My reason WHY? – In-hospital Newborn Photography – Fresh 48 – Photograhper Cortney Jones

I often get asked WHY? do I do what I do. And the better one of “I bet you just love your job?” I do, I really really do. Here’s why…

When my daughter was born I was in such awe of her. She made my whole world make sense in a way I don’t think I would understand without her. She is the most amazing thing I have ever created, my greatest accomplishment along with her three brothers. The story we tell her is that she was more beautiful than snow white, so we had to name her Winter.

This is the very first image ever taken of her,

she is less than 24 hours old and sporting the same sort of hospital blankets I have on in my first image after entering this world. The young woman that came into our hospital room to take her photos quickly fell short of capturing her beauty. The “photographer” laid a generic pink and blue plaid paper down on a hard hospital bassinet, put my daughter on top and snapped with a stationary camera that hung above my baby. My daughter’s in-hospital image is very similar to the one above. I asked the “photographer” if she was studying photography or if she wanted to be a nurse, she answered no to both. I then asked her if she loved babies, she responded with “it’s just a job.” I was heart broken that the young woman cared little for photography and seemingly less for my child.

I started doing in-hospital photography for my friends and family after that. I didn’t know what I was doing yet but I knew because I had studied photography and cared about babies; I could do a better job for them than the old way it had been being done for too many years. Soon I contracted with a hospital in Bountiful Utah. Then, when Lone Peak Hospital in Draper was opening they were asking around for all the greatest things in the hospitals around the area. They wanted to put all the best things at this one hospital for mommas. Me! I was one of the best things in the hospitals. Lone Peak contracted with me before they opened there doors to new mothers and I got to photograph the very first babies born there. I am now in several hospitals along the Wasatch Front and have been  for more than seven years.

I really feel like it is such a wonderful privilege to get to visit with families in this very special time at the hospital. I adore meeting all these new little people and getting to capture what they looked like when they made their parents into mommies and daddies.

Even hospitals I am not contracted with, I visit very often to do in-hospital photography for those that have requested my services. My maternity and newborn photography clients get a free in-hospital session when they book their studio newborn session.

   I still take images with the nostalgic pink and blue hospital blanket. But then we do the rest of the session like this… To book your session please contact Cortney Jones cortney@bouncinbabyphotography.com 801-388-3384

Ogden Regional In-hospital Photography – Professional Photographer Cortney Jones

Ogden Regional Medical Center is near and dear to my heart because I know so many of the wonderful staff and nurses that work there in Women’s Services. It is also where I delivered all four of my children. When I get to go and do photos for another family there, I love being flooded with the memories of my own babies births.
This little guy did so good! If you are delivering at Ogden Regional and want me to come do photos for you, please contact me via email at cortney@bouncinbabyphotography.com or give me a call (801) 388-3384.

These are just a few of the amazing shots we got right in the hospital room when this little prince was just one day old.

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Birth Story Photography – Ogden Regional – Cortney Jones

After meeting these sweet parents, I knew this birth story was going to be one of my all time favorites. I always say I am so honored to be apart of these moments with people and I really really am. I genuinely feel like I am so lucky and without words to describe how amazing it is to get to do what I love and document another persons new little love taking their first breath, feeling the air for the first time, seeing their mother with their fuzzy vision, and watching that recognition that babies have when they hear their mother’s voice. The moments that I capture are without compare.

Thank you so much for inviting me be apart of this amazing time in your life.

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12 days of Holiday Fun! On the sixth day…

It just keeps getting better and better! I have had several people call me every day ha ha.

*if scheduled ASAP for the first person to call me with a baby being born Dec.20-24 or Dec.26-Jan.2

Most people don’t know I do birth stories. There is a very good reason for that. I do very few of them a year. With three children of my own, a very busy business, and a husband that works full time and runs his own business, I just can’t take on more than that 🙂 But here’s the good news for one very lucky mama. My husband has off work for the holidays. Just giving away one!

Choosing a midwife – Christy Francis, CNM in Ogden, Utah

Another little bouncer is expected to join our family at the end of September. That will make this little man #3. Having gone to midwives for both of my first two pregnancies I knew I wanted to go to one again. Christy was an obvious choice for our family. Her office is inside Ogden Regional Hospital, she is knowledgeable and experienced, she is nice and professional. Those are all obvious things about her and her as a midwife. Those are all great reasons to choose her.  My criteria is a little more in-depth than choosing for obvious reasons.

Did you know she use to be a labor and delivery nurse? She is a Registered Nurse and has her MASTERS in Nursing, specializing in Midwifery. Christy is a wonderful example of someone who went above and beyond. She is not a lay midwife and that distinction should be recognized.

Here are a few reasons I have loved going to Christy:

  • With a pregnancy comes lots of appointments. I have two small children already who are not going to stay well behaved for too long. They get restless, they get rowdy. At Christy’s office I have never waited more than 25 minutes to see her, and that one day that I had to wait 25 minutes, she was assisting in a c-section. I was happy to wait, especially knowing, if I happen to need a c-section, she will still be there for me!
  • Closer to the beginning on my pregnancy I caught a really nasty stomach bug (I mean really horrible, up all night, I got to know my toilet intimately, stomach bug.) I texted Christy personally and asked a few questions. She responded right away and told me to come into the office for some ‘just in case’ IV fluids. I was very dehydrated and the IV fluids were wonderful! My color literally changed from the time I went into the office to the time I left. I was able to get the IV fluids I needed right in the office. Had I needed anything else Christy was right there to help. To me that experience alone was exactly how I would hope a caregiver would treat me. I feel like Christy not only cares for me as one of her patients, but also as a person.
  • Every time I have an appointment, I also get an ulta sound done. At the end I will have a CD of the ulta sounds for this little life that continues to grow. I will get to remember how he grew from month to month because there it all is on a CD. I didn’t realize how rare this is until I talked to other mother’s to be. I am very happy Christy offers this.
  • Everyone in the office is nice. With my son that is now 2.5 I went to 4 different midwives searching for a good fit. One of the first ones I went to had the worst office staff. Christy’s office has always made me and my family feel welcomed. Again, welcomed as a person not just a patient.
  • I could probably make a very long list of the reasons I chose Christy, but this last one is where I will stop. Christy has a calm nature about her. Currently my little bun is breech and while I was very concerned about what that might mean, Christy has made me feel very at ease about it now. She is not worried about it, especially at this point in my pregnancy, and has several things in mind we can try to turn him when the time is right. I trust her and that calmness puts my mind at rest. I know she has taken very good care of me and will continue to do so.

What do/did you look for in your CNM or Dr.?

In-Hospital Newborn Photography

Cortney Jones brings her experience as an on-location newborn portrait and maternity photographer right to your hospital room to create amazing portraits of the newest addition to your family. Often using the window to take advantage of that great natural light, the portrait session takes place right in front of you. While your baby is the star of this portrait session, any special blankets, hats, or accessories are a welcome addition during the session. Portraits with mom, dad, or other family members can also be accommodated.

If your hospital is contracted with Bouncin’ Baby Photography there is no need to arrange your photo-shoot ahead of time.  Your professional mini photo-shoot will take place in the comfort of your hospital room. Online viewing and ordering is available for 2 weeks to anyone with whom you choose to share your password.

If your hospital is not contracted with Bouncin’ Baby simply call 801.333.3384.  You can book and schedule a session then I will come to your hospital or home within a day or two of your baby’s birth.

PICTURES FROM FIRST DAY PHOTO MAKE A WONDERFUL, LASTING GIFT!

Most baby gifts are only used for a few weeks before baby grows out of them.  So, if you’re a grandparent to be, or a friend, consider giving a unique and thoughtful gift that will be enjoyed for generations.

Hospital newborn sessions are truly special.  The birth of a baby and the precious days that follow are full of breathtaking moments.  As parents, we know how precious those first days are and how quickly they pass, which is why we strive to document the tiny newborn features as they first appear.  Close-ups of baby, tiny hands and toes, and bonding moments with family are priceless memories that we capture during your session.  The newborn stage passes in breathtaking moments and upscale, professional photography will keep those memories flourishing for years to come.

SCHEDULING
Newborn photos are never scheduled too early. Call Bouncin’ Baby Photography if and when you know your baby’s due date to schedule an in-hospital appointment.  If you have a scheduled delivery date or for priority scheduling, please send me an e-mail at cortney@bouncinbabyphotography.com or give me a call at 801.388.3384 to let me know your due date and place of delivery. Add me to your list of people to call or text after the baby is born and we’ll set up the actual session.

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If you would prefer to do your session in the comfort of your own home, newborn sessions should be conducted within 2 weeks of baby’s arrival.

PRICING
A $50 deposit fee applies to any newborn or hospital session, for immediate family only.  Additional session fees will apply to sessions outside the 30-mile radius of Farmington Utah.

TIPS for a great photo shoot
In order to best prepare for your newborn photo session, please keep the following suggestions in mind:

–  Bring your favorite baby blanket or afghan from home for use in the photo shoot. Textured blankets look great!  Fuzzy, fluffy and soft photograph very well, and the blanket should be a solid color or have a very simple pattern. Bring a blanket for use as a background or to swaddle your baby.

–  I love to include parent’s hands in our photos.  Wear clear or neutral polish on the day of your shoot.  I want your baby to be the focus of the photos.7

–  Bring a solid black, brown or grey shirt or cami  for you to wear in photos.  We may photograph your baby in your arms.  These colors look great in both color and black and white prints.

–  I usually photograph baby in just a diaper. Newborns tend to swim in newborn size outfits so there is not need to bring a outfit for your session.  Hats and headbands make an adorable addition to any photo.

–  Boppy® pillows or other support pillows can be a good positioning aid for baby.

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–  Your baby’s portrait session will also be posted on our password-protected online gallery for easy sharing with family and friends for 2 weeks.

I would love to be apart of your special time at the hospital. Please give me a call to schedule a tentative date for your session 801.388.3384

Christy Francis – CNM in Ogden, Utah

People often ask me, do you know a good midwife? It just so happens I do.

I recently asked her to tell everyone a little more about herself so you can read for yourself how great Christy really is as a Midwife.

This is what she had to say:

Hello Everyone!

Cortney and I have a mutual passion for BABIES! I am a certified nurse midwife (CNM) and deliver these little earth angels, and Cortney photographs them in their first moments to capture these memories forever. I have been a CNM for 3 ½ years. I was a labor and delivery nurse for 5 years before that, so yes, I’m older than you may think-I’m going on 30 yrs old in just two short months. I am a mother myself of two young wild, and beautiful little girls, Madeline and Katelyn. I have an office inside Ogden Regional Medical Center where I see patients for prenatal care, well woman gynecology, or any other problem (primarily female type problems) you may have. I deliver babies in Ogden Regional Medical Center as well as McKay-Dee hospital. I have and will consider home birth in extremely low risk patients, although I haven’t had any volunteers for this yet. My dream would actually be to build an office/birth center around here in the next 2-3 years, so we’ll see what happens. You all may wondering the difference between a CNM and an OB/GYN. As a CNM we deal with more low risk pregnancies although we will see higher risk pregnancies, and just consult with our OB backup as needed. We tend to focus on education for you and the unborn baby so you can take the best care of yourself as possible. The prenatal care and delivery is exactly the same, unless a c/section is necessary, and then we call in the OB and we just first assist the surgery. At my office we offer 4-D ultrasounds with every visit, and lab work right here in the office. I also offer my natural patients more time than most other midwives and physicians in the area. I am very hands on and love to provide massage, pressure, aroma therapy, etc. to support mothers in natural childbirth. Bottom line, I love delivering babies, and am so thankful I was able to fulfill my dream. I don’t think too many people can say they have their dream job, but I really do!

Christy Francis

There is a link to Christy’s Ogden Midwifes blog on the right or you can click here to read more. It is full of really great information and worth a look!