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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 — […]

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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 […]

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Organizational Tools – Work Life Balance

I love January. I admit it, I am someone who loves planning, loves planners, loves paper, loves possibilities. And yet I admit, I always, ALWAYS falls woefully short of what I want to do and accomplish. I mean, I live in crazy northern Virginia where the pace of life can swamp even the most organized of souls, I have three kids, I am running a […]

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Lauren | Northern Virginia Dominion High School

Okay, this beautiful Dominion High School senior makes me a little bit sentimental. It seems like just yesterday I was running into Lauren’s mom all over northern Virginia at all of the same restaurants when we were pregnant — we always had the same cravings!! Japanese, Mexican, Chinese — we ran into each other once or twice a month and became good friends. I remember […]