I am so excited and honored to have worked with author Amy Peterson on a headshot for her second book, Where Goodness Still Grows, coming out in 2020! It’s a look at evangelical church culture today, and specifically the divide between the views of an older generation of evangelicals and millennials. I absolutely love doing author headshots. As an avid reader, the author headshots on book jackets have always been one of my favorite parts, as they’re a small visual glimpse into this person who has been speaking to you for weeks (or months or years, depending on how long it’s taking you to read – hah!). I can’t believe I’m helping readers feel the same way about their authors now. It’s a true honor, and I’m excited to do it. Amy is a passionate author, teacher, and speaker (as well as a delightful human being who has a lot of really cool eyeglasses). You can learn more about her on her website here, and you can preorder Where Goodness Still Grows from Amazon now! Here are some of my favorite shots of Amy.

Promo: Author Brenda Rufener

This was so exciting, you guys! Brenda Rufener is a young adult author who is having her novel Where I Live published by HarperCollins in 2018. We were kindly asked by her to photograph her book jacket headshot and we said YES because BOOKS. So Brenda’s smiling face will greet you from a Barnes & Noble next year and my name will be next to said smiling face in some otherworldly, Twilight Zone twist of fate. Very exciting. We spent the afternoon making her look very **AUTHOR**. Book jacket headshots are very, very tight headshots for some reason. The industry standard being from the shoulders and above or waist and above (although we did some wider ones for her promo materials as well). So we ran around and zoomed in SUPER CLOSE on Brenda and talked about books and about how REM is one of the best bands of all time. She gets to go on a book tour and have her books in libraries and all sorts of really cool book stuff. We’re so happy to have done these headshots for such an amazing woman, and to have a wonderful author amongst us in Durham! Check out Brenda’s website for more information! http://www.brendarufener.com/