Ambition like you cannot believe. Check. Responsible. Check. Diligent. Check. Looks like Susi has the combination that will propel her into a very bright future. Her beauty and killer smile is pretty much the icing on the cake. Susi is the 2014 class Secretary of her high school, Secretary of the Future Educators Association and the Vice President of the French Club. She also writes for the school paper. Although she’s accomplished so much, Susi has a quiet confidence about her that I truly admire. She’s sweet and is just a nice girl. She is an inspiration to her peers and I know she will be an inspiration to her future students.
With all the talent shows we’ve been accustomed to through the years, the word ‘triple threat’ is now a part of our vocabulary. I think I first heard this a very long time ago on American Idol. This is what Paula described the uber talented, then budding talent, Kelly Clarkson. Why am I going on about all this? Because this is how I would describe Leia. She dances, sings, and acts in her school plays. She is also a very smart young lady and is a member of The National Honor Society. To top it off, Leia is such a caring and conscientious young lady and is involved in several community clubs. Being such a creative force, it’s no surprise to me that she paints and plays the ukulele in what spare time she has. Well, now come to think of it, she’s more like a quadruple threat. I’m so very honored to have taken part in creating Leia’s photos. She’s one special teen who I know will continue touch many with her performances and through her community work.
I gotta tell ya- my experience with teens have been nothing but pleasant. This beauty you see here makes me love my job even more. This is Isabella. She’s a quiet, no-frills, natural beauty. She’ll tell you her likes and is confident in doing so. She’s well rounded too! She’s involved in tennis, fitness, modern dance, community service, and is even a member of a club called Random Acts of Kindness. That’s just to name a few. The commencement of her senior year may be a few months away but I can’t help but already know all the successes she’ll have and positive impact she’ll have on many. She makes me feel secure in that the future will be in good hands.
She’s tall, she’s beautiful, she’s funny, and she’s smart. Cheryl the Soccer Mom is what she’s known in the comedy world. She’s a regular at Old Town Sacramento’s comedy club, Laughs Unlimited. She also travels the world making everyone laugh including our well deserved troops. Not only is Cheryl successful in comedy, she is also a savvy business woman. Before plunging into the comedy scene, Cheryl Anderson was the woman behind WAHM.com, which is resource for Work At Home Moms. This website gained national attention from Forbes, USA today and perhaps the biggest name in business-Oprah. A few years and a couple books later, she sold the website and now focuses on her comedy. You can read more about Cheryl in bonnie Magazine‘s February issue which she was on the cover of and I was so fortunate enough to be a part of. Here are my faves from my session with Cheryl. I absolutely love that I caught Cheryl’s reaction when she was finally able to see herself glammed up by the talented Chrisi Reynolds. Aren’t her vintage garb amazing?! You may just see that beautiful pink coat on a very popular recording artist one of these days.
I love when I receive products in the mail. I was especially excited when this arrived. This is a 4×8 Accordion Album I started offering this year. Aren’t they fabulous? I just think they’re such a fun way share your favorite photographs with your family and friends. They’re compact when closed and is the perfect size to fit in your bag, stand on your desk or give them as a gift. Beautiful pearl paper adds just the right touch.
Are you currently a high school junior who will be graduating in 2014? Have a strong presence in your high school and community?
We are looking for stylish, outgoing, high school juniors to help spread the word about Gena Roma Photography via your social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In exchange you will receive some pretty great perks.
Perks of being a Senior Rep
2 hour portrait session with unlimited changes
Professional hair and makeup
1-8×10 photograph from your shoot
40 watermarked wallets to give to your friends
Feature of you and your shoot on the blog
4 watermarked photos for Facebook
10% discount on all your purchase order
Facebook timeline cover with photos from your session
By referring a certain number of your friends to Gena Roma Photography you can earn prints, a gift card, and even an iPad mini.
1st – 5th referral – you get one 8×10 for each referral.
6th referral –Choose a $75 gift card from one of these stores: Barnes & Nobles, iTunes, & Nordstrom’s
10th referral – 40 wallets
15th referral – iPad Mini or disc of 10 edited images.
** to receive a bonus, all referred sessions must be completed and paid in full by December 31, 2013.
How do you qualify?
Must have a great sense of style, have an outgoing personality and enjoy being in front of the camera.
Be a current high school junior graduating in 2014.
Be available to have your Senior Rep session completed before May 4, 2013.
Agree to tell your friends and classmates about Gena Roma Photography and share your senior portraits with them.
Have your parents or legal guardians sign a model release form if you are under the age of 18.
I love how creative moms-to-be are getting at sharing their news with their friends and family. Exhibit A- E purchased these cute little baby shoes and wanted to incorporate them in photos when announcing the gender of the new member of their family. I immediately pictured all their shoes lined in a row including new baby’s. Photographs are such a fun way to share the joy with loved ones, aren’t they? Newborn shoots are one of my favorites but I think the ‘we’re-expecting-photos’ are just as cute. There are so many creative ways to tell your story with photographs. Let’s come up with something together.
If you’re familiar with my work, you know I like my photographs to have an editorial flavor. I’m just drawn to the “magazine” look. This probably stems from reading fashion magazines at a very young age. Before my sisters and I discovered Seventeen Magazine, we perused Avon catalogs and anything fashion or beauty related, even if that meant the Macy’s weekend ad. I think when I was younger these fashion magazines were just that, a glimpse of the fashion world and the glamour the pages evoked. Today, when I look at a magazine, it’s not just for latest trends and topics. When I pick up any magazine, I find myself studying the light and composition of the photographs. They’re a mini art gallery in my eyes.
When the oppotunity arose to shoot the fashion spread for Bonnie Magazine’s inaugural issue, I was beside myself. Bonnie is the first woman centric magazine with a focus on bringing women together in the Sacramento, Ca area. I went to college in Sacramento, got married there, and lived in the quaint East Sacramento neighborhood for many years. I loved that the Bonnie concept would be sharing the highlights, hidden gems, and important women of this magnificent city and was honored to be part of it.
The shoot centered around modern dresses featuring a local Sacramento favorite, Krazy Mary’s Boutique. I love the contrast of feminine amidst a rustic or run-down background making the hauntingly beautiful, dilapidated warehouses in the old section of The Old Sugar Mill Winery an ideal setting. The models were fabulous, the make up by Christi Reynolds was flawless, and the location had all the textures and beautiful, natural light a photographer could ever ask for. As for the Bonnie staff, they were as pleasant, funny, and creative as I had hoped.
So, here they are some of my favorites (there are alot!). To read Sacramento’s first woman-centric magazine and to view the spread, visit Bonnie for a digital copy or pick one up at a location near you.
I introduce to you Lindsey Clark. She’s my go-to makeup artist. She’s with me on all my sessions here on the east coast. She offers hi-def airbrushing as well as freehand application makeup throughout Virginia, Maryland and Washington, DC. Lindsey is uber talented and is a true artist creating works of art in every client. Visit Lindsey here for more information. Here are pictures of a few Glam Fusion sessions we did together.