Monday, December 22, 2008

Decisions are the worst...

I always have a lot of empathy for my clients when they say it's hard to decide, I know what it's like. I love these photos that Jess took of our family, it totally captures US... Anyways, so I just bought a bunch of canvas cash from simply canvas, merry christmas to me! I want a huge canvas of our family in our entry hallway. So,,, help me decide! I have looked at them several times and I can't narrow it down to one for the large one. It's funny though as soon as someone gives me an opinion then I usually know how I really feel. It's like when you go shopping with your husband and your like, hey honey do you like this in purple or grey (in your head you subconsciously already know)? He throws out purple just to please you and you are like ew no! I like the grey one... So, that's what this is, help a girl out and take a little vote. I am suppose to be doing my last minute shopping right now, but it's basically a blizzard outside so I am playing with MY photos, how fun I get to play with my photos finally! I just got over a really nasty sickness so doing anything besides laying in bed is so great!

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

#7


Just leave a comment, I couldn't get a the poll to work!

125 comments:

Nicole Udy Photography said...

I love love #7 you guys are just too adorable!

carin davis said...

I love 5 and 7...I can't choose between those either!!!!!

Have a MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

First, I totally love your work and love when you have new photo's to post! I love love love #'s 5 and 7 of your darling family!

Kara said...

I have been following your blog for awhile and have finally decided to say hi and that I LOVE YOUR WORK! My photographer isn't doing families anymore so I have been looking for a new one. But as for your photos I like the last one!

Heather said...

I love #7!

Kristin Cook said...

My favs are 1,3,& 7. I remember you saying how much you loved #1 and I think it would look great blown up big :) Decisions, decisions....

Kate said...

I dig #4

Sara Boulter said...

5, 6, 7....

Dang it...I don't know. One of those for sure.

They are all sorts of gorgeous

Heidi said...

First time for me to comment, but I love your work and have enjoyed your blog for a while. Anyway, hands down #5. Beautiful family!

Snow Family said...

#2 or 7! What a great Christmas present for you!

erin said...

For sure #2 as that is a really playful one and shows the personality of your family..it's DIFFERENT! Different is good!! It makes a statement, or if you want to be on the more cautious side then go with #7 but that is a pretty "typical" family portrait look..up close, everyone is looking @ the camera. I would go with #2, it's really something different and unique.
I know exactly how you feel, I had to choose between several that Anna Kuperberg did for my family, we got several big canvas wraps and we decided to go do something really different and not your standard "portrait" look and the raves we get from people when they walk in our home is amazing!! Hope that helps!! It's such a hard decision!

Kirsten Mavric said...

#5 or #7 for me, too x

Kaylee said...

I love #7!! Definitely my favorite! :)

Nicole Anderson said...

i vote for 2

Colleen said...

I love love love love love #7.

Found you recently through a friend on a MB, and I just LOVE your work. For an aspiring photog it's SO inspirational!

Amber Martin said...

I love number 7! It is so very nice!!!

yourcandidmemories photography said...

personally I think #2 is the most relaxed looking one of all of them... I know Tate is hanging down but I love it! It shows the chaos of twins.
If I had to choose another one it would be 7 but 2 is the best!

Ashlie said...

My favs are 6 and 7. If I was going huge, huge on the canvas probably 6. Not super huge probably 7. They are all so cute though! It's lookin' like 7 is the winner though. :) Good luck!

Heather said...

#2!!! :)

karlee said...

The last (#7)one for sure. I love the close up for a big canvas.

Michelle said...

i am LOVING the first and last ones!

Klack said...

I am Megan's mom (fabulous job on her photos, by the way)I love #5 & #7... what a cute family.

TheBowlingFamily said...

I love 1,2, and 5!

Kim Harms said...

#7!! Gorgeous photos!

kelly said...

Angie, I vote for the last one for sure! It's a great close-up of your family! That's the kind of photo I'd want to put up on the wall! Merry Christmas!

Kelly

spanki said...

love #7!!! they are all amazing, but 7 is great! can't wait to see what you pick!! happy holidays!

Athena said...

#1, #5 or #7 are my faves... with #5 as my top pick. Good luck choosing, I can see why you're stuck!

awomynda said...

3 and 7 !! gorgeous!

*bre said...

I vote #2 or #7.

*bre said...

I vote #2 or #7.

503 Photography said...

LOVE #2...so candid, but also #7 just screams HAPPINESS! By the way...SOOO good to meet you in Cali! Merry Merry Christmas & stay in touch!

Jess

Jeana Bird said...

My vote is #5 and 7 (all of them are great though). I am excited to see which one your choose.

Lyndee said...

I like 5 and 7 :)

Shelby said...

#7 is my favorite, since you can really see all of your faces, but I also really like #5. What a sweet little family you have!

Case said...

Definitely #7

Crystal said...

Definitely #7 for me!

Kelly Jasper said...

#5

joslyn said...

7

stephanie davis said...

i love #7! your family is amazingly beautiful!!!

Wendie said...

For a canvas . . . totally #5. #7 is super cute, but #5 says "make me a huge canvas" all over it!

tricia burns said...

I love #5!!! It has alot of emotion.

lroah said...

I am with Erin - #2.

Michelle said...

my vote is #5. love #7 too but you look gorgy in #5 and that's what counts!

Annie said...

I love #5 and #7!

Jess said...

2,4,7 are my fav's I can't wait to see it on a 40x60. I so want one that sixe too.

Stacy said...

I LOVE the first one! But also the last one is great too!

Marissa Vargason said...

Oh my!!! I dont envy you for having to choose they are all gorgeous! I like #7 though, but I love to see up close pics on canvas :) Good luck! when your done make sure you take a picture of it hanging for us :)

KS said...

I vote for #1 and #3

Karen said...

#5 and #7. Leaning toward #7.

Good luck deciding.

Melanie said...

I personally LOVE big, expressive family shots so I would go with #7. However, I know you love the one with the stairs, and if you do, that one truly NEEDS to be large in order to see the faces. #7 could be a smaller one to complement it.

Good luck!

Karina said...

First time poster, long time blog stalker! I think it depends on the space your putting the canvas in. My favorite vertical is #3, my favorite horizontal is #7.
Thanks for being such an inspiration to me!

sonja said...

#1 or #5 they are all great, tough decision. can't wait to see which one you choose.

Melissa said...

#5 and #7 are my favorites but if I had to pick just one...I'd say #7 :o) Great pictures!

Emily said...

#5 and #7... so cute!

Pearson Tribe said...

OOOhhhh...absolutely #7....love the upclose capture! You all look awesome...and you can feel the connection! Ya for you...CANVASCash here you come!

Follow Your Art Photography said...

#5 is my fave but #1 and #7 are close seconds! Beautiful!

Sarai said...

I love #2 and #7...They both show personality and how beautiful your family is!

Nina_VK said...

Oh, I love 5 a lot!! Good luck making a choice. :) Love your photography BTW. :) have a Merry Christmas!!

Anonymous said...

5 and 7 are my favs!! You all look beautiful in all of them! Good luck chosing!

Valerie said...

#1 would look great huge!

Anonymous said...

#7 For Sure!!

Celeste said...

I'm gonna go with either 1, 5, or 7. I love 7 the best though...

Chung Nguyen said...

1 or 5
(1) is interesting with great architectural details and, with the small image, I'm assuming everyone looks good
(5) has everyone looking amazing, but casual and fun.

Dawn said...

I love the location of #1 but #7 is my favorite.

Carol said...

#7 for sure!

Chelsey said...

Well, you really can't go wrong... but I think #2 just screams 'our family, in this moment in time, here we are' ... love it :)

ashley thompson said...

my vote is #7!! it will look amazing on a huge canvas {woohoo}

Montgomery Family said...

Angie...I love the last one. I think it speaks to the fact that you guys are so much fun and full of life!

Jen Jacobs Photography said...

I vote #7!

Jen Jacobs Photography said...

I vote #7!

stace said...

I like the end or the last one.

Denise said...

I like 1 and 3.

They are all cute...but one is just stunning and would look great huge!

And 3 captures such a slice of life and personality. It's really wonderful.

Jessica Kettle said...

oh jeez! i love love love #1 and #2, and then either #5,6, or 7. Umm, wait. I realize that that's not narrowing it down much. maybe you need THREE canvases?? yes. that's the answer.

melissa said...

I vote #2!

Tyra said...

7 or 5

cheridy said...

you don't know me but i'm a blog stalker of yours...
i know that my mission in taking photos of families is to get them to think outside the box and order something that is not what everyone in the world would get and i see a lot of cool amazing atypical stuff in your photos as well.
i think my favorites are 2 and then 1 (depending on if you want a closer up or further out one).
my last comment needs to have a pre-reminder that you don't know me at all but if you get 5 or 7 i will be pretty mad at you =] also know i am HORRIBLE at holding a grudge as i have the memory of a fish!!
please don't get 5 or 7. they are beautiful images of your family, don't get me wrong but if the other one's are totally your family with silliness and laughter get those ones.
ok, good luck. your style and eye for cool locations is encouraging. beautiful images to boot!

Anonymous said...

Definitely number 7. Some of the other ones are great --but too far away. I love the close up!

Christina G Photography said...

OMG...that is a tough one! I love #5, #2 & #7...and I love #1. #1 is so artsy... Oh my, I don't think I helped at all!
Looking forward to mentoring session next month :) Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

Mollie said...

I love the last one!

Roxie said...

#7 without a doubt! Priceless! You have an amazingly beautiful family!

Janee Graham said...

Don't you just hate deciding sometimes?...
If I had to choose, I would have narrowed it down to 5,6 or 7. But picture 5 is my favorite. Good luck I might have to ask for your opinion someday.

Amy Clifton said...

Oh my gosh, I can't pick either!! I think #5 or #7. I love the closeness between you and your hubby in #5, but #7 is so fun.

Nicole said...

Loving #1!!!

Vanessa said...

Ok so here is my 2 cents! Since there was 80...yes 80 others that left their favs! I like (1) and (2)! Those are your family! (1) gives us your style...it is smart, edgy, and brilliant! (2) gives us YOU! I think it defines who you guys are as a family...fun, loving, and goregous HELLO! So as your friend I will expect to have both of these hanging on the wall ASAP! Plus, (1) would look so freaking cool HUGE!!! So there you have it! But if you are anything like me, you will go with what you thought in the first place haha!

Anonymous said...

2 or 7!

Emily Weaver Brown said...

#7 all the way

Rebekah said...

First or last. All the way.

Pedaling said...

5, 6 and 7

stacym said...

well. i'm not much help...it's a tpss up between #2 and #7. good luck deciding!! :)

LSaldivar said...

#7 is my favorite....I wish I had one like this of my family! Have a wonderful Christmas!!

~Laurie

Stephanie said...

Definitely number 7! Love it!

Karidan Kaye said...

7

Suzanne said...

THE LAST ONE! Hands down! If you don't...then send me the file, I'll hang you guys in my house !LOL! Happy Holidays Ang! Blessings to your family!

The Larsons said...

5 or 7!

Raquel said...

These are all to die for...so much that I am trying to decide if hiring Jess for Spring Or a Winter Session... My votes are 2,5 or 7. But really, how can you go wrong with your beautiful family?!

Photography By Shay said...

Are you kiddin? #2 with out a doubt!

lesleysmeshly said...

#5 or #7. Beautiful family!

Julie Parker said...

#7 hands down!

{A}nnie said...

you don't know me---BUT I CHOOSE #1!
TO DIE FOR!
its different and so open :)
good luck!

kimbrali said...

2 or 7 for sure!

Dawn, Jen & Jess said...

Hey Angie its Jess!

My vote is for #5!

Although I can't stop looking at #2 either....I know it is hard to decide!!

Kari Davis said...

photo #2 or the last one for sure!!!! love it, love it, love it...

Nikki Petersen said...

#7 to cute!!!

Linnea said...

Ahh! #5 and #7 both get my vote. I cannot decide. Good luck trying to yourself!

Sara said...

Love #7

Sarah J. said...

#7 it is!

ZB said...

I love 2 and 7! Gorgeous.

Suzi Scott said...

#5. What a difficult choice!

evelyn eslava said...

#2 and the last one are my fav!

Sean,Min and kids said...

I love 2 and 7! I think 7 would be awesome huge on canvas! Love ya!

Tara Clark said...

I think you MUST get 2! #2 & #7 are by far my favs.
So fun!
Tara

Angie Monson said...

Oh my goodness! I cannot believe how many comments are here! Wowza! I am leaning towards 5 or 2... I will print it soon and take a photo for everyone to see, can't wait. Thanks so much for all your input!

Morgen said...

I love number 5, it is absolute perfection. Your family is the cutest. Please say you took a hundred shots to get that one... then I won't feel so bad that my family shots take forever.

Kari Dawson Photography said...

As I strolled down the page I was thinking "yeah, she is never going to be able to choose, I love them all." I still love them all but #7 did it for me. Good luck though, I know how much you wanted #1!

Anonymous said...

I like #7 but for a large canvas photo I would pick #2.

Jennifer said...

definately #7!

Kyla Beth Hornberger said...

definitely number two - family at its best. Let us know what you decide!

Shannon said...

Number 2 or 3! I absolutely love them.

the quirky one in the family said...

I like both 1 and 7 - I am a faces person, so number 7 is beautiful, but I think number 1 would look great blown up

Karen said...

wow ang,I'm not sure they all are super cute. I think I'd pick 5.

Merry Christmas! I'll see you on sat... right? I have a gift for you.... and Natalie is in town and will be there..... any of this tempting you enough to not miss it? hope so.
xox

Mary said...

All beautiful, but #7 is classic. it's nice to clearly see everyone's expression.

Paige Green said...

#7. def.

Bridget said...

I like #2. I think it shows everyone's true personality (like I know what your true personality is) but it seems the most natural and it would be fun.

Bev Robison said...

123 comments??? Are you serious? You are such a rock star!!!

#5 is my vote. Great shots, Jess!!!

Corrine said...

you work is amazing and I love the last photo. i love close ups.