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February 4, 2011

So many questions – Oh why did we all wear black?  And why didn’t we wear something more comfy?  And what’s wrong with my hair?  And where’s the airbrushing?

A friend took the best picture of us over the summer at Ace’s baby shower – It’s probably good because it’s natural and we were happy (could have been the punch), and our friend had the foresight to take it from a flattering angle.   Here’s the picture – looks great, right?


We need a picture of us for our website, etc.,  and for some reason Ace doesn’t think she should be wearing a silver “Mommy” banner – personally, I think she looks lovely in her banner.   So while we had a photographer here a couple of weeks ago, we’d thought we could have him snap a quick one of us.  Quick it was not!

We thought we’d look all sophisticated and fashiony in black – We look like we’re on our way to a funeral.   Then we’re all stiff – it’s was quite intimidating being photographed by a professional, even one that I’ve known forever – my sister-in-law’s twin brother.  It was also probably too early in the morning for us, especially since we’d already been up for hours ironing the clothes for the shoot.  And then my hair, which I’m usually happy with, decided to have an off day.

I know it wasn’t going to be an award winning picture by the look on the photographer’s face – he tried his best, but don’t think we have a future in modelling.  We did not understand what he wanted us to do.  Then there was the perplexing instruction to “move a bit”.  So I moved a smidge to the right.  “No, the other way!”  OK, so I moved a smidge to the left.  “No, move out of the shot!”  OK – guess just Ace & Spinner will be in the picture.  We lost it then – we thought that was hysterical.

So you tell us – Which picture should we use?

Have a Smashing weekend.

PS  Thanks Michael – We seriously do love the pictures.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. Spinner permalink
    February 4, 2011 7:34 am

    definitely the bottom. Can’t even see the banner — just looks like a hint of silver in the shot.

    • February 4, 2011 7:39 am

      Notice how much better we look in similar muted tones, and I guess the tan doesn’t hurt.

  2. Ace permalink
    February 4, 2011 7:50 am

    No, the top!! It looks better cropped and the quality is professional, plus I have too many bangs in the bottom, ha! I do like the banner being cropped a bit more.

    • February 4, 2011 8:22 am

      That’s because you’re the only one that looks good in that one! But are we not influencing the voters with our comments? lol

  3. Robyn Anglebrandt permalink
    February 4, 2011 8:08 am

    the top one looks more professional/business…but the bottom one is a great face shot of everyone. You really can’t go wrong with either…you all are simply marvelous!

  4. Blahgeramy permalink
    February 4, 2011 10:52 am

    The bottom one! The top one made me uncomfortable right away. Too Stepford Wives. And you look like you are congratulating each other on successfully murdering your rich husbands without getting caught. And I can’t see the banner at all.

    • February 4, 2011 11:14 am

      Amy – I was really trying to describe what bothered me about the first one – I think you nailed it! lmao

  5. cindy amerine permalink
    February 4, 2011 2:45 pm

    Love both shots!!! However love the styles in#1!

  6. February 5, 2011 2:00 pm

    I like the bottom one because The Boss looks the best in it.

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