for children. This is the first step of creating more american history books involving immigrant stories from all over the world. Here’s the video to the Indiegogo campaign. To learn more and to back this project, visit Bridge + Delta HERE.


If you’re in the Bay Area in California,  join Assemblymember Rob Bonta, and organizational partners of the Filipino American community, to celebrate Filipino American History Month and the third annual Larry Itliong Day. Gayle will be there to read Journey for Justice: the Life of Larry Itliong. There will be food, drinks, a screening of Delano Manongs, as well as cultural and youth performances to commemorate a Filipino American labor leader of the California Farmworker Movement.

Wednesday, October 25th, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM (doors open at 5:45 PM)

The Greenlining Institute, 360 Center, 360 14th St., Oakland 94612

Hosted by Assemblymember Rob Bonta, 18th Assembly District

Bridge + Delta Publishing

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Mother’s Day Special Photo Session

Mother’s Day Special Photo Session

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                                             Mother’s Day Special Photo Session Alexandria va

For most moms,  the last thing on their minds is to be in a photo with their children.  More often than not, they’re the ones behind the lens  – capturing daily life and momentous occasions. All of this done, of course, while juggling a full family schedule! So, slow down and celebrate mom by spoiling her with a Mama and Me Mother’s Day Special Photo Session. Whether her kids are grown or they’re little ones, Mom is sure to enjoy this session. With such a special session comes special collection packages just for this event starting at only $725!

Sessions will take place on  Saturday, May 13th in our beautiful studio at 428B Hume Ave, Alexandria VA

There are only a few spaces available! $250 non refundable deposit is due at booking.  This fee goes towards your final package cost.

Please contact Gena via email or by phone 703-405-7281 for details and to book your session

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Old Town Alexandria ClickinWalk

Old town alexandria clickin walk

I’m co-leading the Old Town Alexandria ClickinWalk with Stacey Flint Photography!  Clickin’ Moms is hosting a world-wide photo walk, and we are excited to encourage local photographers to join in.  Let’s spend time together networking, sharing our passion for photography, as well as challenging our creative skills.  Amateurs, Hobbyists and Professionals Welcome!  Here are the details: 

Our walk will take place in beautiful historic Old Town Alexandria, a nationally designated historic district founded in 1749. Bring your walking shoes and bottled water! We plan on walking approx. 2 miles around Old Town’s picturesque downtown. We have chosen an optimum route for both portraiture and street photography styles. On our walk, we’ll encounter Old Town’s cobblestone streets, brick sidewalks, brick alleys, parks, as well as the gardens at Carlyle house. We’ll share our favorite spots as we encounter a great mix of greenery, urban streets, and beautiful textures as your backdrop

There are plenty of parking garages in Old Town Alexandria with prices ranging from $2.50 per hour to $12 all day. Click HERE for garage locations and prices.

Date: Friday, May 5th
Time: Walk starts at 9:30am
Optional Coffee begins at 9:00am (Starbucks at corner of King St and Union Street)

Walk Meeting Place:
Steps to the Torpedo Factory (Corner of King and Union Street/across the street from Starbucks)
101 N. Union Street
Alexandria, VA

Lunch afterwards: 11:30am
Virtue Feed and Grain
106 S Union Street
Alexandria, VA

Register HERE

You don’t have to be a Clickin’ Mom Member to join.

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Super Kaheem Saves DC

Super Kaheem Saves DC

It was such an honor to photograph Make-A-Wish® Mid Atlantic’s special event in December.  Stacey Flint Photography, Carrie Keene Photography and I were the official photographers for the special Super Kaheem Saves DC event and for months, during the planning stages, we had to keep this all this underwraps. When the day finally came to see this through we were excited! This wish was spectacular and it was all in the name of Kaheem.  Kaheem is 5 years old and is battling leukemia. For one day, Kaheem was a superhero, saving others and doing good. He first had to drink a superhero potion and was then whisked off to meet his favorite heros. The rest was Make-A-Wish history. We followed Kaheem all day on December 16th as he dashed through the Washington DC metro area to save the day. It really took so many people to make this wish come to fruition. From local fire and police departments, Paul Ryan’s staff,  the city of National Harbor, the Newseum staff,  and so many others not to mention the crowds of people who attended to wish Kaheem well. The wish was a success and everyone came together to make sure it was a perfect day for Kaheem. 

And what a super, amazing day it was! Kaheem carried out his missions perfectly which included saving Santa at National Harbor’s ferris wheel, finding a lost flag in the United States Capitol, capturing the grinch at the National Theater and saving local sports mascots at the Newseum. I loved how Kaheem squealed with delight and giggled throughout the day. His enthusiasm and joy was infectious! So was his smile! There were so many kind strangers who joined Kaheem throughout the day just to show their support and to encourage him. This was televised by Washington DC’s Fox 5 all day and it didn’t take long for everyone to notice! With tweets from Vice President Biden and The Rock himself, this was huge!  Everyone just genuinely wanted to make this boy happy and it warmed my heart on that very cold day in December. Here are just a few photos I took.   

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For a video of the event

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Newborn and Baby Portrait Plans Alexandria Va

Newborn and Baby Portrait Plans Alexandria Va

Have your heard of the Gena Roma Photography newborn and baby portrait plans? We offer 2; Belly and Baby & Grow With With Me series.  newborn and baby portrait plans alexandria va

Our Belly and Baby Session comes with 2 sessions; Belly Bump Maternity Session and Precious and Posed Newborn Session. This is a great way to celebrate your pregnancy. and to capture your newborn within a few days of arrival.  

If you’re looking to document baby’s first year, the Grow With Me Series is the perfect option! This plan covers 3 sessions:

Precious and Posed newborn session

6 Month Sitter Session

1 Year Old Portraits or Cake Smash session

Your maternity and newborn session will take place on location or in our beautiful studio. We’ll help you every step of the way to plan your session from choosing outfits to choosing the perfect colors.  For more details, contact us for our baby guide. 

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newborn and baby portrait plans alexandria va photographer

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Make A Wish Mid Atlantic

For the last couple of years I’ve been involved with MakeAWish® Mid-Atlantic. I’ve seen what they can do to a sick child’s spirit.  I’ve had a couple of friends who’s children have been stricken with cancer and have seen first hand how a simple wish can give hope and a fighting spirit. So every fall, I’ve taken photos of Wish Recipients and each time I’ve walked away with new friends who inspire me in so many ways.  MakeAWish® Mid-Atlantic uses the images from these sessions for their media needs throughout the year. You may have spied a few photos already.  Here are just a few of these amazing kids that I had the pleasure to work with.


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A Birthday Party To Remember

I thought I’d finally share some images of NBC 4’s  Angie Goff’s son’s 3rd Birthday party. This took place at Busy Bees, one of my favorite places for little ones because it’s tailored just for little ones but also because they have amazing custom parties. If you have a theme in mind, my friend, Natalia will deliver! And when I say deliver, she will go above and beyond your expectations.  Exhibit A- Bob’s At The Bottom Of The Sea Party.  To see more images from this fun filled party you can visit Angie’s blog.



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Newborn Photographer Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria

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I love supporting other entrepreneurs especially women and moms who are running a business.  What I love even more than promoting these amazing business women is partnering with those who share the same vision and values! Teaming up with Fit4Mom is a no brainer. They believes in providing clients with outstanding customer service and top notch classes! I’m so happy to announce that we are the go to newborn photographer for Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria.  What does this mean exactly?  All Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria Stroller Strides clients taking a Fit4Baby class will receive 50% off of  the Gena Roma Photography newborn session fee.  Newborns must be less than 14 days old to qualify for this exclusive offer.

If you’re a Fit4Baby client, check out the Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria Facebook page and their post regarding our Newborn photography giveaway! You could win a free newborn session!  For more information, contact us!

Newborn Photographer for Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria

Newborn Photographer Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria

Newborn Photographer Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria


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Albums and Prints

Hi Everyone,

I’m back from a much needed vacation!  Before vacation mode, I was able to create this video showcasing albums I provide as well as special prints.  Hope you’re all enjoying your summer break!


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Sitting Pretty and Cake Smash Sessions

sitting pretty and cake smash sessions

I absolutely love Newborn Sessions!  Because it’s so much fun watching little ones grow, I’m now offering  Sitting Pretty and Cake Smash Sessions!

Sitting Pretty sessions  are fun and unique for babies 6-10 months old.  6 months is such a fun age. Baby is doing so much and so quickly! They’re sitting up and are really engaged with you which makes it a perfect time to document this stage. We offer a different way to remember baby with our custom Flowertot bonnets or Furbaby hats.  It doesn’t get much cuter! We can also do photos in a more simple setting too. Either way, your family and friends will absolutely love your images and you’re going to look back at these images with a smile.

I’m also happy to add on Cake Smash sessions because turning one should be lots of fun! This is a great way to capture baby’s curiosity and personality. It’s one big, beautiful mess and I love it!

Because it’s so difficult to pick from these 3 sessions, you can have your cake and eat it too!  With the Grow With Me Plan, your baby can have all 3 sessions capturing baby’s milestones; Newborn Precious and Posed, Sitting Pretty, and Cake Smash!  This would make an amazing gift for any expecting mom! We offer gift certificates!

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Sitting Pretty and Cake Smash Session

Sitting Pretty and Cake Smash Sessions


sitting pretty and cake smash sessions


sitting pretty and cake smash sessions are fun!

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