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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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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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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


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


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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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2014 Twelve Magazine

I thought I’d kick off the school year with an updated issue of Twelve Magazine featuring the class of 2014 graduating seniors I’ve had the pleasure to photograph and get to know. It was really difficult for me to choose the cover model.  As you can see in the cover choices I had, this wasn’t a slam dunk decision. Just look at all these smart, beautiful girls who are all really remarkable in their own way. Now you know why the decision to pick just one for the cover was so extremely tough for me. If you want to see who it is that made the cover- click here.




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Lyndsay {Alexandria VA High School Senior Photographer}

Lyndsay is the sweetest! Can’t you just tell by her angelic smile?  This gorgeous teen has been dancing since she was 3. She’s a great dancer and completes nationally.  Her dance team, The West Potomac Varsity Dance Team even participated in the National Dance Alliance (NDA) Championships.  This year, the team took first place prize in the East Coast Regional division at the U.S. Finals Dance and Cheer Competition.  This year’s team is the first in West Potomac history to take home the first place trophy. Lyndsay will continue continue to follow her passion and will be competing her senior year in high school.  I wish Lyndsay and the rest of the West Potomac Dance Team success in 2013/2014!






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Emma {Chantilly High School Senior Photographer}

Where do I begin? There are so many great qualities about this senior it’s really difficult for me to find a starting point. Let’s state the obvious for a sec.  Emma is beautiful and will be participating in the Miss Asian American Beauty pageant this summer.  Now on to what makes Emma extraordinary?  Aside from playing the Chinese flute and performing at different events and occasions, Emma is very much involved in her community. She volunteers at her local hospital every weekend and is a teacher assistant at a Chinese school. She is a member of Model United Nation and has won several awards. She is in five different Honor Societies. FIVE!  She is the Treasurer of the Interact Club of Chantilly which focuses on helping others and building better communities. She certainly has a passion for volunteering and helping others as she demonstrated by being a cofounder of Girls Learn International Club at her high school.  The goal of this club is to promote and fund-raise for equal education for girls in developing nations.

I am so honored to have been part of Emma’s high school experience. I am so unbelievably in awe of what she has accomplished so far and the very solid foundation she has built. This foundation is strong and will take her to the future where she will leave her mark and will make a difference in others, her community, and the world!

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Susi {Alexandria Va High School Senior Photographer}

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.


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