NYC Maternity & Newborn Photography Studio

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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 appreciate the importance of preserving your family’s fleeting moments. Our style of baby photography is pure, classic, minimalist and timeless to accentuate your baby’s natural beauty. We love to use soft colors, creams, blushes and neutrals to flatter baby skin tones. We will provide all the blankets, wraps and accessories. 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.

Tips for Choosing the Right Baby Nurse

We love our friends at British American Household Staffing, and they were kind enough to share some pearls of wisdom with our clients. If you’re thinking of hiring a baby nurse, check out the article below for some incredibly helpful tips!!

Welcoming a baby into the world is as challenging as it is exciting. Once you have decided to hire a Baby Nurse or a Newborn Care Specialist, you have already taken a major step towards creating the most positive experience you can for both your newborn and your family. But how do you decide exactly who to hire? Keep reading for British American’s top tips for choosing the right Baby Nurse.

1. It’s never too early to start looking – some women book a Baby Nurse immediately after finding out that they are expecting. The earlier you start searching, the less stressed you will be as the due date arrives. And a happy mommy equals a happy baby!

2. Keep in mind that there are tons of Baby Nurses looking for work, especially in major cities like New York, Los Angeles, and London. To find the perfect person, consider working with a staffing agency that has experience with Nannies and Newborn Care Specialists. Agencies will meet with your family to help you figure out what type of personality is best suited to your needs and will take on the difficult work of sorting through candidates to find the best of the best. They will also help you in the interviewing process regarding what questions to ask, what to look for, and what to avoid.

3. When you interview a Baby Nurse, get an understanding of her techniques. Even if you don’t know what exactly you are looking for yet, you can get a sense of how she works. What sleep training methods does she use? Does she have any special certifications that could be useful, such as a lactation certification? Does she specialize in preemies, multiples, colic, psychological development of newborns, breastfeeding or surrogacy? Has she also been trained as a doula or a midwife? Finding someone that is knowledgeable and experienced in all realms of infant care is essential.

4. Check out her background; an agency can run background checks at the local, state and federal level, verify CPR certifications, and speak to her references. This means that when it comes time to interview, you won’t be wasting time with any under qualified candidates. Instead, you can focus on determining who clicks with you and your family, which is extremely important.

5. Finally, when deciding who to hire, trust your gut. Choose someone that is compatible with your family and who you completely trust with your baby. A Baby Nurse will become an integral part of the first few months of your child’s life, so be sure to choose wisely.

sweet newborn photoshoot with twins

There have been a whirlwind of twins on the calendar over the past few weeks, and we have six newborn sessions for twin babies scheduled this month! So exciting!! Although it’s indeed a lot more time and effort to capture two tiny bundles of joy, it’s also double the cuddles, double the sweetness, and double the joy. We’d captured these little cuties in the comfort of home. We brought along studio lighting, blankets, wraps, and accessories to set up a small “studio” in the master bedroom for posed newborn portraits, and then used the living room and balcony for some beautiful family portraits. If you’re interested in scheduling your own newborn photo shoot – whether you’re expecting one baby or multiple babies – please contact Sophie at our Midtown Manhattan studio for updated availability!

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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.

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.

the value of custom photography

The arrival of your little one is an incredibly exciting time in your lives. You’ve prepared for months – reading every parenting article you can get your hands on, shopping for goodies, stocking up on diapers, and decorating the nursery to perfection. Arranging for a portrait session is an often overlooked part of the nesting months, but it’s an invaluable way to celebrate and preserve these precious memories for your family.

The teeny tiny newborn phase passes in the blink of an eye, and there is a small window of time for these portraits to be captured successfully. Although a photography session can be planned at any time in your baby’s first months, those sweet womblike poses can only be achieved within the first two weeks after birth. Selecting the wrong photographer could cause you to lose the opportunity to have your newborn baby professionally photographed, so we strongly recommend finding the best photographer for your family at least several months in advance of your due date.

At glow portraits, we recommend ideally capturing newborn portraits in the first 4-10 days. Beyond the first two weeks, baby’s bones and muscles start to strengthen, and and she’ll stretch out more with her limbs, which makes those womblike poses no longer feel natural and comfortable. Besides this development, baby will also experience a growth spurt and become more alert after the first two weeks.

With the convenience of phone cameras at our fingertips, many parents think they will have a chance to capture beautiful portraits of their baby. However, with the whirlwind of getting adjusted to life with a baby, you’d be surprised how challenging it is to get high quality pictures on your own. Newborns are very delicate, and getting each pose perfect requires endless practice, patience, and a trained eye. As you’ll see in our newborn gallery, the quality of images from your professional newborn photo shoot will outshine those from even the best digital camera.

We specialize in working with newborns, and boast years of experience. We’re familiar with the perfect lighting equipment, camera, lenses, calm environment, and blanket setup to capture your baby in the most artistic and flattering poses. Safety is of course always a priority, and precautions are taken at every stage of your session to ensure your baby is feeling calm and comfortable. We also use artistic post-processing to eliminate any blemishes and enhance each portrait into a beautiful work of art. It warms our hearts to provide clients with timeless images that will exceed your expectations, and be cherished for a lifetime.

We strive to create a relaxed and peaceful environment for newborn sessions in our Midtown Manhattan studio, so parents can sit back and enjoy the experience. We understand that your home in a state of chaos, while you get settled into life with your brand new baby. We want you leave that behind, and have a chance to simply enjoy your baby and focus on this little miracle.

With newborn portraits, you can freeze those very first days with your bundle of joy, capturing all of the tiny details, curled up poses, and sweet facial expressions. You’ll have many opportunities to take photos of your child as she grows up, but you will never again have these first days. The professional portraits from your newborn session will be the perfect images to share when you introduce your newest addition to all your family and friends. Whether you use a birth announcement, custom keepsakes, or an online album – the possibilities are endless with your beautiful gallery of newborn portraits that you will cherish forever.

NYC LUXURY NEWBORN & FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO
We use our expertise in newborn posing to create portraits that will be treasured for generations. If you are expecting a baby, please be in touch as soon as possible to schedule your maternity portrait session or newborn photo shoot. We can be reached at our Manhattan NYC studio 212.868.1076, or anytime by email at info@glow-portraits.com. We can’t wait to capture this incredible once-in-a-lifetime milestone for your family!

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