Friday, September 13, 2013

Help! Picture Alert!

My good friend Julie DeGuia (whom I first met randomly at Barnes & Noble and then again even more randomly at a SCBWI conference in Seattle) offered to take my author photo. Since I had already seen some of Julie's work and knew how amazingly talented she was, of course I answered, "YES!"

Julie probably didn't realize how much work taking my picture would turn out to be. A few days before our photo shoot date, I developed a sty in my eye that got infected and then turned into a CYST. (You may all barf at the disgustingness of this now. Go ahead, get it out of the way.)

I put on lots of makeup in an attempt to cover it up, but it was still pretty bad.

Julie, however, was undaunted and made me look PERFECTLY NORMAL in the pictures. I think she even painted in extra eyelashes. She's amazing, I tell you.

So, here are a few of the shots. Will you help me choose which to use in my upcoming MG novel, RED BUTTERFLY? I'm having a hard time picking a favorite.

#1
 #2
 #3
 #4
 & #5

 Thoughts? Suggestions?

Thanks again, Julie!!

30 comments:

  1. You're lucky, because you look beautiful in EVERY picture of you. (Even, you know, videos of scarfing down ice cream. ;)
    But of these, I like 4 or 5 the best.

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  2. I love the shirt you're wearing in 3 and 4, but my favorite is 5. (#1 comes in 2nd). Your pretty eyes really stick out.

    (Boy, that last sentence could be read two different ways. I mean the flattering way) :)

    Every one is good though.

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  3. They are ALL fantastic!!! Really cute! But my favorites are 4 and 5 :)

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  4. So cute! I think I like #1 the best, though. Your expression is so happy in it. Have fun choosing!

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  5. 1 or 5...though all are gorgeous. :)

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  6. I like #1 the best because of the pinkish bricks in the background. They make for a nice soft contrast against your gray sweater. Also, that photo shows your face very clearly. #5 is a close second.

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  7. My favorite is #1, closely followed by #5!

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  8. #1 and #5 Gorgeous shots ... and they will also look good in B&W.

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  9. Beautiful! #5 with #1 a close second. But they're all gorgeous.

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  10. Seriously, they are all gorgeous.

    And this is a timely reminder to me that I need to get mine done as well!

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  11. All fantastic, and I'd have never known you had any kind of difficulties that day!

    That said, #1 is my favorite. There's something... like an extra naturalness about your smile in it that makes it seem like you were maybe laughing a little when it was taken. So it has that extra *something* for me :)

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  12. You always look fantastic. I like the red in the pictures. #4 is my favourite.

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  13. Just so you know, it wasn't Jan who commented and picked #4, it was Pat.

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  14. I like #1! I also voted for #1 one Julia's blog, so does this count as two votes? Lol! They're all seriously great pics though.

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  15. Beautiful, Amy. My favorites are 3 and 5, but I don't think you could go wrong with any of them.

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  16. They're all great! I don't think you can go wrong with any of them but #5 if my favorite by a sliver. :)

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  17. I also like #5 best. I like the softer colored clothing and background--your natural radiance shines through. In #5 your expression is warm but also the teensiest bit mischievous (in a good way!).

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  18. You are so photogenic and beautiful that you can't go wrong with any! Of course, I'm very partial to Chinese-inspired fashion, so I would choose 3 or 4! I think either of those would help establish your brand. That's the excuse I give myself whenever I buy clothes from Hong Kong and China!

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  19. I like #5 best but you look beautiful in every single one! xo

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  20. awww look at you, gorgeous thing!! I like #1 the best--I think it has the most natural smile :)

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  21. How did I miss this? I like #5 best, but #1 is a close second. I like that #5 is a little closer up than #1. But like everyone said. You look beautiful in all of them. (LOVE your hair, btw). :D

    Can't wait to see what you choose!

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  22. They're all so cute! But I vote... #5! It looks very friendly and MG-ish :)

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