And it crops down really nicely too! (Always a good feature for Author photos)
It was really hard to choose just one photo! While I went with this one for now, I may use some of the others in later novels.
Or on my sewing blog.
Most of my sounding board agreed that I looked the prettiest in this one. But the point of an author photo is to convey who you are as a writer - not as a glamour queen! And while I look really lovely in this one, it doesn't have the 'let me tell you a story' quality of the one I ultimately chose.
Now THIS is an iconic mystery author pose. So if I ever dare write a who-dunnit...
We took the photos out on our three season porch which had lovely lighting. And window ledges to sit on!
At the time we did this, I was on a very late schedule. 8:25 was insanely early for me. COFFEE.
My sister almost always goes around with awesome curls. I never have the patience for curls, so I asked her to come be my stylist for this shoot. It was the best choice.
And here is Anthony! We've been friends for a long time and we love joking around, so it was pretty hard to look serious enough for the photos above! There are SO many outtakes. (Which I may be able to share at some point, but Anthony just got a new job so he is super busy right now and hasn't sent them over yet.)
I feel very blessed that I had the opportunity to do this. I am working very hard to make everything about my book as professional as possible, and getting a really good author photo is part of the process. I love how they turned out!!!