A new Headshot appears! And how I met Bonnie McCaffery…

HeadshotWhile I was in Houston, I signed up with my friend Bonnie McCaffery to have new headshots taken.  It’s not that my old one was bad… But I have often said that you should refresh your headshot often so that you don’t show up to an event and not look like what the folks there are expecting!  I have even been told “You look just like your picture!”  That’s great, but even this photo is about 4 years old.   bonnie-version-headshot

I’m super happy with the new headshot!  So Bonnie is a super professional photographer.  I had two “thoughts” I wanted to express to her about what I wanted.  I said I wanted a) a pointy chin, and b) to show off my dimple.  (I only have a dimple on one side) I also wanted my shirt to be in the photo so it advertised my product line.  This photo was the second one she took!  Amazing. She directed me expertly.  On top of it, she has done a little Photoshop magic on the background, and even without me telling her, the green is super close to my business’ branding!  Now the focus is on me and not all that stuff in the background of the previous one.

Bonnie and I met AGES ago, when I was first at International Quilt Festival in Chicago, 2008.  Funny thing about blogging, you can READ all about it here.   She had her vid casts going at the time, and I was literally watching one on my phone when she sat down right across from me to gather her stuff together.  I was so star struck I couldn’t say anything then, but we laugh about it now.  She is still a fabulous quilter and quilt teacher, and now is a superstar photographer.  I have come a long way since then too.  What a small world.

I hope you are enjoying the #31dayblogwritingchallenge, and be sure to visit the other bloggers! So many more people joined since yesterday.  I love you guys…  🙂