Help Us Choose an Authors Photo: Vote for Your Favorite?

You may not know that I’m a bit of a photography junky. It is pretty much a guarantee that anytime you see me, I have a camera of some sort on me and I’m constantly taking pictures of the world around me. My favorite are faces and people in general. If curious you can view my photos on Flickr.

So when Ann and I wanted some photographs of the two of us together I wanted to be sure to choose a photograph that I knew would be able to capture our unique personalities and I knew that my talented friend Derek Wilmot would be perfect for the assignment. He is known around New England as a top notch event and portrait photographer and I’ve been lucky enough to get to know him over the past few years and love his work.

These pictures were taken to use in promotions for our book tour, in newspaper and magazine articles and by you to help spread the word about the book. If you do use them in any way, you must be sure to credit Derek and link to his site at

As we talk about at length in the book, giving proper credit for any content you use is not only the legally right thing to do, but it is a common courtesy that you should never forget. Thanks for the great photography work as always Derek!

Of course, now the real question remains. Which one is your favorite?

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25 Responses to “Help Us Choose an Authors Photo: Vote for Your Favorite?”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    WOW! DEREK ROCKS! In the second printing of “Content Rules,” we definitely need to use one of these on the jacket!

    p.s. I think it’s kind of hilarious that I NEVER get the “hook’em horns” thing right…! I’m such a loser… LOL.

  2. Kathy Kissane Says:

    I’m going with the first one. ๐Ÿ™‚ Looking forward to checking out the book. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Rick Wolff Says:

    The third one’s best for general use, next best is the second one. C.C., you wore a black shirt that day! And Ann, the contrast between the two “hook’em horns” styles is endearing! Your co-author is one badass mother-father.

  4. C.C. Chapman Says:

    You get them right in your own special way. *hugs*

  5. C.C. Chapman Says:

    Well we didn’t coordinate our fashion. We were both at an event and Derek was too so we seized the moment.

  6. Steven Says:

    Big fan of the third one.

  7. Angie Pedersen Says:

    I vote #3, too, with #2 as “next best”. It’s fun to see all this behind-the-scenes prep!

  8. C.C. Chapman Says:


  9. C.C. Chapman Says:

    Thanks for your input and glad you are liking how we are sharing the experience with everyone. After all if we don’t practice what we preach who is going to believe what we put in the book? *grin*

  10. Anonymous Says:

    I am a big fan of the 4th one–but maybe not for the jacket ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. C.C. Chapman Says:

    Yeah that is a bit of an inside joke as we are hoping people will take photos of themselves with the book, throwing up the horns and saying Content RULES!!!

  12. Sean D'Souza Says:

    I like #3 too. We did a book photo contest too. Some interesting photos came in ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Anonymous Says:

    If you want to see some of the photos, drop me a line. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. DJ Waldow Says:

    Love them all. If I had to pick 1, it would be #3, followed by #4.

    #1: Dying to know what’s on C.C.’s mind. Also, Ann holding her conference neck gear in her hand. Love it.
    #2: Solid. Great smiles, great posture, etc.
    #3: Ann’s face. I mean…gotta love that expression, right?
    #4: Bad ass, C.C.

    DJ Waldow
    Director of Community, Blue Sky Factory

  15. Sylvia Lima Says:

    Great pictures! I’ll have to vote for #1 first and then #3. Although I don’t know either of you, the first picture seems to capture the mischief in your eyes and fun smile in Ann’s.

    Sylvia Lima =)

  16. C.C. Chapman Says:

    Us mischief? *wicked grin*

  17. Amanda Anderson Says:

    1st one for sure. I used to be a photo editor at Conde Nast so I should get 3 votes!!!! The third one is good too.

  18. Anonymous Says:

    There was nothing on his mind.

    He wasn’t wearing pants, though.

  19. Anonymous Says:

    I really do love #1, too. Our editor thought C.C.’s head looked a little disembodied, though… no?

  20. Greg Giersch Says:

    I like #3 best. Friendly and inviting, yet professional.
    #1 is fun too, but the conference ribbon is distracting from your smiling faces.

  21. DJ Waldow Says:

    Ann. You crack me up…

  22. C.C. Chapman Says:

    Hey, I thought that was going to remain our secret!

  23. Mark Says:

    Put me down for #3. Not your usual author photo, yet not over the top either.

    Great shoot!

  24. Chel Wolverton Says:


    The rest seem to not quite “fit” somehow to me. I love your expressions in all four though!

  25. Ken Jansen Says:

    I like Photo #3 the best. #2 is awfully goo too. Looking forward to your book coming out.