Monday, April 28, 2008

Vote for me!

My mom recently commented that she has only one picture of me on the "Mantle of Family Photos" and that photo is my senior portrait taken in 1994. I've always jokingly referred to it as my "Pensive Jail-Bird" photo as I gaze to the side looking so serious/sad wearing my mother's pearls and that fake off-the-shoulder wrap thing they had for girls to use so it looked as if you were wearing a regal black velvet ball gown. So at her request, and my desire to not have any visitors think I'm still that young (though I wouldn't mind them assuming I'm still that thin), I'm going to load her up with recent photos of myself to replace Pensive Jail-Bird.

To aid in that effort I had Denise take a few pictures of me at the Flower Fields this weekend. After polling a small focus group, I am putting the top two contenders up for the blog vote:

1.................................................................2...............................................................

Which photo gets your vote to take it's place on the prestigious "Mantle of Family Photos"?

16 comments:

DeniseMarie said...

My favorite is #1. No, #2. Er, #1! #2! They're both beautiful. I can't decide.

Kellyry said...

Thank you, Denise, for that very helpful comment.

:-P

(But thank you for thinking I'm beautiful. And for taking pictures of me. And doing such a great job at avoiding the double chin. And in spite of the harsh sunlight.)

Liz said...

I like #2 better but part of your face is a little washed out from the way the sun was hitting. But, I still like it better because you can see your eyes better in it. They are both a good choice though.

Carol said...

Elaine and I vote for #2. As soon as I opened your blog, E said, "That's our friend, Miss Kelly!"

Kellyry said...

Awh, sweet Elaine! I'm so pleased she remembers me. :-)

Kristin said...

You look beautiful in both, but I think I like #2 better because you are more upclose to the camera. Great pictures!

Summer said...

I think I am leaning towards #2..they are both beautiful, but it is a little more up close in that second one...Either choice would work wonderfully though! Pretty lil cousin of mine! Luv ya!

Sara said...

I think I like #2 more as well. You can see your eyes better. They are both great though!

Cheryl said...

I'd also vote for #2. But I like the color...but what others have said made me choose #2 --your eyes are better in that one...

TheWinnFamily said...

I say #1 w/out question.

Phoebe said...

I think #1 looks more like you. And since I have known you almost the longest...

Abby... the Oregonian said...

#1 is my favorite...

Sarah S said...

both are lovely... if you can tweak the harsh highlight on your... I choose #2... your soo pretty friend...

skspaz said...

i'm going to go with Denise's vote. Yeah.

Ginger...blue skies tomorrow said...

i like #1

Anonymous said...

HEllo Yes I am responding, I will Lurk no longer. I choose picture #1 and sister trumps friend and all other we share DNA!!! Love your sister Kirsten