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.

spiritual
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Antelope Canyon is about as spiritual of a place as one can hope to find on this planet. Shaped by rainwater over millions of years, the sandstone canyon shows a wide array of colors and layers, as the sun bounces through its narrow opening, off one wall onto another. For photographers, the canyon packs
a plethora of abstract shapes, hues and patterns. It’s a sensory overload. From a technical standpoint, the utter darkness and dynamic range
stretches the limits of what today’s cameras can do.

Last year, I had the opportunity to photograph the lower canyon, so I spent my second visit exploring the wonders of the upper canyon. Here’s a peek of two more images that I’ve just finished processing. They’re part of a triptych of 30×40 Floating Metal Art pieces that will be hung in our hallway. I dedicate these to Sophie, since she’s the biggest fan of Antelope Canyon, and I hope she’ll be able to join me on the next adventure to the West coast. 🙂

Visit Michael and Sophie’s Family Photography Website. Sophie and Michael love photographing children and families. Contact them at 212.544.0102 or email them to schedule your family photo session. Come and see more samples of their child and family photography and view other lifestyle family photos on their blog.

Family Photography by Michael Kormos, NYC Family Photography.

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change of scenery
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As an artist, I love challenging myself.
Every year, I take a break from photographing families to explore the beautiful landscapes of the West Coast.
Badwater Basin is the lowest point in North America (almost 300 feet below sea level),
and also the hottest (134°F in summer).
It’s definitely not a place to explore alone. A big thanks to my brother-in-law
for the great company and awesome behind the scenes pictures!! 🙂
Lots more to share in the coming days, so stay tuned on our Facebook page…

Visit Michael and Sophie’s Family Photography Website. Sophie and Michael love photographing children and families. Contact them at 212.544.0102 or email them to schedule your family photo session. Come and see more samples of their child and family photography and view other lifestyle family photos on their blog.

Family Photography by Michael Kormos, NYC Family Photography.

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endless possibilities
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This portrait was inspired by one of our portfolio images.
The possibilities are truly endless with a single piece of fabric
and a stunning Mom-to-be!
I think we’ll have to update our portfolio soon… 🙂

Visit our Maternity Photographer Website, or schedule your session at our beautiful NYC Midtown Studio. We specialize in fine art maternity photography. Call Sophie at 212.544.0102 or email us to schedule your maternity photo session. To view more samples of our maternity photographs and view more maternity photography blog articles like this one.

Maternity Photography by Michael Kormos, NYC Maternity Photography.

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Careful Curating of Images
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We all know it, we’ve all answered it. It’s the question that professional photographers dread hearing from clients. “Where are the rest of the images?”

Typically, photographers provide clients with an estimated number of images they can expect to receive from their session. However, they also shoot a lot more at the session. So why aren’t those shared? What if you don’t think you see an image you imagine you would love when it was shot? What if you feel that something was just missed? How come you can’t make the final call?

In short, you hired a professional based on what you saw in their portfolio, and their ability to replicate that consistently in their gallery presentations. You really just have to trust that the photographer has made the correct call in what to show you.

“Fine. But honestly, where are the rest of the images and why can’t I see them? I heard you shooting almost 2-3X as many as are in the gallery.”

Photographers overshoot – the degree to which they do that, depends on the photographer, and the type of session. Some photographers have a low shoot ratio (low number of shots in relation to number of keepers), and some have a high. The reasons behind over-shooting can range from uncertainty about a situation or lighting, the inability to perhaps capture that one great family shot (eye blinks, expression changes), gear issues (trying a shot with a couple of different apertures, crops or angles), or simply not wanting to miss anything at the session. Whatever the reasons, the photographer never believes at any point in time that they will show you everything they shoot.

Add to this, sometimes the photographer is testing out the light or just getting a feel for how you look behind the camera. Sometimes they want to shoot and move around you, to figure out just what makes you look best. Sometimes, especially in group shots, they are shooting quick because they are hoping that the one person whose expression or behavior isn’t cooperating will turn it around without them having to address is, and that additional swapping and merging won’t be necessary. Sometimes they are trying something new and there is never an intention that it will be shown, unless it surpasses their expectations.

And sometimes, the shot just isn’t good. Maybe there was action blur. Maybe your eyes were closed. Maybe a zipper was undone or a hand was not where it should be. Maybe they could see something inappropriate that required adjustment.

But whatever the reason, the photographer is showing you a gallery of images that has been culled and edited based on their experience of what will best represent their work that you hired them to create.

For every gallery that comes out where the client wishes they saw “more,” there is a client that wishes their photographer had more carefully edited down. When clients are shown too many images, unless all are spectacular, they are left with the feeling of “These 5 family shots are all identical, I wonder if she felt she had to include them all because she didn’t like the rest?” If a gallery is comprised of a few great shots and the rest “filler,” you will not feel any more satisfied than you would if you saw ALL the images. And inevitably, if the photographer decides to include a sub-par shot from a series, that is the one shot the client will focus on and remember.

So unless you feel that entire segments of your session are truly missing, or your photographer has provided you with no explanation, but less images than they promised you with your session fee, trust that they have culled their images, edited out the unusable or exact duplicates, and provided you with the range that they feel most represents their style. Quite often, asking for “more,” just because you believe more were shot, and for no other reason, will not net you with anything else that is usable, or that you would want.

As a client, do your homework and invest in someone that has the experience to create consistent galleries with variety… discuss your session goals, as well as what you can expect to receive as an outcome (not just volume, but a general idea of what is included in the gallery), and put your faith in that what you are seeing is the best of the best and enjoy what you receive rather than question or wish for what you did not!

Thanks so much to Design Aglow (DesignAglow.com) for this incredibly helpful article!!

Visit Michael and Sophie’s Family Photography Website. Sophie and Michael love photographing children and families. Contact them at 212.544.0102 or email them to schedule your family photo session. Come and see more samples of their child and family photography and view other lifestyle family photos on their blog.

Family Photography by Michael Kormos, NYC Family Photography.

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