Look out, updated headshots are coming

The headshots I’ve been using (including the one that stays on my blog at talk.bmc.com) were taken by my husband one morning before work. In fact, my son is on my lap in one of the ones that didn’t make it to the “released” state. ๐Ÿ™‚

Since those were a few years old, I decided it was time to update my headshots. So I asked my photographer friend Beverly Demafiles to come over to the house one late afternoon this fall for some professional shots. And wow, did she deliver the goods! I highly recommend her services if you’re looking for professional portraits or for wedding photography. She’s here in Austin and does spectacular work.

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As a blogger, I’ve found it important to ensure that people know there’s a real person behind the writing. By offering updated photos I think I can continue to ensure that you know it’s really me. Plus, with some of these perspective portraits, you can know that I’m pretty short, really. My friends mostly think I’m taller than I am, though. I guess I must “stand tall.” ๐Ÿ™‚

A few years ago, I accidentally painted our house pink. Pepto pink in fact. I have since vowed to buy quarts or pints of paint and try out colors on the side of the house so the neighbors can vote before any paint is applied in earnest.

pepto pink house

So, in the spirit of trying out portraits before plastering them everywhere, which portrait do you like best? Your vote matters so let me know which ones you like best by leaving a comment with the number.

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  • January 3, 2008 - 4:06 pm | Permalink

    I vote for #6.

  • January 3, 2008 - 4:11 pm | Permalink

    I vote for #7.

  • Melissa Burpo
    January 3, 2008 - 5:07 pm | Permalink

    I vote for #4. It’s green, fresh, and happy. I also like #6.

  • Leah Eaton
    January 3, 2008 - 5:28 pm | Permalink

    Man, this is tough. They are all great and they get better as I go through them. This leads me to vote with Char for #7, although #5 and #6 are good too. By all means, go for one with a close-up – ditch #1 and #2.


  • January 3, 2008 - 8:43 pm | Permalink

    I like #4 best

  • January 3, 2008 - 10:08 pm | Permalink

    Thanks, all! I like #6 and #7, also, and #1 and #2 are my least favorite, mostly because I didn’t tie that jacket’s belt! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Beverly has such a great knack for color saturation. I love the colors and how different my eyes look between #3 and #4.

    I admit that it is a little weird to scrutinize these photos for too long! Guh!

  • January 4, 2008 - 6:06 am | Permalink

    I like #3 (But I also like the house color.)

  • January 4, 2008 - 7:16 am | Permalink

    I vote for #6. ๐Ÿ™‚


  • Mike
    January 4, 2008 - 8:22 am | Permalink

    I’d vote for #3. It captures your personality quite well.

  • Jennifer Shriver
    January 4, 2008 - 9:21 am | Permalink

    OK — hope this doesn’t appear twice… (I kept hitting the back button to re-see some of the pics). Anyway, I vote for #7 because I feel it is the most natural not-as-posed shot of you. Yeah…if you tie the belt, #2 is also another good one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 4, 2008 - 11:56 am | Permalink

    I like #3. It looks less posed than some of the others. They are all great, however. Nice photographer!

  • January 4, 2008 - 4:04 pm | Permalink

    I vote for #7. But of course I like them all!!!!

  • January 4, 2008 - 4:11 pm | Permalink

    I like your expression in #5 best, but your hair disappears into the background a bit. Maybe that can be adjusted in PhotoShop.

  • January 4, 2008 - 5:50 pm | Permalink

    Ok, Mike H – if you liked that house color, you don’t get a vote. Kidding! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    And thanks Mom, I’m glad you liked them! Everyone, click the link to my Mom’s website at quilterjan.blogspot.com. She’s doing such a great job.

    I think I’ll crop #3 or #7 into a square for plastering all over Mybloglog, Facebook, WordPress, and everywhere else that likes the square crop.

  • avi
    January 6, 2008 - 1:47 am | Permalink

    I vote fro #6 and hope the house is no longer pink ๐Ÿ™‚

  • January 6, 2008 - 8:56 pm | Permalink

    My vote is for #3. Then again, green is my favorite color. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Estelle
    January 8, 2008 - 4:19 pm | Permalink

    I like #3

  • January 15, 2008 - 4:50 pm | Permalink

    I really like #6, and I hope the pink is soon just a bit of amusing family history!

  • January 19, 2008 - 4:28 pm | Permalink

    wow……i am glad i didnt see the paint job when i was buying my house next door!

    All the pictures are great!

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