Friday, October 28, 2011

Franco File Friday

When I was in Paris in September I asked mon amie Lindsey to take some headshots of me for my book. Because not only is she a kickass writer and a to-die-for baker (you haven't had brownies until you've had Lola's brownies, trust me), she's also an amazing photographer.

It was a spectacular evening with gorgeous light. Unfortunately, it was also at the tail-end of my two-week chocolate and pastry binge. I was suffering from sugar bloat, as if I were storing all those macarons and pralines I had annihilated in my cheeks. I know. We’re our own worst critics. But only Lindsey could have salvaged the situation and captured some fab photos. While I tried mimicking some moves of a seven-foot-tall model, also getting her pictures taken on the Ile Saint Louis…

…this is the one we’re going with for the book:

I love it. It’s the perfect shot for the book. But I especially love the photo we picked for her super sweet and generous Franco File post of me this week. I feel like Lindsey really captured “me” and I’m honored to be featured on her blog.

Thank you, Lindsey! Merci, merci! xo

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful shots, Amy! I love the book cover and also the one on the Francophile Friday post.

    You're an inspiration, girl.

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  2. Wonderful photos, I love your face and the last one is just so sweet ..
    besitos, C

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  3. You look marvelous! And adorable.

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  4. Lindsey is such a sweet person, and yes, indeed, a good photographer! A woman of many talents she is. :)

    I LOVE that B&W photo of you, too, and it truly captures your wonderful spirit! What a great grin you sport in that one, and I agree, it is very "author-ly" and will look fantastic on a book jacket.

    Now I need to get over to Lindsey's blog to read the FrancoFile Friday post (okay, after I catch up on a couple more here, though).

    Take care, Amy.
    xx
    Karin

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  5. Lindsey needs to start a new profession!

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  6. Beautiful photos -- you complement Paris perfectly!

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  7. Gorgeous photos. I really love all of them. the last one especailly captures your independence. Beautiful!

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  8. Beautiful photos! Nice and relaxed:)

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  9. I like the picture you've chosen for the book. Congrats!

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  10. Love, Love the pics Aim!! Beautiful!!

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  11. eeee!!! Clearly my NY trip set me back on my blog reading and I didn't get to see this last week. THANK YOU!!! You are the absolute sweetest! I can't wait to have your book in my hands (signed by you first, however) and to see the picture! It was a true honor to take those photos and anytime you want to play model again, you let me know.

    xoxo

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  12. Amy, you are GORGEOUS! And Lindsey totally captured you in all your beauty. What a great pairing. Wow. This is so exciting!

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  13. I adore the last photo. You are so lovely my dear!! xo Erica

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  14. ps. It's a shame that 1st shot couldn't be used in the press somehow =) You're a much better model than that girl!

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