Headshot Portrait Session at Nationals Park
I was trying to figure out how to spend some money on the business, to offset my tax liability a bit. Courtney had this amazing idea of doing headshots at Nats Park. The problem was, she had this idea in mid-August. We had a choice of just a few games left to go to for the photos. It was too late in the year to do a night game, as the sun was setting and Deb could not bring lighting into Nats Park. It ended up having to be the last game of the season, which is a 3 pm game. That worked in our favor because it was a 3 pm game and not a 1 pm game like a normal Sunday game.
We rented outfits from RTR, and we hired Make Up By Ana B to do our hair and make-up. Straightening our hair was a must since it was hot and humid out that day. When we first entered Nats Park, we went right over to the awesome mural near the escalators up to Shake Shack.
If I could be paid for making funny faces at Deb Lindsey, I would be a millionaire. I generally hate being in photos, but you have to get into a mindset for a photoshoot that something good will come out of it, so just go for it!
I describe Courtney as just like me but nicer. She has that silver tongue that I sometimes lack. I trust her with my life. She has all the passwords to everything. I love the white jumpsuit that she picked for our Nats Park headshots.
After finding the golden light by the mural, we went to the upper concourse to try to get a wider view of the stadium.
Nats Park truly is my happy place. Missing it in 2020, when my team was the reigning champions, was a gut punch. Courtney is a big sports fan in general. She and her husband root for the Mets first, but they are raising Nats fans in their kids.
Bringing an outfit change was a must, but super annoying to carry around the bags in Nats Park. It was unseasonably hot for October too. I was sweating in my cute jean jacket.
We had just wrapped up 10 events in 6 weeks. We were tired. I still had one more wedding to in that stretch, the following Saturday, and then we would have a break until mid-November.
We tried to get that Ted Lasso photo. But at this point, Nats Park had been open for at least an hour and there were people everywhere. Also, it would be three months until I watched Ted Lasso, so I did not yet fully appreciate the importance of said photo.
Our Nationals Park photo shoot was a super fun experience, if also harried. But, despite our exhaustion, I am glad we did it. You can click to learn more about us.