I should probably label this post part 1 of 35. I have WAY too many dresses and ideas for my girls this summer. And I’m feeling the stress of not getting them all done and only the second week of July! Eeeek! In between client shoots or whenever the mood strikes me, I take my girls out for shoots. Sometimes they are big and planned and other times its spur of the moment. This night was one of those sort-of-spur of the moment shoots. I had the plan but didn’t tell them. We fed them a light dinner and dressed them, but didn’t really tell them anything. And oddly, they didn’t really ask (but really, they probably really know by know…) I think because we didn’t make a big production about it before hand, they were happier. They are also fed, so that helped. Since I always shoot close to sunset, feeding them before we shoot is now a must (that only took me 5 years to figure out…) I didn’t care that my husband or I didn’t eat! But the worst part of the night was the lack of breeze, which meant every mosquito in creation was out and eating us alive. I think because the girls were dressed in light colors, they left them alone, since they are usually feasted upon as well.

Before it was really officially summer, I took the girls to one of my favorite spots and did a photo shoot with them. Zoe was loving being a model that day and Piper even let me pose her! And it yielded my very favorite picture of them together ever. Piper is a very happy, silly, goofy kid. She’s so full of life but I never seem to really be able to capture that with my camera. But I did that night! I posed them and not only did Piper stay still and not run away like she always does, she smiled. And looked at the camera! It was like a pre-summer miracle!

Want to know a funny thing? They are both wearing size 4 dresses. Granted Piper’s was a tad large and Zoe’s was ever so slightly short, but they fit them. Its so weird how sizing runs all over the place in kid’s clothes. I’ve almost stopped looking at sizes and started being able to eye the garment and know if it will fit them. I knew that Piper’s dress would fit her, if not in the beginning of summer, but at least by the end. And that the opposite would be true of Zoe’s dress. I loved how the dresses wound up fitting them and how they looked together. What’s even funnier is I buy them clothes at different times, forgetting I have a coordinating outfit at home. I guess somewhere in the back of my head, I know, but its amazing how I’m often not aware of what I’ve previously bought since I pick up things here and there along the way.

I love styling not only my girls, but all my sessions. I have amassed quite a wardrobe for my girls and I keep a lot of what they grow out of. If any of my clients ever see an outfit or a dress and it would fit their daughter, I am happy to use it in their session! All you have to do is ask. I wish I could build a small closet in my house for all the dresses I have for photo shoots!

Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
I lovelovelovelovelove this picture of my girls:
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
Piper on the run, as always:
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
This girl + her hair = swoon:
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
My love, my muse:
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
She used to be deathly afraid of this bridge. Now she loves it, but Piper is afraid:
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
She loves to dance:
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
Sister, best friends:
Sisters summer sunset park photo shoot Long Island, NY
If you want to book a photo shoot for summer, hurry! Email me info@peanutpip.com for more information.

  • kristina zambrano - July 8, 2014 - 11:45 pm

    This session is lovely what adorable those cute girls are and the princess crown what a fantastic add to the images. Great workReplyCancel

  • Luis Luque - July 9, 2014 - 3:42 am

    WOW AWESOME ! I love how much fun she had in the shoot you can just tell in all these pictures and the locations you choose make the images even better great job !ReplyCancel

  • Daria - July 9, 2014 - 7:06 am

    Wow amazing beautiful childrens photos! You can quite the talent!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - July 9, 2014 - 9:13 am

    Beautiful! And I love their dresses. Great job on styling this photo session!ReplyCancel

  • A Dimple in Time Photography - July 10, 2014 - 11:12 am

    Absolutely stunning child photography! And it’s even better that you can display these photos in your own home because they are your own beautiful daughters! I love the way you styled the shoot, even down to their matching boots. What a lovely outdoor location you’ve found as well, it has so many spots to choose from! Just gorgeous :)ReplyCancel

  • michelle - July 10, 2014 - 1:21 pm

    beautiful photos of your girls, i hope you print some out big and hang them on your walls!ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - July 10, 2014 - 2:47 pm

    What beautiful girls! Love this session and can totally relate to having more ideas than time available :) You did a great job!ReplyCancel

  • Michele - July 10, 2014 - 2:49 pm

    These are beautiful! Perfect location for these two beauties…and their outfits are awesome!ReplyCancel

  • AnnMarie - July 10, 2014 - 3:59 pm

    These images are just perfect in every way!ReplyCancel

  • Matt - July 10, 2014 - 5:47 pm

    What a beautiful session. I love your lens!ReplyCancel

  • Eden - July 11, 2014 - 11:31 am

    Your girls are gorgeous! Love the location!ReplyCancel

I realized I never blogged this amazing family session and decided I needed to right now! It was overcast all day and even drizzling when we started our session. I was kind of freaking out because I had the most gorgeous location picked and the family was dressed perfectly. And even more pressure, the client’s parents were being included as a gift for his mom! We started off in the woods, to protect us from the drizzle and by the time we got to the more open part of the location, the sky was opening up and we even saw some sun! The session turned out beautiful and I couldn’t be happier.

So sweet:

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fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
Love how goofy and silly kids are:
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fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
We all remarked how amazing it was that this particular place doesn’t even look like Long Island, but almost like Vermont:
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
The tress were so perfect with their foliage it almost doesn’t even look real, but I assure you, it is:
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot
fall extended family photo shoot

  • Rhiannon - June 23, 2014 - 2:17 pm

    Other than the seagull in the background, I agree: It looks like it could be Vermont! I love the multiple generations in these as well – what an awesome idea. Absolutely beautiful! Thanks for remembering to post these!ReplyCancel

  • Joe Martin - June 23, 2014 - 2:28 pm

    Great set of portraits. You really did a great job. The colors of the cloths go so well with the fall leaves. I realy like to see the lifestyle shots with all the generations in the same photo. For sure to be a keepsakeReplyCancel

  • Emily Supiot - June 23, 2014 - 3:14 pm

    Great family portraits! I especially love the ones with grandma and grandpa too!ReplyCancel

  • Sohail A. Chouhan - June 23, 2014 - 3:37 pm

    OMG!!!! Amazing photographs and what a great family. The grandparents are so cool to be present to spoil the grand children and be a part of every memories for these cute kids. GO GRANDPARENTS!!!ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Power - June 23, 2014 - 3:58 pm

    Love the colors and the coordination of this session. And I love how the grandparents are in the session as well. I’m sure this family will treasure these portraits for years to come. Beautiful photography.ReplyCancel

  • Gary - June 23, 2014 - 9:45 pm

    Lovely pictures of the family! I’m sure they were having a lot of fun as well!ReplyCancel

  • LuiS Luque - June 23, 2014 - 10:01 pm

    WOW! JUST WOW ! I love the colors and how you captured this families love for each other. Love the grandparents they look so cute with there grandchildren.ReplyCancel

  • Emily Smith - June 24, 2014 - 12:01 am

    What a beautiful family portrait session. I absolutely LOVE the colors and styling of the clothing. The Long Island location can’t be beat either. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - June 24, 2014 - 12:07 am

    Wow! Just stunning! The family picked the most perfect outfits to compliment the fall colors. Totally not what I think of when I imagine Long Island.ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - June 24, 2014 - 1:05 am

    The colours are absolutely stunning, and I love, love, love that Grandma and Grandpa are involved in the photos!ReplyCancel

  • Michelle b - June 24, 2014 - 3:25 pm

    Gorgeous photos! What a special gift to include the grandparents, i’m sure they will cherish these photos with their grandchildren for yearsReplyCancel

  • heather - June 24, 2014 - 9:03 pm

    Beautiful location for such a beautiful family. I love the images with the lake in the background and the image with the kids laughing sure brings a smile to my faceReplyCancel

  • Eden - June 25, 2014 - 9:57 am

    What a great family session! Love the fall colors!ReplyCancel

About this same time last year, I took Piper out for a quick 5 minute photo shoot before her nap. I decided to do that again the other day. I had this super pretty Well Dressed Wolf dress from last year and since she finally fit into it, I grabbed it along with a pretty PippyLou head wreath and we had ourselves a quick shoot. I only got a handful of pictures but I love this one so much and wanted to share.

pretty dress in the grass

  • carmen hall - June 9, 2014 - 1:23 pm

    I so so so love this! It’s very beautiful! <3ReplyCancel

  • April - June 9, 2014 - 6:13 pm

    This is such a sweet, beautiful image of your little girl. Beautiful clothes, too! Makes me wish I was in Long Island so you could photograph my children.ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Knight - June 9, 2014 - 6:18 pm

    I say any photos of our children are worth cherishing. And this is a beautiful addition.ReplyCancel

  • Kristy - June 9, 2014 - 7:03 pm

    Love this. What a beautiful location tooReplyCancel

  • Michelle - June 9, 2014 - 9:02 pm

    So sweet and simple! You can’t go wrong with WellDressed Wolf either!ReplyCancel

  • Alina Thomas - June 9, 2014 - 10:54 pm

    So adorable! Precious memories!ReplyCancel

  • heather - June 10, 2014 - 12:08 am

    Beautiful girl and location!ReplyCancel

  • Jeff - June 10, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    I love the creativity and the vividness of your images. Such beautiful work. You are able to capture the children while they are relaxing and lost in the moment. Great job!!!ReplyCancel

  • Rhiannon - June 10, 2014 - 2:24 pm

    I love the softness of this image! She looks so content just before nap time! well done!ReplyCancel

  • luciana - June 10, 2014 - 8:17 pm

    What a beautiful set of images! Inspiring!ReplyCancel

  • Lai - June 10, 2014 - 10:05 pm

    Lovely styled session for your little girl! You images are always stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Gary - June 13, 2014 - 12:59 am

    What a great photo! location, lighting, set up, clothing are all perfect! Keep up the great work!ReplyCancel

I love doing communion sessions. A sweet girl, a pretty dress and lovely garden in the spring. What could be better?! I love getting to know these girls and seeing their sassyness come out. Anabella was definitely sassy, but all in a good way. I barely had to tell her how to pose, she would just turn and give me a look and I was thrilled. After having to post-pone our session due to extreme winds, we wound up with a perfect evening, just as the magnolias were about to go away. The gardens were becoming greener and the forsythia was still bold and yellow and the sun was glorious! These pictures remind me a fairytale with a modern day princess.

communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring
communion girl spring

  • Sohail - June 3, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    WoW!!!! I am sure the parents are not only proud of their little princess but also of amazing memories you’ve been able to freeze for them.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - June 3, 2014 - 9:52 pm

    Beautiful First Communion session! Long Island is lucky to have such a talented child photographer.ReplyCancel

  • CrystalB - June 3, 2014 - 10:08 pm

    What a beautiful location! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lai - June 3, 2014 - 11:06 pm

    Oh my god. This is the best First Communion session I have seen! Love the colors, location, and the girl’s dress. Love how you used geometric shapes in your composition. I bet her parents are going to get all of the images. Beautiful session!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - June 4, 2014 - 1:28 am

    Stunning photos. I love the light and I love all the flowers. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Luciana Justice - June 4, 2014 - 7:51 am

    Beautiful Firs communion photo session! what an awesome location!ReplyCancel

  • Gary - June 4, 2014 - 10:39 pm

    Amazing pictures and great location! Keep up the great photography!ReplyCancel

  • Eden - June 5, 2014 - 2:31 am

    She looks like a princess! Love the magnolia series!ReplyCancel

A few weeks ago, I had some Mother’s Day mini sessions. While I love mommy & me sessions, I don’t love doing mini sessions. I generally like to spend more time with my clients and especially with little kids, sometimes 30 minutes is just not enough time for them to come out of their shells. But when I have clients as amazing as Rachael & Evelyn, a mini session is a breeze. Evelyn, who is only a few weeks younger than my crazy Piper, might possibly be the calmest 2 year old I have ever met! She was so easy to work with and I love her serious little faces (I am such a sucker for a serious face!) We had a gorgeous spring day and so many of the trees and flowers were in the most perfect state of bloom.

Possibly one of my very favorite images I have ever taken. In fact, as soon as I clicked that shutter I had chills because I knew I captured the most perfect moment:

mother daughter spring session
mother daughter spring session
mother daughter spring session
I love this series:
mother daughter spring session
I adore this girl and her sweet, serious face:
mother daughter spring session
One of my other favorites ever. Evelyn’s little smirk kills me:
mother daughter spring session

  • Emily Smith - May 13, 2014 - 3:26 pm

    I am now insanely jealous of your gorgeous Long Island scenery! These are beautiful mommy and daughter photos that I am sure will be treasured for years to come!ReplyCancel

  • Kaley - May 13, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Wow, that location is stunning! Makes me wish I lived in Long Island! Beautiful work <3ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - May 13, 2014 - 3:52 pm

    I love the locations you get to choose from! I seriously want to travel to Long Island! And this mommy and daughter session? To die for!ReplyCancel

  • Christi - May 13, 2014 - 11:36 pm

    simply gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Brandy - May 15, 2014 - 11:17 pm

    I love that first image! These are so well captured!ReplyCancel

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