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I've got to say, I don't generally enjoy being photographed, but that was one of the most fun things I've gotten to do as a writer (other than writing, of course). :D

I ventured out into the very cold weather yesterday, unable to wear a hat because it would muck up my hair (very thankful for that hood, I can tell you), and arrived at the photographer's place early.

He has a make-up artist who often works with him, so first she did my face. Which was a very good thing because I only put on more than lip gloss maybe three times a year so I really don't know what to do with myself. Especially for being in front of a camera.

Then we got to the picture-taking. I had two different shirts, and we tried a few different types of lighting and lots of different angles and poses (none of which involved in infamous hand on the chin, I'm happy to note), and the photographer was so complimentary through the whole thing it was pretty easily to keep smiling and smiling. Talk about an ego boost! He showed me some of his favorite shots and I was happy to find out that sometimes I can photograph well.

What happens next: he's going to pick out ten or so pictures that he thinks are the best (out of the 160 he shot), send those to me, then I have to pick my two favorites (the tough part), and those ones I get in super-high resolution for anything I might need them for.

After the shot, with my face done up, I went grocery shopping. What can I say--we needed groceries. Oh, the glamorous life of a writer! ;)



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Jan. 21st, 2008 03:34 pm (UTC)
Wow. I just had my wife snap a few and sent my favorite to the editor. I reckon this is largely a boy/girl thing. Or a me being lazy thing, because I did consider calling back my wedding photographer for a short session and mostly didn't because it was more work. Angela takes good pictures, too.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 02:13 am (UTC)
Well, my agent specifically told me not to skimp on the pictures, so I think she wanted me to get them professionally done. And I very rarely like the way I look in photographs so I didn't have much confidence in a friend or family member happening to come up with one that looked great. If I felt I photographed better I probably would have tried that way first, because it's definitely easier! :)
Jan. 21st, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, I hope we get to see them ;) (I didn't mean all 160, though that would be fun too -- from an amateur photographer's pov).

I only put on lip gloss a few times a year, heh.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 02:15 am (UTC)
I only wear lip gloss (and lip balm) because my lips get chapped really easier. :) Anything that's for cosmetic reasons only, I'm generally too busy to bother with.

I wish I got to see all 160 pics! But when I've narrowed it down, I'll definitely be sharing them. I may need some help picking. :D
Jan. 21st, 2008 04:58 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to see the one you decide on! So exiting.
Jan. 22nd, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
I know! It's a little scary, too. I mean, this is how people are going to see me for however long it is until I would get new photos taken (probably a while). I'm going to have to pick carefully! :)
Jan. 21st, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
I want to see, I want to see. :)
Jan. 22nd, 2008 02:16 am (UTC)
You certainly will! :)
Jan. 21st, 2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
Oooh. Exciting! I hope we'll get to see. :)
Jan. 22nd, 2008 02:17 am (UTC)
I'll definitely be posting when I have 'em. :)
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