• Senior Pictures Trump National Golf Course

    Destination Senior Pictures – Trump National Golf Club | Kelly

    Gorgeous Kelly, Dominion High School Class of 2014, has it going on. Classically beautiful, and brainy as well — she’s attending University of Virginia this fall. We decided to do her senior pictures at Trump National Golf Club, where she and her family, as members of the club, have spent many happy times together.   To have your senior pictures taken at Trump National, you need to be a member and schedule your pictures on a day when the club is closed.  Plus a golf cart is convenient! It looks so bucolic — a lovely setting, even in early spring. Kelly changed into a beautiful white dress, and we we took advantage of the woodlands and a stone wall for the next series of images.  Believe it or not even though Kelly looks so serene, there is a skunk about 80 yards away from us! I love to do closeups — she’s so flawless!  Kelly’s makeup was done by Meredith Ehler of HomeFashionBeauty.com Even though these are not birch trees, little groves like this alway, always remind me of the Sound Of Music.  Kelly looks stunning wandering through the grove Here we did a slightly more high fashion look next to…

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    Ally – Dominion High School Senior

    Introducing the beautiful and intelligent Ally — Class of 2014, Dominion High School.   She’s so smart (she’s off to UCLA in the fall!!) and athletic (horseback riding, cheerleading) and nice and funny — we had a great time out at Fox Rock Stables, where she keeps her horse Jazz. Jazz is a beautiful, gentle pony that Ally has owned and ridden for years.  You certainly couldn’t do a pose like this with just any horse!! You can see their bond, that special connection between girl and horse here. I love this picture because it shows Ally’s playful, fun nature.  Plus her vibrant little spring dress is so cute. And here are a couple of pensive shots — I really love them too, I think this one here emphasizes her gorgeous eyes and beautiful skin. And this one is a little different, but there is something so evocative about it, and I love the simple white dress and the breeze in her hair and the bare woods behind her with hints of green and spring to come. Well that’s all for now! Spring is a great time for senior pictures, and Class of 2014 it is NOT too late! We still…

  • Claude Moore Park Senior Portraits
    Seniors,  Studio

    Seton High School Senior Pictures | Holly

    Holly is a beautiful inside-and-out high school senior who attends Seton High School in Manassas, Virginia. She’s one of my senior models, Class of 2014, and I’ve been blessed to be her family’s photographer for years. Her smile is simply radiant, making a high fashion, high key look very natural for her.  But then she can turn it on and be tough and gritty, like the natural athlete she is.   Would you want to mess with her on the soccer field?? Holly joined me on my 2014 Senior Model Safari at Claude Moore park in Sterling, where we took one of my all-time favorite pictures of her wearing a white straw hat… The theme was hippie chic, in case you can’t tell!  She looks stunning with the headband and long hair… Here she is again rocking another hippie chic look and carrying a guitar! Holly is actually a very talented musician as well!!  She plays guitar and has a gorgeous voice! You can watch her music video here: After the hippie chic shoot, Holly tried on this really cool tulle skirt I made!  She’s wearing it with a vintage 1940s beaded vest I picked up for $6 at a consignment…

  • High School Senior Pictures 2018
    Seniors,  Studio

    Michelle – Dominion High School Class of 2014

    Michelle was one of my radiant Class of 2014 senior models from Dominion High School!! We had so much fun with her studio model session — Meredith Ehler of HomeFashionBeautyCom gave her the royal treatment with her makeup — natural and yet flawless! I was inspired to try my hand at quite a bit of digital painting with Michelle — above it is very subtle, but I think gives the portrait a classic feel. We also took some high key glamour type pictures — love her fair complexion and blonde hair! This was just for fun, playing up her lace top with a vintage backdrop and suitcase. Goodhart Photography is accepting a limited number of Class of 2015 Senior Models, with priority given to rising seniors who have a unique vision or talent they’d like to showcase in a session! Apply today!! A few months later, Michelle participated in Goodhart Photography’s Model Safari — our theme was hippie chic and Michelle rocked the look!  I painted the next two pictures with Corel Painter and Photoshop — I printed the guitar image as a studio sample. This is so sweet!! Then a few weeks after that, we did her senior session…

  • Senior Photography Loudoun
    Seniors,  Studio

    Callie – 2014 Senior Model from Dominion High School

    Callie is an absolutely beautiful senior model with a great sense of style. I’ve had a wonderful time photographing her this year! Callie started off the day with professional makeup by Jo Trimmer and a studio senior model shoot, which I’ll feature later. Then we headed off to downtown Herndon, where she nailed a fashion-loving look. And look at these shoes!! She switched into jeans with a black peplum top and incredible red shoes. Then Callie changed into a long black ruched dress and brought some red apples and we started doing some concept work. And, with the last rays of sunlight, she changed into a red dress and we headed to the historic cemetery in Herndon — right across from my alma mater, Herndon High School. And this is my parting shot. This has such a lovely old world feel, like she is a beautiful endangered heroine out of some gothic Jane Eyre type novel.

  • Seniors,  Studio

    Jordan – Stone Bridge High School

    This beautiful senior was ridiculously photogenic. And sweet and artistic and athletic and funny — it was such a great session. I loved taking her senior pictures, she was game for anything!! She started out by having her makeup done by Meredith Ehler. Then we took her yearbook pictures in my Potomac Falls studio, and added in a few outfit changes. She brought her dance ribbons, a dance outfit and a couple of casual clothes. I loved how this simple blue dress played off her blue eyes — and yes that is a REAL birch tree I brought back from my Dad’s farm up in Maine. We took a few pictures on my new (at the time) typography backdrop… This was one of Jordan and family’s favorite pictures from the session — she ordered this as a canvas gallery wrap… And then because Jordan’s brother came home from Virginia Tech and wanted to know what was up with the wall shrine for Jordan, we did a shoot for him too!  I’ll just post the matching picture here, he’ll get his own blog post soon: This picture shows Jordan’s All American Style… And here is a more traditional portrait wearing something…

  • Seniors,  Studio

    Destination Senior Pictures – Loudoun County | Lauren

    Lauren from Dominion High in Loudoun County began her senior portrait session in my home studio with professional hair and makeup from Meredith Ehler. Then I took her senior yearbook portrait: and we headed out to Claude Moore park for her location shoot. It was a perfect summer day — hot but relatively low humidity for Loudoun County.  So Lauren’s hair and makeup held up beautifully, and she had over 50 gorgeous images to choose from. These were some of her favorites: This is one of my personal favorites from the session — her eyes are so sparkly and her smile is so lovely… I have been learning to do digital painting in Corel Painter and Photoshop.  I thought this would look beautiful as a painting…. Lauren was a wonderful way to kick off my senior portrait season!!   She’s off to Virginia Tech in the fall, and of course we wish her every success!

  • Camille's Senior Portraits
    Seniors,  Studio

    Destination Senior Pictures – Cascades Marketplace | Camille

    I met Camille years ago through another homeschooling family, and I completely agree with her parents that she deserved homeschool senior pictures. Camille is beautiful, bright, and extremely creative. She had so many ideas for her homeschool senior pictures and I loved bringing them to life. We started out in the studio, where Meredith Ehler gave Camille the Royal Treatment with impeccable hair and makeup.  Then Camille changed into her mother’s prom dresses! I really love this sort of “after the ball” look… Then she changed into a Phantom of the Opera inspired outfit… And then we headed outside for more pictures.  We did the shoot in the Cascades Market Place, where we had access to a combination of urban and woodland features. Camille’s family celebrated their lovely daughter’s upcoming high school graduation with portraits they will treasure for a lifetime.