Monday, April 02, 2007

Cast Your Vote

On Saturday, a good friend, Diana Clark graciously helped me out by taking some head shots for me. I needed those done for the bio part of my book proposal. To check out some of Diana’s work click here. She’s a fantastic photographer.

You have to understand I haven’t enjoyed having my picture taken since my wedding. So I was really nervous about this. She was great and made me feel very comfortable and to my surprise I enjoyed myself.

I’m going off the subject of pictures for a moment. Did you ever watch American Idol? Some of those contestants come on the show and their family are there encouraging them, saying how well they sing and such. Then they get in front of the judges and well…you feel so bad for them. They are terrible and you wonder if their family really loved them, they would have told them the truth. They wouldn’t let them go on television to embarrass themselves. That’s how I started to feel about my writing. I suffered a bit of a panic moment this weekend. I started to wonder if my family and friends only told me they liked my book and other things I wrote because they love me. My wonderful husband loved me through it. Thank you babe.

So on Sunday, Diana gave me the disk with my photos on them. I was so thrilled. She did a great job. So I decided I would use one of them on this blog instead of the butterfly picture.

I thought I would make a fun game out of it and ask for your help. I’m having a tough time deciding which one to use. I’ve posted some of the pictures below. Please leave a comment to vote for your favorite if you have one.

No. 1
No. 2

No. 3
No. 4


No. 5 No. 6
© Nadine Z. 2007

44 comments:

A Woman Who is: said...

Oh my gosh; they are gorgeous! Diana did a really good job. Wow! She captures your spirit.
Love:
1. Because of the sparkle in your eye
2. Your great sense of humor shows through
3. Looks like a smile just for Tom
6. My favorite Nadine, the DIVA!!!!!!!!!

Very lovely my dear, your going to have that husband of yours falling more head over heals in love with you than ever before!

Shionge said...

Hey Nadine...you look absolutely gorgeous :D So pretty & cool and I love all of them really!!!!!

But if you really want me to chose I'll go for 2 & 6....kind of like a mysterious woman if you know what I mean?

Anyhoo.....whichever one you chose, we still love you :D

Daughter Awaken! said...

WOW girl!! Fabulous pictures!! I adore #2...your smile just radiates!!

Thanks for all your support and prayers. Have a scrumptious week! Praise & Dance & Have JOY!

PromiseKeepersDaughter said...

# 3 hands down! Love your smile.
I know what ya mean about not wanting your pic taken since your wedding I feel the same way, guess because my hair and makeup were both done at the same time! If my hair is a mess I say nothin a little makeup won't fix! If my hair is done I don't always have time to do my makeup, I make an honest effort once a week......Sunday!
Your friend did an amazing job ....but she had a pretty canvas to work with ;O)

Don C. said...

I gotta say, that I like them all...but then I may be a tad impartial, since my wife did the pix! :)

Seriously, Nadine, it's so hard to choose, each picture captures a different facet of who you are, but I think I'd pick #3. It's the smile in your eyes that cinched it for me. I gotta admit, I like the leather couch picture too.

Praying for your Prodigal said...

WOW! What great photo's....anyone of them works! I especially love #2, #4, and #6.

It's gonna be a tough decision! Good luck...and keep having fun!

Diane

Karen said...

Those are great photos! I like #2 and #5 best.

Louise said...

GORGEOUS PICS!!! you look amazing!
I like #2,3 and 6, nothing like narrowing it down??? LOL
Seriously you look incredible you are take great pics!!!
Good luck figuring out which one to choose!!!

KarenW said...

#2 comes in first and then #6.

Erin said...

Wow, you are beautiful! I love seeing what my blogger friends look like. I'd say hands down #2...it's so natural and your smile is gorgeous! Good luck picking, they are all sweet.

Tom Zawacki said...

Hi Babe:

Needless to say, I love them all. Then again I get to see every lovely side of you everyday! I'm so blessed.

Looks like #2 & #6 are the front runners. I'd say #2 is for others and #6 is mine... :)

I love you,
Tom

Jill said...

I love #2, #4 and #5. Since I haven't met you personally and don't know your personality, etc. I am only going by aesthetics. They are all wonderful!

marykathryn said...

Well they all are amazing!! You are such a pretty lady!! I personally like #3 and #4...However whatever you choose, seriously you can't go wrong!!!!

Cherie said...

Gorgeous pictures!!! I vote for number 4 & 6!!!

Heather said...

I like #2, and then #6. They're great!

Dedee said...

Number 2 jumps out because of all of them your smile looks the most real to me! Love the pics!

Karolee said...

You are beautiful! My favorite photo is the one hiding behind the jacket. Very playful.

Yokoso said...

#2 WHY???

...I like how fun you look in it!!! You look so much more inviting and friendly in it too and plus IF you use it on your sidebar -> you'd be facing your writing-guiding your readers attention from your face to your writings...

Damselfly said...

I like #2 the best, but I think #3 makes a good author photo! Great shots!

Joy said...

NUMBER 2! You are ADORABLE! and that is so you and your sweet, loving personality :) I love you! Did I mention... You are gorgeous. HOO-boy! :)

Melissa R. Garrett said...

Ah - I am SO not good with more than two choices, but I have to say that #3 and #5 are my favorites. It's great to be able to put a face to a name now. And you've got guts going in color. I need to change that black and white photo of mine, but I'm afraid my crow's feet, laugh lines, and gray hair might show!

palmtreefanatic said...

hmmmmmm.....Well let me just say they are all F_A_B_U_L_O_U_S!
I like them ALL!!! But I think #5 or #6 would look great on your blog! how fun these look Nadine!
thanks for posting! and letting us vote...

Lissete said...

They all look great! For your blog I like #2.

chelle said...

Oh wow! I come by for the first time and I am wowed! hehe! You are beautiful! The warmth and kindness in the photos shines through!

I liked #3 the best because it was direct and feels honest. Some are so playful and cute though!

RealEstateGirl said...

Number 1 is a great smile and Number 2 is just fun!!! Great pics!

Drama Div@ said...

Pic #6!!! woohooo.... love it!

~Crystal~ said...

I love them! I'm so glad to finally see your beautiful face!

I have 2 that I like the most.
#2...I like how it's candid.
#6...It has spunk & I like spunk! Plus it also has a sense of mystery. Leaves you wanting to know more about the lady in the picture.

yerdoingitwrong said...

OH WOW...these are so good!!!! You are photogenic, girl.

My faves are 2 and 5!!

Theresa said...

Nice shots, girl you got it going on. That's New York talk for: gorgeous!

I like 2 and 5 the best, but they all look great.

Art said...

I like numbers one through six! They're all great! If I must choose, it would be #4 - you look happy yet thoughtful.

Elle*Bee said...

They are all great, but my absolute favorite is #2. It's unique and shows a lot of personality.

If you're looking for a more 'traditional' book jacket photo, then I'd go with #1, but I say be untraditional! You're unique and so is photo #2. Although I like #6 - you look almost mischievous - 2 is my favorite.

Elle*Bee said...

I should add that #6 would be a great blog photo.

Sandy said...

I love #6!
Then #5 after that.
Fun, we all get to see the real YOU :)

Tracey said...

3, 5 and 6 are my favorites.

I think the color jumps in 3, and it's a good pic. But the more I look at it, the more it seems like everyone else's picture that would appear on the inside cover of a book, y'know?

5 is very natural looking; soft, friendly, inviting.

6...well...that's just plain fun! It made me smile.

Good luck with the choice and the book!

Trina said...

I will add my two cents in...hehehe I love #6! Its just fun, flirty, and coy. I think it would be cute to see that by your name each time you leave a comment. However, they are all very lovely, so choose your favorite!

LL said...

well, if you choose #7 then we'll be kind of twins because that's just like the pic on my novel's blog!

but seriously, I like #2 and #4

Pinks & Blues Girls said...

Love these shots!! You take such beautiful photos... your face is just so expressive!

I personally love #6. I just got such a kick out of it.

Good luck choosing... they are all awesome!

- Jane, Pinks & Blues Girls

Lala's world said...

ok you are more beautiful than I imagined!! I have to say that I LOVE the last photo! just love it!!
they are all great though!

Mrs.Martin said...

Okay, you are beautiful and the red purse just matches you. By the way, I love red purses. And I think # 1 is my favorite. I love having a face to your blog! Thank you this was Fun!

Mrs.Martin said...

Okay I read the comments after picking pic and I noticed I was the only one who chose #1. So I went back and I really do like the last two as well. I just like the smile in #1. It is how I picture you when you leave your nice comments. lol

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love #2 and #6... they are just so creatively beautifully you!!!

Also... The storyline to your book is a really a winner. I'm not bored in the least going through it. For your first book I really believe you did a good job.

Jenn T.

Anonymous said...

Okay... I really love #4 too. If you are going for something more serious that would totally be the one.

Jen T

eph2810 said...

I know that I am late for the voting process, but I really like no. 4 :)

You are a beautiful woman.

Amydeanne said...

I love the last one! I know you already voted, but what candid and fun photos!