I've been sending DIP3's shidduch profile to some people and friends.
Yes she Is In The Parsha!!
Some have asked for a picture:
a Shadchan who wants it to remember her, because he spoke to a lot of girls in one night. I was hoping her charm and conversational abilites (combined with my presence, probably one of 2 mothers who showed up) would be enough. I actually wanted to lean over and draw some stars, checks, and smiley faces next to his scribbled notes about her, so he would later remember, AH! This one was remarkable!
A shadchan who has books of boys and girls - blue for boys and pink for girls! - and needed a picture to remember who she was. And.... wants to be able to forward it to mothers who ask for a picture. With my daughter's permission (she doesn't mind).
an old acquaintance whom I don't keep up with and rarely see. Who has no idea who my children are. Who would like to see what she looks like so she can say, "...DIP3 is blonde, blue eyed, tall..." etc. * (details changed to protect her privacy).
My sister said her husband will ask for a picture of the mother when asked for a picture of their daughter. Since she is the one asking for the picture, usually. Not the boy. I'm pretty sure I blogged about this years ago, regarding DIP1.
I sent a pic from DIP1's wedding. with, of course, a chatty note how "her makeup and hair don't always look this way :) :) but I thought she looked great in it".
so what do you think about the pictures?
1- is it just the mothers, checking up that their Paul Newman gets the beauty he deserves?
2- are the shadchans really not sharing the pics with others?
3- is a professional picture from a wedding "too fancy", or do you agree (as I thought) why not send the best picture possible?