It’s not every day that a 4D ultrasound studio is featured on a podcast about local business owners. But this week, the owners of Look at Me 4D Imaging were interviewed by “Local Leaders: The Podcast” and shared our story with the show’s listeners.
In case you missed it, here are some of the questions we were asked and our answers.
Tell us about yourself, your family, and your hobbies.
I was born and raised in Livingston Parish, Graduated from Denham Springs High School.
After graduation, I attended Our Lady of the Lake College and transferred to North Oaks Radiology School, where I obtained my certification as a Registered X-Ray Tech.
After graduation, I knew that I wanted to specialize in Ultrasounds and Attended the Institute of Ultrasound Diagnostics in Fairhope, Alabama. From there, I became a Registered Ultrasound Tech with a Speciality in OB/GYN and went to work for Woman’s Hospital in the Imaging Department since 2011.
I have a wonderful husband (Ross), and we will be married ten years this October.
I have three Beautiful Children:
- Brooke – Age 7
- Davis – Age 3
- Briggs – Age 22 Months
When did you open your business?
The Idea began in Early February of this year, and we began to see Expecting Mothers the last week of April.
What is the nature of your business?
We offer Elective, Non-Diagnostic 2D | 3D |4D Ultrasound imaging from 7-Weeks to Full-Term.
We are also offering Early Gender Determination (SneakPeek Clinical – Starting at 8-Weeks), Newborn Baby Boutique, Gender Reveal Supplies, and Keepsake Heartbeat Animals.
Where is your business located?
We are located in the Town of Livingston, Louisiana, across from the “Old Courthouse” at 20189 Iowa Street Livingston, Louisiana 70754 (Nextdoor to Integrity Insurance)
Why did you choose Livingston Parish as the place to open your business?
We chose Livingston Parish because I felt that Livingston Parish needed a service like this for Expecting Mothers and their Families.
What separates Look at Me 4D Imaging from the competition?
- We start at 7-Weeks with our Sweet Beginnings 2D Ultrasound Package
- Offering Same-Day or Next-Day Appointments
- We Offer SneakPeak Clinical (Early Gender Determination as early as 8-Weeks with a simple blood draw, offering results in the customer’s email as early as the next day)
- Competitive Pricing (1st Package begins at $55). BabyFlix is included in Every Ultrasound Package (At no additional charge) $10.00 if you choose to Live Stream the session to others unable to attend the appointment.
What person has been an influence in your life and why?
I would have to say without a doubt, My Mother and Father. They have always pushed my sister and me to reach our fullest potential and not let obstacles stand in the way. This has helped me to develop my style of Leadership.
What was the reason that led you to open your own business?
Women and their Family Members need to bond with their new baby and be allowed to see the Miracle of Life, Growth, and Development of their baby more than just Early Confirmation of Pregnancy and Anatomy Scan. During the COVID Pandemic Times: Husbands, Siblings, and Family Members were not allowed to attend the Ultrasound Visits in the Medical Setting.
It sheds light on the fact that I could provide the opportunity for everyone to experience the magic of seeing the New Baby’s Growth and Development and provide those images In Living Color and provide memories that will last a lifetime. It is nothing like getting to see your new baby smile, yawn, sucking a thumb in Utero and High-Definition 3D | 4D | HDLive Ultrasounds.
After having my own three babies and losing one from a miscarriage, I acknowledge how important this step is to galvanize the bonding experience between Mother and Baby.
Allow Women the choice to see their baby when they want to – not when they are told they have to.
This is a Fun, Joyful Experience for Everyone to Share – cut up, laugh, and have a great time.
Like a viewing room, pull up a chair, and make your New Baby, The Star of the Show!
Are you a member of any business, civic, non-profit, or other organizations? If so, which ones?
- Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce
- ARDMS – American Registry for Medical Diagnostic Sonography
- SDMS – Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
- Istrouma Baptist Church
Tell me about all the services you offer.
- Sweet Beginnings (7-12 Weeks)
- Watch Me Grow 2D Ultrasound (13 Weeks – Full Term)
- Pink or Blue (Starting at 16 Weeks)
- Sweet Cheeks 2D | 3D | 4D | HDLive (22 – 32 Weeks)
- One Last Look 2D (35 – 40 Weeks)
- Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You (Three Packages in One – Bundle and Save) $45 Savings
- SneakPeek Clinical (As Early as 8-Weeks)
- Newborn Baby Boutique
- Gender Reveal Supplies
- Keepsake Heartbeat Animals
- BabyFlix Live Streaming and Online File Storage (Video, Images, Cine Clips)
- Our GE Voluson E8 ultrasound machine has some of the best technology on the market for the most incredible 3D/4D Imaging available.
- The HDLive Silhouette – Utilizing 2nd Generation HD 4D Ultrasound Technology. This provides exceptional image quality, using 123 colors with fully customizable lighting.
Sweet Beginnings (Weeks 7-12)$45.00
Gender Reveal Supplies$0.00
Sneak Peek Clinical (As Early as 6 Weeks)$129.00
Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You (Three Packages In One – Bundle and Save)$265.00
One Last Look 2D (Weeks 35-40)$65.00
Sweet Cheeks 3D/4D/HD-Live (Weeks 27-35)$160.00
Pink or Blue Ultrasound (Starting at 16 Weeks)$95.00
Watch Me Grow – 2D Ultrasound Only (13 Weeks – Full Term)$55.00
Do you have a business motto? If so, what is it?
Treat others how you would want to be treated…They may not always remember what you said, but they will never forget how you made them FEEL! First-Class Customer Service is a must!Anna Bass – Look at Me 4D Imaging
Why did you choose to open your own business as opposed to working for someone else?
I had aspirations of opening a business like this back in 2016 – and then, after a miscarriage and the Flood, our lives took a different direction, and it was not until now that we have been able to move forward with this plan. I feel that I have acquired the knowledge and skills needed. Being a business owner, I can customize my model to fit the client’s needs.
What are some things about your field that you feel are important to discuss and people may not know or know?
You have the choice to see your baby whenever you desire.
Many mothers may not be aware of the services we offer. Perhaps they think the only ultrasounds they can receive are medical in nature. We strive to bring the joy of pregnancy.
This technology was not available back when you or I were born.
Ultrasounds are safe, FDA Approved, Machine has safeguard settings built in to make ultrasounds safe. The same machine that is used at your doctor’s office, just different Apps.
Who are your best “Referral Partners”?
Other Mothers that have been customers and can talk about their positive experiences. Woman’s Hospital Baby Grand, Pink and Blue Magazine, Midwife Clinics.
What are your hours and business days? Monday – Saturday (Same-Day or Next-Day Appointments)
- Monday (blood draws start at 9:00 am)
- Wednesday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
- Tuesday, Thursday 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
- Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
What else would you like people to know about Look at Me 4D Imaging?
I now have a whole new level of RESPECT for Business Owners (ESPECIALLY Small Business Owners).
You can be an excellent Sonographer, but the moment you become a business owner, you also become a Manager. That is an entirely different experience.
Each new day can come with unique challenges, but we also have another opportunity to become better, more experienced problem solvers and learn from every opportunity.