It's enough to make a gal dizzy. (No blonde jokes here.)
Here's what I did: my friend Suzy Key Ryan is a FABULOUS photographer. I didn't know this until she started posting some pics on Facebook of kids, friends, etc. This gal knows what she's doing. So I asked her to do my author photos. Some things to be aware of when choosing a photographer:
1- Get a good location. Suzy suggested the Grounds For Sculpture. It's a beautiful place with green spaces and peacocks and art.
2- Suzy recommended a change of clothes, which I did bring, but it was so beastly hot, I didn't want to wear the second outfit, but at least I had it.
3- Since Suzy uses digital cameras, she could take hundreds of pics without great cost. If anyone's still using film...that could be expensive or you only get a few pics.
4- Check their work out beforehand. Suzy's work speaks for itself.
This is my dilemma; she took a number of great pics and I've narrowed it down. In the comments, tell me which one you think should go on my next book and which one on Facebook profile. If you can, tell me why you chose that photo. I'll post the results in about 2 weeks.
Here they are:
Just say #4 for the book because I'm not laughing, #7 for FB because I look friendly, or whatever.
In two weeks, Suzy will be a guest blogger here and will share her tips on how to get a great author photo. In the meantime, check out her work here. She might be on Instagram, but I'm not, so check that out too.
Thanks for your help!