A sunny fall morning in Queens with the loveliest family of 3

I'm rarely stuck for words for my blog posts, but this session left me a little speechless. You can always hope that you are going to have clients as lovely as this family, but it's so wonderful when it actually happens. I couldn't have stepped into a warmer more caring home, or a home on a more greener and peaceful street. I've spoken elsewhere in this blog about how much I like Queens (see that blog post here). I was greeted by the family's furry friend who packs a punch for his size and clearly has the status of child, rather than pet, in the family. But then I got to meet sweet Baby J. At only 8 months, he possesses an otherworldly sense of maturity - he didn't fuss once throughout our session (I'm serious!) and he looked at everything his parents did with such deep interest and a pensive stare - this little guy is a thinker. The conversation turned to life in New York City - rents, living, and generally just managing, but I was particularly touched when we discussed personal stories of how difficult it can be to grow your family to the desired number. Bringing babies into this world is not for the feint of heart, but if every home in this world was lucky enough to have even an ounce of the love that these parents have for their children, I'm convinced there would be no problems in the world. As far as favorite sessions go, this beautiful family is right at the top of my list (not least of which is because part of our session took place at the quirky Socrates Sculpture Park). Thank you for inviting me into your hearts and your home and trusting me to document memories of your beautiful growing boy

 mom, dad and son sitting on step feature at socrates sculpture park in queens. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 Candid family photo of family on couch in living room of queens nyc apartment. image by krystil mcdowall photography
 peeking at mom, baby and dog through plants in the living room during nyc family photo session. image by krystil mcdowall photography
 dad holds son's hands in the air while son looks eagerly at the camera. krystil mcdowall photography capturing candid family photos
 close up of dad giggling while giving snuggles to his baby son at local queens park. son enjoying shoulder ride at local park in queens. image by photographer krystil mcdowall
 dad holds baby in the air in living room against backdrop of colorful wall hangings. krystil mcdowall photography capturing candid family photos
 candid family portrait at socrates sculpture park in queens. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 dad holds baby in the air in living room against backdrop of colorful wall hangings while mom sits next to the boys. krystil mcdowall photography capturing candid family photos
 close up photo of dad snuggling into baby son during documentary family photo session with nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom holds son while he explores the couch and gives son soft kiss on the cheek. krystil mcdowall photography capturing candid family photos
 mom, dad and son play in living room together during candid family photo session in queens. krystil mcdowall photography capturing candid family photos
 dad and son sitting on living room couch while dad plays guitar for his eight month old son during fun family photo session in queens. image by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white image of dad sitting on couch and playing guitar for his son. dad and son sitting on living room couch while dad plays guitar for his eight month old son during fun family photo session. image by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up details photo of baby feet while dad plays guitar. image by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom and son stand in front of fruit sculpture at socrates sculpture park in queens. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom, baby and dog on sun filled living room couch enjoying listening to dad play guitar during documentary family photo session. image by krystil mcdowall photography
 Candid photo of family of three in living room of Queens nyc apartment with baby smiling and parents lovingly smiling at baby
 black and white close up photo of dad holding babies hands. photo by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up portrait of family dog while sitting on couch
 family portrait at socrates sculpture park with manhattan skyline in the background. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom, baby and dog on sun filled living room during documentary family photo session. image by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 son enjoying shoulder ride at local park in queens. image by photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom, dad and son play in living room together with son sitting on mom's lap during candid family photo session in queens. image by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 dad plays guitar while son watches curiously. capturing candid family moments to be treasured for a lifetime. krystil mcdowall photography
 mom, baby and dog on sun filled living room couch enjoying listening to dad play guitar during documentary family photo session. image by krystil mcdowall photography
 portrait of baby son in living room during in home family photo session in queens
 dad and son sitting on living room couch while dad plays guitar for his eight month old son during fun family photo session. image by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom and son sitting enjoying the morning sun while sitting on apartment stairs during nyc family photo session. image by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 son sits on dad's lap in living room of peaceful queens apartment. mom, baby and dog on sun filled living room couch enjoying listening to dad play guitar during documentary family photo session. image by krystil mcdowall photography
 mom and son sitting enjoying the morning sun while sitting on apartment stairs during nyc family photo session. image by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 son reaching towards fruit sculpture at socrates sculpture park in queens. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of dad and son on "daddy" sign at son reaching towards fruit sculpture at socrates sculpture park in queens. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 son enjoying cuddles with dad at local park in queens. image by photographer krystil mcdowall
 image of family shoes out at local queens park
 black and white family portrait at socrates sculpture park with manhattan skyline in the background. image by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid photo of family walking their dog at socrates sculpture park. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall

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