Friday, July 15, 2011

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

Girls Scouts Algonkian Park

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.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

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


Gorgeous Hayley met me in Lansdowne for her senior pictures. She is incredibly photogenic and I had a great time working with her. Mom was a huge help holding scrims and reflectors to control the dappled afternoon light.


Hayley has a natural, easy smile, but I managed to get a few more pensive portraits as well. I really like the one below; it shows a different side to her personality. She's off to college this fall and I know she has a bright future ahead of her. Congratulations Haley!


If you've stopped by to check out Hayley's sneak peek, feel free to leave a comment so we know you were here!

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