Omaha Maternity and Birth Photography

Session Types

Your Ass is Pregnant

Now What?

Whether your 6 weeks pregnant or 6 months, you probably have a ton of questions. Like, what is a Fresh 48 anyway? or Do people really have their birth photographed? The shorter answers aren’t any fun so let’s dive in a little.

Between all of the unsolicited advice, the books you feel forced to read, the classes you are urged to take and the plans you are supposed to write, it’s hard to enjoy pregnancy and the idea of childbirth.

Growing and flourishing inside of your body is tiny seed that will breath new life into you as it takes its first breath Earthside. For now though, you have a hard time imagining how that moment is going to come into creation. That’s okay!

I take pride in the fact that families come to me in a questioning state and leave with new sense of understanding and calm.

Just remember, it’s okay not to know, it’s okay to screw up, it’s okay to take a path directly opposite of all the advice and information being thrown at you.

" Birth Photography is unlike any other type of photographic story. The magic, vulnerability and trust that gets poured into these moments is something I treasure and take very seriously."

Velvet Sage Photography

What Omaha photography sessions do you offer?

And What is a Fresh 48?

1. Omaha Pregnancy Announcements

A simple “we’re pregnant” at the next family gathering is beautiful and special all by itself. However, for some people here in Omaha, getting a little creative is essential to celebrating this new little life. That’s usually where I come in, we can plan to surprise your partner, your parents, or your best friends. Or, maybe, you just want some photos to send out announcement cards! Either way, these sessions are basically like any other portrait session and can be as long and creative as you would like them to be.

Generally, Omaha pregnancy announcement portrait sessions are added on to a collection that includes maternity and birth or newborn sessions. I rarely book these by themselves, but of course that is also an option. Bonus* I can also print customized cards just for this!

2. Maternity Photography in Omaha. Duh.

This is, of course, one of the most popular photography session types here in Omaha for pregnant women. My full collections are designed to include styling so that you get a full pampering experience, and gorgeous wardrobe selections.

It is my goal that while you are being photographed you are able to be immersed in your own story so much that you feel the magnitude of this moment in your life with every fiber of your being.

pregnant mom holds curly haired daughter while dad kisses moms forehead and holds her pregnant belly

3. Omaha Baby Shower Photographer. Sometimes.

These are actually pretty rare for me to be booked for. In the chance that you decide these beautiful, candid moments of your friends and family coming together to celebrate your womanhood and the blessing of life you are giving the world are worth remembering, I am here for you.

pregnant woman sits on a hospital bed hooked up to a monitor with her partner stadning across from her while she is in labor

4. Omaha Birth Photography. The Big One.

I hear a little too often, that Birth photography sounds gross or is something people definitely wouldn’t want to remember. I couldn’t be more opposed to this viewpoint.

Birth Photography is unlike any other type of photographic story. The magic, vulnerability and trust that gets poured into these moments is something I treasure and take very seriously.

A woman in labor is transformed into something otherworldly. Something incredible. You, at this time, are at your most powerful, your body, at its most beautiful.

Birth photography can be as involved or as modest as you prefer. It’s just one part of a complete story. For those you still feel a little squeemish about the idea, there is an alternative.

newborn baby breatfeeds with hand in the shape of rockstart symbol

5. Fresh 48. What is that again?

So, there is an alternative to birth photography. It’s cheaper, less invasive and more predictable.

Fresh 48 photography is basically a lifestyle newborn session.

After you go into labor, make me aware so that I know it’s almost time. Once baby is born, whether its at home, a birth center, or in hospital, I will plan to come out in the first day or two ( there is the 48 part) to capture some of babies first moments Earthside. This captures the story of their first couple days of life, the weather, the atmosphere, the love surrounding them, the location etc. Hopefully, looking back at these images or your birth images you will be taken back to that day, back to those feelings and smells and memories.

full length photo of a newborn during a fresh 48 session at a hospital just 1 day after birth
Hopefully this little dictionary of the types of pregnancy and childbirth photography sessions helped shed some light on the magic of this stage of life storytelling.

With Velvet Sage Photography, a 20% discount will be applied when you book and place your retainer for 3 or more of these sessions at a time. 10% with 2 or more.

Take a moment to get all up in your feels with this Fresh 48 video I created for the most deserving family. 

If you want one of your own, simply book as soon as you can!

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