Sunday, 16 February 2014

Author Photos

If there is anything on this earth I hate with a passion, it's having my photograph taken. But, as one of my New Year's Resolutions was to take my writing more seriously, I thought I'd bite the bullet and set up not one, but two, photo sessions for a professional Author Photo. 

I booked the lovely Aurelie Stratton from ELOQUENT PHOTOGRAPHS . We spent an intense few hours, with Aurelie snapping away, at the same time trying to relax me from my frozen gritted-teeth pose! I posed outside, I posed inside, I posed with Shadow my cat. I posed until I melted and Aurelie had taken hundreds and hundreds of snaps! (It felt like thousands!)

But I hate the camera and the camera hates me right back. The chances of getting a photo of me with my eyes open and my mouth shut (at the same time!) is very slim, but there are some very nice ones, although you can clearly see my suffering at the thought of being in the camera spotlight! I've put the photos from my first (and, if I have my way, last!)  real photo shoot on my Facebook  so you can see how gorgeous Shadow is, with her black fur, pink collar and great big green eyes.  

I'd also booked a back-up session with my big sister Iona Cockerill, who is a talented artist (watercolours) and an equally talented photographer.  Below is my favourite author photo, taken by my sister. I think it's the blissful look on Shadow's face that makes this such a great photo to use as a profile and PR author photo!


Photograph by Iona Cockerill 2014

11 comments:

Cozy in Texas said...

I'm with you and there are some non-flattering pictures of my floating around the web. Your picture is beautiful and the green a very good color for you. Can't wait to see the new pictures.
Ann

Birdie said...

You gorgeous lady, what a beautiful picture! I can't imagine another one turning out nicer.

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

ANN: I would love to get rid of some of the photos of me floating around the web ... but that cyber footprint seems indelible! Pink & white are actually my favourite colours, so I was surprised to see how this green came out (especially against Shadow's back fur!)

BIRDIE: Thanks & I agree, my sister did a really great job, which will be had to beat with another photo!!

Judith Mercado said...

It's a beautiful picture. The green is indeed a very good color for you. Holding the kittie also makes a very flattering statement about who you are.

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Thanks JUDITH! My sister said a photo of me , well, it wouldn't BE me, if there wasn't a cat in it. Luckily, my Shadow is always with me! :)

Michelle D. Argyle said...

As I told you in my email, I love this new picture! The colors are fabulous, and you really do look happy!

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Thanks Michelle - how can anyone not look happy stroking that gorgeous kitty of mine - she is such an affectionate thing, I just love her to bits!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Judy .. ah ha - I see Shadow has taken over your heart ... and HRH Theodore can rest in peace. What a beautiful serene purring face ..

... but more importantly I love the way you look and Iona's taken a great shot .. and oh dear I need to get over to FB to see the rest - I will at some stage ...

Well Mrs Professional Author - you look good to me ... I can totally empathise and I must follow your lead ...

Cheers and happy weekend - Hilary

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

HILARY: yes, dear old HRH Theodorable can rest in peace in kitty heaven - this little one has filed that empty spot in my heart to the brim! Hope you have a great weekend too :)

CA Heaven said...

Great photo. You look like you're no older than 29 >;)

Cold As Heaven

Judy Croome | @judy_croome said...

Thanks Cold. How did you guess my age? I'm exactly 29 ... and holding ... and holding ... and holding ...