Baby Aurora Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer

Baby Aurora {Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer}

baby aurora alexandria va newborn photographer

Just a little peek at cute Baby A.   With doting parents and grandparents there, she was the center of attention.  Of course she help it!  Baby A was so sweet.  She was awake for her session but she finally succumbed to that baby slumber that awaited her.  I figured putting Baby A in soft colors would suit her sweet disposition. She’s a sweet angel and for her session I saw her floating on white clouds and soft hues.  I’m such a big fan of this cutie but perhaps her biggest fan may be her big brother who watched our every move.  He couldn’t help but be curious at what this woman with a camera was doing with his baby sister.  I told him I was just borrowing her for a bit.  I’m so thankful that families allow me to “borrow their” little ones.  I treasure every moment and I’m so happy to help preserve this fleeting newborn moment.

Baby Aurora

Just a little peek at cute Baby A.   With doting parents and grandparents there, she was the center of attention.  Of course she help it!  Baby A was so sweet.  She was awake for her session but she finally succumbed to that baby slumber that awaited her.  I figured putting Baby A in soft colors would suit her sweet disposition. She’s a sweet angel and for her session I saw her floating on white clouds and soft hues.  I’m such a big fan of this cutie but perhaps her biggest fan may be her big brother who watched our every move.  He couldn’t help but be curious at what this woman with a camera was doing with his baby sister.  I told him I was just borrowing her for a bit.  I’m so thankful that families allow me to “borrow their” little ones.  I treasure every moment and I’m so happy to help preserve this fleeting newborn moment.

 

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Art Show

animal welfare league of Alexandria art art show

The Animal Welfare League of Alexandria hosted an art show: Saving Lives through the Shelter’s Lenses,  which showcased the work of their volunteer photographers.  I’m proud to be featured  alongside 5 other  photographers. At least once a month I photograph  adoptable animals in a way that appeals to potential forever families and have been doing so since 2014. You may have seen photographs on AWLA’s Facebook Page.  It takes quite a bit of work; usually involving 2-3 other animal welfare league dog or cat specialists.  There’s never a dull moment and it’s always lots of fun. The art show ends tomorrow, January 31st. Incase you missed it here are some photos showcased. A big thank you to the Animal Welfare League for letting me be a part of their great organization.

 

Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Art Show

animal welfare league of Alexandria art show

animal welfare league of Alexandria art show

animal welfare league of alexandria art show

Lovey Sessions

Lovey Session 2016

With great success in the past, Mudstew Photography and Design LLC and I are so happy to bring back our Lovey Session Event!

What exactly is a Lovey Session? Let’s start off with the word ‘lovey’.   In my household, when our our children were babies/toddlers, lovey is what we called their well beloved stuffed animal or blankie.  You know, the one they sleep with, eat with,  travel with, talk to, and hold near and dear when things are just not going according to plan. My daughter received a beautiful pink cat as a present when she was a baby and it was love at first sight.  She took her lovey with her on her first day of daycare. There were still tears but her lovey was there to comfort her and she couldn’t go to daycare without it.  My son also had a Lovey that he’s had since birth. He brought his Lovey everywhere, even on vacation. Although he’s a bit older now, he still has his lovey in his room!

Plenty of parents out there have the same lovey experience with their children and so we thought what better way to preserve this childhood bond and this very sweet stage by photographing this special time.

So in short, a Lovey Session is our attempt at freezing time, keeping those chubby hands and feet small a little while longer, preserving the innocence and  unabashed joy over the little things, whether it be their stuffed animal or a special outfit they love to wear.

Although I do offer Lovey Sessions throughout the year, this event is special because you’ll get 2 photographers for the day.  I’ll be shooting  with my talented friend, Lisa, of Mudstew Photography and Design LLC.  You’ll have 2 photographers on hand!

JOIN US FOR A LOVEY SESSION EVENT

WHEN:  Saturday, February 20, 2016

WHERE: 201-A E. Custis Ave., Del Ray Neighborhood of Alexandria

45 minute private session (15 minute warm up and fun activity & 30 minute photo session of your little one and their special Lovey)

This session will completely center around your child and their lovey.

16×16 matted collage of your session

(Other products and framing from Artifacts, Inc. are optional)

 Please contact us for more information.

 

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16 x 16 collage Frame sold separately.

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You will receive a matted 16×16 photo collage.

Here are some photos and a video from our previous Lovey Session Event.

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Alexandria Va Lovey Photographer

Lovey session 2016

Time Stand Still {Alexandria VA Photographer}

Time Stand Still {Alexandria VA Photographer}

Time Stand Still {Alexandria VA Photographer}
In a snap they’ll be big.  Fortunately, Gena Roma Photography can capture your little ones just as they are right now.  Experience a fun and modern studio portrait session for your preschooler and make time stand still.  Bring your child’s favorite outfits and their special toy or lovey for a fun 1 hour session.  In studio or outdoors!  We’ll  make this a fun experience for everyone. We never rush our tiny clients.  We’ll take breaks as needed so be prepared and bring snacks! Time stand still Alexandria va photographerTime Stand Still Alexandria VA Photographer

In a snap they’ll be big.  Fortunately, Gena Roma Photography can capture your little ones just as they are right now.  Experience a fun and modern studio portrait session for your preschooler and make time stand still.  Bring your child’s favorite outfits and their special toy or lovey for a fun 1 hour session.  In studio or outdoors!  We’ll  make this a fun experience for everyone. We never rush our tiny clients.  We’ll take breaks as needed so be prepared and bring snacks! time stand still alexandria va photographer

ir special toy or lovey for a fun 1 hour session.  In studio or outdoors!  We’ll  make this a fun experience for everyone. We never rush our tiny clients.  We’ll take breaks as needed so be prepared and bring snacks! 

Family Love {Alexandria Va Family Photographer}

Family Love Alexandria Va Family photographerFamily Love {Alexandria va family photographer}

nd I’ve enjoyed every single one of them. To pin point it exactly why, I think it’s because it all comes down to love and holding on to special memories.  I know this comes with a lot of cheese. Spoonfuls, in fact, of cheesiness. But hear me out before I lose you.   I’ll use this amazing family as my example.  There was so much  joy from this family and the love for their little boy,  limitless.  There’s just something about family portraits that’s so meaningful that I can identify with.   I can only guess that this comfort level comes from  seeing through my client’s parental eyes because I too am a parent. These Moms and Dads are beaming with pride at their beautiful children.  Most of the time, the children are knee-high. But it doesn’t matter, a parent’s love is still evident even in the teen years. I can see it!  I can relate to their desire to capture this specific time in their life.  I’m right there at that moment, in my client’s shoes,  trying to make time stand still for a little while longer before their little ones grow out of the cute stage their in, before they grow out of the wonderment of the little things, before they grow out of their innocence.  And that’s my job and what I truly enjoy and get to do. I get to freeze time for families and help them hang it up on a wall. Every time they pass by the treasured photos on their mantles, hallways, or entry, my wish is that they are flooded with those good memories they were trying to hold on the day they were created.                        Family Love {Alexandria va Family Photographer}

Family Love Alexandria va family photographer

family love {alexandria va photographer}

 

Family Love Alexandria Va Family Photographer

BusyBees Indoor Playground

Busy Bees Indoor Playground

 

BusyBees indoor playground is finally opening Saturday, July 25th and it’s glorious!! I was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the space and snapped a few photos to share with you all.  What exactly is BusyBees?  It’s an innovative, unique, indoor, soft playground for little ones under 48″.   What’s so special about BusyBees indoor playground you say? Well, for one thing, we don’t currently have a hip, modern indoor playground designed for just little ones in our area.  Not only that, this indoor playground is interactive! There’s movement and sound and lights and oh so much more! Parents, you can sit back, relax, take a seat, and plug in.  There’s a seat just for you so you can stay connected. Worried about germs.  A germ factory this is not! They clean the entire facility every 3 hours.  It’s pretty amazing, right? Well it gets better! You can even host birthday parties there! And if you need photographs of your special day, I’m the official photographer:)  Check out these photos and a quick video I took. And for more reasons to love this place, click here.

 

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BusyBees Indoor Playground

 

 

 

 

 

BusyBees Indoor Playground

Baby C {Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer}

Baby C Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer

Baby C Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer

I love when parents want both family and newborn portraits.   There’s so much beautiful, happy emotions into these special sessions. Everyone seems to have a glow about them and big brothers or sisters show their soft, loving side.  It’s really a beautiful thing.  The light and mood was perfect for this session. Everything was perfect including the unbelievably beautiful spring day. Everyone was warm with positive energy.  Welcome Baby C.  You are so loved!

 

Baby C Alexandria VA Newborn Photographer

I love when parents want both family and newborn portraits.   There’s so much beautiful, happy emotions into these special sessions. Everyone seems to have a glow about them and big brothers or sisters show their soft, loving side.  It’s really a beautiful thing.  The light and mood was perfect for this session. Everything was perfect including the unbelievably beautiful spring day. Everyone was warm with positive energy.  Welcome Baby C.  You are so loved!

The Purple Goose Lookbook

The Purple Goose Lookbook Model Search was a success!  With 168 entries it was really difficult to choose.  So how did we narrow it down?  All entries were great and every single one of the kids entered were beautiful!  It didn’t really matter what types of photos were submitted, some provided professional photos while others used their iPhones. Professional photos did not sway us. Some sent one photo while others three or more. We didn’t look at the contest a beauty pageant or a popularity contest which is why we didn’t have an online voting process.  We were looking for kids that looked comfortable in front of the camera and we also wanted to create a book that had a great mix of children to represent The Purple Goose’s wide reach and fan base. So without further adieu, here’s the inaugural issue of The Purple Goose Lookbook Spring and Summer 2015!

The Purple Goose Lookbook

The Purple Goose {Alexandria Va Photographer}

At the end of the last year I had the opportunity to do a photo shoot at The Purple Goose,  Alexandria’s premier children’s clothing store, located in the heart of Del Ray, Alexandria Va.   If you live in Alexandria, I’m sure you’ve been in the store.   The staff is extremely friendly. All. The. Time! I go there because not only do they have clothes you can’t find anywhere else but for their great customer service and always lively conversation with staff.  By luck one day I was chatting with Linda, one of the owners, and discovered that their photographer had moved out of town. And talk about being at the right place at the right time, we ended up coming together to create the first ever Purple Goose Holiday Collection series. As you can see from the images below, they had the most amazing holiday dresses for little girls with the frills and the texture and matching jackets, we just had show them off! Those of you with little girls can relate to my oohs and ahhs, and I may have squealed at the pink frilly numbers. But I digress. Today I wanted to share even more Purple Goose good news!  I am the official photographer for The Purple Goose and we’re teaming up for a pretty spectacular spring project. We are looking to you, Purple Goose fans, to help us create our first on-line Purple Goose Magazine.  The magazine will be a look book for spring and summer wear as well as articles from local vendors.  We need models;  1 to 12 years old to showcase the spring and summer clothing lines.   What better models than The Purple Goose fans!  If you’d like to enter your child in our model search here are the details:

  • “LIKE”  The Purple Goose and Gena Roma Photography’s Facebook page if you haven’t already:)
  • Message Gena Roma Photography requesting to be entered into The Purple Goose Model Search with a photo of your child, their name,  age, and clothing and shoe size.
  • Photoshoot will take place on Sunday, February 22nd. Please enter only if you are available all day on the 22nd.  The shoot will take place in store, and some outdoor.
  • All entries must be submitted by February 19th 5:00 pm
  • In-house judging of all photos shared will take place on the 20th
  • Winners will be announced via  Facebook on the 20th and will be contacted by Gena Roma Photography.
  • Winners will be showcased in the inaugural issue of The Purple Goose magazine!
    • receive 1/2 off on your in-store purchase
    • receive an 8×10 photo from the shoot

Can’t wait to see your photos!  Good luck everyone!!

The Purple Goose Del Ray Alexandria Photographer

 

Baby Ethan {Alexandria VA Newborn Photographer}

Every time I have a newborn photography session, I swoon. Newborn sessions are one of the most difficult sessions yet I love doing them. The fact that I’m the one chosen to photograph this little person for his debut is really quite an honor.  It’s hard not to love what I do.  Baby Ethan was only a few days old when we met.  He had his first full night’s sleep the night before so I wasn’t sure if he would be awake for our morning session.  Baby calls the shots on all newborn sessions and if  baby isn’t ready for the session, we wait.  And wait…and wait.  We rock. Mom feeds. And we wait some more.  In the end, it’s always.  Always! Worth it.  Now back to beautiful baby Ethan. Isn’t he a beautiful,  sweet, boy?  His biggest fan by far is his big sister.  Just look how smitten she is!  Mom and Dad are fans, too; beaming with pride and thankful for their beautiful family.

Baby Ethan  - Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer

Baby Ethan Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer

Baby Ethan Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer Old Town Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer serving Northern Va and Washington DC   www.genaroma.com