I am not a big fan of getting my picture taken. I am not particularly photogenic, nor am I comfortable in front of the camera. So posing for a headshot is definitely not my idea of a good time.
Nonetheless, once I got a book deal, I knew I should retire my current avatar–my head cut out of a family photo–and get something more professional.
But I really didn’t want to.
For two months, I hemmed and hawed, and tried to think of a way to get out of doing it. But in the end, I bit the bullet and paid a professional photographer.
Here are five reasons I’m glad I did.