Thursday, April 02, 2009

Senior Pictures!

I finally have pictures!!! During Anna's spring break, we had the opportunity to spend an afternoon at Shakespeare park and take my senior pictures. After two and a half hours, and innumberable poses, we left the park with a lot of pictures. My job was to then sort through them all and decide which I liked best. Very difficult to do since Anna got a lot of good ones. I finally narrowed it down to sixteen of my favorites and now it's your turn to tell me which you like best.
1. Through the window


2. Invasion of personal space =)


3. Against the dogwood trees




4. "Smile!"




5. "Keep smiling..."


6. I wish...


7. Is she a treehugger?


8. Halfway through...


9. Against the water


10. Where are the horses?


11. Peeking



12. Blue and green


13. Peeking #2


14. "Are we done yet?"


15. And more smiling...


16. And we're done!





*Edit: I also posted some "rejects" on Merely Miriam, pictures I liked but knew for sure I wouldn't use as the 'official' photo.

*Edit: Voting has now stopped, but you're still welcome to comment!

43 comments:

Sveta said...

I liked numbers 5, 11, and 16. they are great pics. ~Svetlana

Rebekah said...

My very favorites are 1, 4, 9, 10 and 13

Kelsey Anne Hoppman said...

I really liked pictures three, four, and thirteen, but they're all great! :)

Calla Lilly said...

1,4,10,13 :) Gorgeous hair!

Anna said...

through the window, against the water, and peeking 1 and 2!

Great pictures!

PoetLady said...

They are all almost as beautiful as you, Miriam.

#8 is the very best, in my opinion though #2 is very pretty too.

Great job on the photos, girls:)

Love,
Maria, Anna's oldest sister

eliasboudinotismyfriend said...

My favorites are 12 and 9. Good pictures, by the way. 11 is good too, but your necklace is crooked, so you might not want to use that one. I'm sure you enjoyed spending time with Anna while she was on Spring Break. I had Spring Break from college a few weeks ago, and I'm telling you, who ever thought of Spring Break was a genius! ;-)

The other Miriam Rebekah :)

Kinsey said...

my faves were 13, 10, 6, and 2!
But all of them were really pretty! You are beatiful!

Rachael said...

Hey girls,

I particularly like...
3) Against the Dogwood trees
4) Smile!
11) Peeking

And absolutely lovely dress Miriam! Where did you find it? :) And I agree with Calla Lilly... your hair is beautiful!

Blessings,

Rachael

Ella said...

I think I like #4, #6, #11, and #13 the best. YOu are very photogenic, my dear!

I have to know....where is the dress from? I love it!

Anna Naomi said...

Such wonderful memories! It was so much fun to be able to take your pictures. Thanks for letting me order you around for a few hours. :-)I probably did take a few too many, but you picked out some great ones!

It's really hard to choose - all of them are so pretty (because you are so beautiful!). I think my favorite is #1 - the lighting is so relaxing, and I really like the window, as you know. :-)

However, I also like the composition of #2, how the dogwood goes with your dress in #3, how your hair is blowing and you look relaxed in #4, the sweetness of #6, the rural setting of #7 and #10, the calm of #9, the beautiful lighting of #11 and #13 (I wish I had noticed the crooked necklace when taking the pictures! You don't notice it too much in #13 since it's farther away, however, and I never noticed it until you pointed it out), the lush grass of #12, the background of #14, the gentleness of #15, and the bricks in #16 and #5.

I'm not much help, am I? ;) Really, any one that you choose will be beautiful, but it's fun to get the opinions of others!

Rach said...

1 or 11

(First time commenter!)

Jody said...

#5 and #12 are my favorites! Though like everyone else - all of them are great. And I like the 'rejects' on Merely Miriam as well! You are so photogenic.

Anne-Marie said...

I really like 4, 9 and 13. I agree - you are very photogenic. Such beautiful hair, too! [Actually you both have beautiful hair.] Well done to the photographer :-)

jesse said...

4, 9, or 11

Bethany said...

#4, hands down. I had a hard time picking my grad photo too. I actually ended up going with the VERY last one. :) And I had over 300 to choose from.

Becky said...

Hello. I have been reading your blog for a while now and wanted to say that I love it!

As for the pictures--beautiful!

1, 4, 6 and 11 were the ones I liked best.

I love the beautiful and expressive nature of "through the window."

~Becky

Rita said...

Beautiful pictures.

4,9, & 13 would be my favs.

I hope you let us know which one you choose

*~Virginia~* said...

I love 8, 11, and 12!!!!!!!
Ahahaha, I was just reading the comments they all seem to say the same thing....."MIRIAM, you look great in all these pictures! You rock!" :)

Luke and Michele said...

peeking #2 and Smile (#4) :)

Michele

Hannah L. said...

I love number seven!

Hannah L.

Robert said...

My favourites would be 4,6,10,11,13and 15.

If I had to pick one I would go with 10 as it shows both the dress and your long hair.

Looks like you both had fun with the photo shoot.

Dellennie said...

I like #11 Miriam. Of course all of them were beautiful though!

Miriam Rebekah said...

Thanks to everyone for their comments!

For those who asked about the dress, it's a tragic story...

I found the dress at a Dress Barn and loved it.
So I bought it and brought it home and found out the day before we took the pictures that there was an unfixable flaw in the fabric on the front of the dress. So, after the pictures I had to take return it and they didn't have the same with which to replace it.

So that is the whole story about the dress. I am glad I was still able to wear it for the pictures.

Anna Joy said...

My favorites are 4, 9, and 13!

Claire said...

Oh, you are lovely! And congrats on your graduation!

My top favorites are #13 (love that pose, and that we can see a bit of your beautiful hair), #4, and #9, in that order. :)

Anonymous said...

I like #5, 9, and 12.

Regina = )

Emily Anne said...

I like #14 best. All your pictures are very pretty!

Nella Camille said...

2, 4, 5, and 11 are the best, I think :) Kudos on graduating! It's exciting, isn't it?

Anonymous said...

Hello.My name is Rebecca.
I really liked the all pictures but my favourit is 10.You are so pretty.
May God bless you.

lilyamongthorns16 said...

My favorites are 8, 9, 11, and 13. They are all great!

Anonymous said...

I really like your pictures! I will be a senior next year and I hope my hair is as long and pretty as yours! it at my waist so...maybe.
your sis in Christ,
Sara

Kate said...

# 4

I love #1, also--If you could photo shop your face to lighten it.

Blessings dear little sister in Christ.

Kate.

Hartley Family Blog said...

I really like #4, but it is so hard to choose because they all look good! You look great!

Lauren

lily said...

I like 4, 5, and 12! Great pics!

Maureen said...

Hey Miriam and Anna,

Haven't talked to y'all in a while.
You're pictures look great, Miriam. I have to say I loved your rejects, lol! However, my favorite of all is number 4. Let us know which one you choose. See ya!

Maureen

Rebecca said...

I love them all, but my favorites are 3, 5, and 9.

eliasboudinotismyfriend said...

Which one did you decide on?

Cora Beth said...

I hope it's not too late to vote! I think #9 is the prettiest, although they are all nice! I just like how your hair is brushed back so femininly in that one...

Anonymous said...

My favorites are 1 5 8 11 and 12!! Good job Anna!

~Rachel Clarke

Anonymous said...

I like 1, 3, 4, and 9 the best.
3(Against the Dogwood Trees) was especially good. :-) By the way, you have such beautiful hair!!
:-D

~Love in Christ, Rachel~

PS: Your blog is great! I enjoy it a lot! I'm pretty new to it; I came across it while surfing the Internet. I saw Anna in Hopechest after I had seen your blog was surfing the Internet. Keep up the great work, Anna and Miriam; I enjoy reading your posts!

Anonymous said...

4, 10, 13.

I am a new reader of your blog, from Rochester, NY :-)

Holly Sweet

Carolsue said...

All are good also, but for the purpose of a Senior Picture, I like 6, 11 and 14.