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.

A day at the beach
New York City Baby Photographer, NYC Babies)

A sunset on a beach. Need we say more?  As we diversify our portfolio, and expand on the locations where we shoot children, Sophie (my wife, assistant, and the person behind Michael Kormos Baby Photography) had the great idea of taking some kids out to a beach. I concurred (happily).  About two weeks in the making, this shoot was a shoot that… well… almost never was.  On the day of the shoot, just a few hours before the scheduled meet-up with all the parents, weather.com suddenly reported severe T-storms headed for the NYC area!  But what do you know, the rain left as quickly as it came, and left us with some lovely sunset light (about two hours worth of shooting). We had tutus, sand, and a chest from World War I, not to mention lovely young models that performed superbly!  We all had a great time while the kids played, spun, and ultimately got dirty in the wet sand, and we were happy to capture it all. Special thanks to Megan for her help in putting this together!

Brooklyn Baby Photography

Me, Mommy & Teddy
(Baby Photos NYC, Family Photographer NYC)

Meet Cole. Age: Six months old.  Occupation:  Avid explorer.  After playing a brief round of peek-a-boo in the big basket, we moved onto the smaller one, where Cole cuddled with his Teddy and gave us some great smiles.  This little guy was a great sport, going through clothing and prop changes like a real champ.  We saved the Mommy-and-baby shots for the very end and, as expected, he didn’t disappoint!

Westchester Baby Photographer

Photography Tips: Babies & Toddlers
(Baby Photography NYC, Baby Photography New York City)

From time to time, we’ll write a brief summary of tips and tricks that will help you—the parent, take better photographs of your little ones. Remember, it’s the little things you do while taking pictures that make all the difference. Your position, the background, and the way you get your subject’s attention.  Here is round one.

PERSPECTIVE. Meet your baby eye-to-eye, and see your surroundings from their perspective. Kneel down to your baby’s level, lie on your belly… whatever it takes!  The viewpoint becomes more intimate, plus you’ll get to capture your baby’s adorable facial expressions at the center of the composition.

BACKGROUND. Be aware of your baby’s surroundings.  If there are lots of distracting elements behind your baby, try approaching from a different angle.  They key to stunning photography is to simplify the background. An open sky, quiet sidewalk, grass, sand, distant trees are beautiful seamless backgrounds that draw the attention to your precious baby.

PLAYFUL. Dance, make silly noises, sing your baby’s favorite songs, and play Peek-A-Boo behind your camera to get eye contact and giggles.  Photography should be about being in the moment and sharing a fun experience!

TOYS. Dangle your baby’s favorite toy or stuffed animal near your lens.  Ones that squeak or jingle are especially good for grabbing your baby’s attention.  A bubble machine is a sure attention-grabber for children of all ages!

FOODS. Add a splash of color to your baby photography with fun foods.  Cupcakes, watermelon, ice cream cones, strawberries, and swirly lollipops are all delicious options.  Be sure to have some baby wipes on hand, since the awesome pictures will entail a bit of clean-up afterwards.

Stay tuned for Part II of this article, in which we’ll share tips for photography of your older children.

Park Slope Baby Photography