Please give me your thoughts on which of these two images (if either) you prefer ... and why:
Yes, I know the focus looks soft, but it is OK in the full-size and uncompressed versions. I really want your thoughts on pose and lighting. (Also ignore the PocketWizard hidden in my sweaty little palm. LOL.)
Both were shot with a 3-light setup. Main light is B-1600 about 2-feet to camera-left at f11, with barn doors keeping the light fairly vertical. Fill to camera right is B-800 in a 5-foot strip-box at f8. There is also a B-800 behind the subjects in a tiny softbox (maybe 18-inches) at f5.6.
The wife and I have different choices, and I wanted a third, fourth, etc. opinion.