R to L: Jamal, Eric, Carrie, Michelle, Erin, Hillary, Blythe, Jen. photo by JJ
Recently my new book cover photo for the incredible NY Times Best Selling Author, Kelley Armstrong’s “The Gathering” hit shelves.
I was very excited when HarperCollins Publishers called me up for the new trilogy by Kelley. She is an incredible talent and from what I hear a sensational person. The people I’ve rec’d her books to, have become huge fans of hers after the first chapter. HC is one of my favorite clients, they love to create visually stunning work that captivates its audience, and they are just really great people to work for. The lead character’s name is Maya and HC made sure we stayed as true as we could to the characters Native American heritage when casting our model Michelle.
Michelle is gorgeous and a total sweetheart! We had a great time on set with a killer crew.
The Art Director is none other than Hillary Zarycky, graphic designer is super star Erin Fitzsimmons. Hair by the incredible Jamal Hodges. Makeup by the sweet Jennifer Nam. Styling by the amazing Blythe Cain (who was creating new jewelery for the client on set) My assts are Eric and JJ.
The 2nd book cover has already showed up on-line, called “The Calling.” It hits shelves in 2012.
I’m very honored to be chosen to photograph another trilogy for Kelley and HarperCollins. Can’t wait for the next 2 books to come out! Congrats Kelley and HarperCollins on another smash hit!
The last book of my first trilogy for The Vampire Diaries, The Return - by L.J. Smith. I shot for the incredible HarperCollins Publishers, who I LOVE, they are all such a great group of people! This cover was art directed by the incredible and warm-hearted David Caplan, graphic design by the lovely and talented Jennifer Heuer, hair and makeup extraordinaire Roshar, one of my favorite team members. First asst Derrick C.
The shoot was lovely, I adored our model!! She became the character Caroline in the novel. What an amazing day we had on set, it’s an incredible series to be a part of. Congrats to all the success of the books and tv show and everyone involved, esp the fabulous L.J. Smith.
all 3 of my covers for the Return Trilogy
photographer: Carrie Schechter | Art Director: David Caplan | Designer: Joel Tippie | Model: Courtney Erickson | Client: HarperCollins Publishers
Here is the 2nd book in the YA series by Kelley Armstrong, The Awakening, shot for HarperCollins Publishers. I’m very excited I shot all 3 covers for the series.
Another hit for Kelley, this book is already on the NY Times Best-Sellers List, and The Summoning (Book One in the series) is still on the NY Times Best Sellers List a year after release. We have already completed the 3rd book, The Reckoning, and the cover is the perfect finale to the trilogy. I got to work with the genius of David Caplan, the design guru Joel Tippie, the gorgeous and sweet, Courtney Erickson and an incredible client HarperCollins Publishers. Also we had Christopher Milone on make up and Christopher Ritchey on hair, and Elodie styled the cover. I love these shoots they are so much fun, and with David’s inspirational and creative direction, we are guaranteed to knock it out of the park every time.