Upper West Side family photos

The Big First Birthday

Turning one is such an important milestone for a baby and for the baby’s parents. There’s no better time to capture some family moments than at the end of your baby’s first year. That’s just what I was called to do for this lovely Upper West Side family. There may be so many things you want to do for your baby's first birthday party but, this family proves sometimes relaxing at home with family and friends may be the best option. This party was so full of love and happiness. I captured some amazing moments this family will cherish for years to come! I'm truly happy to be able to do what I do. To see other birthdays and families lighting up a room like this lovely family, please feel free to take a peek at my portfolio.

Relaxed and Loving First Birthday

Our session ended up being scheduled last minute (as sometimes happens in the photography world) but, I’m so happy that we were able to make it work. Of all the parties I’ve had an opportunity to document, this was definitely the most laid back. The afternoon was made of up of friends, family and good food. There was love and joy filling the room throughout the whole party. Everyone was invited to be themselves, to simply come together and celebrate. It lacked all the pretension you typically come across with kids birthday parties in New York City. Both of the kids are spirited little humans that clearly keep their mom and dad on their toes. A very big congrats to mom and dad for having their sweet little angel turn 1. I can't wait to see her grow into an even more beautiful and courageous little girl! She's so full of personality and it shows on camera! It was a privilege to capture such an important part of your family story.  

 candid black and white family portrait of mom, dad and daughter playing in living room of nyc apartment. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 son sits on mom's lap playing hand games in living room of nyc apartment. NYC family photographer Krystil McDowall captures real family moments
 young boy in room of nyc apartment with big small big blue eyes and smiling at the camera. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 candid family portrait of one year old, big brother, mom, dad and grandmother enjoying laughter and cuddles on the couch. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 portrait of one year old daughter in red dress playing in living room of nyc apartment. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 son sitting on mom's lap and making funny faces together. Capturing real family moments NYC family photographer Krystil McDowall
 candid portrait of mom and her one year old daughter playing together. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 young boy in room of nyc apartment playing with wooden ship toy. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 close up detail shot of young boy in room of nyc apartment playing with wooden ship toy. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 candid portrait of dad and one year old daughter playing playing with wooden toys on living room couch. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 bird's eye family portrait of one year old in red dress playing with some of her new toys. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 candid silly photo of young boy sticking out his tongue while playing in living room of nyc apartment. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 candid black and white family portrait of mom, dad and daughter playing in living room of nyc apartment. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 candid family portrait of one year old, big brother, dad and grandmother enjoying laughter and cuddles on the couch. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 portrait of mom and her beautiful one year old daughter smiling at each other and enjoying a cuddle in nyc apartment. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 photo of boy eating sister's one year old birthday cake. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 close up of boy looking at his sister's of one year birthday cake. photo by Krystil McDowall photography
 details photo of brother eating sister's one year old birthday cake. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 photo of daughter eating her one year birthday cake. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 details shot of mom and daughters feet while they're sitting on the kitchen bench. photo by Krystil McDowall photography
 photo of daughter eating her one year birthday cake. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 dad and daughter time together on the couch. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 candid portrait of son, mother and grandmother chatting. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 candid family portrait of one year old, big brother, mom, dad and grandmother enjoying laughter and cuddles on the couch. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 candid family portrait of one year old, big brother, dad and grandmother enjoying laughter and cuddles on the couch. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 portrait of little sister sitting on big brother's lap. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 candid family time and capture of dad and son playing with toys. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 dad and son portrait in nyc living room. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 little sister and big brother playing with sister's new toys. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 candid portrait of mom and her one year old daughter playing with a drum in nyc apartment. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 photo of nanny feeding bottle to one year old girl at her birthday party. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall
 candid family portrait of mom, dad and daughter playing in living room of nyc apartment. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer Krystil McDowall

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