Category Archives: author photos


priscilla stuckey at boulder book store

I worked with Priscilla Stuckey in the summer of 2011 to create an author photo that would be appropriate for her new memoir, then still in progress. We drove to the location together and I remember her saying that she occasionally hit a tough spot, but that the heat was on and she was going to stick with it. Well, aren’t we glad she did? […]

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priscilla stuckey’s book has a new cover

Congratulations to Priscilla Stuckey, an author I photographed last summer. She was getting ready to submit her book proposal and needed a new portrait. We wanted to photograph her in nature to match the book’s content. Here are the portraits in case you missed them!   Now she has a book deal and a new book cover.   Isn’t it gorgeous? You may read the […]

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Wondering whether or not it’s worth it to invest in a professional author headshot?

Here is an interview with Kristina Holmes, who shared her publishing expertise on the subject of author photography. Kristina is a literary agent with The Holmes Agency. Follow Kristina on Twitter @kristinaaholmes  * * * Would you say a professional photo is a “must-have” for writers who want to become published authors? Yes. When I visit a writer’s web site, I really expect to see […]

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jerrie hurd’s photo makeover

Meet Jerrie Hurd. She is an author and photographer extraordinaire. She nominated herself for a business portrait makeover because she didn’t feel her head shot expressed her personality. After meeting Jerrie, I totally agreed. She is creative and vivacious, not dreary and serious. Here’s what she wrote: I am going out soon with two new book proposals. I know the agent/editor will google my name. […]

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ten tips to help you get the best results from your pro portrait shoot

Your first impression may just be made – or blown – with a photograph. Most potential clients are likely to do advance research, so they might “meet” you first on LinkedIn, Facebook or your Web site. That means it’s essential to put your best face forward with a professional portrait. Since all headshots are not created equally, here are 10 tips to achieve the best […]

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