Angela Goodhart brought two of her children from Northern Virginia to Williamsburg to show her daughter the College of William & Mary as a potential applicant.

Sailing to William & Mary, Williamsburg Charter SailsAngela is a W&M alumna from the 1980s who majored in business. She was impressed by the size and scope of the Mason School and the School of Education, both of which were built after she graduated. As part of the college tour, they made their way to the York River to go sailing for the afternoon. Her children were impressed with Angela’s facility on the helm as she maneuvered gracefully through fluky springtime winds. 

Angela used to work on Capitol Hill for then-Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and now has her own photography business. She specializes in families, high school seniors and weddings.

“I take not just the routine head shots of seniors, but the activities and other settings of their lives.” As for weddings, “They can take up to 14 hours on the big day, from the time the bride arrives and starts to dress, and all the way through the bitter end when everyone has left the reception. I now use a second shooter. We each take around 2,000 photos, and I deliver 1,000. They’re organized by topic and in sequence of the day to make it truly memorable.”

Angela home-schooled her children through elementary grades and doubled as the photography instructor for her local home-school co-op of moms who specialize in certain subjects. Check out her studio website at

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