Petra & Linnea, A NYC Vacation Story | New York City Family Photographer

When Petra contacted me about documenting a day of her vacation with her daughter, I was so thrilled. I love wandering around New York City with visitors, showing them all the gems the city has to offer. Petra's daughter Linnea had just finished school and this was a celebration trip of sorts before she heads off to Iceland for a new job.

We made plans to meet up early at Top of the Rock. I should have done my research because I didn't know that the president happened to be in town that same day and that I had pre-paid for parking on his block! Needless to say, having my car searched by the Secret Service before 9am was not something I had planned for! Luckily I made it past them unscathed, parked my car, and was able to meet up with Petra and Linnea only a few minutes past schedule.

Top of the Rock is lovely in the mornings. It's not too crowded and the views of the city are spectacular. After spending a bit of time there, marveling at what a magical place New York City is,  we went down to the food court to get a bite to eat. After that we stopped in at St. Patrick's Cathedral and then popped into a couple of clothing stores on Fifth Avenue. We had to head west before we reached 59th Street as Trump Tower was surrounded by security, so we walked over to 6th Avenue, where Petra and Linnea picked up some sandwiches to take to Central Park.

It was a lovely day to walk through Central Park. We strolled through the mall to Bethesda Fountain and then up to the Boat House. From there we walked over to the Met Museum and Petra and Linnea enjoyed looking at some of the exhibits there. We parted ways as the ladies headed into the Met Museum Store to pick up some souvenirs. 

I enjoyed my time with this gorgeous mother and daughter duo so much! I wish Linnea all the luck in her new adventure! This trip was the perfect send-off.

Here are a few of my favorite images from the day. Click on any image to view it larger.

And here is the film of the day.

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Francesca Russell is a documentary-style family photographer and filmmaker located in Garden City South, NY. If you'd like to see more of her recent documentary family photography, head over to her Facebook page or follow her everyday adventures on Instagram. If you are looking for a family photographer or lifestyle videographer on Long Island or in the New York City area to document your family, small business or event, please contact her for more information.