The new me

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Here is the photo I'll be using from now till time to change again. (There is one I like even more, but I'm saving it for Choosing Easy World's book cover!) I've been wanting a picture with a Lake Michigan backdrop for a long, long time, and serendipitously, my sister, Ann, was at the lake when we were, and was happy to do a photo shoot with me. 

For most purposes, like the JuliaRogersHamrick.com home page, I'll just use the face, but in other situations, I'll use the whole thing like you see it here:

 

Julia med.jpgThis feels much better to me--more honest (though, of course, there is a little Photoshopping involved!). The old picture

 

Julia Rogers Hamrick sm.jpg

was flattering but there were a couple of things that bothered me about it. One, is that I wasn't fully smiling and felt it might be less inviting, and two, I don't look like that anymore! I have gained quite a bit of weight and added 4.5 years since then. And, while I'd rather be slimmer, I'm not ashamed of that!

My intention for the new photo was to look like a fun, happy person you'd like to spend time with. I hope that's the way you feel when you look at it! I like the natural light in it, too--Rick thought I needed to kill some of the bright gold of the sunlight, but I love that, so I didn't. Thanks to my sister, Ann Salisbury, for her fabulous photography! (She's a professional and quite amazing artist as you will see when you click on her name, and she is very talented with the camera as well, which, I think is evident in my photo.)

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