On the day Jasmine was born, the photographic equipment in our possession was a Hi-8 video recorder, a crumby point and shoot, and my mother-in-law’s Canon SLR that I didn’t really know how to use (both film, pre-digital).
Four hours into her short life, we had run the battery down on the video, photographed through rolls of film, but we needed more. We needed instant gratification. I said to Dave, in my post c-section drug-induced haze, and brand new mum euphoria, “I think we need a Polaroid camera. We really need to see photos of her now… don’t you think????” Dave was straight up to the local chemist and returned with Polaroid in hand. We snapped away like crazy in that hospital, and the photos are so hilarious. Unfortunately I cannot show them here in case I ever need to become prime minister.
So, when I came across FujiFilm Instax on a few American sites, I was very excited. My Ebay order couldn’t go through quick enough and it arrived last week. Our “digital” children thought it was so weird and amazing to see the little white sheet eject and then wait patiently for a picture to develop. And in our age of immediacy, we have heard Jaz groaning, “why is it taking so long to see the picture?” That would be a WHOLE 30 seconds…
Here is some of the fun we’ve had this week.
The one of Dave and I taken by Will. And me with Jaz, Will and Will’s mate Koaley, the Koala.
Shot A – this is Dave turning off the camera. And my brother on the tramp with the kids.
And some Will lovin’. My ever-faithful sidekick in the kitchen, wearing goggles while I chop onions.