I’m often asked to create headshots for actors, musicians and authors and I always enjoy this style of portrait photography. Today, I was tasked with shooting some headshots for Sarah, a local author who has just had her first novel published and needed a photo of herself for the jacket cover. Sarah was, like most people, apprehensive about having her photograph taken, but a large part of my job is to make people relaxed and comfortable in order to get the best shot. Although the session took less than an hour, Sarah went from nervous to relaxed and we both love the final image which we agreed would look excellent on the dust jacket of her book. I don’t usually have the subject put their hands near their faces, but in this case, it spontaneously happened while we were joking around and that for me was the decisive moment! I presented the shot in black and white and I think it has a lot of impact.