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the importance of newborn photography

Newborn sessions hold a special place in our heart. The ridiculous amount of love and happiness that fills the home always brings back a flood of memories of our own special time. There’s nothing more exciting than a brand new bundle of joy, and despite the lack of sleep and endless diaper changes for baby, everyone just can’t stop smiling and laughing. Our cheeks generally hurt by the time we leave the session, and then it starts all over again as we’re curating the images to share with clients.

That perfect mini mohawk, little button nose and newborn wrinkles are the best part of your new baby, but they only last those first few weeks. With all the sleepless nights, seemingly endless feedings and diaper changes, those sweet details can go by so quickly. We love to capture those precious beginnings for you to cherish forever. As a full service luxury boutique family portrait studio, we will spend time with you during a consultation to learn all of your desires for your session.  We will also discuss creative ways in which to display the beautiful artwork in your home, whether it be as floating metal art, handcrafted album or showcase box of matted fine art prints.  The possibilities are truly endless!

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capturing the gorgeous glow of pregnancy

We had the pleasure of capturing this beautiful mama-to-be in our Midtown Manhattan NYC studio. Based on our pre-session consultation, we decided to focus on the timeless beauty of implied nudes with tasteful hand placement. Comfort is of the essence for this exquisite style of portraiture, and we always strive to create a relaxed and cozy environment for our clients. Per mama’s request, we also captured some more conservative portraits with the dress she’d worn for her baby shower. Such an honor to capture these precious memories as beautiful works of art to be treasured for years to come.
We captured so many gorgeous concepts during our time together for this maternity photography workshop, and couldn’t resist sharing just a few of our favorites…

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Modern Maternity & Newborn Portrait Studio
glow portraits® is a NYC photography studio specializing in timeless maternity and newborn portraits.  Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, the portrait studio attracts clients from the city, Long Island, NJ, CT, Westchester, Brooklyn, Queens, and the surrounding areas.  You’re welcome to browse additional samples of fine art photography in the maternity gallery and newborn gallery

A great maternity photography session will not only produce stunning portraits, but also make you feel beautiful and confident. Pregnancy is one of the most special times in your life. Your skin is glowing, your hair is voluminous, and your body is curvaceous. A professional studio maternity photo shoot is the perfect way to capture your journey into motherhood.

At glow portraits®, we have the skills and expertise in maternity and newborn photography. We know how to apply lighting, posing, and artistic cropping to make you look and feel your best. Rest assured that we will customize posing and lighting for the most flattering angles, and our post-processing includes tasteful smoothing of skin and body contours to make sure you look your best. We have years of experience specializing in maternity photography and newborn portraits. You can trust us to direct you in posing that is customized to your body type. We capture a blend of camera aware poses and intimate poses cradling the belly, while other maternity poses emphasize the beautiful curves of pregnancy.

The best time to capture your maternity photos is 32 – 36 weeks into your pregnancy. Your belly is beautifully round, but you are still feeling comfortable to kneel and lay down for a variety of fabulous poses. For expecting mothers of twins, we recommend 26 to 30 weeks since twins tend to arrive earlier. We recommend professional make-up and hair styling to ensure a timeless look for your portraits. Natural make-up, fake lashes, and soft curls are generally preferred among our clients. We offer a wardrobe of fitted maternity gowns, silk fabrics, lace robes, and crop tops for a variety of beautiful concepts. Clients are also welcome to bring their own lingerie and styles if they have a particular concept in mind. As you’ll see in our portfolio, we love to get creative!

With a combination of both natural light and studio lighting, we strike an elegant balance that accents your beautiful bump. We pay special attention to posing and all the small details to ensure your maternity portraits are flawless.  The Midtown Manhattan studio is warm and welcoming for expecting parents. As NYC’s premiere portrait photographer, we specialize in capturing the beauty of your pregnancy as exquisite works of art.  For inquiries and bookings of nyc maternity photography sessions, please contact the studio at 212.868.1076.  We look forward to capturing these precious memories for your family!

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Life is filled with moments of perfection, and our goal is to present them as works of art that you’ll cherish forever.

Celebrate this special time in your life with a custom portrait session and the finest products to display your cherished moments.  Whether an impactful wall art display or a coffee table Keepsake Album, we believe that our work isn’t complete until your beautiful portraits are displayed in your home. Remember that these portraits are not only for you, but for your children too. You’re giving them something to hold onto and that’s a gift they’ll appreciate for their entire lives. A maternity portrait session in our luxury Midtown Manhattan studio is the PERFECT way to celebrate your pregnancy.

We can’t wait to capture these special memories for your growing family!!

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