September 4, 2010

Our miracle baby...


{music by Explosions in the Sky - "Your Hand in Mine"}

The video above was made for the presentations I made @ Skip's Summer School in Vegas and the WPPI Road Trip in Sacramento.

This was definitely a super scary time in our life. We were told that Weston would not be breathing, and would require immediate surgery (thus being passed through the window to the team of surgeons in the other room). He, however, came out screaming, and even though he was in and out of Primary Children's hospital the first year of his life, he is completely, and 100% normal now. I'm not very good with words but I can say this, looking back on this, I would not have had it any other way, good and bad. It has made our family what it is today, nothing short of amazing. And I'm proud to say, this little dude has started to take his first steps :).

The last shot in this video is of the 2 doctors who delivered Weston. The one on the right is a past bride of mine.

It all comes full circle.

19 comments:

lehi + sasha said...
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Jenny said...

this is beautiful...and congratulations. i have followed your blog for awhile. i think your work is absolutely beautiful. i wish i had known of you 5 years ago when we got married! oh how i wish!

Sarah said...

That is absolutely amazing. I love your photos, especially when they're coupled with your own personal experiences. Congratulations on making a wonderful baby boy.

GenkiGenki said...

Touching and beautiful, thanks for sharing.

Melinda said...

So lovely.

Chris Waters said...

STUNNING. Stunning. Callie is a rock of strength. We love you guys.

Kjrsten said...

INCREDIBLE!

thank you for sharing this.

it made my day. (really, truly. made.it.)

Camille said...

Oh Westie! What a great miracle.

Paul Gero said...

Jonathan,

Thank you for sharing this beautiful work...and so happy that your little guy is 100% normal! *That* is a miracle...

I hope that I can one day return the favor and document your family like you've done for us.

Best to you and your beautiful family...

Paul

Tracee Breeze said...

Priceless.

Kia Gregory said...

Thank you for sharing your life and your family.

Molly W. said...

Really beautiful, Jonathan. God is so good. Period.

Wentzu Chang said...

Soooo happy that your little cutie pie is 100% normal! He is just adorable...and grow strong!!!

Ksenia said...

Beautiful and touching. Thanks so much for sharing.

val said...

thanks for sharing jonathan. what a sweet video.

anna banana said...

Thanks for sharing, beautiful family, beautiful images.

Aliza Werner said...

Awe-inspiring, phenomenal, and absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing such personal images.

Diane CaƱate said...

Your ability to capture life and emotion through film is astounding. Truly amazing work.

Jenna & Matt Walker said...

Oh my speechless, thank you Jon for sharing with us the incredible incredible way you see the world, and in such a pure and honest way. To know how personal this is for you only doubles the joy. Congratulations on seeing through the hardships with Weston - beautiful boy he is!

- Katie