Wednesday, July 3, 2013

My First Photo Shoot

I've never done a professional photo shoot before (aside from my wedding), but yesterday the hubby and I had our photos taken for an upcoming piece for Prince William Living, featuring the authors participating in the food/book event for Fall for the Book. The hubs and I didn't have photos of us together, so they sent a photographer to our house!

Here are some of the shots (from the 150+ that were taken): 

(Photo Credit(s): Chip Deyerle) 

Now, if you're an author and are contemplating getting some new author pics done, here's what I've learned:

1. Expect the session to take more than an hour! Silly me, I thought we'd be done in less than an took two.

2. If you're like me and NOT photogenic, expect the photographer to take a billion pics in order to get ten that look good. 

3. Make sure you get some good candid shots. Of all the photos taken, the candid ones were the best ones. 

4. Wear color! At first, I really wanted to wear a white dress paired with a jean jacket, but in the end I followed the photographers advice and he was right. I didn't want to go overboard, so I chose something that complimented the hubby's chefs jacket. 


  1. I was a professional photographer and I am still a photographic artist so I know you are right about expecting the shoot to be quick...but it's not. There's so much that goes into it. It looks like you had fun, and candid shots are the best :).

  2. Wonderful pictures!!!

    I love the smiles!


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