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A Birthday Party To Remember

I thought I’d finally share some images of NBC 4’s  Angie Goff’s son’s 3rd Birthday party. This took place at Busy Bees, one of my favorite places for little ones because it’s tailored just for little ones but also because they have amazing custom parties. If you have a theme in mind, my friend, Natalia will deliver! And when I say deliver, she will go above and beyond your expectations.  Exhibit A- Bob’s At The Bottom Of The Sea Party.  To see more images from this fun filled party you can visit Angie’s blog.

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Animal Welfare League of Alexandria Art Show

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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

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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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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!

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Thip Khao {Washington DC Photographer}

Haven’t yet heard of Thip Khao restaurant by Chef Seng? It’s the new restaurant darling of Washington DC and it recently opened.  It’s getting rave reviews! You can view the Washington Post write up here and more here. This is the second restaurant for Chef Seng, who opened Bangkok Golden in Falls Church in  2010.  Not surprising,  Bankok Golden too has received equally great reviews as seen in the Washingtonian Magazine‘s  100 Very Best Restaurants of 2014.

Before Thip Khao’s grand opening, Chef Seng invited Monks from Wat Lao Buddavong to bless the new restaurant.  The private ceremony took place with a handful of invitees.  I’m not buddhist but I do believe in their positive message and teaching. During the event, there was chanting, offering, and a bracelet ceremony where the monks bless you and adorn you with a bracelet they’ve made and blessed.  Although I was there to work, I was able to receive a bracelet. I truly felt a spiritual connection. Buddhism comes from the work ‘budhi’ which mean awaken which is exactly how I felt after the experience. I feel so fortunate to have photographed such a beautiful and spiritual event.  Thank you Chef Seng and Thip Khao for allowing me to share your special day and for sharing your delicious food.

Thip Khao {Washington DC Photographer}

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Thip Khao {Washington DC Photographer}

Alexandria based photographer serving Northern Va and Washington DC. 

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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:)

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The W Family { Alexandria Va Family Photographer}

I’m an Alexandria Va photographer but I find myself in California once a year for a few weeks to visit family and to do a little work.  But really, photographing friends and family is hardly work. For  me it’s really fun making connections with old friends and making new ones.   Some  sessions are referrals from family and friends, while others are sessions with friends from the past.  Since I’m now on the east cost, these old friendships stay alive with Facebook such as with the W Family. I haven’t seen my friend, Jenny,  in years but I love that we were able to stay in touch and share photos, even when we’re miles apart.   With this session, it felt as if it was a reunion.   I met Jenny’s beautiful family for the first time. They were funny and really so nice – exactly the kind of family what you would hope for a friend.   It’s so great catching up with friends after years have passed, especially when there’s a happy ending. Great husband. Check.  Beautiful and such nice kids. Check. Happy family. Check.  Looking fabulous.  Double check!

The W Family Alexandria Va Family Photographer

The W Family Alexandria Va Family Photographer

The W Family {Alexandria Va Family Photographer}

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Holiday Santa Special {Old Town Alexandria Santa Photos}

 

 

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I’m so happy to announce that I will be working with the Alexandria Firefirefighters Inc., Local 2141 in Old Town Alexandria,  again this year to capture Santa portraits at a very special Holiday Santa Special Event.  I had so much fun seeing all the little ones interact with Santa, some for the first time. The expression on the children’s faces; happy, excited, even scared were all really special and had the opportunity to capture it all on film!

PRIVATE SESSIONS

This year, Alexandria Firefighters Inc., Local 2141 and Gena Roma Photography is teaming up to bring something truly special to the community-an exclusive 30 minute private tour of historic Fire Station 201 and one-on-one quality time with Santa.  Your child will get to see the inner workings of the Fire Station and will have  access to their fire trucks, including the beautiful 19the century  steam engine. All this and photos of your visit and with Santa!  You will receive up to 10 downloadable images you can print from any vendor.

ANNUAL  SANTA PHOTOS AT FIRE STATION 201

If you can’t join us for private sessions, The Alexandria Firefighters Inc., Local 2141  will hold their Annual Santa Photos at Fire Station 201 Dec 6 & 13 –  10:00 am-3:00 pm and Dec 20 –  10:00 am-2:00 pm.  Annual Photos With Santa are $20 donation. Proceeds go to  The Helping Hands Relief Fund. You will receive a high resolution digital image you are able to print and have the option to purchase prints.  A gallery of Santa photos will be  presented in a password protected gallery participants can access.

Here are a few photos from last year’s Santa Photos  event.

Holiday Santa Special Santa Portraits In Old Town Alexandria Firehouse

Holiday Santa Special Santa Portraits In Old Town Alexandria Firehouse

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Spring Playdate {Old Town Alexandria Photographer}

I had quite the spring playdate in Old Town Alexandria. It was so fun getting to know this sweet family . We connected through Instagram, the military, and our love for Old Town Alexandria.  I  really enjoy the Instagram photographs through eyes of this young family enjoying all that Old Town has to offer.   They will be missed once they leave at the end of summer but new and beautiful adventure awaits them in a far away place. I can’t wait to see images from their travels and at the same time watch the little ones grow.

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Spring Playdate {Old Town Alexandria Photographer}

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45 Years {Old Town Alexandria VA Family Photographer}

45  years.  This session was so inspiring. For their 45 year wedding anniversary, they decided to celebrate with beautiful photographs.  They were both absolutely lovely and beautiful and such gems in my world.  You can see love throughout their home for each other, for their children, and for the little things that life has to offer.

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 45  years.  This session was so inspiring. For their 45 year wedding anniversary, they decided to celebrate with beautiful photographs.  They were both absolutely lovely and beautiful and such gems in my world.  You can see love throughout their home for each other, for their children, and for the little things that life has to offer.

45 Years Old Town Alexandria Va Custom Photographer

45 years Alexandria Va photographer Custom Photographer 

45 Years.  Alexandria Va custom photographer www.genaroma.com

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