Just like in the old days of slide film, photo editors want the full-frame. Cropping outside the camera is for square medium format film, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 not 35mm where the image area is so small. On the image of Wendy, if she'd brought her hand/arm down a bit lower, you could've brought the camera down and captured her full-frame in a full-length shot.
While I know that area of the mansion was tight to shoot in, either change lenses or take a different crop. There are four standard crops, full-length, three-quarter (above the knees), bust-up (above the elbow joint), or head shot. You can do a hybrid of those crops in certain situations, but always keep the rule of cropping--for glamour--above the knee or above the elbow, otherwise you have an amputee.
Either way, thanks again for all your support here and at the workshop. Send me the file of that headshot of Tess, I saw it on her page and it was a bit underexposed, I'll see about tweaking it for you if that's ok. Again, thanks for all your support, we're going to announce two more, one-day workshops for the Atlanta mansion shortly. Sure wish you could make to the "Back to the Ranch"
event, great instructors there will help you fine-tune your style, as I like your overall progress in photography. Keep going, you're doing well! Thanks, rg sends!
Re: Wendy & Kayti