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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

Parking:
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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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! 

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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

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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

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Stand out in a sea of selfies {Alexandria Va Photographer}

Solo portrait sessions are increasing in popularity due to the social media culture today. Never before have your portraits been so visible to so many.  Your face is stamped on all your social media accounts like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. For some, your profile pic is even on your email.   For business owners or entrepreneurs, the pictures on your website really becomes part of your brand.  Today, your customers have googled you and your company before stepping foot in your store or office. This then makes your website, including your profile picture, your client’s first impression.  Make it a good one.  Whether you want photographs for personal or business reasons, make sure you seek a professional to help you stand out in a sea of selfies!

 

Stand out in a sea of selfies alexandria va photographer

stand out in a sea of selfies alexandria va photographer

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Lovey Sessions {Alexandria VA Child and Family Photographer}

On this Valentines Day, I thought I’d share some photos from our Lovey Session Event at Old City Press in Old Town Alexandria.   Lisa from Mud Stew Photography & Design LLC and I had so much fun capturing these little ones and their special loves. The special Lovey bond is fleeting so we’re happy to capture this time for Parents as well as the children who hold their friends so dear.   To the parents who joined us, we hope these photographs bring a smile to your face at every glance. They sure did bring a smile to ours. And to the children who delighted us, may you always have an open heart and beautiful friendships. For more images, you can view The 5 Project video.

Lovey Session Event

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Happy Baby E {Alexandria Va Baby Photographer}

How adorable is sweet is happy baby E?!  She is definitely the happiest baby I’ve had the pleasure to photograph and I’ve photographed a lot of happy babies.   Baby E and her parents were in town to visit her favorite aunt and uncle and what a great way to commemorate her trip with loved ones than with photographs.  Yellow was such a fitting color for her sunny disposition on this somewhat gloomy day in November.   Happiness was definitely inherited.  This lovely family was so fun and was just a pleasure to work with. We had a lot of laughs which  made it really easy to capture these beautiful moments.

Happy Baby E

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Lovey Session {Alexandria Va Child Photographer}

For The 5 Project’s 1st event of  2014 we will be offering Lovey Sessions at the Old City Press January 31-February 2, just in time for Valentin’s Day.

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 or 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 has a Lovey that he’s had since birth. Although he is really into Mine Craft and all things digital these days, I’ll still find his lovey on his bed.

The photographers of The 5 Project all 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 will be 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.

A Lovey Session will will include your little one and their own special lovey. The location will be at the gorgeous Old City Press & Comapany in Old Town Alexandria- right across the street from 5 Guys! It’s a gorgeous space filled with natural light.

This session will completely center around your child and their lovey.  We’ll have a warm up period for your child with a fun activity and then they’re off to their 30 minute session.

For more information about this event, please visit The 5 Project.

 

Lovey Session {Alexandria Va Child Photographer} S and his teddy

Lovey Session {Alexandria Va Child Photographer} I and her fuzzy friends

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Lovey Session {Alexandria Va Child Photographer} L and her pink besties

 

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The 5 Project {Alexandria Va Children’s Photographer}

I am very excited to announce a very important collaboration! Over a year ago, a group of women photographers in the area and I, started a monthly gathering. Just the 5 of us geeking out over our passion for photography.  We shared ideas, discussed styles, critiqued work, and went on magical photography excursions with our kids together.  I have learned so much from these women and not just skills on a technical level but I learned so much about myself. These women not only inspire me, but they continue to push me to become a better photographer, a better parent, a stronger person and they’ve become a very solid support system.

Throughout the year, we had a chance to work together so it was a very natural progression to start working on bigger projects, which led to the creation of The 5 Project.  The 5 Project will take on larger jobs that Gena Roma Photography can’t handle on it’s own such as large scale events, weddings, preschool portraits, and community projects.

We have an upcoming project with Old City Press & Co. in Old Town Alexandria. I have a big announcement on this event on Wednesday so stay tuned!

Meanwhile, feast your eyes on Old City Press & Co.’s space.  They are a letterpress printing company and design studio. Stop by to purchase paper goods or better yet, join one of their letterpress workshops. Visit them for more information!

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Back to the grind {Alexandria Va Photographer}

After the busy holiday season, I had a mini break just to sit back and do absolutely nothing but spend lovely time with family and friends.  Now, I’m back to the grind and feel really energized to start the new year.As I’ve stated in my New Year’s post, I’ll be drawing inspiration from my past this year and hope to incorporate past experiences and lessons into my photography. My style won’t change.  My aesthetic will remain clean and modern with a classic twist. This doesn’t mean I won’t grow as an artist or move forward and learn. It’s just that towards the end of 2013, I’ve realized that images in the past that I may have been scrapped are now back on the table.  I also realized  that I was once open as a newbie photographer and shared more of myself and shared more photos on the blog,  which I scaled back once business took off even if a little. Life became busy and if I didn’t blog about a session immediately, it was likely that it would be posted for sometime or ever (exhibit blog from yesterday). I will be better at this! All in all, I think this is just part of an evolving process for my art, for me and for my business.  My passion for photography and my job is still great and continues to grow!

This session I’m posting today, with friends during the height of 2013’s cherry blossoms, really sparked a lot of upcoming projects this year; projects that spawned from the love of our children, the time spent with loved ones, and capturing magical moments.  This day was magical. We all dragged our kids out of bed at 5 am, drove in the morning darkness, and struggled to find parking. We all managed to find each other, enjoyed the sun rise, each other’s company, and the frolicking children. And the donuts! We can’t forget the donuts!!

Back to the grind. Alexandria Va Photographer

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