Sunday, April 18, 2010

THE BLUE DREAM OF SKY | Goodhart Photography, Fairfax County and Washington D.C. portrait and family photographer (and lover of e.e. cummings)


What an amazing weekend! Fantastic photography sessions at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Fairfax County, gorgeous saturated colors everywhere I looked. It was rather breezy and cool, but those beautiful children gamely threw off their jackets for the above portrait, which is one of my favorites of the session.

Below, you can see how the sky teased us all afternoon, with grey storm clouds that would suddenly part and reveal a slip of "the blue dream of sky". I did not exactly succeed in getting all 21 pairs of eyes on me in this portrait, but I love it anyway, as it shows kids being kids.

Before I photographed the large family above, I spent a few hours this afternoon with this gorgeous young couple, who has a very special place in my heart.

And yesterday, I had the pleasure of going on one of David Luria's "Washington Photo Safaris", which I will blog about in more detail another time, but I highly recommend it, and had a fantastic time! Below is a "cliche" photograph of the Capitol, my old stomping grounds. These monuments and buildings have been photographed so much I'm not overly concerned with avoiding "cliche" photographs, as that would pretty much eliminate every photography angle available to the average citizen like me. Sometimes cliches make me happy. What can I say. I also cried when I saw "How to Train Your Dragon" so I guess that means I am pretty easily moved emotionally.


There are so many more photographs to come! If only my kids didn't need three meals a day, the groceries just showed up at my door step, and the laundry would do itself. Then I would be able to finish everyone's proofs in a week. However, given the way the world works, it will be at least 2 weeks before the proofs are ready. But it will be worth the wait as the best is yet to come!

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