As well as producing promotional imagery for her book launch, Marianne was looking to experience a few different sorts of photoshoots to help her to feel more comfortable in front of the camera. Studio sessions can be really intense, particularly if you typically don't spend that much time having your picture taken, so rather than asking sitters to pose and smile, I always try to make it a conversation with pictures taken in between.
Luckily for me, Marianne always looks cool as a cucumber in front of the camera.
Maybe it's her brilliant personality. Maybe it's the killer cheekbones. Maybe it's just her exquisite taste in coats.