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The Vampire Diaries: The Hunters Trilogy, Phantom

A few months ago I shot the next trilogy for The Vampire Diaries; The Hunters.

Volume 1: Phantom has been released and you can find it on shelves now. I always love the great privilege of working for the fabulous folks over at HarperCollins and my wonderful team.

Client: HarperCollins Publishers Art Director: Becky Terhune Graphic Design:Tom Forget Makeup and Hair: Michelle Coursey Production: Megan Toscano, Production Intern: Marquez Vargas Photo Assistants: Eric & JJ


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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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New cover for Kelley Armstrong; The Reckoning

Here is the third cover for the YA Trilogy by Kelley Armstrong for HarperCollins Publishers. Titled: The Reckoning. It was wonderful getting to shoot the entire series of books and seeing the character through to the end. The covers have been picked up internationally and the book is on the NY Times Best Sellers List.

My trilogy for Kelley Armstrong and my first two covers (of 3) for the Vampire Diaries all out now

None of this would exist without the incredible Art Direction of David Caplan, brilliant graphic design by Joel Tippie, Makeup by Chris Milone, Hair by Chris Rithcey, Styling by Elodie, model Courtney Erickson, my asst Derrick. And most importantly a huge thank you and congratulations to the author that brought the character to life, New York Times Best Selling author Kelley Armstrong.

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Cover Shoot…..The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong


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.awakening carrie schechter


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The Vampire Diaries Hits Shelves

Here’s my first cover for the new Vampire Diaries trilogy by author L.J. Smith. The Vampire Diaries, The Return: Nightfall, is said to be a long overdue continuation to the original novels but well worth the wait. Already on the NY Times Bestsellers List, its no wonder that the rumors are flying that the WB will be making this series into a television show starting next fall. Those rumors have been confirmed  by Perez Hilton (so it must be true 😉 ) + the trailers have already started leaking all over the internet, the publishers have confirmed the rumors of the making of a pilot to air in September.

Vampire Diaries the Return: Nightfall photo by Carrie Schechter

Model: Chelsea      Hair & MUA: Roshar      Art Director: David Caplan      Graphic Designer: Jennifer Heuer    Client: HarperCollins Publishers  

Book Two is already finalized and and waiting for release, and book three has already been shot and will be finalized soon. Book two has my fabulous friend Pi on the cover, you might recognize him from last years Gillette commercials. He is also in another fashion spread & cover I shot hitting news stands in Mexico this April. The third cover is a gorgeous model who is just as captivating in person as they are on film.

Check out behind the scenes fun here.

Check out my website here.

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