Family photos in DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park

Those of you who follow my work know that I often speak about my families with a lot of joy, and this family is no exception. But it is rare that I am as sentimental about a family session as much as I am about this one, and there’s good reason for my sentimentality. A couple of years ago when I started my family photography business, this family was one of the first to allow me into their NYC abode. I was invited into their home to capture their youngest kiddo when she was just a wee newborn. Since that time, we’ve become friends and, because we are neighbors, we often bump into each other at our local park or coffee shop. When I ran into this mama not that long ago, she mentioned the possibility of a move to Michigan, but had prefaced the conversation by saying she didn't think it would happen. It's not uncommon for "moving" conversations to occur among NYC residents during the winter time, especially when winters are as long and brutally cold as this one was. But fast forward a few weeks and I received an email from mom telling me they are, in fact, moving and that she wanted to arrange some family photos as a tribute to their time in New York City. There are literally thousands of photographers in NYC, so when she said I was her "first choice photographer", my heart started jumping up and down. Both mom and dad are true New Yorkers, as they have collectively spent over 40 years in this busy and bustling city. Considering that, I wasn't sure that I could do their time here justice... But we gave it a go! The backdrop was none other than DUMBO and Brooklyn Bridge Park. We ran around the area shooting as much as we could and until the kids were all worn out. Given I was hired to document this family's last photo session in New York City, I only hope these images live up to mom and dad's hopes, that they hang high in their new mid-west abode, and that the girls are told tales of their time in NYC while looking over these photos

 photo of family standing in front of the brooklyn bridge with mom and dad looking at the camera and young daughters laughing together. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid color portrait of family standing in dumbo with brooklyn bridge as the backdrop to family photos. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of dad kissing daughter on the lips and daughter looking at camera with cheeky grin. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid portrait of daughter in pink shirt standing in front of love locks with manhattan in the background. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid portrait of young daughter in blue dress playing at brooklyn bridge park in front of love locks with manhattan skyline in the background. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid photo of mom spinning daughter around while she's laughing at the pier at brooklyn bridge park. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of dad giving young daughter a shoulder ride with blurred brooklyn bridge in the background. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of young girl in blue dress with pink headband standing in front of jane's carousel in dumbo brooklyn and looking in at carousel with reflection in the glass. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of dad and mom kissing youngest daughter in front of bright and colorful graffiti wall in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 young girl exploring green grass and yellow dandelions during family photo session in new york city. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of sisters staring at jane's carousel in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 close up black and white portrait of dad and his daughter in front of the manhattan bridge in brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of mom and daughter on cobble stoned street and bushes in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 young girl and dad exploring green grass and yellow dandelions in brooklyn during family photo session in nyc. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of daughter standing in pink shirt in front of jane's carousel in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid dad and daughter photo of dad pulling a funny face before he throws his daughter up in the air standing on dumbo brooklyn sidewalk. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of mom hugging both her daughters at the pier at brooklyn bridge park. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid dad and daughter photo of the two shortly before dad throws daughter up in the air standing sidewalk in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid portrait of dad giving young daughter wearing pink shirt a shoulder ride with brooklyn bridge as the backdrop. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid black and white family portrait of family standing in dumbo with brooklyn bridge as the backdrop. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 two daughters playing with the love locks at the brooklyn bridge park with manhattan skyline in the background. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 dad and daughter photo taken as they explore blooming cherry blossoms during  family photo session in new york city. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 daughter playing at pier with the love locks and the manhattan skyline in the background. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 blurred family portrait of family playing with the love locks at the brooklyn bridge park with manhattan skyline as the backdrop. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 dad holding laughing daughter in the air in front of the brooklyn bridge in dumbo. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 dad chasing daughter around at the pier at brooklyn bridge park with manhattan skyline in the background. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid photo of family of four playing on the pier at brooklyn bridge park. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 detail photo of mom's bright red flats and daughter's white buckle up shoes taken while standing at the pier at brooklyn bridge park. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of two young sisters standing and pointing at jane's carousel in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of two young sisters walking in front of jane's carousel in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of big sister giving little sister a kiss on the cheek in front of jane's carousel in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of family sitting on park bench with brooklyn bridge in the background. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of daughter holding dad's hand and both looking at the camera. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of family sitting on park bench with brooklyn bridge in the background. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid photo of mom and daughter after mom has spun daughter around at the brooklyn bridge park and daughter cannot stop laughing. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of family strolling in front of bright and colorful graffiti wall in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of young girl's hands pressed against glass at jane's carousel in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of mom and youngest daughter standing in front of bright orange graffiti wall in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid portrait of young daughter in pink shirt playing with the love locks at brooklyn bridge park. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of daughter holding dad's hand and standing in front of bright blue and black graffiti wall in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 detail photo of mom and dad embracing each other in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of family strolling in front of colorful graffiti wall during fun filled family photo session in new york city. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 black and white portrait of young girl and her dad picking dandelions during family photo session in new york city. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 portrait of mom and dad sitting on green hill with cherry blossoms overhanging and manhattan buildings in the background. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 photo of young girl holding mom and dad's hands as she walks along cobble stoned street in dumbo brooklyn. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 candid portrait of dad and daughter laughing together after dad threw daughter in the air. photo by krystil mcdowall photography
 tilt shift candid family photo of family walking along cobble stoned street in dumbo brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall
 candid photo of young girl and mom and dad sitting on green grass amidst blooming cherry blossoms in brooklyn. photo by nyc family and newborn photographer krystil mcdowall

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