While shooting an author’s conference, I offered special packages for bio portraits for those that didn’t want to go through a full shoot. Funny, authors can tend to be rather reserved and shy and the thought of being the center of attention for an entire hour makes some have a full panic attack. The thought of a photo shoot can give them hives. That is exactly why I aim to make their photo experience as painless as possible, and maybe even a little fun. There’s nothing better than watching someone come out of their shell during their shoot and giving them photos they can be proud of. This particular author was my 12th shoot of the day and shyly came up to take advantage of the author bio package. She never said her name, would not engage in conversation, and was the strong silent type. Not getting much feedback or knowing how she felt about the shoot, I later got a wonderful thank you message from her and I absolutely love how her photos turned out. Authors are my favorite.