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.

We miss you, Liam

We were heartbroken when we heard the news of Liam’s passing in January. He was a brave little boy with one of those smiles that could light up a room. He loved to bake cookies, play pretend, and ride his scooter. He was only six years old.

 

 

May 13th would have been Liam’s seventh birthday, and we wanted to honor him in our own special way. We wanted to celebrate his life, his love, his laughter, and his strength. We wanted to spread the word about Cookies for Kids’ Cancer, the incredible non-profit organization that Liam’s parents had founded when they learned of his cancer four years ago. We wanted to bring some joy to his family and friends, who have dedicated themselves to this cause.

 

 

So, we coordinated with Liam’s mother to set up a photo shoot with his sister, Ella, and his best friend, Taber. As parents ourselves, it is difficult to even imagine the grief of losing a child, but Gretchen amazed us with her upbeat, go-get-‘em personality. She is being strong for her young daughter and her family, and we know that Liam would be so very proud of his Mommy. Besides her unwavering commitment to helping others, Gretchen’s positive energy added a whole new element to the shoot. An element of hope.

 

 

Although we’d all crossed our fingers for gorgeous weather, the evening sky was overcast and muggy. As Ella and Taber sat in the grass to sing “happy birthday,” it began to rain. The light showers quickly turned into a torrential downpour. As we ran to our cars, getting absolutely drenched, the perfection of the moment hit me. It was as if the sky was weeping for these two little girls. Beneath their frolicking and giggles, these girls had lost their favorite playmate, their best friend, and the blissful innocence of childhood.

 

 

The storm ended as abruptly as it had started. The clouds slowly parted, and the sun came out just in time to wow us with a breathtaking sunset. In the warm glow of the evening sky, Ella lovingly wrote a message to Liam in his birthday card. She used an orange crayon, “since it’s his favorite color.” It was an incredibly touching moment, and we both had tears in our eyes as we watched her contemplate the perfect words. When she was done, we carefully tied the note to a bunch of balloons. The girls whispered their birthday wishes to Liam, as they let go of the balloons and watched them fly off into the distance. Taber asked if the note would get to Liam, and Ella confidently responded, “Balloons know the way to Heaven.”

 

 

Special Note: We will be featuring an image from Liam’s birthday shoot on the cover of our 2012 Giggles Calendar. The calendars will go on sale in August, and thanks to our generous sponsors, 100% of all proceeds will be donated to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. Please take a moment to visit their site to learn about the wonderful ways in which you can get involved in this worthy cause, so that no other family has to suffer the tragic loss of their child. http://www.cookiesforkidscancer.org

 

 

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Gone Fishin’
(NYC baby photographer, NYC baby photography)

This adorable young girl was part of our great tutu shoot last year, and we thought she would be a great fit for our 2012 Giggles Calendar . So we set off, fishing rod in hand, and came across a few goldfish on the way. We tried crayons as bait, but they just didn’t bite! When all else failed, we ended up blowing daisy petals into the wind…

 

 

Please visit my Queens Baby Photography Website. I love photographing babies and families, outdoors. Please contact me at 718.570.3435 or email me to schedule your session. View more samples of my family photography and view other photos of children and families blog posts.

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Down by the Seashore
(child photography, westchester children photography)

We listened to the ocean through a seashell, drew funny faces in the sand, and twirled around with colorful scarves. These two lovely girls and their parents were an absolute joy to photograph, despite 40mph winds blasting sand into everyone’s faces. We can’t wait to have another session with them!

 

 

Please visit my Family Photography Website. I love photographing toddlers and children at the beach, and other beautiful places. Please contact me at 718.570.3435 or email me to schedule your session. View more samples of my family photography and view other photos of families blog posts.

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Hello from our Stand!
(portrait photographer, portrait photography)

Thanks to everyone who stopped by our stand at the Austin Street Festival of the Arts this past Sunday, June 12th! It was a total blast seeing the locals come out with their families. We were happy to show off our work of to current customers, friends, family and new folks alike! And to those of you who signed-up for our raffle, the winner is: Milena Mrosovsky!

 

 

Please visit my Child Photography Website. I love photographing children and families at parks, and other beautiful places. Please contact me at 718.570.3435 or email me to schedule your session. View more samples of my baby photography and view other photos of kids blog posts.

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