There are few things I despise more than having my picture taken. I never think they look like me, but if they do, that's a little horrific, too. Anyway, I've set up an author photo because mine is old. And there's nothing worse than being asked at a booksigning if that's supposed to be you in the picture.
Last time, I had my children dancing in front of me so I could laugh naturally, but the truth is, if I don't feel it, I'm not showing it. Hence, it makes for a cold author photo -- and I'm a naturally happy person!
For those selfie-queens out there, or even other authors who abhor it as much as me, any photo-taking advice? FYI, I took two high school grad photos -- both bad -- and I wanted to do it again and my mom said, "At what point do you decide it's not the photographer?"
I know, right?
It was totally the photographer. LOL