Wednesday, November 25, 2009

BUSY BUSY BUSY! | Goodhart Photography, Family Portraiture

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I printed the above storyboard as a 10x20 canvas gallery wrap and it looked FABULOUS! I should have taken some photographs before I delivered it. I loved it so much I made one of my own kids to bring as a sample to show clients.

I appear to be obsessed with the 10x20 format! But it just looks great, and it's a little different than a standard 8x10 or 11x14.

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Can you tell what a precious imp she is? Just adorable.
And just LOOK at the grin on the newborn below - like he was in on the joke!

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Tonight I hope to finish up my maternity shoot from a few weeks ago. I am running at about 2.5 weeks for getting proofs to families....

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CHILLIN' | Goodhart Photography, Loudoun County Family Photographer

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This was a fantastic photoshoot! Look at that view, and my gorgeous subjects who are "chillin'" in those 50 pound adirondack chairs.

We drove around in a golf cart looking for prime locations, and found plenty.

And another panoramic shot...

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

THINGS | Goodhart Photography, Loudoun County Portrait Photographer Who Still Photographs Things...


I was asked recently if I still photograph "things." And the answer is, unfortunately, not as much as I used to, but I still make an effort to point my camera towards subjects other than people. Here are images I took a few days ago, in about 5 minutes in my yard.

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And, in an effort to prevent the cobblers' kids from going shoeless, I got this image minutes after riding a bike was mastered....

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

BEAUTIFUL IN BLUE | Goodhart Photography, Loudoun County family and child photographer

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These photographs were taken on the first sunny day after two days of rain, and this family's back yard was pretty much a swamp! I am perched on a sled which happened to be under their deck, giving my stomach muscles a workout as I lean way back to compose this shot. It is one of my favorites of the session!

And another family portrait, including their adorable dog Snickers.....

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Lots more great shots to come! Proofs should be ready in three weeks.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

GREAT EXPECTATIONS | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia Maternity Photographer


It was my first official maternity shoot today, and WOW did I have a great time! This beautiful couple is expecting their first baby in the next few weeks. The camera just loved them and I can't wait to develop the rest of the photographs!!

I have to digress to say how much I love word wall art now. I think it adds so much to the portrait above!

Anyway, here is your sneak preview; you'll see the rest in 2-3 weeks...


Monday, November 9, 2009

NEWBORN BLESSING | Goodhart Photography, Loudoun County Family Photographer

This morning I photographed this serene little blessing, fresh from God...

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This little sweetie never napped, he was wide-eyed and alert...

I didn't have Daddy's ring available, but I used Mommy's ring and love how this shot turned out...

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More to come!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

FAMILIES AND FALL FOLIAGE | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia Photographer, Babies, Children, Teens, and Families

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Before I left for Nashville for a photography workshop, I had a fantastic photoshoot with this lovely family. They are good friends, and willing to try anything, so it was really quite fun. I did have to resort to a few bribes though, especially for the little E who has a mind of her own. But look at her grin below!

And here is another photograph - I have a soft spot for the walking away compositions....

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I also finished developing the images for this family, and created a video for them:

I think the videos would be great gifts for grandparents! I will be offering them for sale soon. The versions I will offer will be DVD quality and the quality/clarity will be much better than on my blog.

The Nashville convention was a lot of fun, it was just fascinating to learn how other photographers set up and grow their businesses. There are as many different approaches as there are photographers! And certain things really resonate with me, so there will be a few changes in the upcoming months.

It wasn't all business and marketing though, there were several workshops on the technical aspects of photography, such as using ocf (off camera flash) and managing workflow.

I also purchased some gorgeous products that you'll be seeing in custom designed albums and story board panels. And some absolutely stunning backdrops that I will be using during the winter months when it is too cold to go outside. I will have some special offers to test out my mini-studio set-up in early 2010, so stay tuned!