Kirkland Headshots – Tara Brown Wedding Photographer
A couple of weeks ago, my good friend and fellow Wedding Photographer, Tara Brown, got together to have breakfast and take some headshots for each other. One of the hardest things for a photographer is getting in front of the camera. We ask our clients to relax, trust us and let us do our thang.
But once we have to get in front of the camera, we realize just how hard it is.
Before we picked up our cameras though, we ate! Dang right we did. Tara introduced me to this wonderful little place in Kirkland, Washington called Deru Market. So before I get back to the Kirkland headshots portion of the program, I’d like to take a moment to talk a little bit about Deru Market. They make GREAT food!! I ordered a Farmstand Breakfast with fried eggs, roasted fingerling potatoes and housemade bacon. Uh, YUM.
But then . . . my breakfast came and it had a salad on top. I was skeptical to say the least. I’m not into “weird” stuff on or with my food. And a salad on top of the breakfast seemed super weird to me. SUPER weird. But as I’m more prone to do than in years past, I tried it.
It was a salad of baby arugula dressed with a teeny bit of lemon juice. Add a little kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. The best breakfast ever! I’ve been back once since then and have started putting that exact same salad on top of just about everything I eat at home. I’m obsessed!! What a great find.
Once we got our yummy breakfast in and caught up with each other, our nerves were calmed down and we went down to Heritage Park down by the Kirkland Waterfront. Heritage Park has this great white building with cool steps on the front of the building and a patio on the back of the building. There are flowers everywhere – a great spot for engagement, family or senior photos.
Then to mix it up, we walked over near some of the shops and found a little pathway with stairs to finish up our session.
If you’re getting your headshots done, I highly recommend spending a little time with your photographer beforehand. Get to know them a little bit, chat, loosen up. It’ll really help with how you feel. Also, trust your photographer. There may be times that your photographer asks you to turn your leg more or bring your elbow out and you might think, what are they thinking? Trust that they can see something you can’t.
Here are a few of my favorite Kirkland headshots from our session.