I've been photographing Dr. Jennifer Ashton for over 10 years. When she needed a book cover for “the Body Scoop for Girls: A Straight-Talk Guide to a Healthy, Beautiful You” she came to me. Since then the publisher Penguin Books, has used me for half a dozen other book covers and author portraits. It pays to do good work.Read More
So you've wrote your first book - now think twice about your book cover headshot.
Robynne Chutkan, a leading gastroenterologist, bestselling author, and founder of the Digestive Center for Women, needed a doctors headshot that that was both welcoming, and authoritative. Her "power stance" and smile helps communicate both of these things, simultaneously - her studies are now easier to trust, as there is a face behind the facts. A power stance is a common choice for authors, doctors, and lawyer portraits alike who want something less traditional but professional.
Hiring a trusted portrait photographer is vital because you're also hiring a personal branding expert. After all, first impressions are not just when you meet someone - in this case, the first impression is a book cover.
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