Saturday, July 4, 2009

If You Don't Know Me By Now...

If there is anything you should know about me, it is that I love to coordinate my family, especially for pictures. It is my husband's cross to bear. I know that right now, everyone is doing the urban pictures with their families wearing random outfits that all sort of go together but don't match. I'm not ready to go there yet.

So here is where you come in. Please tell me which of the three ensembles you like the best. Yes, I laid them all out on my bed and took a picture. I'm compulsive. They are all a little different. My dress is different in the last one and Sam's shirt is different in one. Luke is wearing plaid shorts in one, etc. Also please tell me what kind of backdrop for this photo--it will be outside, but where? You can also tell me you hate all three of them--but if you tell me that, you better be prepared to tell me exactly what to wear and where to get all of it.

Please also tell me if Sammie's pettiskirt is too torquise and doesn't match the aqua the rest of us are wearing. If that is the case, we will scrap all the aqua and find stuff to match her skirt! Thanks in advance!

#1


#2


#3

26 comments:

lindsey said...

I like option 2. I think in the right setting (outside for sure) Sammie's skirt is going to work just great. It is a slightly different color, but I think that outside in the real light it's going to be cute.

I love that you tagged this one 'i'm crazy'. HILARIOUS!

Jill Tew said...

Cute Brooke. I just played this same game with my family. I like 2 and 3. I think Sammie's skirt is a little too blue in #2 since both the boys and you are in a little more greenish, unless there is a little blue in your dress which is hard to tell in the picture. I'm a little anal that way though. And maybe it would be fine in outdoor lighting like lindsey said.

But I think it looks fine with the #3 dress.

leandparkermakes3 said...

I vote for option #2. Very, very cute. What about somewhere down by Temple Square with a lot of flowers or Garden Park Ward?

Amy said...

I think I like #2! As far as a location, you're on your own. Everything is so different in SLC since I lived there. Good luck. I'm sure they'll turn out fabulous!

shelby said...

Holy cow I hate getting ready for pictures! I hate finding what everyone will wear ect! I love #2 it is my favorite. good luck!

Christie said...

All right, my OCD friend, I feel you. My vote is #2.

Jessica said...

I love the skirt for Sam, with that, it doesn't matter what anyone else wears! (though it would be preferable that they wear something) My vote is for #2 and to go to some of the unused train tracks. I love train tracks because they give you a simple background that does not distract from the people, which are the focus of the picture.

gwen said...

I was going to say #2 as well, but clearly, it's the winner anyway. You crack me up! Had a lovely dinner with Kimmie and Lesli a few nights ago..it was really fun to catch up. We have to get together in August when I'm there. I'll send you details via email.

Amy M. said...

This is so something I would stress over and want people's opinions on. I get it. I think I like choice 2.

Laura B. said...

Number 2 is the only acceptable choice. The brown shirt for Sam works perfectly with Sammie's pettiskirt (which i adore).
Love it and can't wait to see the pics!

sheryl said...

2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

all the way! Love Sammies skirt! it is ok that it is not perfect. And....if you get a good photographer, they can change the color of something easy enough. I don't like the tan shirt for Sam with the rest, however you could get an awsome tie to jazz it up. Another option would be for you to pick up some pink for yourself as ...instead of the black, because you look great in pink!

Jill said...

I like option #1, but they all look great!

Dave & Kami said...

I Love you! You crack me up and are the real deal. I hate trying to dress and coordinate an entire family. I vote # 2. Love sammies skirt. Can't wait to see the results.

Elizabeth Brooks said...

Since you are soliciting opinions from random strangers...;)here goes. Sammie's skirt is taking over all the options, its gorgeous but its dominating all the other colours... wow Im way too invested in this post... I need a hobby (apart from reading other peoples blogs).
PS The short comment would have been option 2 .. your dress rocks in that one.

j3and12002 said...

I love option 2. You are so good at coordinating your family for photos! I can't wait to see the pics.

We always go to Murray Park for our pictures, there are many different places with great lighting.

I love how you ask your readers for help, now I see a good reason to start a blog!

Lisa

Pandy said...

I think the pettiskirt overwhelmes the other outfits. It says sass and the other outfits say class. Just my opinion.

Brandi said...

I would go with 2. You can have the photographer change the color of the skirt. I think?

Jen F. said...

arghhhh! sorry, i hope not to offend, but NEVER ask your photographer to change the color of something you pick to wear. yeah, it might be easy for us, but that's not the point. i wouldn't come to your house for a bbq and ask you to grill me up some salmon when you're having hotdogs. yes, you are paying him, but not for that. i think sammie's skirt is perfect, you don't need to match down to the die. #2 is my fav. Good luck!

Jen F. said...

oops, i meant "dye" and my hubby says i was rude-sorry. please don't be offended by me :)

brooke said...

Thanks so much to everyone! I will definately go with 2. I think Sammie's skirt will work with the other colors--especially outside (at least I hope!) I will post the pictures when we get them done in a couple weeks if they aren't heinous.

Melissa Walker said...

I am choosing before I look at everyone else's--#2!

Sam said...

I am probably too late, but I would prefer #4, which is Steelers paraphenalia for everyone...jerseys, hats, Terrible Towels, etc.

Why don't you ever do this with lingerie?

Jaime said...

Hmm. I would start with what you wants to wear. I like #1 and #2 best. I like that Sammie's top and Sam's are not perfectly matched.

What did you decide?

Ashley said...

Darling, darling. Option two for shizzle.

Em said...

I'm so happy to see your friends and family have steered you in the right direction. 2 would have been my pick, too. Sammie's skirt is adorable, btw.

Shelly B. said...

Yep, #2 for sure!