Michael Kormos Photography is the most sought after maternity, newborn and family photo studio in NYC. Our approach is to create an enjoyable and giggle-filled experience, while delivering stunning portraits of the highest quality. Recognized worldwide for our fresh style, creative perspectives, and portraiture that celebrates the love and joy of families.

Guest Blog Post: Top NYC Neighborhoods for New Families

Finding a home in New York City is a gargantuan undertaking for anyone, but the number of concerns increases significantly when a family is involved: budget, crime rates, and school rankings are just a few.

Courtesy of Dina Hanna at Trulia, here’s a list of the top three neighborhoods for new families looking for a home that fits their little ones’ growing needs.

Wappingers Falls, NY (outskirts of Chelsea)

If you’re moving to New York from out of town, the boroughs can be really difficult to navigate. Chelsea is one of the smaller boroughs with very few homes for sale at a given time. However, the area is very desirable, and so we recommend a nearby neighborhood called Wappingers Falls.

Wappinger Falls has some of the best schools, and very low crime rate compared to surrounding areas or larger boroughs. And the price tag, in most cases, isn’t a deal breaker. At a median sales price of $263,000 (price per square foot is about $153), a growing family can find great value in this upcoming neighborhood.

Battery Park, NY

Battery Park is also a great location in terms of the low crime rate, like Wappinger Falls, but is not comparable in price. At a median sales price of $1.2M, Battery Park can be a luxury buy for a new and growing family. The good news is there is lots of greenery in the area and top rated schools are just a short drive or bus ride away.

Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn, NY

Brooklyn is one of the largest boroughs in New York and has a wide range of prices, school rankings, and crime rates.  However, Windsor Terrace, a neighborhood of Brooklyn, boasts of some of the top innovative schools in the state, and borders Prospect Park, a 585 acre  park designed by Central Park designers Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in the 1800s.

One of the most majestic and Parisian characteristics is the main entrance into the park at Grand Amy Plaza which holds the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Memorial Arch that resembles the Arc de Triomphe.  These luxuries come with a hefty price tag as well, with the median sales price at $1.1M and over $700 per square foot.

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Rockin’ Tutu du Monde
(nyc child commercial photography, child fashion photography studio manhattan)

Had a total blast at our recent styled shoot with Tutu Du Monde. Lots of little beauties,
gorgeously dressed and styled, all while it snowed outside our NYC studio.
The personalities on these girls were out of this world,
and everyone’s cheeks hurt from laughing by the end of the day. 🙂

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Hair by Erin Taylor, Make-up by Jane Meng, Styles by Tutu du Monde, and Production by Michael Kormos Photography

Premiere Commercial Child Fashion Photography Studio in NYC
Michael & Sophie are a husband-and-wife photography team who have dedicated their talents to documenting children and families. They are able to offer clients a wonderful balance of artistry, technical ability, and attention to detail. They have two young children of their own who provide constant inspiration, and keep them both young at heart.

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beauty in unexpected places
(child photography nyc, family photographer westchester)

The key to gorgeous portraits is finding beautiful light, regardless of the location.
Below are some of our favorite images from a recent styled shoot in West Palm Beach.
Scroll down to see the pullbacks of the two different settings that don’t exactly scream “amazing spot for taking pictures.”
As an artist, I love to get creative outdoors with natural light and perspectives to create magic.
Thanks again to the incredibly talented Style Me Jaime for the magnificent hair and make-up, Tutu du Monde
for the beautiful dresses, and our wonderful little models and their awesome parents for a wonderful shoot!!
(Location images credit to Google Street View.)

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NYC Fresh & Modern Child Photography
Michael and Sophie work together to capture those perfect moments as beautiful works of art. Their boutique Manhattan photography studio serves clients from NYC, NJ, CT and surrounding areas!

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surrounded by love
(nyc newborn photography studio, newborn photographer westchester)

We captured this sweet little boy at just a few days old,
and it was beautiful to see all the love that his Mommy and Grandma have for their tiny bundle of joy.
So many beautiful moments from this session that we couldn’t resist sharing a few.
Hope you enjoy the peek!! 🙂

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NYC Fresh & Modern Family Photography
Michael and Sophie Kormos specialize in newborn and baby photography. Their style is soft, natural, and emotional. As an artist with years of experience, Michael strives to create unique custom artwork that features the beauty emotions of this special time for a family. Your baby will never be this tiny, cuddly, sleepy, curly and perfectly brand new again! Each image is hand-edited into a true work of art. Their NYC studio caters to discerning clients who are looking for exceptional quality. If you love the images on their photography website and blog, please contact Sophie for a pre-booking consultation.

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