Thursday, December 31, 2015

Happy New Year!

Here we are, the year is slowly winding to a close.  It is a time to remember the year that has come and gone and to look ahead to the year that lies before us.  As I reflect on 2015, I cannot help but smile.  2015 has been an amazing year for Geno Photography!

I am truly blessed to have such amazing clients.  They are what makes my job so great.  I have had the opportunity to meet many great couples and photograph weddings all over the state and out of state as well.  I have had the pleasure of snuggling and photographing many sweet newborns.  I have gotten to capture special moments in the lives of many families.  It has been a very blessed year.

As I look to the new year, I am filled with excitement at all the wonderful experiences yet to come.  Already, my calendar is filling and I have been meeting so many lovely couples, whose weddings I am greatly looking forward to capturing.  2016 will be another wonderful year I am sure.

Thank you to all my clients for allowing me the honor of being a part of your lives as I capture your milestones!  I am truly blessed.

Monday, December 28, 2015

The Jungblut Family {Cousins}

In October, I headed to Cedar Rapids for a session with these super adorable cousins.  Unfortunately, the twins weren't feeling the best, but we still managed to get a few smiles from them.  Such adorable little ones!

Friday, December 18, 2015

Mason + Bridgette {Sneak Peek}

A peek at Mason and Bridgette's late November wedding.  Gorgeous!  Check back soon for more from their beautiful wedding day.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

The Gavin Family

 During our Christmas Mini-Sessions, the Gavin family joined me in the studio.  It has been a few years since I've had the pleasure of working with them and it was great to see them all again.  My, how their kids have grown!  It is crazy how quickly time flies.

Monday, December 14, 2015

The Valentine Family

On a chilly, but clear evening in early November, I headed to Skriver Stables in Iowa City to photograph the Valentine family.  I love family portraits, but this session was extra special.  They included their dog and two horses.  So fun!

Friday, December 11, 2015

Lance {Sneak Peek}

A peek at this adorable little guy's recent newborn session.  Check back soon for more of this little cutie's newborn portraits.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

The Hotka Family

At the very beginning of November, I headed to Kent Park in Oxford for the Hotka family session.  It was a warm, bright afternoon and the leaves were gorgeous.

Monday, December 7, 2015

The Pollard Family


On a chilly morning in late November, I met out on a country road outside of Wellman with the Pollard family for their portrait session.  They were troopers and lasted twenty minutes in the chilly wind.  I think we got some great portraits of them with the beautiful field behind them.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Brian + Stacie {Wedding}

In October I had the pleasure of assisting Shuva Rahim of Accent Photographics with capturing the beautiful wedding of Stacie and Brian at the Celebration Farms Timber Frame Barn.  The autumn weather was perfect and the colors were just beginning to turn.  Perfection.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Schrader Family

At the beginning of November, I met up with the Schrader family for their session.  It was a chilly evening, but the weather was gorgeous.  It truly doesn't get much better than four adorable kiddos and a phenomenal sunset.  Perfection!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Ainsley {Newborn}

Seriously, how sweet is Ainsley?!  At the time of her session, she was only four days old and just an itty bitty peanut.  She did wonderfully during her session and was full of adorable little smiles.  I'm smitten!

Friday, November 27, 2015

Corey + Teressa {Wedding: Part 3}

After sunset, we headed back into the reception and continued with the festivities of the evening.  Corey and Teressa cut their cake, then guests dove into the amazing delicious Molly's cupcakes.  I have to say the chocolate was phenomenal (did I ever mention how much I love cupcakes?!).

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

The DeFord Family

I met with the DeFord family at Wilson's Orchard during golden hour one beautiful October evening.  The weather was gorgeous.  Such a perfect evening for portraits!  I love their outfit choices.  The gray, black, and denim with a few pops of red were perfect for the orchard.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Lee + Julie {Wedding: Part 2}

After the grand exit from the church, we headed to the Old Capitol, just a block over from the Newman Catholic Student Center.  It was great to have some more time to photograph Julie and Lee.  Their bridal party waited on the bus, while we got some great portraits around the Old Capitol and the other gorgeous buildings close by.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Happy Birthday, G!

Happy birthday to my sweet G!  She is seven...wait, I must have typed that wrong.  She cannot possibly be seven!  Crazy how time flies.  Seven years ago, as a client was leaving the studio at the end of their session my water broke.  Just a few short hours later, little Miss G joined our family and it's never been the same since.  Love this girl!!  She is my sneaky, stubborn little girl who is so smart, loving and beautiful.  I cannot imagine my life without her.  So again, little Miss G, wishing you the happiest of birthdays!  I love you!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Ainsley {Sneak Peek}

A little peek at beautiful Miss Ainsley's recent newborn session.  Check back soon for more from this sweet little one's session!

Monday, November 16, 2015

The Miller Family

I had such a wonderful time with the Miller family at Wilson's Orchard in October.  The weather was perfect and the location was gorgeous for their family portraits.  Their two little guys are so adorable!

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Christmas Mini- Sessions {Limited Availability}

We are excited to be offering Christmas Mini-Sessions this holiday season.  These sessions will be held in or close to our studio in Wellman and each family will receive a custom porcelain ornament from their session.  Such a beautiful keepsake!

There are limited spaces for this great event.  Contact us today to book your session before all the slots are filled!

Friday, November 13, 2015

Corey + Teressa {Wedding: Part 2}

After we finished with the bridal party portraits on the golf course, we headed back to the clubhouse to photograph the family portraits.  Unfortunately, the sunlight was harsh which limited our locations for portraits.  Thankfully on the back of the clubhouse there was a great spot for portraits.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

The Martin Family

In late October, I met with the Martin family for their fall mini-session at Lake MacBride.  It was a beautiful fall day, and the sun was shining brilliantly through the golden leaves.  Lovely!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Lee + Julie {Wedding: Part 1}

At the beginning of October, I headed to the Newman Catholic Student Center, to capture Julie and Lee's wedding day.  We began the day with their first look.  You could see the joy radiating from Julie as she walked up to tap Lee on the shoulder.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Corey + Teressa {Wedding: Part 1}

On a bright autumn day in the middle of October, I headed to Middle Amana to the Amana Colonies Golf Course for the wedding of Corey and Teressa.  There was a slight chill in the air, but the sun was bright and warm.  The trees were starting to show their golden colors, truly a beautiful sight and a perfect day for a wedding.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Alexis + Emma {Mother-Daughter}

As a mother myself, I adore mother-child sessions.  Not only are the portraits something moms treasure, they are something the children will treasure in years to come.  Truly a precious keepsake.  So I was delighted when Alexis contacted me to schedule a mother-daughter session with her sweet little girl, Emma.

Monday, November 2, 2015

Lee + Julie {Sneak Peek}

A sneak peek from Lee and Julie's October Iowa City wedding.  Check back soon for more from their big day!

Friday, October 30, 2015

Corey + Teressa {Sneak Peek}

A little look at  Corey and Teressa's stunning Amana Wedding.  Check back later for more from their gorgeous day!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Thomas + Lisa {Engaged}

In the middle of October, I met with Thomas and Lisa at St. Mary's in Iowa City to begin their engagement session.  It was a beautiful fall evening, perfect for portraits.

Monday, October 26, 2015

April + Chris {Maternity}

Recently, I had the pleasure of capturing April and Chris' maternity session.  Three years ago, I photographed their beautiful wedding at A Touch of Class in Cedar Rapids, though honestly, it doesn't seem possible that it's been three years.  I'm so excited for them as they prepare to welcome their new, little baby boy.  

Friday, October 23, 2015

Thomas + Lisa {Sneak Peek}

A little peek at Thomas and Lisa's engagement session earlier this month.  Check back soon for more!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Jay + Cindy {Wedding: Part 2}

Jay and Cindy's wedding was attended by close friends a family.  The sun was shining bright behind them, over the beautiful Mississippi River.  I love the moments of Cindy laughing with her dad as she awaited walking down the aisle.  You can see the joy on their faces.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Stuart + Marybeth {Wedding: Part 2}

The ceremony was held at the beautiful Washington Prairie Lutheran Church, just outside of Decorah.  I remember driving by there many times while I lived in Northeastern Iowa, but I had not had the opportunity to go in the church before.  It was lovely.

Friday, October 16, 2015

Jay + Cindy {Wedding: Part 1}

We began our day on the grounds of the beautiful Villa Louis in Prarie du Chein, Wisconsin.  Jay patiently awaited Cindy's arrival.  As she walked up the path to meet him for their first look, you could see the excitement on both of their faces.  Such a beautiful moment!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Mason, Bridgette, & Aidan

Mason and Bridgette added someone special to their recent engagement session, their adorable one year old, Aidan.  He was such a great little model during the session, a joy to work with.  Love how their family portraits turned out!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Stuart + Marybeth {Wedding: Part 1}

I began my day with Marybeth and her bridesmaids at the gorgeous Hotel Winnesheik in Decorah.  My assistant, Michael, began at the Dug Road Inn with Stuart and his groom's party as they got ready for the day. 

Friday, October 9, 2015

Jay + Cindy {Sneak Peek}

A glimpse at Jay and Cindy's September wedding in Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin.  Check back soon for more from their wedding day!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Phillip + Megan {Engagement}

On a gorgeous Monday evening in September, I met with Phillip and Megan at the Iowa City Public Library to begin their engagement session.  Thankfully, they didn't think I was completely crazy as I navigated them down the back alleys, which are some of my favorite places to shoot in downtown Iowa City.  I especially love the area behind Atlas.  The ivy wall and spiral staircase are amazing!

Monday, October 5, 2015

Jameson {Newborn}

I had such a great time capturing Jameson's newborn session.  At the time of his session, Jameson was two weeks old.  He was just tiny and perfect.  Despite being an older newborn, as typically sessions are done within the first week-ten days, he was a great sleeper and did so well during his session.  Often older babies are more awake and less cooperative with posing, but Jameson was a pro. 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Stuart + Marybeth {Sneak Peek}

A quick peek at Stuart and Marybeth's gorgeous Decorah wedding!  Check back soon for more from their wedding day!

Thursday, October 1, 2015


I am so blessed this fall with a busy schedule filled with portraits and weddings.  I officially have no weekend availability left in October.  To be sure my clients get the attention they deserve, I am accepting only a very limited number of weekday sessions.  If you have been waiting to schedule your portrait session, contact us today before all availability is gone.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Phillip + Megan {Sneak Peek}

A peek at Phillip and Megan's recent engagement session.  Check back soon for more of their beautiful engagement portraits!

Monday, September 28, 2015

Mason + Bridgette {Engaged}

Recently, I met up with Mason and Bridgette at City Park in Iowa City for their engagement session.  It was a beautiful evening and I had such a wonderful time working with them both.  We started the session over by the Shakespeare theater, then headed to the area by my most favorite tree ever, the willow tree by the river.

I seriously love this tree in the evening light.  In past years the area around the willow tree has been well maintained.  Unfortunately, this year it seems that it has been removed from the mowing area at City Park.  So it took a little trekking through weeds to get to it, but it was totally worth it.  Thankfully Mason and Bridgette were troopers and went along with me.

The second half of our session was at the area around the IMU.  I love the old Row House.  The colors in the metal went so well with the colors in Mason and Bridgette's outfits.  I love the series of them interacting along the Row House east wall.

To end the session, the evening light over the IMU bridge was a perfect setting.  I love their portraits on the bridge!

I had such a great time with Mason and Bridgette.  They were so relaxed and easy to work with.  I cannot wait for their wedding this November!