Last Wednesday I turned to my friend Kate, who was helping me edit the book and said, “Oh my god. I need an author picture. BY FRIDAY. Shhhhhiiiiiiitttttt.” I’d somehow imagined that I’d finish writing the book, and then craft a leisurely plan to come up with the perfect author photo. But no. Life had other ideas for me.
So Kate calmly says, “Call Emily.” So I did. Because Emily of Emily Takes Photos, longest-running-APW-sponsor and San Francisco Bay Area wedding photographer extraordinaire, is generally up for just about anything. So, on Friday morning, as I was finishing the book, Emily came over and did an impromptu author photo shoot. And we got this gem:
Beautiful, right? But somehow, I thought you guys would enjoy seeing the whole sequence, in order, out takes included. Here is what’s never going to make it into an official author bio. I call this: Regular Meg, or, How To Get A Great Author Photo.
Second picture of the day, and I’m roaring. Figures.
Emily is cracking me up.
I’ve been making this face since I was little. Literally, there is a picture of me at four looking exactly the same way.
My feelings about the WIC, American Gothic style.
Then I was making fun of how people are always jumping in engagement and wedding photos. This is super flattering, yes? Apparently I’m not a classy jumper. It’s hard not to yell while you’re jumping. I don’t know how people do it.
My hair looks pretty right? Funny story, I literally just rolled out of bed. Apparently days you finish a book are good hair days.
No seriously, wedding industry. Seriously. (Can this be my new APW profile picture?)
I’m on a giant pile of logs, and I don’t even know how I got here.
Then this happens.
Photos: By Emily Takes Photos, duh