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Grey’s Scrubs Practice ER

I started working with a company called Gaga Baby Photos, taking newborn pictures in the hospitals. It’s a really great gig–I get to go in, photograph a mini-session for the families interested in the program and then edit them at home.

I began this several months ago during the summer and I was really excited to have a job for during the week…since most of my business shoots are on the weekends, it’s a nice filler. But more than anything, I COULDN’T WAIT FOR THE DRAMA. After years of watching ER and Grey’s Anatomy and Scrubs and Private Practice, I was ecstatic to get a chance to see the action from the frontlines.

My first week on the job went by with barely even a “code blue”. Actually that’s a lie–there was NEVER a code blue. Which I suppose is a good thing. But I was confused–where were all the hot doctors? Where were the nurses with the outbreak of syphilis? What about all the fistfights in the cafeteria. I spent a couple of weeks waiting for the excitement to begin. The craziest thing I saw was the head nurse yell at someone else for drinking her chocolate milk. BUT AT LEAST IT WAS SOMETHING. I watched with wide eyes wishing I had a bag of popcorn to munch on, too.

One day finally, after a few boring weeks, I walk in and join the other nurses for lunch. I came equipped with Godiva chocolate to share with everyone–couldn’t hurt, right? Get on their good side?

“Ok, so spill it…who’s sleeping with which doctors?” I blurted the question out without really thinking it through. I was just so desperate for some sort of drama–anything! Real hospitals were supposed to buzzing, especially in a city like New York, right?

The entire table of nurses (most of whom were late 30s-middle aged) stopped mid-bite of their salads/sandwiches. Finally one nurse looked at me, grabbed a chocolate from my bag, popped it in her mouth and just stared at me with a half-smile. “Sweetie–most doctors here are old, balding and probably have some sort of erectile dysfunction. You want that kind of action, check out LA’s hospitals.”

Six months later and I still have yet to see any sort of drama–but I’m not giving up just yet.

Here are some of my favorites from the clients who signed model releases. Hospital lighting isn’t always ideal, but I think we made do pretty well =0)

Greys Scrubs Practice ER

Greys Scrubs Practice ER

Greys Scrubs Practice ER

Greys Scrubs Practice ER

Greys Scrubs Practice ER

Greys Scrubs Practice ER

Greys Scrubs Practice ER

Greys Scrubs Practice ER

Greys Scrubs Practice ER

2 Responses to “Grey’s Scrubs Practice ER”

  1. Bo Katana Says:

    Hi UMZE !

    The Pics look great as always. They are some cute kids and you can’t tell at all that the lighting was not ideal. HEY , BTW I had a Colleen Katana brand Blueberry jelly & Peanut butter sandwich on Sunday. Your homemade Blueberry jam was excellent! Words cannot describe. Tell Sean hello and i’ll hopefully see you in March. Keep it real slap nuts !
    Love , Bo

  2. Colleen Says:

    Thanks Bo! Glad you liked your jam–told you it’d be good. All you doubters!

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