uriah day one, montrose birth photography

Birth photography is something that I have always been pulled to. With my first child, I have images of my baby crowning that I took myself. I had a photographer friend lined up and for some reason that I can’t even remember, it just didn’t work out. They were so important to me and the people around me just didn’t get it so I grabbed the camera from my then husband and reached down and started snapping with my little 110 film camera. I treasure those first images of my son as he entered the world.

Little Uriah was a scheduled, repeat C-section. I had his birth photography session on my calender and had every intention of being there to photograph those very first hours that are such a blur for most new mamas. Little Uriah had other plans. His mama’s water broke almost a week before her scheduled birth. She went in to the family center at Montrose Memorial Hospital to get checked out and they kept her. In a whirl, they had her in surgery and Uriah made his entry. I made phone contact with his daddy from an hour away, mere minutes after he was born. They were weighing him and getting him cleaned up and ready to hand over to Mommy waiting in recovery. We decided that I would drive over the next morning and catch some quiet time after most of the excited visitors had said their first hello’s.  See more of Uriah’s Day One session on the new Oh Baby! Portraiture Facebook page.

Meet Uriah Carl. Nineteen hours old.

Montrose Memorial hospital



Cristine offers lifestyle birth photography for both hospital births and home births. If birth photography isn’t quite your thing, ask about a Day One session. Day One sessions are scheduled to take place after the actual birth of your baby but before you come home from the hospital, ideally in the first twenty four hours and include a handmade 5×7 accordion album to remember your baby’s special day.

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  1. Wow, beautiful job on these.

  2. adorable! and i love the blog soooo pretty!

  3. wow! those images are fantastic!!! love what you captured!

  4. So incredibly beautiful! Such wonderful memories you have captured for this family. I just love the idea of a “Day One” session!

  5. How can you not love newborn babies in pictures! THese are so great!!

  6. What a great idea you did a wonderful job capturing the newness!

  7. These pictures are a priceless keepsake – I absolutely love them!

  8. way to make me bawl! what perfectly amazing, special moments! I would love to have images like these of our children being born! What amazing images!

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olathe sweet corn, grand junction photographer

A week or so ago I was headed home after a long newborn session in Montrose. I love that little stretch of corn fields between Olathe and Delta and often I drive that road at sunset and think, “man…if I only had my camera.” or, “I wish I was on the other side of the road.” and this evening was no different. The sun was so pretty filtering through the clouds and making the corn just glow. I was rocken out to K-LOVE, W was crashed in his carseat in the back. It started to rain. On the radio they said something about how it was important to make time to do the things you love. But I was almost to Delta. My camera was on the seat next to me. But I need to get home and cook dinner. I don’t shoot for me very often. But I’ve had a long day and I still need to unpack. I flipped a u-turn and drove back. I kept thinking that the rain was really coming down now and that the sun would be gone and that beautiful light just wouldn’t be there. As I pulled over, the rain stopped and I got my shot.

sunset over olathe sweet corn

No real reason for this post…just to share a beautiful sunset over our beautiful Colorado. And to remind you to do a little something for yourself today. You deserve those few minutes.

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  1. This is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous, gorgeous light!

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the organic bloom, grand junction photographer

Sixteen shapes, fifty-four colors, three frame stack options, zillions of possibilities. Oh Baby! Portraiture is excited to now offer a boutique line of frames from The Organic Bloom. Available exclusively through approved professional photographers, you won’t find these beautiful hand made frames on the rack at the big box stores or even at your custom frame shop. Each solid wood frame is hand painted in your chosen color and then slightly distressed to give it that slightly worn look. Not enough color options? The Organic Bloom will use any Benjamin Moore color.  Add one of four optional glazes and you’ve got a custom look that is truly your own.  Call Cristine at 970.208.7139 for more information.

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painted frames by the organic bloom

funky painted frames organic bloom

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  1. Such great photos to display these wonderful frames!

  2. Beautiful selection of frames. Makes me want to get some for my own home.

  3. Gosh this makes me really want some ob frames in my house!

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