Your NYC Neighbor – is a way of introducing New Yorkers to a rich community of savvy parents. New York is a diverse City bustling with all kinds of families and personalities. We also love to grab tips and recommendations from moms and dads in certain neighborhoods and throughout the 5 Boroughs, and especially people who have created a product, service or site that helps new parents or appeals to children. Meet Sophie and Daphne of Glow Portraits. We caught up with Daphne.
Tell us a bit about Glow Portraits.
Glow Portraits is the sister brand to Michael Kormos Photography, and we cater exclusively to expecting parents seeking a luxury studio experience. Sophie and I (Daphne) love working as a team to capture timeless maternity and newborn portraits. As one of the premier newborn photography studios in NYC, we pride ourselves on providing a relaxed and enjoyable experience from start to finish.
Our signature style is soft, simple, and pure. We love to capture the tiny details and tender emotions of the beautiful journey into motherhood. With our expertise in artful lighting, editing, and years of experience in handling and soothing newborns, brand new parents can rest assured that they are in good hands. We are dedicated to producing beautifully styled images and heirloom artwork to preserve this precious time in our client’s life.
Where do you live?
I grew up and currently live in the East Village. It’s changed so much over the last two decades, but it’s still the same amazing family-friendly neighborhood that I’ve always loved.
Why do you love living there?
I love living here because it’s what I know and what’s familiar. Though the stores are always changing and people come and go, there are still some core residents who’ve been there and knew my parents when they grew up in the neighborhood! Plus, there is so much to do in the Village and so many places to shoot. The creative opportunities are endless.
Why do you love what you do?
I love being able to do something creative every single day for work. I love meeting and getting to know families. It feels so rewarding when I can photograph someone who normally doesn’t like or have their picture taken and they start to get so excited when I show them the pictures in camera. I love knowing how happy our clients are when they receive their pictures. I just love making our clients feel comfortable and beautiful!
What’s cool about Glow Portraits?
Our studio is centrally located in Midtown Manhattan making it incredibly convenient for our clients. We want our studio to be warm and inviting, so we play relaxing music and offer beverages and snacks. We also provide a variety of wardrobe options to all of our maternity clients. A maternity sessions is more than a photo shoot. It’s an afternoon of well-deserved pampering. Our clients can feel at ease knowing they’ll have their hair and make-up done by an industry professional that will make them look and feel their very best!
For our clients who come to us for newborn sessions, we also provide a variety of blankets, wraps and accessories for another all-inclusive session experience. All they have to do is show up with their baby and a couple of diapers. Newborn sessions generally last two hours, allowing plenty of time for feedings and diaper changes to keep their baby content. Our approach is soft, pure, and emotional. I just love capturing all the sleepy expressions, pouty lips, wispy curls, and chubby toes in those precious first days. Our newborn sessions are the perfect way to preserve these fleeting moments into works of art that our clients will cherish forever.
What’s ahead for Glow Portraits?
We’re going to keep doing what we do every day. We’re going to provide a 110% amazing experience to our clients before, during and after their session.
Want a Glow Portrait?
Come to our FREE pop-up Glow Portraits studio sponsored by Pearhead on Monday, November 14th 6-8pm at BAHS, 77 Mercer Street, Buzzer #2N, SoHo, NY, NY (closest subway N, R to Prince Street) and get your baby or bump professionally photographed.
Make it a Pearhead moment!
Space is limited. First come first served. RSVP is required. RSVP us here or direct at firstname.lastname@example.org and please indicate whether you are a Mom/Parents/Baby shot or a Bump shot. We can’t wait to meet you!
maternity & newborn portraiture
m.Manhattan NYC Studio