What I learned while posing for author headshots

1. Truman Capote was a supermodel compared to my attempts at looking wise and professional at the same time.

2. I really can see my eyeballs reflected in some sunglasses.

3. While low-cut shirts can be suggestive in real life, in photos it looks like I'm smuggling midgets.

4. MORE LIPSTICK -- which can also be smeared on my cheeks and there may have been some nose dottage thanks to my daughter.

5. I have absolutely no knowledge of modern music. Ke$ha can kiss my old hiney.

6. Balancing glasses on my nose while titling my chin to bounce the light off of it creates an alternative universe full of Old Spice Bodywash models. I'm trying that one again tonight...

7. Mini-motorcycles look awesome in an all yellow room. Me on a mini-motorcycle - not so much.

8. After two hours of flashes a foot from my face, I can see the moon.

9. Silver highlights only "enhance" my natural beauty. Right? RIGGGGGGGGGHT?

10. Photoshop is god.

Thank you to LaMishia Allen Photography for the great session!


  1. LOL! Can't wait to see the pics. I am doing a very modest photo shoot in the next couple of weeks to have some decent photos for my website, profiles, my self-pubbed book, etc. You've given me something to look forward to!

    Terri (EIT Erma-In-Training)

  2. it wasnt that bad!!! heheheheh

  3. Hee hee! I can't wait to see them!

    I'm intrigued by the motorcycles...

  4. LaMishia, it was awesome! Thanks for everything, Syen had a great time and is striking a pose whenever she passes a mirror.

    I was remiss in pimping out L's website: http://thelonephotographer.com -- YAY!

  5. Only you can convert cleavage to midget smuggling (still rolling on the floor and cracking up -- you made me spew water, thank you very much)

  6. #3 cracked me up! But I'm POSITIVE your pictures are lovely, and I can't wait to see them!

  7. Nice! I can't wait to see them!

  8. #6 mmmmmmmmmm yea
    and I can relate to #3 (and to those who aren't DD's and want to be..rethink it! lol)
    and #9 LOL I can sooooo relate I've now got silver highlights too!
    thanks for the laugh! :)