novel portraits

Novel Portraits is a weekend feature where I showcase book photography! Photography is my second most favourite hobby next to reading! A love child of the two dearest things to me- book photography is awesome and thus demands a segment on the blog. To read more about the feature, check out the introductory post for Novel Portraits.

It’s been too long since I did a Novel Portraits post that wasn’t a Behind The Lens interview! Anyhow, I took some (mostly random and just a little crappy) photos over the weekend and thought to share them with y’all!


Weekend Read

The Novel: Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae
The Portraits: Taken 07/25/14, with Canon 600D, post-processed
Description: Someone should have put a warning in the front page of WYWI, ‘Do not read without gelato.’ Haha, I’m not even kidding when I say that I couldn’t read on without getting myself one! The book totally had me craving for gelato within the first few chapters! It’s not obvious in the photos, but I got three flavours: mint (my favourite), almond, and nutella! Anyhow, WYWI was my weekend read and it was such a fun book! I am dying to go to Italy now, seriously!

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For Summer Photo Contest

The Novel: Only Everything by Kieran Scott
The Portraits: Taken 07/27/14, with Canon 600D, post-processed
Description: If you guys didn’t know, Kieran Scott is having a summer photo contest for her novel, Only Everything! I read it last May and enjoyed myself so much! I mean it’s a contemprary-ish book w/ Greek myth characters & romance- that’s like a formula for awesome! As I’m dying to read the next books, I’m completely pining over the prizes! I had several photo ideas for the contest but unfortunately couldn’t do them so I did a simple ‘shoot’ with my sister earlier today and she modelled the book for me! I don’t know whether this will be my final entries but the photos I took look summery enough thankfully even though summer is over in the Philippines. I hope people get the first photo with the hair thing! (It’s meant to be a heart!)

Care to share your thoughts on the photos I took? Have you already read any of these books or are planning to? Are you planning to join Kieran’s photo contest too? What did you read or do over the weekend?

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12 thoughts on “Novel Portraits: Over The Weekend

  1. Aw the hair heart is cute!

    Posted on July 27, 2014 at 2:20 pm
    1. Yeay! Thanks, Ashley! <3

      Posted on July 27, 2014 at 7:30 pm
  2. Lovely photos :)
    The gelato is making me hungry. Haha!

    Posted on July 27, 2014 at 7:33 pm
    1. Thank you! That was my intention. ;)

      Posted on July 27, 2014 at 8:50 pm
  3. Aww, such beautiful photos, Hazel. :)

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 6:34 am
  4. I spotted the heart in your sister’s hair before you explained it :) And all the best with your submission for the summer photo contest!

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:19 am
  5. I absolutely adore this feature! There’s nothing I enjoy more than picking up a camera, and this post combines my faves…photography AND books! Oh…and I’m totally craving gelato now! ;-)

    Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:51 am
  6. Yum, gelato! I love the pictures! The hair idea is really cool. I haven’t read any of these yet, but really want to read Wish You Were Italian! I’ll have to find some gelato to eat whenever I do. Haha.

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 2:22 pm
  7. I really like how your top has the same colors of the book cover. I also like how you made a heart shape on your hair. :)

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 8:08 pm
  8. I personally like your pictures a lot! And I love that you chose to feature two of the books I enjoyed this year :)

    Posted on July 29, 2014 at 10:04 pm
  9. Ooooohh, the typography on Only Everything is sooo frickin’ gorgeous! The heart is so cute! I love how fitting your blouse is with that book. :D

    Posted on August 1, 2014 at 2:29 am
    1. Right? I love the typography too! It’s my sister in the photo but yeah, I made her wear that specific blouse to be matchy with the book! ;)

      Posted on August 2, 2014 at 2:13 am