Skip to main content

Clare Mackintosh; Author headshot

  |  Jenny Aston

Clare Mackintosh, author headshot, Oxfordshire

Headshot photography;
Author Clare Mackintosh.

Clare Mackintosh is an award winning author. Her books have together spent 64 weeks in the Sunday Times bestseller list, and are published in over 40 countries. I have taken a headshot of and for Clare many times before, and it is always a joy to catch up with her.

Her first novel ‘I Let You Go’ was published in 2015. Since then she has written six more bestsellers; thrillers, detective novels, memoirs. Clare commissioned me to take her publicity images for a new book to be published next year. She needed a headshot and wanted a full length portrait. This is a very different book requiring a quite different approach. I have photographed Clare many times before, latterly for social media wearing a leather jacket, see below, which worked well for crime fiction.

This is a non-fiction book about grief entitled; “I promise it won’t always hurt like this”, written 18 years after the death of her son. This is a poignant, but positive guide to a parent’s grief, offering a ray of hope – or relief, perhaps – to other parents living a similar experience.

A studio shot would be too cold, an outside portrait would be best. We decided the location would be the same building that we used last time because the stones ‘give[…] a lovely gentle warmth’ to quote Clare. We produced a number of different portrait options; headshots for social media and hopefully for the dust jacket with different formats and colours. Actual uses and final decisions remain with the publisher, as always. 

Find Clare here;  Web | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

The Silver Apples Photography portfolio for headshot photography can be found by clicking here

Corporate portraits portfolio by clicking here

High-profile figures portfolio by clicking here

Clare Mackintosh, Author portrait; “I promise it won’t always hurt like this”
Clare Mackintosh, Author; “I promise it won’t always hurt like this”
Clare Mackintosh, Crime writer - professional headshot