Monday, November 14, 2011

CLASS OF 2012 | Goodhart Photograpy, Northern Virginia High School Senior Pictures


Not your typical senior portrait, but I love this picture of Mo, Class of 2012. We were at Claude Moore park in Loudoun County early in the morning and it was just beautiful -- albeit rather chilly!

Here's another Dominion High School senior, Kristen:


I've been loving these overhead shots on the ground, the open sky puts amazing light in the girls eyes.

I've been asked which is my favorite time of year for portraits, and it always ends up being the season I'm in.   Right now I can't get enough of the colors and textures of fall, even weeks after foliage has peaked.  Here is Emily of Broad Run High School, sitting among the thistles and weeds.


The best is yet to come --- I'll be in touch in a week or so about setting up your appointments to see all of the proofs!


Unhappy with the senior pictures taken by the school contract photographer?  Goodhart Photography is offering a 2-for-1 special on Class of 2012 senior portraits!  Bring a friend and you each pay half price for your session!  Call/text 703 431 3508 or email goodhart photography @ to schedule your appointments today! 

Sunday, October 30, 2011

PORTRAITS IN THE PARK | Northern Virginia Loudoun County Family Portraits

I recently met several of my favorite clients at the lovely Claude Moore Park in Loudoun County for a day of mini-photography sessions. Claude Moore is a beautiful location in the fall, with the golden colors of grass and foliage. Here are a few of the results.




The park is also a great location for senior portraits:


Enjoy! The rest should be ready for viewing in a few days!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

ALLY CLASS of 2012 | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia and Loudoun County Senior Portrait Photographer


This gorgeous senior has a busy schedule, with school, soccer and the Dominion High School homecoming just around the corner, but she managed to find an afternoon for some senior pictures. And look at that light! Gorgeous, golden fall light that flatters Ally's natural beauty.

Here's a few more from our session:




I can't wait to show you all of your images next week!

Unhappy with your senior pictures from your school's contract photographer? Why not get custom senior pictures that show the real you! Call/text 703- 43 1-3508 for more information or to schedule your own session today!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

ITTY BITTY BABIES | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia and Loudoun County Newborn and Baby Portrait Photographer


I've been having so much fun photographing precious sweet newborns. This post features some of the babies I've recently met, all beautiful and all with unique little personalities, even so fresh from God. Above is Adrienne. She was 5 days old and simpy refused to sleep! She could almost hold her head up, she was so alert and so absolutely calm. She didn't cry once, she was completely serene and content to just observe the world around her.



This is James. I love how curly and squnched up he is here:


Here he eyes his lovely mama...


So these busy boys (who happen to be my godchildren) just turned one! They were so playful and fun, look at these smiles!




This picture makes me smile, they look like they are telling secrets!


Friday, September 23, 2011

HAPPILY EVER AFTER | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia Wedding Photographer

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I recently had the honor of photographing the marriage of Becca and Taylor at the gorgeous Rose River Farm in Syria, Virginia. While a little bit of a hike from Loudoun County, it was a magical place for a wedding! And it was truly a joy for me to bear witness to this young couple's love for each other, and to play a part in preserving the memories of their blessed and holy day.


A special thanks to Tim Pennington of Radiant View Photography for his excellent assistance in providing coverage for this wedding.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

CLASS OF 2012 | Loudoun County and Northern Virginia High School Portraits

I swear these girls should be contenders on America's Top Model. They're all gorgeous and talented and it was so much fun to photograph their senior pictures! Most of these girls came from Dominion High School, but a few other Loudoun County schools are represented as well.

Class of 2012, if you're not happy with your senior pictures from your high school contract photographer, don't settle! It's your senior year and you deserve awesome pictures.  Some families call me the summer before their senior goes off to college, but I recommend trying to schedule me a little sooner than that :)

Winter is a great time, yes it's a bit chilly but the stark landscape will really make your own beauty and clothing pop if you're a girl or can make you look really cool and rugged if you're a guy. Or, we could do a session in the warmth and comfort of my studio if you prefer.

And spring, my favorite time of year, is another great time for portraits as everything outside comes to life and is fresh and beautiful.

So don't hestitate to call/text Angela at 703 404 3716 for more information or to schedule your appointment today!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

KATE CLASS OF 2012 | Goodhart Photography, Loudoun County and Northern Virginia High School Senior Pictures

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Such a fresh, all American look!  Kate is a gorgeous, athletic Broad Run high school senior with a bright future ahead of her. We met at one of my favorite places in Lansdowne to take her senior pictures. It looks beautiful any time of year.


Kate loves her little sis, Allie. They get along so well!


Interested in senior pictures? Check out my special offer on Facebook! Or call/text me at 703 431- 3508.

Friday, August 12, 2011

TAYLOR Class of 2012 | Goodhart Photography Loudoun County Senior Pictures


This is Taylor, a senior at Dominion High School. She came in for a senior yearbook picture and additional portraits taken both in the studio and on location. I was thrilled she brought in her varsity lacrosse shirt and stick! After a few portraits in the studio, we went on location where she wore a super cute purple blouse that accentuated her eyes. The rest of your pictures will be ready in a week! Enjoy your sneak peek.



Are you class of 2012? If you'd like to have a custom portrait photography session for your senior pictures, call Angela at 703 431- 3508 to see just how affordable senior pictures can be! Visit my website, for more information.

ISO Photography Model | Goodhart Photography, Loudoun County and Northern Virginia High School Senior Pictures


A couple of months ago I went to a fantastic Kirk VoClain training workshop. One of the coolest things he did was underwater shots with a senior in a prom dress and ever since I have been dying to do something similar. Since I don't have a pool in my yard, I purchased a kiddie pool which I think could work. But I need a model to help test it out! Models get 3-5 free pictures for FB and discretely logo'd files for printing.

If you are a high school student and willing to wear a prom dress in a kiddie pool, e-mail me at goodhart photography @ (no spaces) and I'll send you the parental consent form and a few possible dates for the shoot!

VACATION | Goodhart Photography, Loudoun County and Northern Virginia Family Portraits


A few Downeast Maine family vacation pictures! I was so glad to be out of Loudoun County for the record heat wave....






It was wonderful R & R, but now I'm ready to get back to work! Check out my website and consider me for your senior pictures or family portraits!

WHY | Goodhart Photography


Life can be so unfair and full of terrible questions, like why does a mother die when she is in the prime of her life? I don't know the answer, and it is heartbreaking that some kids face that question. And yet, I am awed by the human spirit, and how people can and do go on in spite of such unspeakable loss. Life is wild and unpredictable, and yet it is beautiful and tender -- the curve of a baby's foot, a dew-covered spider's web, a single rosebud, the memory of a mother's embrace. May you find beauty, and comfort in that beauty, wherever life takes you. Peace Be with You.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

HAYLEY - CLASS OF 2011 | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia and Loudoun County Senior Pictures


Hayley is off to college in a few days, but she stopped by to have a few formal drape portraits taken. She wasn't completely satisfied with the senior pictures that the school photographer took, and it is your senior year, right, so shouldn't you love your pictures??

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From now through September 30th, I am offering high school seniors a chance to experience custom photography for themselves! For just $99 plus VA sales tax, you get a senior yearbook session with drape (I have the drape, but sorry guys,you'll have to rent your own tux), 5-10 proofs to choose from, and a high resolution digital file of your favorite image. You can make prints for relatives, use the image for graduation cards, AND submit the image to your yearbook (although keep in mind that some schools, such as Dominion High School, charge students a $50 processing fee if you use an outside photographer).


My goal at Goodhart Photography is to make sure you LOVE your pictures! This is a very special time of life and I think all seniors deserve beautiful portraits, which is why I am offering this special deal through September 2011.

And, for an additional $45 we can go on location and capture your own unique spirit -- a savings of $30 on our regular one hour senior session.


And for my parting shot, one of my favorite images, although it isn't a very traditional drape portrait. For some reason, Hayley reminds me of Vermeer's "Girl with a Pearl Earring" -- even though Hayley isn't wearing a droopy earring and her lips aren't parted. But she is certainly as beautiful as Vermeer's subject!


So please check out my website and find me on FACEBOOK and then give me a call 703-431 - 3508 to schedule your appointment!

Friday, July 15, 2011

CAMP SUMMER MAGIC | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia and Loudoun County Event Photographer

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So it's been 20 years of Girl Scout Camp Summer Magic! Many girls who volunteer now were attendees years ago. What a wonderful, lively camp, fostering friendships and creating memories that will last well beyond the summer.

This year Camp Summer Magic was held at Algonkian Park, and the camp leaders thought it would be a great way to celebrate the 20th anniversary by having the participants stand in the shape of a 20. For a few minutes it was like herding cats as my original plan of organizing the girls had to be abandoned and we had to improvise, but then the shape came together and the girls showed their scouting spirit!!

Enjoy the photo -- I'll try to put up a short video later tonight or tomorrow.

Friday, July 8, 2011

GABRIEL and the INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ORCHESTRA | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia Loudoun County Event Photographer


I had the pleasure of listening to and photographing 10 year old Gabriel performing the second movement of Haydn's Piano Concerto in D major, accompanied by the International Youth Orchestra at Christ Redeemer church in Sterling.


The International Youth Orchestra includes over 100 young musicians from nearly a dozen different countries who gather together every year to share music and create cultural bridges between the participating countries.


Gabriel has only been playing for 4 years, but he obviously has a gift. He plays so fluently, his fingers just fly across the keyboard.


In addition to being talented, he is a very sweet, handsome boy. Gabriel-12-copy

Congratulations, Gabriel, for being selected to play with the International Youth Orchestra and doing such a wonderful job!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

HAPPILY EVER AFTER | Goodhart Photography, Loudoun County and Northern Virginia Wedding Photography


A few weeks ago Shelley Miller Photography asked me to join her photographing a beautiful wedding at Raspberry Plain in Leesburg. What a joy it was to be in such a lovely location, sharing in the excitement and happiness of this beautiful young couple's marriage.


It was an amazing setting for a wedding, with the bucolic scenery and the pink roses adorning the arbor. And look at the luscious cake below -- the flowers on the cake are actually made of sugar!




Raspberry Plains has a fantastic old fashioned fence that provides amazing leading lines for the portrait below.

Wishing this couple all the best as they embark on their journey of life together.


Goodhart Photography is now available to photograph weddings.  For more information about packages, e-mail me at goodhart or visit Goodhart Photography's main website.