Food Love

One of my first sessions in studio was a foodie one with this beautiful lady. This is Miemo from Miemonster Chronicles. She’s a local food blogger who I met by chance at one of my favorite Old Town Alexandria coffee shops.  Above being a smart , creative, and driven, she can cook! In celebration of fall, she prepared one of my fall favorites, butternut squash soup and the pièce de résistance, pumpkin creme brûlée.  Now, she doesn’t claim to be a chef but  her blog and the  passion for the culinary world she exudes makes you believe otherwise.  Her blog doesn’t stop at just food, there’s a great mix of her everyday life with her doting husband and her faithful and very adorable fur baby, Boz. Whether it’s traveling, seeking new restaurants, cooking, or eating, Miemo is a great example of someone who truly enjoys everything life has to offer.  At the end our the session we sat down and savored her delicious dishes. I still have dreams about that hearty soup.   The food was fantastic, my company even more so with a joie de vivre that is so infectious!



The W Family

I’m in California once a year for a few weeks to visit family and to do a little work.  But really, photographing friends and family is hardly work. For  me it’s really fun making connections with old friends and making new ones.   With this session, it was really a reunion. A reunion with a friend I haven’t seen in years but we’ve kept contact through Facebook.  I met her beautiful family for the first time.  It’s so great catching up with friends after years have passed, especially when there’s a happy ending. Great husband. Check.  Beautiful and such nice kids. Check. Happy family. Check.  Looking fabulous.  Double check!


Holiday Santa Special




I’m so happy to announce that I will be working with the Alexandria Firefirefighters Inc., Local 2141,  again this year to capture Santa portraits.  I had so much fun seeing all the little ones interact with Santa, some for the first time. The expression on the children’s faces; happy, excited, even scared were all really special and had the opportunity to capture it all on film!


This year, Alexandria Firefighters Inc., Local 2141 and Gena Roma Photography is teaming up to bring something truly special to the community-an exclusive 30 minute private tour of historic Fire Station 201 and one-on-one quality time with Santa.  Your child will get to see the inner workings of the Fire Station and will have  access to their fire trucks, including the beautiful 19the century  steam engine. All this and photos of your visit and with Santa!  You will receive up to 10 downloadable images you can print from any vendor.


If you can’t join us for private sessions, The Alexandria Firefighters Inc., Local 2141  will hold their Annual Santa Photos at Fire Station 201 Dec 6 & 13 –  10:00 am-3:00 pm and Dec 20 –  10:00 am-2:00 pm.  Annual Photos With Santa are $20 donation. Proceeds go to  The Helping Hands Relief Fund. You will receive a high resolution digital image you are able to print and have the option to purchase prints.  A gallery of Santa photos will be  presented in a password protected gallery participants can access.


To book your session, a $100 non-refundable deposit is required.

Book your exclusive tour now!


Here are a few photos from last year’s Santa Photos  event.

Gena Roma Photography

No Excuses! {washington dc boudoir photographer}


For those of you on the fence on partaking my Glam Fusion Boudoir session, here are 10 debunked excuses.
1. I’m not in shape

I need to lose 5 lbs, I’m not ready, yada…yada..I hear more excuses about weight than I can count!  You need to know you are beautiful no matter what your size or flaws you may think you have.  With those  ‘flaws’  come assets and I want you to shout from the rooftops loud and proud of how fabulous you look. That’s why we are here. Taking photos. Celebrating your beauty- NO MATTER WHAT SIZE.  Please take 78 seconds out of your day to watch THIS VIDEO, “Totally Awesome,” no matter who you are.

2. It’s Too Expensive

Actually, participating in a Glam Boudoir session is one of the best deals out there!  You will be pampered with a make up, hair,   h’ors deouvres, and  lastly, your shoot.  You’ll also receive a 10 page 5×7 album depending on what package your purchase.

3. I am Too Old

Psst-have you heard 40 is the new 30, 50 the new 40! Age is just a number and a mindset.  Besides being wiser, I find that the older my clients are, the more comfortable in their skin. I love that we get wiser as we get older:) With that said, women are totally beautiful creatures at any age.

4. I am Shy

I can understand this. I am more comfortable behind the camera than in front of it. Your shoot will be in a private studio with just me and a female assistant.  I’m easy going, I”m funny, and will make the shoot fun and I promise I’m not scary! If you want to bring your best friend to tag along, the more the merrier!

5. I Don’t Want These Photos to show up on the internet

Why do you think I don’t have that many in my on-line portfolio.  I do not slap my clients private session on my website unless they let me. Most clients want this to be an intimate session with the photographs as gifts for their sweetheart’s eyes only.  After I edit I store securely for a short time and delete all of the outtakes. Seriously – your privacy is my number 2 concern – after making you look HAWT.

6. I am Pregnant

What a fabulous time to celebrate your body! That glow is something only experienced in pregnant women, and guess what?  Having a belly–totally a good thing!

7. I don’t know what to wear

I can refer you to a stylist. She is amazing and wonderful and will work with you on YOUR style. You can wear as much or as little as you wish, but working with a stylist is something that will help you achieve the look and feel you want. And you thought stylists were only for Hollywood Starlets…I want you to feel like a star.  Stylist not your thing? No worries, I’ll have an info packet for you with all the details, including what to wear!

8. It’s Trashy

Not one little bit! I like to think my boudoir sessions are along the lines of discreet beauty- art, if you will.  My boudoir style is modern, classy, and timeless and you never have to be in lingerie, unless you want to be.  That’s why my sessions are Glam Fusions.  I’ll work within your comfort level.

9. Why would I do something like this?

Because you will finally know how hot you are. Because you want a really original gift for your partner. Because you deserve it. Because a gym membership and new clothes can’t give you the gift that these photos will give you; sense of empowerment in the skin you’re in, confidence, and an experience like no other.

10. I am Embarrassed.

Don’t be. Please.  I will do my best to help you feel comfortable through the shoot. Have I mentioned how fun this is going to be? Seriously, it’s going to be a party! You’ll be glad you did this.

See, there are absolutely no excuses! Join me and Lindsay Clark for an amazing experience.


5×7 Little Black Book

5x7 Photo Album

Thick pages and quality metallic prints.


Ready To Take On The World

One of my favorites to photograph are high school seniors. This particular session is quite special.  I watched this young lady grow up before my eyes. She was just a wide eyed baby, a smart and curious child and now this funny, beautiful, teen is ready to leave the nest.  I’m extremely thankful I could be part of  this special time in her life.  I told  her to expect greater things because she’s so capable of moving mountains.

This session was taken a couple weeks before baby was born although you would never have guessed how far along this mama was. She was full of energy and excitement. She was beautiful with that pregnancy glow and was such a natural in front of the camera. Dad was already a doting father at the mention of his daughter he had yet to meet. The sweet smile on their faces as they showed off the pretty yet sporty baby Nike’s  was a tell tale sign that their little Emma may be a princess but she will have strength and character.  Here’s to years of laughter and joy and to savoring every second with their little one.


Birthday + Playdate = Happy Times


Coffee & Canine Event

Join us at Killer ESP on Saturday May 31st from 9 am to noon for the first ever Coffee & Canine Event!  Bring your people and pet friendly pooch, grab your espresso, sorbet, or pie, and meet us in the courtyard for a morning mixer with great vendors. Enter a raffle or partake in a photo session. Winthrop Clothing Company  will be there with her very stylish dog accessories. Your pet will enjoy treats from Raining Cats & Dogs!  For more information, head on over to The 5 Project!

Stylish Ties, Bows, & Bandanas By Winthrop Clothing Company





Spring Playdate

It was so fun getting to know this sweet family . We connected through Instagram, the military, and our love for Old Town Alexandria.  I  really enjoy their Instagram photographs through eyes of a young family enjoying all that Old Town has to offer.   They will be missed once they leave at the end of summer but new and beautiful adventure awaits them in a far away place. I can’t wait to see images from their travels and at the same time watch the little ones grow.



Just wanted to share photos from our recent Dog Photoshoot Event at Killer ESP.  So much cuteness and so much fun! So much so, that we’re going to have a monthly Coffee & Canine Event the last saturday of each month From May – August.  Come stop by our morning mixer at Killer ESP from 9 am – noon.  Grab coffee for you and treats for your fur baby by Raining Cats and Dogs.  Winthrop Clothing Company will also be with her beautifully made dog accessories.