Mom warned that Lucia liked to run. She warned me she wouldn’t stay still during the shoot. Do you think I was worried? Nope. But I probably should have been. Lucia did not like to stay still. She did want to be held. She did not want to listen to me but her soft, sweet “no” when I asked her if she would do something for me made me smile. Mom thought the session went horribly and that we didn’t get any good shots. But that’s where she was wrong. Yes, Lucia wasn’t easy but once I stopped trying to get her to do things MY way and let her lead, things went a lot easier. And we did get some great shots of the family. And lots of one with Lucia running away and mom and dad in the background. And until she figured out how to get off my gorgeous, carved rocking horse, she stayed still. I always have a trick!

I adored sweet Lucia and totally empathized with mom and dad’s exasperation (have I ever mentioned how uncooperative Piper is during shoots????)

No, she didn’t stay still for long:

sweet family fall photo shootOk, maybe for a few minutes: sweet family fall photo shootAnd then she was off: sweet family fall photo shootAnd very proud of it too: sweet family fall photo shootBut then she was stuck on the rocking horse for a while and I got some truly amazing pictures of her. In fact, when I was editing this set of pictures, I realized I wanted pictures of my girls like this to hang in their rooms. I tried to recreate these for with my girls (with slightly less success): sweet family fall photo shoot sweet family fall photo shoot sweet family fall photo shoot sweet family fall photo shootAnother of my favorites shots: sweet family fall photo shoot sweet family fall photo shoot sweet family fall photo shoot sweet family fall photo shoot sweet family fall photo shoot

This week, Long Island finally saw its first snowfall of the winter. It was really only an inch or 2, but I was so happy. You know I love me some snow. And even more when I get to take pictures in it! Zoe was at school but I had my Piper with me and so we went out for about 2 minutes. It was all we needed to grab a few great shots. Piper has gotten SO much better at taking pictures with me and even listening to directions. I just hope that lasts for a very long time. Hey, a momtographer can wish, right? I love these few pictures, but I especially love the last one. What’s better than catching the falling snowflakes on your tongue??

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  • Jamie Frayser - January 9, 2015 - 2:28 pm

    Oh goodness gracious. This is beyond adorable. I love snow sessions.ReplyCancel

  • Corey - January 9, 2015 - 2:28 pm

    Piper is adorable! These are beautiful snow photos. Love the ones of her catching snowflakes on her tongue – so fun!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne - January 9, 2015 - 2:43 pm

    What a lovely Long Island snowy scene. I absolutely love the magical quality in your beautiful children’s photography. These are wonderful.ReplyCancel

  • Katie Brockpahler - January 9, 2015 - 2:51 pm

    These are amazing! I love snow photos! She is adorable and these are definitely frameable!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Beth - January 9, 2015 - 3:09 pm

    I so want snow!!! These are so lovely. Beautiful Children’s Photography!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren W - January 9, 2015 - 3:41 pm

    Beautiful, soft and whimsy!ReplyCancel

  • patricia - January 9, 2015 - 4:28 pm

    incredible well composed and the color are incredible cute little girlReplyCancel

  • lorena - January 9, 2015 - 8:27 pm

    OMGosh! These are great! I want some snow…just a little bit. :)ReplyCancel

  • Lai - January 10, 2015 - 5:23 pm

    Love these snow shots. I always enjoy seeing your daughters pictures. Feels like I know them.ReplyCancel

Today, my little Piper is 3. Now, I’m not happy she’s 3, because if you’ve ever had a toddler, you know that 3 is a WORST age. I mean, 2 is nothing compared to 3. But, that being said, of course I’m happy to celebrate my girl and the day of her birth! Piper is a very special girl with an amazing personality. She’s smart and very talkative. She tells you every thought on her mind and asks a million questions about everything. I love talking to her and snuggling with her. She gives the best hugs and kisses. And if I blow on her belly, she loves to blow on my cheek. She makes me laugh every day. She also frustrates me every day. Her tantrums can be epic. And then 5 minutes later, she makes you laugh by doing something incredibly goofy and silly and you can’t help but crack up. She loves penguins and her fox (pictured with her below!) She loves Curious George and Peppa Pig. She eats a ‘Tella Jelly sandwich almost every day (Nutella and jelly) and loves to eat her cheese before her nap. She still loves to fall asleep on me at naptime (and I can’t say I don’t love it!!!) She loves her sunglasses and copies everything her big sister does. She is joy to have in our lives, even on the worst days and I can’t imagine my life without her. She completed our family and makes it so much better.

Happy Birthday, my sweetie PIE. Mommy loves you so freaking much.

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  • Irma - January 5, 2015 - 3:43 pm

    AMAZINGLY BEAUTIFUL!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - January 5, 2015 - 4:18 pm

    Beautiful work from a great portrait photographer. Atmospheric and lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Katie Brockpahler - January 5, 2015 - 4:21 pm

    These are beautiful! She is so full of personality and life!!ReplyCancel

  • Sohail - January 5, 2015 - 7:37 pm

    OMG She’s so cute!!!! Lovely photos.ReplyCancel

  • Jenna Wren - January 5, 2015 - 7:45 pm

    I love these! I was smiling the whole time! What a beautiful little girl, and such gorgeous work!ReplyCancel

  • Eden - January 7, 2015 - 9:54 pm

    What a sassy girl! Love the black and whites!ReplyCancel

So thankful to have had such a successful 2014. I had such a amazing clients and loved getting to know all my new clients. I really hope each and everyone of them comes back in 2015!!!

I’m also offering a special for clients who book a FULL 2015 session between today and Sunday, November 30, 2014 to get a FREE slide show of their images. I will be offering this a product available for purchase in 2015 and am very excited about them!

Email me info@peanutpip.com to book your session now.

 

 

  • Cyd - November 26, 2014 - 4:30 pm

    You deserve to have had a great year, you’re so talented! And what a great idea the slideshows are!ReplyCancel

  • Payal Patel - November 26, 2014 - 7:04 pm

    What a great slideshow. I hope people in Long Island take advantage of your offer!ReplyCancel

  • Mary - November 26, 2014 - 7:16 pm

    Exquisite work of a pro! Brimming with mood and joy.ReplyCancel

  • Keicha - November 27, 2014 - 10:22 am

    Love the video! What a great incentive for your clients. Love Love!ReplyCancel

Zoe saw a picture I took of one of my communion girls from the spring in a sculpture and fell in love with. I just about died when she asked me if I would take a picture of her like that. Would I????? So one gorgeous, not crazy humid day over the summer, as we were finishing up dinner on the patio, I looked at the amazing light and asked the girls if we could go take some pictures. Zoe said yes and when I asked her where, she requested the sculpture. Oh, my happy heart. I grabbed some dresses and accessories, the camera and we went to the location. I had gotten a really cool dancing costume on the internet and knew the color would play off the sculpture perfectly. I was right and Zoe was AMAZING. She really enjoyed herself, which make for the best photo shoots, and it really shows in the pictures. Piper was all excited about taking pictures, until I tried to actually take her picture. She wanted nothing to do with it. Sigh. But at least I got the gorgeous pictures I did of Zoe. They are definitely some of my favorites I’ve ever taken of her.

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  • Mary - November 12, 2014 - 4:04 pm

    Beautifully shot and wonderful locale.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne - November 12, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    Love these images. The one of her laying inside the sculpture is perfection. You are an amazing children’s photographer!ReplyCancel

  • Lai - November 12, 2014 - 9:18 pm

    Your little girl is just too cute! These images are precious. I guess this is our privilege to take pictures of our kids and they are great models.ReplyCancel

  • Lauren W - November 12, 2014 - 10:21 pm

    Amazing pictures!!! Love the sculpture and the dress was perfect for it!ReplyCancel

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