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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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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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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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Food Love {Alexandria Va Foodie Photographer}

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, Bawse. 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! I can get used to being a foodie photographer:)

Alexandria Va Food Photographer

 

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Union Market Washington DC

I find inspiration everywhere! Marketplaces included. When I visited Union Market Washington DC,  it was love at first sight. From the moment I entered I knew I’d be in for a treat.  I was  greeted by the very unique and beautiful water bottle chandelier. Yes, those are water bottles! Take a closer look.  Each step through the market there was visual stimulation. I tried not to be too intrusive with camera in hand but as I wandered the indoor market, which features a mix of artisans and restaurants, I couldn’t help myself.  I managed to to snap just a few pictures but most of all, I  reveled in inspiration overload.  Perhaps one of my favorites was Salt & Sundry,  a fine boutique of beautifully curated selection of housewares, linens, gifts, artisanal foods as well as vintage finds.  If  you haven’t gone, you simply must go. Do it for your senses!

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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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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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