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.

The little Calendar with Big Dreams
(baby photography nyc, portrait photography)

Woohoo! We are excited to announce that the Giggles Calendar is finally here!! Just in time to make a beautiful and thoughtful gift for the holidays, while donating to an incredibly worthy cause. We can’t possibly buy them all ourselves, so tell everyone you know! Family, friends, playgroups, forums… If anyone knows Oprah, that would be great. 🙂 Please, PLEASE spread the word — the more calendars sold, the greater the donation will be. Together, we can hopefully make a big difference!

Thanks to our generous sponsors, 100% of proceeds will be donated to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer — a not-for-profit organization committed to funding research on new and improved therapies for pediatric cancers. Childhood cancer is the number one disease killer of children – more than asthma, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis and pediatric AIDS combined. Nearly 13,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year, and I have a feeling that we all know of a family that has been affected by this sadness. If you’d like to read more about Liam’s story, you may view our previous blog post here. Please visit www.cookiesforkidscancer.org to find out more about this amazing organization.

Visit my Child and Family Photography Website. I specialize in baby and family portraits. Please contact me at 718.570.3435 or email me to schedule your session.

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…Out and about
(child photography, child photographer nyc)

A photo session with our two lovely children has been long overdue. Sure there’s the usual snapshot of a lovely smile, or a video of the two of them playing together. But these guys deserve a session all their own. And so we set aside a day to spend in Prospect Park. An oasis amidst the busy streets of Brooklyn. With streams, waterfalls, meadows and ponds, there’s everything here for kids and photographers alike. Here we share an afternoon with Lilly and Mark.

Visit my NYC Baby Photography Website. I specialize in child and family portraits. Please contact me at 718.570.3435 or email me to schedule your session. View more samples of my family photos and view other blog posts such as this.

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Dunes & Canyons
(nyc portrait photographer, baby photography nyc)

Living in NYC, you tend to forget what a real sunset looks like. With houses and skyscrapers, sunset for us comes an hour or two early. I venture out west about once a year, and submerge myself in the landscape. I started out as a landscape photographer, and a part of me will always find the natural beauty of the world around us captivating. If you can stand the 130ºF temperatures, and be prepared to drive (a lot), there is a whole new world, with photographic opportunities around every corner.

This year I’ve paid homage to the Antelope Canyon in Arizona, and Death Valley in California. Antelope Canyon is one of those wonders that nobody knew about 20 years ago. Tucked away in Navajo Nation, this canyon, carved by water over millions of years, has an almost supernatural feel to it. You can’t help but stand in awe, as the sun casts purple and red hues throughout its sandstone slots. This is definitely where the natives prayed, long before the New World was discovered. Today, you’ll find more photographers here than anywhere else on earth (okay, maybe except at the Oscars). There is a thousand perspectives, ranging from patterns and shapes, to complex colors and shades. Definitely worth visiting again (though this time, perhaps in the off-season).

The first photo is of the Horseshoe Bend, near Page, Arizona. For anyone passing through, this is a must. The photo doesn’t sufficiently capture the size of the canyon, carved by the Colorado River, which ultimately flows through the Grand Canyon. Slips and falls are common, and there’s no guardrail. You have to lay on your stomach, and hang over the cliff to get a viewpoint such as this. It’s a thrill.

The last two photos were taken in Death Valley National Park. The first of the two is my favorite. Many people think it’s snow. It’s salt in fact. Crystalized rock hard, it’s like walking on needles (best leave your flip-flops at home for this one). You have to venture about a mile from the road to get to these mesmerizing formations. Even at sunset, the temperatures hover around 130°F, and there’s not a soul (or sound) around. Not even a breeze. You feel like you’ve landed on the moon.

Please enjoy these images, and I hope you welcome a little departure from our usual portraiture!
Cheers,
-Michael

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Announcing Holiday Mini-Sessions
(portrait photographer, portrait photography nyc)

… and with them, our brand new line of holiday cards! Five beautiful designs inspired by chalkboard doodles and whimsical frames. A complimentary set of 25 custom holiday cards is included with our Holiday Mini-Sessions*. For clients who’d like to use photos from a past session, you may purchase one set, and get the second set free!! Printed on beautiful linen-textured paper, these two-sided 5×7 flat cards are valued at $80/set, and come with matching envelopes.

We’ll be photographing our Holiday Mini-Sessions in Forest Hills or Central Park. Availability is limited, and October and November slots are getting filled quickly, so e-mail or call us today to reserve your shoot!

*Print purchase minimum of $150 must be fulfilled to receive complimentary items. Visit my NYC Family Photography Website. I specialize in family portraits. Please contact me at 718.570.3435 or email me to schedule your session. View more samples of my family photography and view other blog posts such as this.

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