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Sunday, October 12, 2008


















Recently Colleen had her photo taken by Diann's daughter, Amber Zimmerman. I've been wanting to update my own photo and after seeing the great lighting and composition, I knew I'd found my photographer.

Amber and I met at a local park on a sunny Sunday afternoon. I sat in the grass, shooed bees, and flicked away bugs (ACK!) as I leaned against all manner of nature. When I got the photos I was so pleased. But now the problem is I can't decide which one to use for the back of my books. I'll use lots of them on my website and other things, but the book photo . . . I can only pick one.

That's where I need your help, and knowing y'all have no shortage of opinions, I figured I could count on you. So, which photo should go on the back of my books?

Oh, and to see more fabulous photos by Amber Z Photography, click on this link.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 6:51 PM  
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At 10:13 PM, Blogger Cara Putman said...

They are all great, Denise, but I love number three! I'm getting new photos this weekend. It's always so nerve-wracking. You've got awesome choices.

 
At 10:24 PM, Blogger Rachel Holliday said...

Number 3.

 
At 10:24 PM, Blogger Andrea said...

I like number two!

 
At 10:43 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

NUMBER 3! (that's me shouting in excitment and jumping up and down)

 
At 2:10 AM, Blogger Rel said...

Yep, decided on no 3 before I read everyone else's comments :)

 
At 2:11 AM, Blogger Beth said...

I think I like number 4 the best.

They are all great though.

 
At 2:43 AM, Blogger Lucie said...

I like number 3 and 4! You are very photogenic which means - hard to choose!

Blessings,
Lucie

 
At 7:04 AM, Blogger Pam Meyers said...

Denise, I liked #3 immediately and #4 second. But we seem to see a lot of pics with people leaning against trees LOL.

Number 3 it is in my humble opinion.

 
At 7:08 AM, Blogger Rachel Overton said...

My daughter and I both like #2 best, then #3.

The tree pose reminds me of senior pictures back in the 80s. Going back to that discussion we had not to long ago about senior pics and poses...those were the days, huh?? :-)

 
At 7:25 AM, Blogger Brittanie said...

Number three is my favorite.

 
At 8:21 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

They're all really great. You'll have to fill your husband's wallet with them too. :)

I vote number three. It just really grabs me as that back-of-the-book author photo.

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Sheila Harkins said...

Casting 3 out of 3 votes from my family for #2!

from Bangkok,
Sheila

 
At 8:42 AM, Blogger n8andbumber said...

I like the first one--but it looks like I'm outnumbered!

 
At 9:00 AM, Blogger Leslie said...

I like #2 and #3 --- #3 looks more back of the bookcover-y though...

 
At 9:35 AM, Blogger Suzanne said...

I like 3 and 4 also. I think you look amazing in these pics and you should probably go with #4 because it shows your wedding rings and that way no man will think that you're available *grin*

 
At 10:35 AM, Blogger Sabrina L. Fox said...

Love the outfit in 1 but 3 is the most women's faith author pic. :) Very nice, Denise. =)

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger Winter Peck said...

I like #4, and my hubby likes #2. I do like #3 too. Hmm, quandary.

 
At 11:44 AM, Blogger Courtney Walsh said...

I'm a huge fan of number 3!! They are all beautiful though! :)

 
At 11:51 AM, Blogger Kayla said...

Four, and then three. :)

 
At 12:08 PM, Blogger Charlotte said...

Denise, those are all great pictures! I #3 the best.

 
At 12:25 PM, Blogger Deena said...

Oh, wow! You're beautiful, Denise! If I have to pick, I think #3 looks most 'authorish', but I love them all!

 
At 12:50 PM, Blogger Rachel Hauck said...

I love 3 and 4. They are all good, but three and four are my favs.

Beautiful!

Rachel

 
At 12:53 PM, Blogger Deborah Raney said...

They are all gorgeous (how could they not be with you as the subject?!) but I agree with those who've said #3. #2 is my second pick, but #3 has a sweet, yet a tiny bit mysterious quality about it. I love it!

 
At 12:54 PM, Blogger Lisa Jordan said...

Beautiful pictures, Denise. I like #4 the most.

 
At 1:35 PM, Blogger Crystal M. said...

I like number 1. My second choice, and so far the favorite of many, is number 3.

 
At 1:52 PM, Blogger Katy McKenna said...

Number 3 all the way, Denise! I saw you wear that necklace at ACFW, and thought how PERFECT it was for the type of stories you write! Very romantic.

 
At 1:59 PM, Blogger Crystal Laine Miller said...

I do think the closeness of your face on #3 is best for a book cover, but #2 is in best focus. However, #4 fits the mood of your writing and you are smiling, which I really like. You don't happen to have #4 in color, too, do you? I love #4.

They are all great so you can't really go wrong--you're so photogenic and Amber is a good photographer!

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Pam S. said...

I like #4 because you look approachable, but I would like it in color. My husband and daughter liked #4 the best, too.

 
At 3:32 PM, Blogger Tiff (Amber Miller) Stockton said...

I really like #3 the best, although all of them are gorgeous. I need to update my headshot, but just don't have the money right now...especially with a baby coming.

But, after reading comments, looks like I'm in the majority. :)

 
At 4:28 PM, Blogger Jenny B. Jones said...

Love no. 3!!!

 
At 5:25 PM, Blogger Denise Hunter said...

Oh, my gosh, you guys are the greatest! Thanks so much for your help! A

nd no, I'm not really photogenic, but when someone as talented as Amber is taking like 50 zillion photos, you're bound to turn up a good one or two. LOL

 
At 8:57 PM, Blogger Lisa said...

Beautiful! Number 3, definitely.

 
At 9:38 PM, Blogger Jessica said...

#3 definitely!!!!

 
At 10:02 PM, Blogger Anna Marie said...

I like number 3, I love the pendent on your nackace!
And the last one with the tree is very romantic.

 
At 11:14 PM, Blogger Ausjenny said...

they all look wonderful but I love the tree one and the one above but the more I look the more the tree wins.
Denise you look beautiful. Amber did a wonderful job and I can you you are really happy.

 
At 11:27 PM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

I like 3 and 4. I guess it depends on whether or not the photo will be printed in color or black and whiite.

 
At 9:48 AM, Blogger Kristin said...

I like #3 and #4 the best. four the most but they're all fabulous.

 
At 7:46 PM, Blogger hotcoffeenow said...

You're beautiful! I like #1 & #4 the most, but #3 looks more like a book pic. :)

cheryl

 
At 4:34 PM, Blogger Ane Mulligan said...

Well, I'm going against the grain here, but I LOVE the B&W one, mainly because it's B&W. It's different. The main reason is that your head is kind of cut off in the others

 
At 12:28 PM, Blogger Chelf said...

I am visiting my own personal photographers... so I have three opinions.

We all agree that we like #3 the best... They suggest that the colors get warmed up just a bit, which in my uneducated eyes looks like they cranked up the brightness just a tad, in the process. "More contrast" is the phrase they gave me.

Not for the dust jacket, but two of us (the girls) really like #1... maybe as a header on your web page. We like the clothes in that one the best.

 

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Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

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Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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