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15 March 2012

Sydney is Famous

As some of you may remember, Sydney and I filmed a commercial for French Hospital less than 12 hours after she was born.  I have wanted to blog about this for the last 6+ months, but didn't want to elaborate much more than I did here without having the actual commercial to share with you.  We finally got a link to the commercial a few weeks ago and I'm thrilled to be able to show you some of the "behind the scenes" pictures from that afternoon.

Like I said earlier, they were in need of a mom and new baby for the closing scene of the commercial and after lots of persuading from our nurse, I finally agreed.  Sydney was a true angel that afternoon and slept the entire time.  My goodness, she must have just loved being all snuggled up in the receiving blanket AND the crochet blanket that the producer wanted to use. {He didn't like the way the hospital receiving blanket looked on camera.  I would have loved to use one of our sweet blankets, but I was just an actress, not a stylist.  Even though I'm the one who suggested I wear my nice nightgown and robe instead of the hospital gown.  Some things just need a woman's touch.} I was saying, Sydney was just as sweet and precious as could be through the entire 2+ hours we spent shooting the SAME TAKE over and over again.  All for a 3 second shot.  Ha ha.

We are still awaiting some pictures and outtakes that they took from that day, but it took us almost 6 months just to see the commercial, so I'm not holding my breath that we'll get those anytime soon.  These were taken by one of the assistants with my camera.

Of course someone tried to steal the show.

So, without further ado, here is Sydney's debut!
(Oh, this commercial aired locally and we got messages from so many of our friends in California telling us that they saw us on tv!  So exciting.  AND, seeing this really makes me miss the beauty of the Central Coast!)

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Mom Cooper said...

That was such a neat experience. It took forever but none the less it was fun to see the behind the scenes.

Irma said...

Truly "A Star is Born"!