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Mother’s Day Special Photo Session

Mother’s Day Special Photo Session

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                                             Mother’s Day Special Photo Session Alexandria va

For most moms,  the last thing on their minds is to be in a photo with their children.  More often than not, they’re the ones behind the lens  – capturing daily life and momentous occasions. All of this done, of course, while juggling a full family schedule! So, slow down and celebrate mom by spoiling her with a Mama and Me Mother’s Day Special Photo Session. Whether her kids are grown or they’re little ones, Mom is sure to enjoy this session. With such a special session comes special collection packages just for this event starting at only $725!

Sessions will take place on  Saturday, May 13th in our beautiful studio at 428B Hume Ave, Alexandria VA

There are only a few spaces available! $250 non refundable deposit is due at booking.  This fee goes towards your final package cost.

Please contact Gena via email or by phone 703-405-7281 for details and to book your session

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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.

Super Kaheem Saves DC

Super Kaheem Saves DC

It was such an honor to photograph Make-A-Wish® Mid Atlantic’s special event in December.  Stacey Flint Photography, Carrie Keene Photography and I were the official photographers for the special Super Kaheem Saves DC event and for months, during the planning stages, we had to keep this all this underwraps. When the day finally came to see this through we were excited! This wish was spectacular and it was all in the name of Kaheem.  Kaheem is 5 years old and is battling leukemia. For one day, Kaheem was a superhero, saving others and doing good. He first had to drink a superhero potion and was then whisked off to meet his favorite heros. The rest was Make-A-Wish history. We followed Kaheem all day on December 16th as he dashed through the Washington DC metro area to save the day. It really took so many people to make this wish come to fruition. From local fire and police departments, Paul Ryan’s staff,  the city of National Harbor, the Newseum staff,  and so many others not to mention the crowds of people who attended to wish Kaheem well. The wish was a success and everyone came together to make sure it was a perfect day for Kaheem. 

And what a super, amazing day it was! Kaheem carried out his missions perfectly which included saving Santa at National Harbor’s ferris wheel, finding a lost flag in the United States Capitol, capturing the grinch at the National Theater and saving local sports mascots at the Newseum. I loved how Kaheem squealed with delight and giggled throughout the day. His enthusiasm and joy was infectious! So was his smile! There were so many kind strangers who joined Kaheem throughout the day just to show their support and to encourage him. This was televised by Washington DC’s Fox 5 all day and it didn’t take long for everyone to notice! With tweets from Vice President Biden and The Rock himself, this was huge!  Everyone just genuinely wanted to make this boy happy and it warmed my heart on that very cold day in December. Here are just a few photos I took.   

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For a video of the event

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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Make A Wish Mid Atlantic

For the last couple of years I’ve been involved with MakeAWish® Mid-Atlantic. I’ve seen what they can do to a sick child’s spirit.  I’ve had a couple of friends who’s children have been stricken with cancer and have seen first hand how a simple wish can give hope and a fighting spirit. So every fall, I’ve taken photos of Wish Recipients and each time I’ve walked away with new friends who inspire me in so many ways.  MakeAWish® Mid-Atlantic uses the images from these sessions for their media needs throughout the year. You may have spied a few photos already.  Here are just a few of these amazing kids that I had the pleasure to work with.

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Newborn Photographer Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria

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I love supporting other entrepreneurs especially women and moms who are running a business.  What I love even more than promoting these amazing business women is partnering with those who share the same vision and values! Teaming up with Fit4Mom is a no brainer. They believes in providing clients with outstanding customer service and top notch classes! I’m so happy to announce that we are the go to newborn photographer for Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria.  What does this mean exactly?  All Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria Stroller Strides clients taking a Fit4Baby class will receive 50% off of  the Gena Roma Photography newborn session fee.  Newborns must be less than 14 days old to qualify for this exclusive offer.

If you’re a Fit4Baby client, check out the Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria Facebook page and their post regarding our Newborn photography giveaway! You could win a free newborn session!  For more information, contact us!

Newborn Photographer for Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria

Newborn Photographer Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria

Newborn Photographer Fit4Mom Arlington Alexandria

 

Albums and Prints

Hi Everyone,

I’m back from a much needed vacation!  Before vacation mode, I was able to create this video showcasing albums I provide as well as special prints.  Hope you’re all enjoying your summer break!

 

Baby Aurora Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer

Baby Aurora {Alexandria Va Newborn Photographer}

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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