Friday, November 4, 2011

so this girl walks into a graveyard...


...and has her picture taken.

Can you help me decide which one to use as my author photo?

These are all cropped down small and would appear
in the back of my book in black and white.

I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Which one should I choose?

1.

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2.


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3.


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4.


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Thoughts?

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All images courtesy of Simon Effendi of Artistic Moments Photography in Roswell, GA. He does fashion, head shots, weddings, and family photos. Highly recommended!

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Note:
#4 was kind of bothering me. It was pretty... almost too pretty. So I compared it to the original, and it's been doctored to make me, to be honest, prettier than I really am. Simon is super talented, because I'm just not that smooth and young.
So I wanted to put up the real #4, which is more honest and raw.
More me.

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ANOTHER NOTE:
Replaced the beautifully airbrushed versions of 1 and 4 with the real me.
I... like my smile lines.
And Simon's photography is just phenomenal.

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YET ANOTHER NOTE, BECAUSE I'M ALL ABOUT REVISION:
Here's #5. I didn't put it in because it was all handsy, but it's growing on me.

5.


WHY IS THIS SO HARD?
That's what she said.
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39 comments:

Sarvenaz Tash said...

I like #1!

bethany said...

I like #1 too.

Kate Hart said...

I also vote #1!

Loralie Hall said...

Gorgeous pictures. I'd say it's a tough choice between 1 & 4, but #4 looks the most genuine and natural...my favorite by a slim margin

katebakes said...

I vote for 1 or 2
1 is lovely
2 looks like you have a secret

Katie said...

They're all beautiful! But I like #1 and #2 the best.

Marko said...

#1, no doubt. A winning smile goes a long way.

Also: hubba hubba, wolf whistle, and etc.

Erica said...

I vote #2!

elizziebooks said...

#1!!!

delilah, the unruly helpmeet said...

Daaaaaamn, y'all are fast!

#1 is definitely my favorite in full color and full size, but going B&W changes everything.

It's so great hearing other perspectives on something I've been debating in my head for days...

Julie said...

2 looks most like you being you

Alice Istanbul said...

Three more votes or 1. I asked my 2 friends and we all say 1. Gorgeous pic of you!

tatgurl said...

Wow!They are all great! Love #1, but your earring draws a lot of attention (love them by the way) away from your face. #2 is great and mysterious! #3 is a little too washed out. #4 is Beautiful!

For back of your book: #2

whoRuBlog said...

They're all beautiful, but #!

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Heidi said...

#1 all day long.

Pinafores & Pinwheels said...

1 or 2 definitely! 3 and 4 look like old school glamour shots, you just need bigger hair and a jean jacket ;)

Gretchen Alice said...

#2 is my fave.

jarvenpa said...

They are all gorgeous, how could they not be?
I think number 3 is the most amusing; you look as though you are trying not to tell us what you know, and that what you know is very very juicy. But number 1 is nice (I think the earring does distract a bit, but nice earring) and 4 is very sexy. And 2 shouldn't feel left out either.
Why not just put them face down and pull one at random?

Jenn said...

I think #2. I love 1, but I find I look at the earring first. #4 is nice, too.

ChaosMandy said...

My vote is for #1! But I do like them all!

EttyOop said...

Okay, so they are all beautiful. Seriously. How the he'll do you run around after a three year old and still manage to look so good? Sheesh! That being said, I kinda like two because that expression suits your personality (well, as I've come to know it ver the last few years of reading your blog!).

K A B L O O E Y said...

I like 1 best, but honestly, I do think earring is too attention-grabbing. I think 2 is best all around compromise. But you are beautiful in all of them. I just notice whatever the white vertical post is in the background of 3, and the rock too much in 4.

charissimo said...

NUMBER ONE

delilah, the unruly helpmeet said...

Heh. Kablooey, that rock is a BABY GRAVESTONE that I KNOCKED OVER, then had to wrangle back in place. The entire event was extremely glamorous, I swear.

Looks like 1 is winning so far. Maybe I can tone down the earring a shade...

Tamara Morgan said...

Definitely #2. You look like you have a secret...

Stephanie said...

#1 for sure! :)

Fairly Odd Mother said...

They are all gorgeous but I do like your expression in #2---though #1 is beautiful too.

Tanya said...

Yep #1. You're purty =)

delilah, the unruly helpmeet said...

Rereading my earlier comment, it sounds rather insensitive. I assure you the gravestone I knocked over is at least 250 years old, and I actually used it in one of my YA books. So I'm not being insensitive, really, and that ghost has no reason to haunt me.

Just for the record.

Kari Lynn Dell said...

I agree, go with number one and tone down the earring.

Virginia Valerie said...

They are all beautiful, of course! I like 2 the best. It's earthy, real, and I think a good representation of YOU. Followed closely by 5 for the same reasons.

urfaqhesse said...

#1 - this is the urf talkin. you purty.

urfaqhesse said...

i like #2 as well, but i like the big smile in #1.

Validation said...

I like #2 the best.

Virginia Valerie said...

BTW your that's what she said did not go unnoticed. :-)

thatgirlblogs said...

last one.

dottie liz said...

I like #2

Julie said...

I want to vote for #2 again. Thing is that smirk is the face you make when you are telling something fantastical or something you want the listener to believe. I love the idea of that being you telling your tail.