Thursday, December 10, 2009

Kristin and Madeleine Go Global.

When I was pregnant and also when Madeleine was 6 months old we had the awesome opportunity to take photos with a NYC stock photographer Jamie Grill.  Stock photographers take "stock" photos that are often seen in advertisements, books, magazines, etc.  It was a great deal for us because we got all these beautiful photos for free, and were even paid for the job!  The only thing is that once the photos are sold to various stock photography agencies it is very difficult to know if your photo has been published.  My sister did a similar photo shoot with her daughter and randomly saw her picture in a Woman's World magazine.  So needless to say, we have been keeping our eyes peeled to see if any of our photos show up anywhere.  Every so often I would type in "Jamie Grill Photography" into google images to see if any of our photos came up.   The only thing I had found until a few weeks ago was a Spanish website that included this picture in an article:

But then a few weeks ago I got a surprise package from a dear friend who is living in China.  She had been shopping at their equivalent of Wal-Mart when a book on a display shelf caught her eye.  She looked a bit closer to realize that she wasn't seeing things, but she really DID know the people on the cover.  Turns out that there is a pregnancy/parenting book in China with Madeleine and I on the cover!  This wonderful friend sent me three copies (one for us, and then each set of grandparents) much to my surprise and delight :) I laughed out loud when I saw it, how completely funny and random.  Here is the original photo, and then the photo featured on the book.

Apparently the book is from a series of Chinese "How to" books (think What to Expect When Expecting), and the title is something like Pregnancy, Delivery, and Nourishment: Intimate Guidance to Help Young Parents Raise a Smart and Healthy Baby.


Stephanie Marie December 10, 2009 at 9:23 AM  


I LOVE the book cover! So cute, especially with the chinese characters. I'm adding you guys to our blogroll right now...


Amy December 10, 2009 at 10:09 AM  

That's so funny -- and amazing that your images are on the other side of the world! I've seen similar books in Asia, and never stopped to think they could be pictures of "real" people. The book title sounds like your photograph found a good home. :)

Amy December 18, 2009 at 9:26 AM  

Thanks, Kristin! :)

We'd love to try to get together again, too -- maybe sometime in late January / early Feb?

two7s_clash January 3, 2010 at 10:23 AM  

Like Homer finding that packet packet of Mr Sparkle! Amazing!