An NYC family session spent in the Flower Capital of Manhattan

I've been lucky enough to know this mom since our kiddos were newborns. We live close by and I remember looking around for activities to do with my newborn when I was on maternity leave and finding her at that time. Once we got talking, we quickly learned we had shared backgrounds, both having ventured to New York City from our prior lives in the Land Down Under. Even more interesting than that, though, is this mom is a former dancer and we grew up in the same city. As my sister spent her childhood dancing, I was pretty sure we'd have friends in common from the dancing world, and we do! I've surmised elsewhere how funny it is to live in one of the biggest cities in the world and constantly meet people who know your close friends (see that post here), but it really never ceases to amaze me. Anyway, as you can see from these photos, our kiddos are no longer newborns - her daughter has grown into one of the most intelligent and curious little ones there is. And while our conversations these days aren't occupied with discussions of breastfeeding and sleepless nights, as they once were, we now talk about the different directions life is pulling us both in. I couldn't be happier that she asked me to document a morning spent in the Flower Capital of Manhattan (aka Fort Tryon Park). I love these photos almost as much as I love this family

 mom, dad and daughter sit on park bench all squished in cuddling together. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 mom and dad swing daughter among fall leaves in the park during candid family session with nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 sun shines on toddler's curly hair during family session in fort tryon park. image by krystil mcdowall photography
 mom and dances with daughter in beautiful manhattan park during documentary family session. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom and daughter peek through park bench at camera. enjoying fun family moments during candid family session in nyc. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 mom, dad and daughter walking under big concrete arch in fort tryon park in nyc. photo by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 daughter sits on mom's lap with dad looking on lovingly near beautiful flower vines. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom carries daughter for piggy back rise while looking into the sun during documentary family session among the fall colors. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white portrait of dad and daughter in the park. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 beautiful toddler girl plays amongst bright flowers in family session in fort tryon park. image by krystil mcdowall photography
 mom, dad and daughter sit on park bench looking at the hudson river in new york photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 close up of dad, mom and daughter's hands. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom, dad and daughter sit on park bench playing the hand game. capturing real family moments in new york city
 mom holds daughter amongst bright and colorful park flowers in park during documentary family session. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom and dad stand by daughter as she explores bright and colorful flowers in manhattan park during fall family session in nyc
 mom carries daughter for piggy back rise while looking into the sun during documentary family session among the fall colors. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom, dad and daughter looking at bright flowers in beautiful manhattan park during documentary family session. image by krystil mcdowall
 daughter holds mom and dad's hands in park. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 dad gives a big bear hug to daughter outside in the park in a documentary family session among the fall colors. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 colorful family portrait among the flowers and park beauty. daughter lifts white dress up playfully. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall 
 mom and dad swing daughter among fall leaves in the park during candid family session with photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom and dad swing daughter among fall leaves in the park during candid family session with photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid family photo of daughter, mom and dad playing in dirt in the park. capturing candid family moments for nyc families is krystil mcdowall photography
 black and white portrait of mom and daughter sitting on the park stairs among fall leaves during documentary family session with krystil mcdowall photography
 close up of cheeky daughter laying on mom's lap. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom, dad and daughter look out at a ship in the hudson river during fun family park session with krystil mcdowall photography
 close up of daughter's feet in white sandals jumping in the leaves of an nyc park
 close up of leaves falling on daughter in candid family session in nyc. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 dad and daughter portrait in the park by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom, dad and daughter sit on park bench squished and cuddling for kisses together. photo by krystil mcdowall
 mom and toddler exploring big concrete park arches of beautiful fort tryon park in new york city. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 mom, dad and daughter run in concrete arches in nyc park. photo by nyc photographer krystil mcdowall
 daughter sits on mom's lap in concrete park arches. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 daughter sits on mom's lap in concrete park arches. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up photo of daughter's feet in cute white sandlas. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up of mom and daughter cuddling on park stairs in fort tryong par during family lifestyle session. image by photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom and dad throw fall leaves over daughter in candid family session in nyc. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 family portrait on stairs in fort tryon park during family lifestyle session. image by photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid family photo of daughter, mom and dad playing in dirt in the park. capturing candid family moments for nyc families is krystil mcdowall photography
 portrait of mom and daughter sitting on the park stairs among fall leaves during documentary family session with krystil mcdowall photography
 dad throws daughter in the air in fun family outdoor in nyc. photo by krystil mcdowall photography

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