Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Website and Blog

Our new website is live and our blog has moved!  We are so happy to announce the launch of our new website and hope you love it as much as we do!!  With the new site, our blog has changed as well.  The new blog is within the new site and can be found here: http://www.genophotography.com/blog.  Be sure to check it out for the latest from Geno Photography!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Class of 2017, It's Your Time!

We are looking for fun and energetic seniors to be our Class of 2017 Senior Reps.  In addition to being the faces of the Class of 2017, Senior Reps get amazing discounts, bonus sessions, and a lot more!  Spaces are limited, so contact us to reserve your spot today!

Friday, April 22, 2016

Remember to Schedule Your Mini Session

Spaces are filling up quickly!  If you haven't already scheduled your mini session, contact us today.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Skylar {Two Years Old}

 Skylar came in recently for her birthday club session.  She was so excited to wear her new teal jacket for her portraits.  Such a sweet smile!

Monday, April 18, 2016

Dana's Dance Studio {Sneak Peek}

Last weekend I had a blast working with Dana's Dance in Kalona.  We photographed a lot of wonderful dancers, big and small.  Check back soon for more from this talented group.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Nations Financial Group

I recently headed up to Nations Financial Group in Cedar Rapids to photograph head shots of one of their new employees.  I've had the pleasure of capturing head shots for their business for the past three years.  It's always fun getting to meet the new members of their group.

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Skylar {Sneak Peek}

A peek at Skylar's recent Birthday Club Session.  Adorable!  Check back soon for more.

Monday, April 11, 2016

Jason + Emily {Engaged}

At the end of March, I had the pleasure of having Emily and Jason in the studio for their engagement session.  They were great to work with.  I had a lot of fun using my new sequin backdrop during their session.  The bold colors in their outfits seemed a perfect fit with the sparkles.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Now Booking 2017

Our 2016 wedding season is in full swing, and we only have a very few dates left available.  We have another great year filled with wonderful couples.  We know we've said it before, but we are so blessed.  We really do have the best clients ever!

Our 2017 wedding calendar is beginning to fill and we are excited to be looking ahead to next year.    As with each year, our availability is limited.  If you are planning a 2017 wedding, be sure to schedule your consultation soon.  We would love the opportunity to get to know you better, hear all about the gorgeous wedding you are planning, and answer any questions you may have.

Contact us online to schedule your consultation today.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Stay in Touch

Did you know?  We're on Instagram and Twitter!  Be sure to check us out and follow us! 

Monday, April 4, 2016

Spring Mini Sessions are Coming!

The grass is getting green and the flowers are blooming.  It is once again time for our Spring Mini Sessions!  Be sure to contact us today to book yours.  Spaces are limited and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Mini Session Welcome Guide


We are getting geared up to announce our 2016 Spring Mini Sessions.  As we are getting prepared to announce the dates, we have also been busy creating a welcome guide for our mini sessions.  It has great information about what mini sessions are, what to wear, and more.  Check out our new Mini Session Welcome Guide here: http://www.genophotography.com/MiniSession.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Jace {Cake Smash}

This little guy had a lot of fun munching on his cake.  He wasn't too sure about it at first, but once he realized it was a tasty treat, he had a blast.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Al + Jill {Engaged}

In the beginning of March, I met with Al and Jill at the Blank Park Zoo in Des Moines.  Really, does it get more fun than a zoo engagement session?  I had such a great time working with them both at this great location.  I'm excited to go back and photograph their wedding at the zoo this June!

Friday, March 25, 2016

Jason + Emily {Sneak Peek}

A peek at Jason and Emily's recent engagement session.  Check back soon for more!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Ryan + MItzi {Engaged}

It was a windy day at Lake MacBride when I met with Ryan and Mitzi for their engagement session.  Early March is not known for its calm weather.  Thankfully, the rain in the forecast stayed away and the temperature was a fair bit above freezing.  The clouds lent themselves to some gorgeous even lighting for Ryan and Mitzi's session.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Jace {One Year Old}

It was so much fun having Jace in the studio for his one year portraits!  I photographed his parents' wedding a few years ago and was thrilled when they contacted me to capture portraits of their adorable little guy.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Joanna + Jordan {Wedding: Part 2}

For their grand entrance, not only were the wedding party announce, but so were Joanna's parents and Jordan's parents.  It was so much fun to see the joy on their faces as they made their way into the reception hall.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Al + Jill {Sneak Peek}

A peek at Jill and Al's recent engagement session at the Blank Park Zoo.  Lovely!  Check back soon for more from their engagement session!

Monday, March 14, 2016

Ryan + Mitzi {Sneak Peek}

A look at Ryan and Mitzi's recent Lake MacBride engagement session.  Check back soon for more from their session!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Jace {Sneak Peek}

A peek at my recent session with this handsome little guy!  Check back soon for more from Jace's session.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Vintage, Love, Rentals, & annessi

This afternoon, I had the pleasure of meeting up again with a good friend of mine, Cynthia Betts of Vintage, Love, Rentals, & annessi while I was in the Des Moines area for an engagement session.  Not only was it wonderful to get a chance to chat and catch up, this was the first time I'd been able to check out their store.  Love it!!  So glad I had my camera with me!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Imaging Images

This winter has been busy, between keeping up with sessions, weddings and editing; as well as keeping up with things in my personal life after the loss of my father.  So here we are, several months later, and I'm just finally finding time to share some of the portraits I was able to capture of the beautiful models at Imaging USA this year.

Friday, March 4, 2016

Jordan + Joanna {Wedding: Part 1)

On February 13th, I headed to the gorgeous Hotel Blackhawk in Davenport for the wedding of Jordan and Joanna.  I had not had the pleasure of photographing and event in the hotel before and I can honestly say I hope I get to go back there soon!  GORGEOUS!  Beyond the location, Jordan and Joanna's wedding was stunning from start to finish.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Michael + Dannielle {Engaged}

Towards the end of February, I met up with Michael and Dannielle in the Ped Mall area of Iowa City.  They were back in town for a brief visit to family in the midst of a big move, so it was the perfect opportunity to capture their engagement portraits.

Monday, February 29, 2016

Jordan + Joanna {Sneak Peek}

A sneak peek at Joanna and Jordan's gorgeous wedding at Hotel Blackhawk.  Check back soon for more from their big day!

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Unplugging Your Wedding

 I love my phone.  I really do.  I love being able to stay connected even when I'm out and about, but there are times it needs to be put away.  We have a rule in our house, no technology at the table or during family time.  It is so important to be present in the moment, not only for ourselves to build memories but to show our respect and love for those around us.

Monday, February 22, 2016


Recently, little Miss Adria came in for her Birthday Club session.  Along with her, she brought her doll, Meredith.  So adorable!

Friday, February 19, 2016

Thomas + Lisa {Wedding: Part 2}

 After the ceremony, we headed outside for a few rather chilly, but fun portraits before heading to the reception venue, the Iowa City Sheraton.  I love the alley behind the church.  The long block window was a gorgeous backdrop for portraits.  A big kudos to the bridesmaids for braving the cold and ice for these portraits!

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

My "Why"

Recently, I was tasked with digging deep and really finding my "why."  I didn't have to spend hours looking deep within to find the hidden meaning of why photography and portraits are so dear to my heart and light a passion in my soul.

This is my "why."

Monday, February 15, 2016

Jaxson {Newborn}

On New Year's Eve, I got to spend part of my day with this sweet little guy.  Jaxson was so tiny and adorable.  He wasn't super interested in sleeping during his session, but I think we still got some great shots.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Thomas + Lisa {Wedding: Part 1}

On January 2, we headed to St. Mary's in Iowa City to capture the gorgeous wedding day of Thomas and Lisa.  When we arrived, the air was crisp and chilly outside the church.  Inside, the sanctuary was busy as final touches were being finished.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Brian + Chelsea {Engaged}

On a chilly afternoon at the end of December, I met with Brian and Chelsea for their engagement session.  It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to capture a winter engagement session.  I love how the portraits turned out!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Jaxson {Sneak Peek}

A glimpse at sweet baby Jaxson's New Year's Eve newborn session.  So precious!  Check back soon for more of Jaxson's newborn portraits!

Friday, February 5, 2016

Thomas + Lisa {Sneak Peek}

A peek at Thomas and Lisa's beautiful January wedding.  Be sure to check back soon for more from their wedding day!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Mason + Bridgette {Wedding: Part 2}

 We loved Mason and Bridgette's late November wedding at the Marriott in Coralville.  It was a beautiful event and the couple was surrounded by so much love, not only for each other but the love their family and guests had for the beautiful couple was wonderful.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Brian + Chelsea {Sneak Peek}

A peek at Brian and Chelsea's beautiful winter engagement portraits.  Check back soon for more from their session!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Mason + Bridgette {Wedding: Part 1}

On the last Saturday in November, I headed to the Coralville Marriott to capture Mason and Bridgette's beautiful wedding day.  When I arrived, my assistant and I headed up to where the bridal party were getting ready for the day to capturing the moments as they put on their finishing touches.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

The Harris Cousins

In early December, the Harris cousins came into the studio for a mini-session.  This group was full of energy and great smiles!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Lance {Newborn}

Let's start the new year off right, with this handsome little guy.  Lance was such a sweet little guy during his session.  He was so awake and alert, but calm. Seriously, how can you not fall in love with this adorable little face!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Back Into the Blogging World


I'm not sure if life will be normal again for a while, but I'm back in the office and playing catch up.  I am still struggling to deal with the loss of my father and the responsibility of handling his estate is on my shoulders.  As much as I'd like to curl up and pretend this is not happening, I know for a fact my father, who was one of my biggest supporters, would want me to continue to put my heart and soul into the business I love. 

Friday, January 8, 2016

M. I. A.

I've been a little M. I. A. as of late.  If you follow my blog or Facebook you probably have noticed my absence.  I have been gone from updates and blogging since the end of November.  Those that have published during the past few weeks were scheduled in advance.

Monday, January 4, 2016

Imaging 2016

I am so excited!  In just a few days, I'll be heading to Atlanta for PPA's Imaging 2016.  This will be my first large photography conference.  I cannot wait to go and learn.  I will be out of the office January 9-13, so please be patient if I'm not a quick to respond to emails or phone calls.