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Sweet little Ava Rose. She behaved like an angel for her session, and Mom brought along the cutest flower headband for her portraits. We captured lots of creams and pinks to coordinate with her nursery decor. We’re so honored to capture these precious memories for so many beautiful families. Can’t wait to meet all the beautiful Spring babies soon!!

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NYC Maternity & Newborn Portrait Studio
glow portraits® is a NYC photography studio specializing in timeless maternity and newborn portraits. We believe in capturing life’s most precious memories one image at a time. Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, the portrait studio attracts clients from Manhattan, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Queens, LIC, and the surrounding areas.

As NYC’s premier family portrait photographer, we specialize in capturing the beauty of your newborn baby as exquisite works of art.  For inquiries and bookings of maternity and baby photography sessions, please contact Sophie at 212.868.1076.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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Sweet little Angelina. I can’t believe it’s already been a few months since you were in the studio for your newborn session. We are so far behind on blogging and social media, as our maternity and newborn clients keep us busy beyond our wildest dreams! This baby girl was an angel for her newborn portraits. We couldn’t stop gushing about her chubby cheeks and lush lashes. An absolute doll. Thanks again for blessing us with the honor of capturing these priceless memories for your family. Hard to believe that we’ll be capturing her six-months portraits soon. Always so incredible to capture baby’s blossoming personality at this special age. We’re so thankful for the continued support and referrals from all our clients. It really means the world to us!!

NYC Premier Fine Art Maternity & Newborn Portrait Studio
glow portraits® is a NYC photography studio specializing in timeless maternity and newborn portraits. We believe in capturing life’s most precious memories one image at a time. Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, the portrait studio attracts clients from Manhattan, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Queens, LIC, and the surrounding areas.  We offer many unique sessions to meet your portrait needs. You’re welcome to browse additional samples of fine art photography in the maternity gallery and newborn gallery.

With a combination of both natural light and studio lighting, we create our signature look that is soft and timeless. We pay special attention to posing and all the small details to ensure your maternity and newborn portraits are flawless.  The Midtown Manhattan <a href=”https://www.nycnewbornphotography.com/our-studio/”>studio </a>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 pregnancy and baby portrait photography sessions in our Midtown Manhattan studio, please contact Sophie at 212.868.1076.  We look forward to capturing these precious memories for your family as beautiful works of art to be cherished for a lifetime!

5 Tips to Prepare for your Newborn Photo Session

The minute you saw your baby, you fell head over heels in love. Those chipmunk cheeks, wrinkly hands, and their tiny little body have filled your heart with so much joy. You keep trying to memorize every detail before they get bigger – their sweet smell, the way they smile when they’re sleeping, the grunts, and the feel of their hands grasping your fingers. You want to remember every minute of these special days for the rest of your life.

As a new parent, you finally understand why other parents tell you to cherish these first weeks. Your child will grow so quickly. It won’t be long before they transition to a toddler, and you’ll be struggling to remember how soft their skin was, and how their sleepy head seemed to fit perfectly on your shoulder as you rocked them to sleep. That’s where newborn photo sessions come in handy – preserving these precious, fleeting days.

Your newborn’s photography session should be an exciting time for your family. But parents often find themselves worried and anxious about preparing themselves and their babies for the big occasion. With a little planning, you can relax and enjoy the session, knowing all your bases are covered. Years from now, you’ll be glad you booked a newborn photo session so you can stroll back in time to the days when you didn’t have to share your child with the rest of the world.

Follow our top five tips to make sure you and your baby have a great session that documents this special time in your lives.

 

SCHEDULE YOUR SESSION AHEAD OF TIME

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Most photographers will only do newborn sessions when infants are between 5 to 14 days old. That’s a small window of time, so you need to be thinking ahead!

By scheduling in advance, you and your photographer will be prepared for when your baby decides to make its grand entrance.

Also, scheduling your session ahead of time will make it less likely that your photographer will be fully booked when you call. Waiting until the last minute to schedule your session might mean you won’t get your preferred photographer, and you’ll be stuck shopping based on availability instead of finding a professional who fits your preferred style.

A good time to start the booking process is around your second trimester. Reach out to the photographer you want and tell them your due date (and answer any other questions they might have). Then, once your sweet baby is born, let your photographer know the exciting news, and you’ll get an exact date for your session.

 

KEEP YOUR BABY AWAKE BEFORE THE SESSION

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It’s no secret that infants sleep a lot. But sometimes, their sleep patterns don’t cooperate with our plans. If you want your little one sacked out during the photo session, so you can get those adorable sleepy newborn poses, keep them up for a while before your photographer arrives.

Making sure you keep your baby awake prior to a session is a great way to guarantee they will sleep through most of it. That will lead to peaceful pictures, instead of ones where they look enraged or red-faced from crying.

 

FEED YOUR BABY 20-30 MINUTES BEFORE YOUR SESSION

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What’s cuter than a milk-drunk infant? (Hint: the answer is nothing!).

Newborns are some of the hungriest creatures on this Earth. You don’t want their photo session disrupted by their frantic cries for milk. Feeding and burping your infant right before your newborn photo session begins means less crying, better sleep, and relaxed parents (and photographer!).

Avoid giving them a full meal in the one to two hours before your session. If they seem hungry, try to give them a small snack to get them through. Then, slightly before your session, you can feed them a full meal and expect a happy, tired baby in return.

Most photo sessions last around two hours, which leaves plenty of time to refuel if your child wakes up expecting a snack. Just make sure to have an extra bottle on hand if you use formula.

 

UNDRESS TO IMPRESS

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About 30 minutes before the session, change your baby’s diaper into a loose (but not too loose), clean diaper and swaddle them. Since most photographers prefer babies to be naked during their session, undressing them beforehand is a timesaver. It also means you won’t disrupt their sleep cycle by trying to get their onesie off. A loose diaper is best because it will avoid creating diaper marks around their waist.

A great way to do this without waking them up once they’ve fallen asleep is to change their diaper, swaddle, and then feed them. You’ll be taking care of everything at once. By breastfeeding (or bottle-feeding), they’ll be able to calm down quickly, and most likely fall asleep immediately after (if not during) their eating time.

Are you worried your newborn is going to get cold? Keep them swaddled until your photographer arrives. They’ll be able to advise you on the next steps before they start taking pictures.

 

SIT BACK AND WATCH

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This one’s for you, Mama.

Your photographer knows what they’re doing. Let them run the show. As a mother, you may have that innate urge to pick your child up with every grunt they make, and it can be hard to see someone else handling them. This is why it’s important to find a professional newborn photographer with experience and positive reviews.

Photographers know how much your infant means to you, and they are treated accordingly. Any experienced newborn photographer will know exactly what positions will be comfortable for your child and how to move them delicately so they won’t wake up.

Your photographer should be used to working with worried parents and will know how to put you at ease. However, if at any point during the session you start to feel uncomfortable, make sure to let your photographer know. It’s just as important for you to feel comfortable as it is for your little one.

Also, try not to stress if your tot is being fussy. Babies can feel their mama’s stress or tension, so if you’re calm, your infant may relax too.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

To prepare for fussy moments, you’ll want to have a few things ready — a pacifier, a bottle of formula/breastmilk, a swaddling blanket, and a few clean diapers. If nothing seems to be working to calm your bundle of joy, ask for a break in your session while you try to get things under control.

A few other things you should keep in mind when it comes to your baby’s newborn session are:

• Most photographers include props, but if there is something in particular you want your photographer to include, let them know.

• Try to keep the volume down to maintain a calm environment. When you get overwhelmed, you and your baby can both feel it. Staying relaxed and quiet will ensure a calm atmosphere.

• Make sure you come prepared to be in a few of the photos. You may not be feeling like a supermodel quite yet, but getting in the photos with your infant will create some lasting memories you’ll both treasure.

• Wear neutral colors like creams, mild tones, and soft hues for intimate portraits.

• It’s best to avoid chunky jewelry and watches, which can be distracting elements and will look dated years from now. Strive for timeless photos that will be staples in your home for decades to come.

• If you want to capture your entire family with your newest addition, the best time to do so is toward the end of the session. Consider having the rest of your family show up at the end, so the noise level from the extra people doesn’t disturb your baby.

To read about more tips for your session, read on.

 

DRINK IT IN

It can be tough for moms to relinquish their caregiver role, even for an hour or two as newborn photos are being taken. However, take advantage of this time. It’s a much-needed mini-break for you. Unlike a maternity photo session, your newborn photo op is all about your baby.  You can spend it watching an expert who excels at their craft, and possibly learn some photography tips while you’re at it.

Years from now, when your son towers over you, or your daughter raids your closet, your keepsake photos will remind you of those precious days when they were still little enough for you to carry in your arms.

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Using a natural palette and beautiful light allows us to capture your sweet bundle of joy as breathtaking works of art.
We love to focus on the pure beauty of your little angel. Our signature style is soft, simple, and pure.
We love to capture the sweet expressions, tiny details, and tender emotions of this special time.

Welcoming a newborn baby is the most special time in a family’s life, and a professional photo shoot is a wonderful way
to preserve these memories forever and ever. Our cozy Midtown studio offers a variety of soft blankets, cozy wraps, and knit accessories.
Our years of experience in handling and soothing newborns ensures that brand new parents can relax and enjoy the experience.
With our expertise in artful lighting and editing, we are dedicated to producing heirloom artwork to be enjoyed for generations.

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NYC Luxury Maternity and Newborn Studio
glow portraits® is available for maternity and newborn sessions in the NYC metro and Long Island areas. Our luxury photography studio is centrally located in Midtown Manhattan, making it easily accessible by MTA subway or buses, the LIRR, the NJ Path(and other various forms of train transportation) and car. We serve clients in NYC, New Jersey, Connecticut, Westchester, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Long Island and the surrounding areas.

The process of settling your baby into a pose takes time and patience. Rest assured that we will prepare you beforehand with helpful instructions to get your baby into a sleepy and cooperative mood, so the session runs smoothly. Our editing style is natural and timeless. We will of course minimize skin discolorations, such as rashes, diaper marks, and bruises in post-processing to bring out the very best in your newborn.

The ideal time to capture newborn portraits is generally in the first two weeks, while baby is sleepiest and curling up naturally into those heart-melting womblike poses. However, there are lots of exceptions, depending on whether your baby was born early or late. Your baby’s weight and health are also factors to take into consideration. We are happy to advise on the best timing for your newborn photography session. Although we book sessions in advance to ensure flexibility for last-minute bookings, we’ll only schedule your appointment once your bundle of happiness arrives to ensure we can determine the best timing for your family.

We look forward to hearing from you, and creating one-of-a-kind works of art that will be cherished forever! Please reach us at our studio: 212.868.1076

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We love capturing your baby’s first days of life in a creative and unique way. There’s truly nothing more precious than newborn photography, and we know the importance of preserving your family’s most important moments. We pride ourselves on providing a wonderful experience and creating timeless works of art that celebrate your family and the beautiful life you’ve created.

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NYC Luxury Maternity and Newborn Studio
glow portraits® is available for maternity photography and newborn portraits in NYC, Westchester and Long Island. We also have clients come from New Jersey and Connecticut for our photography experience and high quality of family portraits. Our fine art portrait studio is located in Midtown Manhattan, right in the heart of NYC. Our signature style is soft, simple, and pure. We love to capture the sweet expressions, tiny details, and breathtaking emotions of this beautiful journey into motherhood. We have years of experience in handling and soothing newborns, so brand new parents can rest assured that they are in good hands. With our expertise in artful lighting and editing, we are dedicated to producing beautifully styled images and heirloom artwork to preserve this precious time in your family’s life. As your babies grow in the blink of an eye, this is your chance to embrace these special moments that will bring you joy and lasting memories. Our calendar books months in advance, although we always try our best to allow flexibility for last-minute maternity portraits reservations and newborn photography bookings. We look forward to hearing from you, and creating one-of-a-kind works of art that will be cherished forever! Please reach us at our Midtown Manhattan Studio: 212.868.1076.

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