A delightful NYC family session on the best rooftop in town

I distinctly remember meeting this mom: she looked uber cool. She was dressed in some funky bright sneakers and stylish harem pants. And every day since we met, she has looked just as trendy. Our family photo session together was no exception. And yes, in case you’re wondering, her hair always looks that amazing! I often go to bed daydreaming that I’ll look just as great as her when I wake up, but then, you know, I actually wake up – ha! Anyway, what you may be able to pick up from looking at these images is that this family is full of creative juice. Both mom and dad have acting in their blood and I'm talking the cool NYC-type of acting (i.e., theater and Broadway). Not to mention, mom is a bad-ass graphic designer and fellow photographer. I knew we were going to have fun at our session, and not feigned fun, but real genuine fun and laughter. Our backdrop was their neighborhood in Hudson Heights (to see another outdoor session in Hudson Heights, see here), and we had a too-good-to-be-true view of the George Washington Bridge because this mom has the best NYC rooftop I’ve seen! In a short space of time she’s become a lovely friend of mine, and I hope these images mark the start of a long and beautiful friendship ahead

 toddler laughing while mom and dad swing her in the air enjoying some fun family moments together in nyc
 mom and daughter place with tree leaves on nyc sidewalk during documentary family session in nyc. Photo by Krystil McDowall Photography
 daughter enjoys a piggyback by dad while on nyc rooftop. dad and daughter enjoy real moments of laughter. nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom and daughter walk along nyc streets of Manhattan laughing heaps and holding hands. nyc family and newborn photographer. photo by krystil mcdowall
 portrait of daughter smiling in pale blue dress with a cat on nyc sidewalk 
 daughter's yellow rainboots that have paddington bear. photo taken while toddler stands in puddle
 mom and daughter hold each other while daughter points to potplants and dad stands in the distance looking lovingly during documentary family session in nyc
 daughter sits and moms lap on nyc rooftop and daughter plays with yellow hourglass and dad sits next to them. Capturing real and genuine moments in nyc documentary family session by krystil mcdowall
 mom and daughter play with potplants and daughter is curious about plants and asks mom questions. capturing your fun family moments is nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 daughter is curious about yellow flower and leans out to touch flower. capturing your child's curiosity and fleeting family moments in nyc. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 mom, dad and daughter portrait as they enjoy a balmy and sunny nyc afternoon on a great nyc rooftop
 daughter holds hands over her face shying away from the camera during documentary lifestyle session by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 daughter holds hands over her head playing and shying away from the camera during documentary lifestyle session by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up of mom and daughter's faces as daughter curiously looks at beautiful tree leaves. Krystil mcdowall photography captures your child's fleeting curiosity in lifestyle sessions
 daughter, mom and dad look and discuss coral on rooftop balcony in new york city
 beautiful portrait of mom and her gorgeous Japanese daughter. photo taken on sunny afternoon during documentary family lifestyle session using natural light
 mom and daughter hold hands walking along nyc sidewalk in blue dresses. nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall capturing beautiful family moments to be treasured for a lifetime
 mom and daughter playing among tree leaves on nyc sidewalk. Krystil mcdowall photography capturing silly moments of your family
 mom holding daughter so she can play with tree leaves. documentary lifestyle session by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 daughter sits on moms lap on nyc stoop in upper manhattan and mom has the hugest smile on her face. krystil mcdowall captures image in nyc documentary lifestyle session family and newborn photographer
 mom and daughter talk about the rooftop potplants while dressed in matching blue dresses on sunny nyc afternoon
 mom, dad and daughter playing games on nyc rooftop with daughter swinging in the air
 close up of daughter saying "cheese" while holding mom and dad's hands on nyc rooftop. image by krystil mcdowall photography
 Dad holding daughter in the air. photo taken by nyc family and newborn photographer
 dad swings daughter around playfully and daughter is all her smiles. krystil mcdowall photography
 fun family photo shoot. mom and daughter discuss rooftop plants on sunny nyc afternoon outdoor session
 daughter swings around pole while mom and dad look on lovingly. photo taken during nyc family photoshoot
 daughter, mom and dad explore beach coral. photo taken from a birds eye view. photo taken by krystil mcdowall during documentary nyc family photoshoot
 daughter plays with yellow hourglass while sitting on mom's lap during documentary nyc family photo shoot
 beautiful rooftop photo of a lovely, bubbly energetic family of three
 close up of mom and daughter's hands while sitting on stoop of nyc apartment building in upper manhattan
 daughter enjoys tickles from mom and dad while sitting on mom's lap on rooftop during balmy afternoon photo session
 mom kisses daughter's hand while daughter enjoys piggy back from dad. image by krystil mcdowall photography in nyc family photoshoot
 toddler enjoys piggy back from dad with dad laughing all the way. enjoying real life moments with families
 the hugest laughs from mom and daughter while in nyc sidewalk. photo by nyc family photographer
 details shot of dad's strong arms holding daughter in piggy back ride. nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom and daughter together on rooftop sitting by lovely potplants and enjoying the view
 daughter and mom play together on balmy afternoon in front of nyc apartment block. capturing childhood moments
 daughter splashing in puddle in yellow paddington bear rainboots. krystil mcdowall photography captures fun childhood moments
 mom and daughter peek around fire hydrant on side of nyc street. capturing family moments and life nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom and dad at the end of session and taking photo from almost birds eys view

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