Tag Archives: harpercollins

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!


Leave a comment

Filed under stories

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

Leave a comment

Filed under stories

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.

1 Comment

Filed under fashion, stories

Vampire Diaries Cover Shoot Book 2, The Return: Shadow Souls

Photographer: Carrie Schechter | Art Director: David Caplan | Designer: Jennifer Heuer | Model: Pi | Client: HarperCollins Publishers | Author L.J. Smith

The 2nd book cover I shot in the Vampire Diaries/The Return Series, hit shelves last week. I am very excited since the model that plays Damon is a friend of mine that I pulled in to the castings in hopes that the Art Director from HarperCollins, David Caplan, would cast him. David, being the genius that he is, was sold on Pi as well, and I booked him  a few days later.

I have just completed the 3rd and final book cover for the last of  The Return Series to be released either 2010 or 2011, and I believe it will be called “Vampire Diaries, The Return: Midnight.” I receive a lot of emails from the V.Diaries fan clubs and I love it all. Everyone wants to now who the 3rd cover is and my lips are sealed!!! I’m a superb secret keeper.  Judging form fans emails….I think it might end up being a little surprise who or what got the cover.

I love shooting these covers!! Getting to shoot the cover of a book series that has been around since I was little, has been a favorite of so many people, and now a high rated TV show on the WB is an honor and a privilege and I am extraordinary grateful. Now go buy the book.

my 2 covers next to each other...still one to go....

here is my cover in Slovakian (thanks HC for sending these over), which comes out in a few days over seas. The craziest part of this is the book is 2/3's smaller than the American version. Its the size of a readers digest. So either its censored in Slovakia or their one word = 20 of our words.

1 Comment

Filed under stories

My Book Cover Trilogy for Kelley Armstrong

I just received the catalogues from Amsterdam for the young adult book series by Kelley Armstrong that I photographed for HarperCollins Publishers. The 3rd book is not scheduled for release until May 2010 in th USA so you can get a little sneak peek. The American titles of the books I shot are: The Summoning, The Awakening and The Reckoning. More to come when its released in the states in May.

Leave a comment

Filed under stories

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


Filed under stories

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.

vampire diaries carrie schechtervampire diaries carrie schechter 2

1 Comment

Filed under stories