Linda was so great to work with because she was open to suggestions, contributed her own ideas, and came ready and willing with a bunch of props. Her book cover art features her in a pink robe, so she brought that to use along with her trademark glasses, laptop, and lots of other fun personal stuff – including multiple outfits. This gave us a lot of looks to work with until we found something that felt natural and fitting for the image Linda wanted.
She settled on the “smart, hip grandma” look, which really came across in the final photo selection. It also helped that her publicist sent along possible headlines to work with as a guide for potential shoot ideas.
As a self-admitted picture-phobe, Linda brought her daughter along to help with make-up and for moral support. And even though she dislikes getting her photo taken, she was a great sport and really willing to be playful throughout the shoot to explore different angles of the “grandma” character. I had a great time working with Linda, and I’m so happy to feature her and her great book in my client kudos blog post this month.
Thanks Linda, and good luck with the book tour!