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Class of 2019 September Special

September Special – Limited Time Only! Book your Class of 2019 senior session in September and get a FREE yearbook photo ($175 value) OR get 10% off of your order (for orders placed by October 15th). September is a perfect time for senior pictures! You still have your tan, and the Washington DC summer heat and humidity are making way for cooler afternoons. Goodhart Photography […]

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What NOT To Do When Photographing Your Kids.

This picture from almost 10 years ago makes me laugh now, but at the time I admit I was frustrated. I had a new camera and was excited to practice photography on my kids. They, as you can see, were not as excited to be photographed! I ended up deleting most of the pictures from that day, but I kept this one because it is […]

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6 Phone Photography Tips

One of the best things about phone cameras is that the camera is always with you, so why not take a minute to read through these phone photography tips to learn how to make your images pop! Phone Photography Tip #1: Clean your lens regularly and hold your camera steady for clear, sharp images. You can make yourself into a tripod by pressing your elbows […]

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Destination Senior Pictures – Sunflower Fields

When Victoria and her mom said they wanted to take senior pictures in sunflower fields, I was excited to try a new location. Nothing says happy and fun-loving like a field of sunflowers either, and it brought out Victoria’s playful side. It’s a bit of a drive, but the pictures are completely worth it! Victoria looked absolutely gorgeous in her white dress, cutting sunflower stems […]

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Book Review: Boys in the Boat

I love books.  When my children were small, I had much less time to escape into the pages (virtual or paper) of fiction.  I belonged to a neighborhood book club, but I was probably its least reliable member.  However, now that my nest is emptying out (!!!) I have a little more time and as part of my commitment to myself to do things that […]

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Senior Portraits at Meadowlark Gardens

Meadowlark Gardens in northern Virginia is a wonderful location for a photoshoot! Many of my seniors have their senior pictures taken there, as do many families. Meadowlark Gardens does charge a small admissions fee (about $5, although as a member I can bring in two guests for free), and there is an additional fee of $25 to use the garden for two hours of professional […]

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Terry + Ally – A Celebration of Love

This wedding was truly a celebration of love. The way the Ally and Terry treated each other, looked at each other, spoke to each other — it melted my romantic heart. And their love was not just reserved for each other, but also for every one of their cherished guests. Ally was a high school classmate of mine, and it was such an honor for […]

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Studio and Outdoor Senior Portrait Session

Everything came together beautifully for this senior portrait session. Emma is such a gorgeous girl, so athletic and smart and nice. She certainly made my job easy, I just had to point the camera at her and beautiful images would be created. She plays field hockey at Stone Bridge so we took a couple of shots in my studio of her in her gear: And […]

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7 Great Reasons to Have Your Senior Pictures Taken

Why Senior Pictures?? In parts of the midwest, having your senior pictures taken is a rite of passage. It’s a relatively new phenomenon here in northern Virginia. Maybe a few of your friends have had their senior pictures taken and you’ve thought they looked good, but you’re still on the fence whether you want them yourself. Here are 7 great reasons to take the plunge! […]