Help me choose a new author photo :)
Thursday, August 11th, 2011 Aug 11th, 2011 leave a response

While I was at the Romance Writers of America conference in New York, the very talented Jax Cassidy of Jaxadora Designs took some new author photos for me. I’ve picked a few that I liked and I’m wondering if any of you have a preference?
Note, these are what Jax calls Raw images because she swears she can make me look much better than this with the magic of photoshop. 🙂 And I believe her.

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I know, its scary isn’t it?
I like the one when I’m smiling in the sun by the green leaves and although it is a bit bright, apparently that can be fixed, 🙂 Also the image will be cropped closer in like the first one I must admit I made a terrible model, no amount of watching Tyra on ANTM and smizing seemed to work!

But, more importantly, what do you think?

32 comments to “Help me choose a new author photo :)”

  1. KB Alan
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 1:04 am · Link

    I agree, I love the one with you smiling in the sunlight with the leaves!



  2. Ivelisse
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 1:10 am · Link

    I like #3 and #5, very pretty.



  3. Jane George
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 1:12 am · Link

    I agree with you, the smiling one takes it! It’s most like you, that I’ve seen. It just needs the brightness toned down. Second choice is the bottom one, but you look more like a thriller writer there. ;-j



  4. Hailey Edwards
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 1:13 am · Link

    I love #3 It’s just a great shot.



  5. Nadia Lee
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 1:17 am · Link

    #3 or #6. I think #3 makes you look friendlier b/c of the smile, and #6 makes you look very serious and literary lol.



  6. wendy lehman
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 1:42 am · Link

    Even though all of the pics are great, #3 is my favorite. I think your being to hard on your self, you are very pretty with a great smile!! 🙂



  7. N.J. Walters
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 6:57 am · Link

    #3 and #6 are my favorites. Lovely photos!



  8. Maddy Barone
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 7:47 am · Link

    Kate, all of them are nice. I like #3 and #5 best.



  9. Babette James
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 8:09 am · Link

    No. 3 is my favorite. Very pretty!



  10. mima
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 8:33 am · Link

    3-6 are all wonderful. love them!



  11. Victoria Janssen
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 8:38 am · Link

    I like #3 best. #6 makes you look very sophisticated, though. #5 ditto = perhaps for SRS Occasions?

    #1 makes me think you are possibly a mystery writer. Also, your eyes are very green in that one!



  12. Meg V.
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 8:44 am · Link

    I really liked #1 because the exposure was excellent, but I loved #3 because you gave such a beautifully gentle smile. If you futz with that one in Photoshop, it will be glorious!

    Meg



  13. Sidney
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 9:42 am · Link

    #3 is my fav. You look beautiful!



  14. Bonnie Dee
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 10:00 am · Link

    Definitely 3. No question. That smile is great and makes you look accessible to the reader.



  15. JulieD
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 10:03 am · Link

    i love #3!

    you have pretty, pretty eyes, btw 😀



  16. Debbie Mumford
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 10:26 am · Link

    I’m with you on #3, Kate! That smile is enchanting and the greenery adds a splash of color. Pretty pictures of a pretty lady 😀



  17. Louisa Edwards
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 10:41 am · Link

    I’m so on the fence! I love the one where you’re smiling, as long as the over brightness can be fixed. But I really like the first one too, it’s a little sexier and more mysterious…



  18. Jeannie Lin
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 10:59 am · Link

    I think you make a lovely model and I also vote for #3.



  19. Karen Erickson
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 11:24 am · Link

    I love numbers 3 through 6 – you look beautiful! And hey you listened to Tyra’s advice – you have a neck (I always think of her advice about losing my neck when I pose, LOL). Good job!

    😉



  20. Jennifer
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 11:34 am · Link

    I like #3 and #5. Very pretty!



  21. Kate
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 1:19 pm · Link

    Thanks for all the input guys! I really appreciate it. Its amazing what a ton of makeup and a great photographer can achieve 🙂



  22. Lauren Fraser
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 7:28 pm · Link

    They all look great you are really photogenic. I think I like #3 the best followed by # 1.



  23. Helen
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 7:47 pm · Link

    Like them all, but if picking one, I like #3



  24. Robin L. Rotham
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 7:50 pm · Link

    I have to go with the crowd on this one — #3 is beautiful!



  25. Aurora
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      · August 11th, 2011 at 9:15 pm · Link

    I LOVE Number 3 and Number 6 !!!



  26. Leigh Royals
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      · August 12th, 2011 at 11:13 am · Link

    I totally agree with you Kate and love the one smiling by the green leaves.

    Good job Jax. :mrgreen:



  27. Lindy
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      · August 12th, 2011 at 1:43 pm · Link

    I like them all (you’re so beautiful!) but I agree that #3 is my favorite. You look as friendly and approachable as I imagine you are. 🙂



  28. Yolanda
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      · August 12th, 2011 at 11:37 pm · Link

    I like 1 and 6. One looks very natural to me. Six looks serious.



  29. Jo Cavill
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      · August 14th, 2011 at 5:42 pm · Link

    You look absolutely stunning in them all Kate – so hard to choose between them. But if I had to choose, it would be between 3 and 4 for me.



  30. Booklover1335
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      · August 16th, 2011 at 7:43 am · Link

    I really like #3 too, especially if it will be cropped closer to remove some of the background.



  31. Natalie Hillier
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      · August 24th, 2011 at 12:30 pm · Link

    #3 for sure love that one, very beautiful 🙂



  32. Terry McElhaney
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      · August 26th, 2011 at 10:59 pm · Link

    Picture number 3, with you leaning against the greenery definitely gets my vote. You look softer and it’s the most flattering of all the pics. Whichever pic you choose…….it doesn’t change the fact that you write the best books ever!!!



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