A family of globetrotters meets in NYC for a relaxed session at The Highline

One of the great things about being an NYC family photographer is that I’m always meeting new people and it is a constant reminder of what a true metropolis New York City is. Due to the sheer size of the city, I rarely bump into people I know. So you’ll be as surprised as I was to learn that upon getting to know this fabulous foursome, we have friends in common. And not just people we know – close friends. One works with my sisters best friend and another has worked with a friend I studied with a few years ago. To have not one, but two connections in common, really made me pause and wonder if the world we live in is actually that big. I mean what are the odds? The thing I loved most about this session is what a great family I met. This mom has three handsome grown men that are seriously killing it all over the world – one is a diplomat in Europe, another is in the travel industry in Australia and the other is in finance in NYC. I vividly remember thinking to myself during our session that if I can raise my son half as well as this mom raised hers, then I will be a happy lady. Because this family is made up of citizens of the world, face-to-face family time is uncommon. Our session came to be so we could freeze a few moments in time on the rare occasion that this foursome is all in the same place at the same time. Our backdrop was one of our city’s iconic locations, The High Line, which is a 1.45-mile-long linear park created on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line - it was a fun morning!

 mom and three sons on talking on street corner in chelsea nyc. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom sits with son on park bench and son is in brightly colored red and block check shirt leaning at the high line in nyc. photo by Krystil McDowall photography
 mom and handsome sitting on the highline park bench having a chat. photo taken from birds eye view during family photo session
 Krystil McDowall Photography captures three brothers having a chat at the highline in nyc
mom with three sons and close up of half body and arms and legs while on park bench
 mom with three sons leaning over railing and looking at road at the high line in nyc by Krystil McDowall photography
 mom sits with son on park bench at the high line in nyc. photo by Krystil McDowall
 mom and three sons in the air jumping off park bench during lifestyle family photo session in nyc
 mom and three sons on bride at the highline overlooking busy nyc streets in nyc family photo session
 mom and three sons on bride at the highline overlooking busy nyc streets in nyc family photo session photo taken from behind with arms wrapped around each other
 detail shot of three sons sitting at a park with hands overlapping in during lifestyle family photo session in nyc. Krystil McDowall photography
 mom and three sons walking the footpaths of the highline in nyc
 mom and three sons sitting on nyc stoop in chelsea and peaking through stoop rails in nyc family photo session
 mom and three sons in front of beautiful brownstones in chelsea manhattan for nyc family photo session. image by Krystil McDowall Photography
 mom and three sons looking up at street sign in chelsea during nyc family photo session. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 mom and three sons on park bench at the highline having a chat and a laugh during nyc family photo session
 mom and three debonair sons on a footpath at the highline in nyc family photo session. photo by krystil mcdowall
 aerial view of three sons heads on park bench in nyc streets. photo by krystil mcdowall
 family walking in arm in arm in nyc park during nyc lifestyle family photo session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom with handsome son sitting on beautiful park bench on a sunny morning at the highline
 mom and handsome son enjoy chatting on sunny morning at nyc park. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 family of four at nyc park on sunny morning during family lifestyle photo session
 three handsome brothers enjoying time at the highline in nyc. nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 family enjoying sitting on wooden park bench during sunny family lifestyle morning session in nyc. photo by krystil mcdowall

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