Alumbra Photography {Susannah and Josue Galan} » the photographs and life of Susannah and Josue

  • Susannah and Josué

    She's the artist, he's the tech guy.  She's the dreamer, he makes it happen.  She's sporadic, he's grounded. 

    We are Josué and Susannah!  Husband-wife, bilingual {spanish-english} photography team.  We love art.  We love travel.  We love pictures, people and moments. 

    Glad you made it to our blog, please browse!  Read a little about us, check out our work and drop us a note! 

    Buen viaje!

Family Portraits: The McKenny Family {Alexandria, Va Family Photographer}

A few months back I got to photograph this super sweet, fun-loving family in and around Old Town Alexandria!  We met at the studio for hair and make-up then headed out to shoot around town and down on the Potomac.  We created some gorgeous wall portraits for their home in custom frames…I can’t wait to share a few shots of those soon!Alexandria Va Family PhotographerThis little fellow has so much personality!Alexandria Va Family Photographeralexandria va family photographerAlexandria Va Family PhotographerAlexandria Va Family PhotographerAlexandria Va ChildrenAlexandria Va Family Photographeralexandria va family photographeralexandria va family photographerto To book your own family portrait shoot, shoot an e-mail over to!

Wedding: David and Bianca (Washington DC Wedding Photographer)

David and Bianca.  Two warm, kind and incredibly talented people met in the summer of 2013.  And it was one of those stories of immediate connection.  They talked late into the night the day they met at church, and have been mostly inseparable ever since.

David is a dear friend of ours, in fact, he’s one of the only people who knew us when we met and dated in Costa Rica.  When he moved to Virginia a little over a year ago he became a member of our family, joining us for outings, family dinners and the occasional jam session.  He and Josue even shared an office.  So to say we were thrilled when he met Bianca, would be an understatement.  They are perfect together.  A match, quite literally, made in heaven.  We were overjoyed to get to celebrate with them at their sweet, intimate wedding at the Rockledge Mansion in Occoquan, Virginia a few weeks ago.  Take a peek!

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March 17, 2014 - 1:41 pm

Melissa - These are so beautiful!

March 19, 2014 - 9:00 pm

Sandra - gorgeous session!

March 20, 2014 - 12:06 pm

Jen Creed - Gosh this is SO good!! Love it!

You are my Sunshine {Alexandria, Va Baby Photographer}

You are my sunshine

my only sunshine

You make me happy

when skies are grey

you’ll never know, dear

how much I love you

Please don’t take my sunshine away.


this is all it takes…and my heart skips a beat.  You’d think I would eventually get used to it, but somehow I haven’t.  Every time her face lights up with that smile, my spirit soars.  It doesn’t matter how tired, frustrated or overwhelmed I feel.  This tiny being brings us so much joy.

Today my heart is so full.  I am immensely blessed, and so grateful to God for this little life.

Last night I was thinking about this crazy, broken world she will grow up in, and my first instinct is to shelter her from it all.  But my responsibility as her mother is not only to protect her but to prepare her for the great world that awaits.

To teach her to love the unlovely; be patient in a culture that celebrates instant gratification; know her worth and where it comes from amidst this world’s shallow standard of beauty.  To meet relativism with truth, trials with joy and obstacles with resolve.  I pray that God will equip us with strength and wisdom every step of the way so that her life might bright joy and truth everywhere she goes.

March 12, 2014 - 1:26 pm

Stephanie Lyell - Beautiful words. I hope this for her and for my someday children :)

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