Where the inside of my mind leaks onto the screen.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Someone Else's Eyes

I was lucky enough to have my friend Jami of Life in Moments Photography come and photograph Dylan's birth for her portfolio. The slideshow she put together is absolutely gorgeous, and I will always treasure the memories she captured. It's funny, though, to see the experience through someone else's eyes. I find it interesting that:

- Apparently, when I look tired it looks quite a lot like pain. I had an epidural long before Jami got there. So any picture that looks like pain isn't.

- I really love my pillow. Kirk got if for me one Christmas, and I thought it was kind of a weird gift. But that pillow is the most comfortable thing I've ever laid my head on, and I refuse to lay down without it. It comes camping with us. It goes to hotels with us. And I couldn't even imagine being in a hospital for 3 days without it. However, I didn't realize I apparently spent most of my time waiting for Dylan to come hugging said favorite pillow. Hm.

- I felt scared when they put me on oxygen without really explaining why. Apparently I looked scared, too.

And two things I already knew that I've had reconfirmed:

- I'm super uncomfortable with letting people in to my special moments, and obviously the birth of a child qualifies as that. But this is beautiful, so I'm trying to get over it.

- Jami is AWESOME at what she does. Seriously, use her when you need a photographer. She's amazing with my kids, and she puts up with my husband. (Unfortunately, she laughs at his jokes, which just encourages him. Seriously, Jami... you've got to stop encouraging him!) She always makes me feel totally at ease, and her pictures are BEAUTIFUL.

NOW... you're welcome to watch the slideshow on Jami's blog here. (Scroll down on her blog.)


Kris said...

She did a great job and kept everything rated "G". I loved how she brought the ribbon back in. Love it!

Fountaine's said...

That was really good. Great pictures!

Jami said...

Thank you so much, Andrea. I'm so happy that you love it and that you let me be there for it. I needed it more than you know. It really was rejuvenating to shoot a healthy baby. I also really appreciate you being such a great "cheerleader" for my business! You've always been really supportive, and I really appreciate it. Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Wow. I agree - wish they had stuff like this when I was having kids. At least you get this one :) I barely got yellow-y shots of my boys. Wish I had some great black and whites...They probably did that back then but we were too poor :)