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.

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 […]


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 […]


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, […]


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 […]


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 […]


Sindy | Northern VA Senior Photographer

Another amazing senior, Sindy. So happy she chose me to be her Senior Photographer. As you can tell, she is into archery. I LOVE the picture above, it is so fierce, so intense. I admit it was a little disconcerting to take her picture with the arrow pointed straight at me! So we took a few outside as well. And then she changed into this […]


Annie | DHS | Senior Photographer | Northern VA

One of my favorite Loudoun County seniors! So delighted to be her senior photographer. She has the most gorgeous, luxurious hair imaginable, and simply stunning eyes. Annie is very talented, very creative, and very funny. She loves making videos, and animals — she even worked at a local dog boarding facility. She also loves music, and was very active in Dominion High School’s marching band. […]


Trello – Organizational App for home and work

Okay so last week I told you about my favorite paper planner, this week I am going to talk about one of my favorite apps. Trello. It is an incredibly simple way to organize your thoughts and to-dos, yet very flexible, and very useful as it synchronizes across computers, phones, and tablets. Plus it is free! There are just three simple concepts in Trello — […]


Carly | Northern VA Senior Pictures

As a full-service photographer offering Northern VA senior pictures, I do offer studio portraits to my clients. Some high school seniors prefer the control of the studio lights, as well as the controlled temperature and lack of gnats and mosquitos and other creepy crawly flying things that are associated with outdoor, on-location photography. But some people belong outside. Their portraits come alive when they are […]