Wednesday, October 28, 2009

SO PHOTOGENIC!! | Goodhart Photography, Loudoun County Family and Teen Photographer

So many gorgeous photographs from this family! I had a wonderful time photographing them. Here are a few more photographs from their session...

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Friday, October 23, 2009

MORE AWARDS!! | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia Family Photographer

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So last night I entered 4 images in the Loudoun County Photo Club competition, beginners division, and incredibly they all got ribbons! Above is the first place winner in the colored photography category, and below is the second place winner in the same category.

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"Wait For Me.."

And here are my two entries in the monochrome categories, the first photograph took third place and the last one was an honorable mention.

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"I Can Do It!"

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The images were cropped or edited so my logos didn't appear; they were all anonymous until after the judging.

The judge, when evaluating my photographs, said she liked my compositions and the way the photographs drew her into the image, that they told a story. I am also certain that my completely adorable subjects didn't hurt - Loudoun County grows some of the most precious children ever! Anyway, I loved hearing that from the judge because it is exactly what I try to do with my "paparazzi" shots -- (which I take after the more formal family portraits are completed) -- I try to capture interesting and unique views of children that reveal something true and authentic about their personalities.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

FANTASTIC PHOTO SHOOT | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia Family Photographer

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This family was so photogenic and energetic! And the clothing they selected harmonized beautifully. Here are a few more from the shoot yesterday...

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And I'm closing with one of my personal favorites...

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

WITH OR WITHOUT FRAMES | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia Family Photographer

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I personally love photo frames and special effects! But I know they are not for everyone. What do you think?? Below is the photo without a frame:

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FROM FAIRIES TO TEENS | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia Family Photographer

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What a great day I had yesterday! I started out photographing this family of butterflies and fairies - I love how mom wore wings outside with her wee one.

Next I had the pleasure of meeting this gorgeous family below:

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Then I wrapped up my day with this family.  I thought this photo might look nice with a funky frame:

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And here is a close up...

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So that wraps up my sneak previews from the weekend! I had a great time photographing everyone. Your proofing galleries should be up within 1-2 weeks, and I will be in touch.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

DOWN BY THE RIVER | Goodhart Photography, Family Photographer, Leesburg Virginia

Today I had my second shoot with this wonderful family. I've used the girls on several of my publicity pieces, and I know I'll be using more photos from this shoot as I am so pleased with the way many of the photos turned out. We went down to the river and took several shots. There was strong backlighting on the river, so I compensated with off-camera flash - this time using an assistant - and I must say I really LIKE having an assistant!

Anyway, here are additional shots from the shoot. I love the one below:

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Saturday, October 3, 2009

BUSINESS LAUNCH PROMOTION! | Goodhart Photography, Child Photographer Northern Virginia

I am getting ready to officially launch my photography business! I've been busy ordering samples and preparing my business cards and special offer postcards. Here is the promotional postcard I will be e-mailing to my portfolio building clients to send to their friends. 

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I am working my price list and website and hope to have that completed by Monday!

LUCKY ME PART 2 | Goodhart Photography, Families, Children, Teens Photographer Northern Virginia

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A couple more from Thursday's photography session. These were shot with natural light and some on-camera fill flash.

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