Monday, August 30, 2010

"A" YOU'RE ADORABLE | Goodhart Photography, Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area Portrait Photographer

Little Beauty

Yes, this was an absolutely adorable little girl!  Those eyes just melt my heart.  She had her own agenda yesterday, as sometimes three year olds do, so we just went with the flow and still got some beautiful portraits.  I did get a few lovely photographs of her smiling, but this serious expression shows her eyes in their full wide-eyed glory.

Here are her parents and her equally adorable sister, baby E: 

And yesterday, my baby turned eight!  How time flies, it seems like just yesterday you were as wee and jolly as baby E, and now you are such a little man.  So I took celebrated the occasion by setting up my new studio strobe and softbox and bribing him to sit for a quick portrait. 

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I was delighted with the soft, gorgeous light and can't wait to start using this set-up with my clients who want a studio with or instead of an on-location look.

Friday, August 27, 2010

MUSINGS | Goodhart Photography, Loudoun County Family and Portrait Photographer


So I was up early yesterday with insomnia, and drove to Baltimore to meet one of my dearest friends who sadly moved to Pennsylvania two years ago.  I had such a wonderful time!  Some friends make you feel so comfortable, there isn't anything you can't share, you have the same sense of humor, you love the way they look at the world, you are energized by talking with them - that is the kind of friend L is.  Unfortunately I did NOT bring my camera so I am posing a few sunflower photographs I took in July at the McKee-Besher Wildlife Management Area because that is how I felt after my trip to Baltimore - bright and cheerful.


I have a busy weekend ahead, a portrait session on Saturday, a wedding back up in Baltimore on Saturday evening, a session on Sunday, and a session on Monday! 

For the wedding, I will be second shooting for Paula Lockhart of Four Seasons Photography , and it will be my first time working with her!  I can't wait -- I love weddings, for their fairy tale nature, but also the way a wedding allows a photographer to do it all -- weddings combine portraiture with photojournalism and storytelling, macro photography, environmental portraiture, etc....

On that note I'll close with a few images I took at a wedding in Baltimore earlier this year, as a second shooter for Shelley Miller of Shellpix Studios




Tuesday, August 10, 2010

FAMILY | Goodhart Photography, Loudoun County Family and Teen Portrait Photographer


Well it's been incredibly hot around here, but this beautiful family geared up for a photography session at the Lansdowne Golf Course regardless. And they were rewarded by breezes and golden sunshine, and some wonderful portraits!


I had a great time with this highly photogenic family!

Monday, August 2, 2010

SIBLING REVELRY | Goodhart Photography, Loudoun County Family and Teen Photographer

I recently met this gorgeous family for some portraits at Claude Moore Park in Loudoun County. I had a wonderful time -- they got along fabulously and laughed constantly.

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They were game for anything - they sprayed for ticks (a must at Claude Moore) and plunged into waist high grass for this portrait:

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Then I took a few individual portraits of J. She reminds me a bit of a young Kate Winslet/Helen Bonham Carter.

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Stay tuned -- the best is yet to come!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

VACATION | Goodhart Photography, Northern Virginia Family Photographer

So I've been on vacation for most of July, and have just returned. 

We went to a beautiful family wedding in New Jersey:


We spent some time in York, Maine on our way to the ancestral farm:



We took in the sights around Gouldsboro, Maine:




We drove into Campobello Island and St. Andrews, both in Canada:




And I learned how to use Corel Painter: 



A very productive and happy three weeks!

I am refreshed and energized, and looking forward to creating portraits for you and your family.  Fall is a busy time for family portraits, so schedule your appointment today!