• Seniors

    Senior Portrait Session – Reston Towncenter | Emma

    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. Emma chose a studio-destination senior portrait session, so we started out with studio portraits.  She plays field hockey…

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    7 Reasons Why You Need 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…

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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…

  • Seniors

    4 Reasons to Bring Your Musical Instruments to Your Senior Shoot

    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…

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    Destination Senior Pictures – 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…

  • Studio

    8 Signs You Need A New 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…

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    Studio

    5 Reasons to Choose Studio Portraits Instead of a Destination Shoot

    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,…

  • Seniors

    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…

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    Families

    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…