Having photos on hand at all times is one of the necessary tasks of being an author. Authors include pictures with their book bios, websites, and social media pages, but, they also need photos ready if they’re requested for interviews, features, or other events they participate in. South African writer Zukiswa Wanner mused about this duty on her Instagram and shared her latest author’s photos shot at Joppa Park Studio (Capital Centere).

The lovely photos feature Zukiswa with brown and blue background, reading her book London, Cape Town, Joburg, smiling, laughing, and sporting a bold red lip. Getting professional photos can sometimes seem like a chore, but Zukiswa’s photoshoot makes it look fun! See more of the photos from the shoot below.