We have had the privilege of working with a couple of book authors with their publicity headshots of a couple of upcoming books recently.
Nancy Weston, author of “Diggers Izy” and “Valley of Shadows” moved to the Boise area recently and was looking for a portrait photographer to work with locally for her upcoming book project, and other projects that she’ll be publishing in the future.
An unexpected conversation…
I had looked her and up and one of her books caught my attention. “Valley of Shadows – Journey Through Alzheimer’s Bleak Landscape” seemed like a book I should be reading. Like her, I had personally experienced how awful Alzheimer’s/dementia can be, and what it can do to loved ones who are faced with these hard, almost impossible decisions. For those who have walked with or sat on the sidelines, Valley of Shadows is very descriptive of the plight many people have with their loved ones. We had a great conversation just about her previous book!
The new book!
After discussing Valley of Shadows, we set about to talk about her new upcoming book and the images she would need for that project, “Ice in the Guise of Fire”. She described it as a mystery novel with some interesting twists as any good mystery should have. We talked at length about the cover design, the color, and the location of the image we were about to take. Afterward, we settled on a good background color and picked some colors that worked nicely with the color scheme of the cover.
The session went well, and it wasn’t too long before she had her images selected.
Nancy even purposely waited to have the session done so that her publicity headshots would be closer to the release date of the book.
“Ice in the Guise of Fire” is currently available for purchase, and you can learn more about Nancy Weston at her website: https://nancywestonwrites.com, you’ll also find links to purchase her books.
Phil White M.Photog, CPP
Phil White is the Managing Partner of CsiPhotoDesign at The 8th Street Studio in Boise, Idaho. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 208-331-2287