Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Help Me Pick Me!

I need your help! I got headshots done last week, photographed by the wonderful Renee Hollingshead of Columbia, MD, and I'm not sure which one I like best. So, I'm asking for your input. Which image should I use for all my publicity materials????

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Okay, vote early, vote often! LOL And thanks for helping me pick, well, me!
Laura

94 comments:

Jules Bennett said...

I love them all! Hard to choose when you're so gorgeous to begin with:)

I'd have to pick #5 since you're using it for promo, though. That close up shot w/ your beautiful blue eyes really makes you stand out:)

Good luck choosing!

lexcade said...

I like #3!

Danielle Gorman said...

I like them all but my favorite is number 5.

Sarah M. Anderson said...

#4 for B&W, #5 for color.

Suzanne Johnson said...

LOL--we're going to be no help. I vote for #3 for color and #5 for B&W--but they're all terrific shots!

Jessica Subject said...

They're all great! My favorite though is #3 and my hubby prefers #6. :)

woolfcindy said...

I think #5 or #6, depending on if you are going for color or B & W.

Katee said...

I like #2 and #6! :)

Tarot By Arwen said...

5 and 2. I like 3, but the angle of your arm in it makes it look like a MySpace self-portrait. So that ruins it for me. You have amazing eyes!

Laura Kaye said...

LOL This is fun! Keep those votes coming! I love that Jessica got her husband involved, too! :)

Lucianne Rivers said...

Laura, I like #1 best!!

Joanne Stewart said...

I think they're all fantastic, but I agree that I like number 5, because it makes your eyes stand out.

Lisa Kessler said...

I like #3... I think it looks the best in color & black and white both... :)

They're all beautiful though!

Lisa :)

Aubrie said...

Laura,

You look so pretty! I like them all. But 5 is my favorite.

Lynne Marshall said...

Those head shots are all gorgeous, but I've got to say that #6 is my favorite because of how your eyes look in the black and white version. Yup. That's my vote.

Wonderful head shots! Wow!

Lynne Marshall
Hey, shouting out to Jules B.

Piper said...

I love them all, but I'd have to say #5 is it in my book. I hope my ten cents helps :-)

Gerri Bowen said...

I like them all Laura, but I go with #1. Good luck deciding!

Jennifer Jakes said...

# 1 for sure!! Love them all but 1 is fantastic!!
:)

ForksPixie said...

I vote #5, but they are all beautiful!

Jeannie G said...

I like #5 and 6. But if I had to choose one, it would be #6. I think black and white look so much better on a book cover.

Boone Brux said...

Love #3. it's so pretty.

Debra said...

While they're all great, I like #3.

Jenn Johnson said...

I like 1 or 5 but they are all beautiful:)

Shelley Munro said...

What gorgeous shots. I like all of them but #5 is my favorite.

naelany said...

well, hello, gorgeous! My fave is #3. You look the most at ease and relaxed in it. I know the b&w is the same, but it's a shame to loose the color in your eyes ;-)

Lisa said...

I like #3!!!

Amie said...

I like #3 Laura! You smile looks more natural and your eyes really stand out! :)

Cool Mom ... said...

#3

donnas said...

My favorite is 5 followed by 3. I like the color ones better because you have such a great eye color.

Jill James said...

I love #5. I love the close up and OMG, those blue eyes. Definitely.

Erin said...

I think all of them are beautiful - but I am still going with #3... Simply elegant and your eyes rock!!

Vonnie Davis said...

Columbia, MD??? Calvin and I used ot live there before we moved to VA. I love #5. #6 is fabulous, too.

Calisa Rhose said...

So unfair to make us choose! They are all so beautiful Laura. But, if I have to- #1 for the color because it lends a hint of personality. #4 for the B&W because it's just lovely.

Juliana said...

Bah, hard choice ... I love them all!

But, since I have to pick one:

#5

Let me tell you: you're beautiful!

lynnrush said...

I pick #5 and #6 (It's good to have 2 in my opinion)

Great pictures. Your photographer did a fantastic job capturing your pretty smile!

metallifan15 said...

They're all great Laura! I have to agree with many I do like #5 over the others for a color and #6 for the B&W.

Magda Alexander said...

They are all beautiful but I like #5 the best. Your blue eyes really pop in that one.

Laura Kaye said...

Aw, guys, you're being so awesome! I love hearing your picks!

@Vonnie--whereabouts in VA do you now live? I lived in Northern Virginia for years, and we're now in Annapolis.

Nina said...

I love them all in B&W and for the color 1 & 3

Gorgeous, pretty lady! <3

tlynnetolles said...

Wow! You are very photogenic! I like 5 and 6, but they are all very good.

hunterhunting said...

I say #1 or #3 for colour (seems to be a popular choice, the latter one) but I also love them all in B & W, just like Neeners :)

Jessica1971 said...

They all look great, but I think # 3 would be the best to go with!

mona-karel.com said...

One or three depending on B/W or Color. I really like the background, it sets the reader up for your wonderful words

Robin Covington said...

#3 for me!

You look lovely in them all.

Robin

Laura Kaye said...

LOL Someone told me they like 5 but in 6 I have demon eyes. Cool in a freaky way! :D

Stephanie/PurdueLiz said...

I think 5. Brett says 3 or 5.

Laura Kaye said...

Hoho, more hubster opinions? I love it, Steph!

mariakalexander said...

Definitely #5-your eyes and smile are great.

night owl in IL said...

Laura -
My picks are either #1 or #3 - it's hard to choose between them.

Lea Ellen {night owl in IL}

Misa said...

LOVE 5 and 6. Like, really L.O.V.E. them.

(but they are all great!)

Laura said...

Hi, Laura,

They're all beautiful but I'd choose #3.

Laura

LaughingGirl said...

I love #5

Jeanette said...

I like #3, but they're all great shots!

Karen C said...

They are all good, but my vote is for #5. Beautiful eyes!!

Decadent Publishing said...

I like #6 and #1. But you are actually quite beautiful, LK, so unless you colored a few teeth black and grew some hairy moles any pics of you would be good!
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Debra Anastasia said...

I like #1 the best, they are all great shots!

Laura Kaye said...

LOL Heather. You have to know me better before I'm sharing my hairy moles! ;)

Heather Howland said...

You need at least two for press kits. I vote #3 for color, and #6 for B&W. Gorgeous!

Shea Berkley said...

Color #3 for sure. Gorgeous...well they all are, but that one is my favorite. B&W #5, though it's a shame not to see your beautiful baby blues. Truly. I just have poop brown eyes. So jealous.

RaShelle said...

My fav is #3. Gorgeous!

Maureen said...

#5...shows those stunning eyes!

Lolarific said...

I like #1 the best. It's personal without being a magnifying glass, lol.

Lori said...

I like #1

LaVerne Clark said...

Love them all : )

But my favourite is definitely #3 - you can't go wrong with any of them.

sophiepembroke.com said...

They're all so lovely! But #5, I think.

Rachel Firasek said...

I like #6. So pretty. Your eyes really pop in that one.

Diana Quincy said...

#3 for color and #6 for black and white. BTW, they all look gorgeous!

Ciara said...

Number 5 or 6. Wow, those are fantastic. I'm not sure you could pick a bad one. :)

Toni Lynn said...

I like number 1! It gives me (as a reader) a more personal insite to you. It makes me think that you are a relaxed, easy going person. Maybe it's your body language I'm reading. Although beautiful, the headshot is just you!

Good luck!

Lu/Grace said...

I like #3 or #5, shows up your gorgeous blue eyes.

Donna Steele said...

They all look good - I think I like #5 the best, a close up is awesome and I love the colors - your eyes and your sweater. Good luck!!

E.J. Stevens said...

#5, it's gorgeous. Perfect promo pic.

xx,
E.J.
Paranormal Author E.J. Stevens
From the Shadows

Marcia Colette said...

I vote for #3. But with that said, I have to admit, there's something startling about your eyes in #6.

rosalielario.com said...

I love #1 :-)

Loni Lynne said...

Laura,
I like #3 and #4 (the color and black and white). But they are all so good!

Hugs!

Stephanie Williams said...

I like the B&W. I like #2. But they're all beautiful!

Teresa Hearl said...

I like Number One, but they are all good.-Teresa

Laura Kaye said...

Thanks everybody! Although, I'm not sure we've reached a consensus! lol :)

Marsha A. Moore said...

I like #3 and #5. Don't care too much for the B&W, since your eyes are such a pretty blue in the color shots.

April said...

I actually like photo @1 best. It feels less like a standard author photo and more like YOU--which gives readers a chance to feel more of a connection to you.

Kathy Otten said...

I like number one. The purple, blue, and teal colors are beautiful. Also sometimes photos get cut in those little boxes on facebook, google and other author pages. Number one has enough room so your head won't get cut off.

Bart said...

#1, but consider cropping it closer, square and just under your hair.

Natalie said...

I LOVE #3

Jessica Bell said...

Love no. 1 and no.5. 6 looks way too airbrushed! :o)

Roxanne Rhoads said...

I love #2

Alicia Coleman said...

I like #1 for the color shot and #4 for B&W...just my two cents.

kerribookwriter said...

I say #3 for a color shot and #6 for a black/white. That #6 just looks absolutely majestic.

All in all, you can't go wrong, my friend.

Well done!

Hugs,
Kerri

Rayka Mennen said...

They are all great but since I voting, I pick #3 with a second choice of #5.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Number three. I usually like black and white images, but those have no contrast.

Rebecca J. Clark said...

They're all beautiful, but I'd choose #1.

Tara Lynn Mosby said...

What fantastic shots! 3 and 5 are definitely my faves. And it's so cool you're a DC Metro area writer too - I'm out in Northern VA. :)

Laura Kaye said...

Hey Tara! I lived in Arlington for a long time, now over yonder in MD. We're not far at all!

Thanks for all the great comments everyone!

Lita said...

All of them are very nice but I would choose #5 if there can only be one choice.

Lizzie Walker said...

Wow Laura, very hard to pick. That last shot, your eyes are so blue! Absolutely stunning.

All the shots are beautiful.

For me it's between 1 and 5. And I am leaning towards 5 because of your eyes.