Author Archives: Angela Goodhart

Angela Goodhart is the owner of Goodhart Photography in northern Virginia. She is an award winning, certified professional photographer who has been delighting clients since 2009. Besides photography, she loves strong coffee, dark chocolate, snow days and walking her puppy.
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Guest Blogger: Meredith Ehler of MeredithEhler.com

Meredith Ehler is a makeup and hair artist extraordinaire who has been enhancing my client’s beauty for years, for weddings, for senior pictures, and for headshots. Our girls grew up across the street from each other, and we started our respective businesses around the same time! She’s a creative, talented dynamo, and I am delighted to have Meredith Ehler as a guest blogger today! A […]

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After Hours — Northern Virginia Glamour Photography

This absolutely beautiful woman, Sudeima, works hard, physically, all day.   Usually you will see her with her hair pulled up in a ponytail, wearing workout clothes.   But when she lets her hair down, she is a modern day Cinderella!   We took these glamour photography pictures in my Potomac Falls studio. She was a little nervous, as she had never had glamour portraits taken before, […]

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4 Reasons to Photograph Seniors With Musical Instruments

Some of my favorite senior pictures I’ve taken over the years are of seniors with musical instruments. From flute, saxophone, drums, and guitar — I’ve seen almost everything and I’ve loved the challenge of capturing the relationship between musician and instrument. Sometimes seniors don’t want to go through the “trouble” of bringing their instrument, but once they see their pictures they are usually very happy […]

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Senior Pictures in Washington, D.C.

When Sam’s father contacted me a few years ago (yes I”m a little slow to blog) about Sam’s senior pictures, I was immediately intrigued. They live in Wisconsin, but Sam loves politics and wanted to have his senior pictures taken in Washington, D.C. at the Jefferson Memorial and the Capitol! Even though the Capitol was under construction, it was still a wonderful place to take […]

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Eight Signs You Need A New Professional Headshot

It is easy to procastinate and put off getting a new professional headshot, but in image-conscious northern VA and the DC metropolitan area, a professional headshot is especially important. Your headshot is often the first impression for potential clients or employers, and therefore it should enhance your professionalism and credibility. Not convinced? Here are eight signs that you need a new professional headshot 1. You […]

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5 Reasons for Studio Portraits

Why would a high school senior choose studio portraits, with so many beautiful locations available in northern Virginia? Well it turns out there are lots of excellent reasons for spending time in a portrait studio! Here are five for your consideration: 1. Total Control of the Light. The quality of outdoor light varies — it can be harsh and bright, grey and cool, or beautiful […]

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Yes Virginia, Guy Senior Portraits Are A Thing!

Guy Senior Portraits are increasing in popularity every year! I admit that most senior guys end up in my studio because Mom wants a really nice picture of her son before he leaves for college. But by the time the senior is done, he ends up having a good time and finding out that it really isn’t so painful. After all, I’m actually pretty nice, […]

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3 Tips for Beautiful Family Reunion Portraits

Northern Virginia is a popular destination and meet-up location for families, with it’s proximity to Washington D.C. and lots of fun things to do. It makes perfect sense to hire a professional photographer to capture the memories with beautiful family reunion portraits. At Goodhart Photography, we have been delighting families with portraits since 2009. Here are 3 tips for beautiful Family Reunion Portraits! 1. Choose […]

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How-To: Trash Bag Dress Fashion Shoot

So you want to know how to do a trash bag dress fashion shoot. Good for you, they are so much fun! And for most photographers a bit out of our comfort zone. I wish I had taken behind the scenes pictures or video of the trash bag dress shoot, but I never remember those things when I am in the middle of the creative […]