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Ok... how about this? (Help me choose a picture.)

Ok, so I know that the STDs I send out will be glanced at for a minute then either thrown away or stuck on the fridge and nobody is going to scrutinize it the way I am, but still...  I'm a control freak and I want to get it right, dammit.

Sooo maybe it would be easier if I knew for sure which picture to use.  Since the layouts I like won't work for every photo, that should help me narrow things down, right?

Here are my favorites:

1.  My mom is worried that it makes FI look like a midget since it's cropped too close to see that I'm on his lap.  I feel like everyone receiving a STD will know that he is not a midget and it won't be an issue.


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3.  For some reason I feel like this photo only works in black-and-white.


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Thoughts?  And please tell me if I'm just being annoying.

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    Ollie08Ollie08 member
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    edited December 2011
    I prefer 2 and 4

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    leia1979leia1979 member
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    edited December 2011
    If you send me one, I will put it on my fridge and look at it every day.  =P

    I like 2 and 3 best. I think 2 would be really cool with all the info text to the right of the photo. I like 3 because I like B&W photos and it's a fun camera angle.

    I actually agree with your mom on #1.

    ETA: How about changing the color of the brick in #2. You could just desaturate it so it's gray brick that blends into the background.
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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_ok-this-choose-picture?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:8e27e893-524f-4654-a8ae-df93f14f792fPost:d6f36d34-7add-4074-abdb-2b241a0d7c82">Re: Ok... how about this? (Help me choose a picture.)</a>:
    [QUOTE]If you send me one, I will put it on my fridge and look at it every day.  =P I like 2 and 3 best. I think 2 would be really cool with all the info text to the right of the photo. I like 3 because I like B&W photos and it's a fun camera angle. I actually agree with your mom on #1. ETA: How about changing the color of the brick in #2. You could just desaturate it so it's gray brick that blends into the background.
    Posted by leia1979[/QUOTE]

    <div>Oh, you're getting one.  Especially since you might be creating the darn thing.</div><div>
    </div><div>What if I used photo 2 with all the info included on the picture in the wall space?</div><div>
    </div><div>ETA:  like this?  (The font is terrible and those aren't our names, but you get the idea)</div><div>
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    polkadot111polkadot111 member
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    edited December 2011
    #3 for sure.
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    edited December 2011
    I like 3 and 4 because they are flattering, and you can see both of your faces!
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    leia1979leia1979 member
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    edited December 2011
    Seriously (sorry, siriusly), I will mock something for you tonight. (I'd do it earlier, but I don't have Photoshop and Illustrator on my work computer.)

    Just email me the photo. I'll still love you if you don't like it. But I love graphic projects.

    Send it to firstname.lastname@gmail.com (of course, substituting my real first and last names).

    ETA: Yes, I like the text over the brick direction. I can make you a few options.
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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_ok-this-choose-picture?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:8e27e893-524f-4654-a8ae-df93f14f792fPost:44da357d-65b0-4e4c-aef9-ab91d1f0846e">Re: Ok... how about this? (Help me choose a picture.)</a>:
    [QUOTE]Seriously (sorry, siriusly), I will mock something for you tonight. (I'd do it earlier, but I don't have Photoshop and Illustrator on my work computer.) Just email me the photo. I'll still love you if you don't like it. But I love graphic projects. Send it to firstname.lastname@gmail.com (of course, substituting my real first and last names). ETA: Yes, I like the text over the brick direction. I can make you a few options.
    Posted by leia1979[/QUOTE]

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    </div><div>Done.  You rock.  And siriusly don't do it if you don't just want to.  I feel so bad putting people to work for me.</div>
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    leia1979leia1979 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_ok-this-choose-picture?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:8e27e893-524f-4654-a8ae-df93f14f792fPost:513e1a2a-128d-4659-900b-71f4316b8a2e">Re: Ok... how about this? (Help me choose a picture.)</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ok... how about this? (Help me choose a picture.) : Done.  You rock.  And siriusly don't do it if you don't just want to.  I feel so bad putting people to work for me.
    Posted by Elle1036[/QUOTE]

    Please! I want to help. That's why I keep harassing you.

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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks a million, Leia.

    I forgot to mention, I think, that we want to do postcards...  in case you need to size it differently.
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    Hazel_BHazel_B member
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    edited December 2011

    My vote is for 2 or 3. You have a great smile, Elle!

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    leia1979leia1979 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_ok-this-choose-picture?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:8e27e893-524f-4654-a8ae-df93f14f792fPost:4a7a5374-e5d3-48f8-ae1e-7618e392f049">Re: Ok... how about this? (Help me choose a picture.)</a>:
    [QUOTE]Thanks a million, Leia. I forgot to mention, I think, that we want to do postcards...  in case you need to size it differently.
    Posted by Elle1036[/QUOTE]

    Since postcards can be many sizes, what size are the ones you were looking at, so I can make it the right size?
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    becunning2becunning2 member
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    edited December 2011
    I like 2 and 4.

    But for the brick wall--could you make the writing look like graffiti?  If so, that'd be AWESOME.
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    edited December 2011
    I like 3 & 4.

    And I can't wait to see what Leia comes up with! :-)



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    CarykayCarykay member
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    edited December 2011
    I like 2 and 3
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    SwazzleSwazzle member
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    edited December 2011
    You're the cutest thing ever. 

    Picture #1 gets my vote. 



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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_ok-this-choose-picture?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special Topic Wedding BoardsForum:136Discussion:8e27e893-524f-4654-a8ae-df93f14f792fPost:5880d2f6-1ec1-4c80-b9e8-c7bf91e1226c">Re: Ok... how about this? (Help me choose a picture.)</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ok... how about this? (Help me choose a picture.) : Since postcards can be many sizes, what size are the ones you were looking at, so I can make it the right size?
    Posted by leia1979[/QUOTE]



    Ah, crap. I have no idea. I'm so clueless. I'll find out.
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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    Ok, the ones we've been toying with are 5x7.  It doesn't matter if it's a little smaller though, as long as it can be mailed as a postcard.  I just don't want to have to buy envelopes.

    So either 5x7 or 4x6?

    ETA:  And thanks to everyone else for the input and compliments.  You guys make me so happy.
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    leia1979leia1979 member
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    edited December 2011
    So the USPS says a postcard can't exceed 4.25 x 6, so I'll aim for 4x6.

    http://pe.usps.com/businessmail101/mailcharacteristics/cards.htm

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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    It can be bigger, you just have to use a 44 cent stamp instead of a 29 cent one.  That's not too big of a deal.  Like I said, I just don't want to have to get envelopes, too.
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    ravenrayravenray member
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    edited December 2011
    2 and 3 are my favorites!  I really like the post card idea!  Can I get one too!!! (but you don't have to invite me to the wedding whatever E says :)  )
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    SKP82SKP82 member
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    2 and 4 are my faves.  I think I prefer those because your heads are the same size.  I don't really like the ones where you or the FI is in front and the other's head looks smaller.  But I'm weird like that!

    Really, #2 is my absolute favorite.  I feel like there is a lot of love in it.

    Aaand - you're not being annoying.  <3
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    edited December 2011
    both of you are adorable. I like 2 and 4 also.

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    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_ok-this-choose-picture?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:8e27e893-524f-4654-a8ae-df93f14f792fPost:df37a4a0-de7e-4505-bea0-147dba5e253a">Re: Ok... how about this? (Help me choose a picture.)</a>:
    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Ok... how about this? (Help me choose a picture.) : Oh, you're getting one.  Especially since you might be creating the darn thing. What if I used photo 2 with all the info included on the picture in the wall space? ETA:  like this?  (The font is terrible and those aren't our names, but you get the idea)
    Posted by Elle1036[/QUOTE]

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    </div><div>I love this.</div>
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    peekaboo2011peekaboo2011 member
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    edited December 2011
    God Elle, you're so obnoxious and annoying.

    Can we see Leia's mock-up?  Sorry I missed all of this yesterday, I was, erm, busy.  :)

    My vote is for #2...I love the brick and I think it kind of sets itself up for an STD.
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    edited December 2011
    They are all really cute!  I think 4 is my favorite though.  :)
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    Elle1036Elle1036 member
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    edited December 2011
    In Response to <a href="http://forums.theknot.com/Sites/theknot/Pages/Main.aspx/special-topic-wedding-boards_not-engaged-yet_ok-this-choose-picture?plckFindPostKey=Cat:Special%20Topic%20Wedding%20BoardsForum:136Discussion:8e27e893-524f-4654-a8ae-df93f14f792fPost:951ade10-bc48-48b0-a699-12b83d0d75ea">Re: Ok... how about this? (Help me choose a picture.)</a>:
    [QUOTE]God Elle, you're so obnoxious and annoying. Can we see Leia's mock-up?  <strong>Sorry I missed all of this yesterday, I was, erm, busy</strong>.  :) My vote is for #2...I love the brick and I think it kind of sets itself up for an STD.
    Posted by peekaboo2011[/QUOTE]

    <div>Update your blog.  :)</div><div>
    </div><div>I posted Leia's in Hope's "*Elle*" thread.</div>
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