New Book Cover – The Gathering


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.

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!


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New Cover for Russian Chicago Magazine

Check out my new cover of the brilliant &  mesmerizing Natasha Romanova on Russian Chicago Magazine. The Ukrainian socialite and starlit is quickly taking over America’s hearts with her ice blue eyes, melodic voice, hypnotic lyrics and heart pumping beats.

I absolutely love Natasha, she is bright, strong, brilliant, and beautiful. We first met when she was in the band Discrete Encounter, who I shot for some album packaging and press kits awhile back….now working on her solo career she is bursting into the scene all over the world.

Makeup by: Susan Donoghue

Hair by: Leo

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New Cover. The Vampire Diaries. The Return:Midnight

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

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My cover and feature for AP Magazine and Hot Topic. All Images ©Carrie Schechter

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Behind the Scenes with BAYSIDE for the new cover for Hot Topic & AP Mag

As the snow melted all over the metro area, I had the pleasure of being asked by Editor Ted Barnes to shoot the new cover and feature story for AP Magazine and Hot Topic Clothing Stores. My cover for this months issue is the band Bayside.

They are a great group of guys to work with, they were punctial (a rarity in rock), professional, funny & were down for anything I threw at them which made the day amazing.

Bayside has a new much anticipated new album out called Killing Time, and fans are going wild. I wish these guys the best, the deserve nothing less.

Get the Limitied Edition Mini Mag at Hot Topics everywhere, and give a big hug to AP Mag who has included a CD, wrist band and poster with the mag. You can also see one of my Bayside photos in the normal edition of the current AP Magazine on newstands now.

Bayside is with Wind-up Records and their manager Catie is a total doll! Watch their little video below.

Behind the scenes shot by my first assistant Eric B.

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NY Fashion Week – Merge

Me wearing an EngieStyle original design at the runway's white carpet

Been a quick minute since fashion week but I had to take a minute to blog about the Merge/ Dominique Auxilly fashion show I attended. Dominique is the designer of the red dress I wore when I hosted EngieStyle’s one year anniversary. Her dresses grace the top fashion mag’s and shine on the red carpet on celebs like Nicki Minaj, Angela Simmons, Brandy, Shontelle, etc.

Her new line is gorgeous, and so is Dominique. Thanks girl for putting me in your beautiful dresses and for the VIP treatment at the runway. Also a big shout out to Engie Hassan, stylist/designer extraordinaire!

The show was put on by Merge and Beautiful Planning, there were many designers and lots of gorgeous clothes I can’t wait to wear! For some reason I can’t find the runway photos….but there are some exciting shoots coming up featuring some of the beautiful clothes! Can’t wait!

Engie Hassan with Dominique posing for the press

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Me First and the Gimme Gimmes: Behind the Scenes

A few months ago I had the pleasure to shoot Me First and The Gimme Gimmes for Fat Wreck Chords . We met on a chilly afternoon in Williamsburg Brooklyn to shoot a few EP covers and a press kit. I met Vanessa (Mutiny) & Fat Mike a year ago when I shot his other band NOFX for Alternative Press Magazine. We had a great time on the first shoot and I was excited they chose me for this project.

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are amazing. I love when intelligence is mixed with punk sarcasm. It’s a pleasure to work with them as always. The first EP cover released is Go Down Under, its awesome and out now. Look forward to my next few EP covers to come out soon.  Behind the Scenes photos by: Eric B.

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