I’m happy to be getting back into the swing of things with blogging! I took a little hiatus through the holidays and into the New Year to rest and gear up for all that’s in store for 2017. I have some pretty exciting & fun things on the horizon! First up I’m sharing Peter’s headshots at Union Station, which we shot back in late October. Read on to see how even though Union Station is one of my favorite places to shoot, it wasn’t Peter’s first choice…
Though shooting headshots at Union Station is one of my favorite things to do as a photographer, this location was not where we were actually supposed to set up for this session. You see, Peter is an architect. He owns his own successful company called VanderPoel Architecture here in northern Virginia & his blog was even awarded Top 100 Architecture Blogs by Feedspot.com! He is super passionate about the aesthetics of design & wanted some headshots to use on his new Houzz.com profile.
When I work with clients I always ask if they have a preferred location in mind for where they want their headshots taken. I like for the spot to evoke what they’re most passionate about within their business. As an architect with a keen eye for design, Peter’s first choice for his headshots photo shoot location was the grotto on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol. He described it to me with so much passion & excitement, I knew that was the best spot to take his headshots.
When we arrived at the Capitol, though, the grotto was completely blocked off! There was yellow tape all around it and signs that said the area was closed. Womp womp. Major bummer. Thankfully Union Station was just a hop, skip, and a jump away, so we hustled over & grabbed lots of photos before we lost our wonderful (diffused) evening light. It’s always good to have a back-up plan!
I’ll have to make it over to the grotto once it’s re-opened. If Peter the Architect says it’s worth seeing, I know it’s worth seeing!