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Have your professional author headshot taken at RWA20

Have you been putting off getting a professional author headshot taken? Or are you still using the same headshot taken 15 years ago? A picture paints a thousand words and your headshot is no different. But what are those words saying about you?

At RWA20 in Fremantle, we are excited to offer you the opportunity to have new headshots taken with our professional photographers Angelo Di Benedetto from ADB Imagery and Shelly Boston from Smile! Designer Photography.

Angelo Di-Benedetto has worked with clients for over 15 years across Australia to create eye-catching and creative portraits. To see more of Angelo’s work, please visit

Angelo Di-Benedetto

Shelly Boston has over 20 years’ professional experience and is an Accredited Member of the AIPP (Australian Institute of Professional Photography). To see more of Shelly’s work, please visit

Shelly Boston

Both photographers are offering Author Headshot Sessions for $75 per person. The session will last 10–15 minutes which will allow the photographer to take 15–20 images in a studio lit sitting. Sessions will take place inside the Esplanade Hotel.

The $75 fee includes one high-resolution retouched headshot of your choice. Additional images can be purchased for $50 (Angelo) or $35 (Shelly).

Shelly is also offering a one-hour Personal Branding Session for $395 per person which includes an outdoor/indoor session where approximately 30 images will be taken for the purpose of social media, advertising and branding. The fee includes pre-planning correspondence to plan a list of possible images and ideas for the session.

Angelo will be shooting on Saturday 15 August and Shelly on Sunday 16 August. Both photographers will have 28 15-minute slots available on their days. Shelly’s Personal Branding Sessions will take place on Saturday 15 August with a limit of 7 sessions.

We will establish a waiting list if you do not get your pick of photographer, however, we cannot guarantee that a second day will be added at this stage.

Bookings will open at the same time as conference registrations.

We are currently investigating options to include an on-site make-up artist. If this goes ahead in time, full details will be announced prior to registrations opening.

Examples of Angelo’s Work

Examples of Shelley’s Work