NEW YORK, April 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- With his wife's second pregnancy, photographer Michael Kormos truly discovered and embraced the beauty of the female form. This husband-and-wife team run a successful family portrait business in NYC. However, it was only with Sophie's final weeks of pregnancy that they really dove into the magic of maternity photography. Drawing on a decade of experience in photography, Michael explored different means of capturing this special time. Starting off with artistic black-and-white studio portraits, Sophie soon found herself posing in a snow-covered wheat field, on the sands of a stormy beach, and waist deep in a sunset-infused lake.
Michael has quickly gained a reputation for his incredible maternity art, with clients traveling from afar to bare their bellies for his camera. Michael credits much of his success to good timing: "With the ever-growing trend of pregnancy in the media and pop culture, maternity shoots have become a celebration of womanhood. I believe they're becoming just as common as wedding photography." His images celebrate the voluptuous curves and natural glow of pregnancy. By incorporating elements of childish whimsy - a burst of bubbles, jumbo red balloon, a handful of jellybeans - his images reflect the excitement of this magical time. Most importantly, his portraits capture the joy of motherhood, the unparalleled love, and the special bond between parents and child.
Through photography, Michael is determined to encourage mothers to embrace their pregnant bodies. He finds it truly unfortunate that many women only realize the beauty of maternity in retrospect. Even his own wife spent her first pregnancy dressed in loose-fitting, frumpy clothing to hide her blossoming shape. Michael places a large emphasis on making clients feel beautiful during their session - rather than their usual mindset of physical discomforts, raging hormones, and gloomy certainty that they will never again squeeze into their pre-maternity jeans. He and Sophie put their clients at ease with silly jokes, and having them visualize holding their new baby. His authentic images capture the genuine emotions that are so difficult to express with words.
Pregnancy is an experience that will only happen once or twice for most women, and there is no time as special and unique. Whether a first child or a little sibling, the anticipation of a newborn marks the start of a new chapter in the life of a family. With Michael's talent and rapport, it's no wonder that most clients return a few weeks later for a newborn portrait session, adding to their collection of stunning art to be treasured for years to come.
Image samples may be viewed at http://www.michaelkormos.com/_bellies
About Michael Kormos Photography:
Michael Kormos Photography (http://www.michaelkormos.com) specializes in family portraiture. Whether an intimate maternity session or candid toddler session, Michael and Sophie strive to make their shoots a fun and fresh experience, while delivering stunning portraits of the highest quality.
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