Welcome little one - A fun family session uptown in Harlem

I exchanged a couple of emails with this mom when she was midway through her pregnancy some months ago. Originally the session was conceived as maybe a gift (what else do you get an expecting mom who already has everything from baby number one?!) but then I was delighted to receive an email from her wonderfully caring husband, who really wanted to make sure his wife had her session with me, and arranged it himself. I was tickled pink. The session took place at their family abode in Harlem, and I couldn’t wait to check out their space. Over the centuries, Harlem has been defined by a series of economic boom-and-bust cycles, but the area is definitely in a boom cycle these days, and I can see why. Their apartment was probably the biggest and most beautiful space I’ve seen in Manhattan. The streets are leafy and the sidewalks are wide. Not only that, this family has a backyard - quite a rarity in Manhattan. I felt like I was somewhere in the burbs rather than NYC. Suffice to say this foursome has created quite an oasis for themselves in this big bustling metropolis of ours. A very huge congrats to your angelic addition to the family – it was my absolute pleasure to meet you all during such an important time in your lives

 mom and newborn sit on chair near light filled window with trees in the background. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up newborn baby girl lying across mom's lap outside during family lifestyle session in nyc
 newborn girl in white and red star onesie looking right at the camera while laying near window
 dad swinging son around outside in backyard during fun filled family lifestyle session with krystil mcdowall photography
 son playing with cars on couch while newborn baby girl laying on mom's lap. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 newborn baby girl sleeping on mom's lap near couch enjoying dim light. image by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 son drinking milk sitting at table with his dinosaurs overlooking mum and baby girl on chair
 newborn baby girl and dad portrait. sitting in backyard in nyc family home in harlem nyc
 nyc family lifestyle photo session in harlem. close up of mom holding newborn baby feet
 boy leaning on colorful floral chair during documentary family session in new york city
 image of blurred baby feet while baby lies on bed. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 dad swings boy around in sun in family backyard during documentary family session.  image by krystil mcdowall photography
 mom holds newborn sleeping newborn girl while peacefully sitting on couch during family lifestyle session in harlem nyc. image by krystil mcdowall
 dad throws son in the air in family backyard during documentary family session. image by krystil mcdowall photography
 black and white image of newborn baby girl outstretched on family couch. image by krystil mcdowall photography
 colorful image of newborn baby girl sleeping next to older brother playing with toy cars on family couch. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 black and white image of newborn baby girl sleeping while mum cuddles her on family couch. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 colorful image of mom and dad holding baby girl on family couch. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 shadowy image of mom holding newborn baby girl sitting in window sill. image by nyc krystil mcdowall photography in new york city
 image of newborn baby girl in white and red star onesie. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up black and white image of newborn girl sleeping on mom's shoulder. image by nyc family photographer krystil mcdowall
 newborn baby girl sleeping outstretched while sitting in window sill with mom during lifestyle family session. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 close up of newborn hands playing with mom's hand. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer taken in harlem new york
 portrait of young boy posing as he leans against backyard chair. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer in harlem new york
 toddler plays with water balloons in backyard during documentary session with krystil mcdowall
 mom caresses newborn girl as she sleeps quietly on mom's lap. image taken in harlem new york by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 boy playing with water balloons in backyard chair. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall photography
 mom, dad and newborn daughter enjoy the morning sun rays in backyard in harlem new york
 young boy gets swung around by dad having lots of fun in the sun. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 dad and daughter have a moment. image by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 young boy smiles before dad picks him up to swing him around. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer in harlem new york
 newborn daughter cuddles up to mom while sitting outback during family lifestyle session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 newborn daughter cuddles up to mom while sitting outback during family lifestyle session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 dad kisses newborn daughter while sitting outback during family lifestyle session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom kisses newborn daughter while sitting outback during family lifestyle session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 mom and son play in the garden outback during documentary family session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white image of mom and son playing in the garden outback during documentary family session. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of boy sitting at the table drinking a bottle of milk. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 dad kisses son before he throws him in the air during documentary family session. photo by krystil mcdowall
 portrait of newborn daughter. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white image of mom and son looking at garden bugs. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall

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