My poor, little neglected blog. I have been so busy with shoots, editing, kindergarten, kids’ activities (I think you get the point), that I keep forgetting to post sessions. SO bad of me! I decided today to queue up a whole bunch of posts, both of clients and of my girls (because we take a LOT of pictures!) I haven’t been sharing much here (but I do post a lot of my Facebook page, so be sure to like Peanut and Pip Photography to see the most recent pictures!

Now back to business!

First up is this amazing, sweet family I had the pleasure to spend time with back in July! We traveled up to their gorgeous home and took some fun pictures in their yard and in front of their house. But the real fun began when I brought out a very special, vintage tricycle I had been saving for just the right shoot. When my next-door neighbor was cleaning out some stuff, she asked me if I’d want it, and I couldn’t say yes fast enough. I have since used it SO many times and I never get tired of it. Its really become one of my favorite props ever. The twins LOVED that tricycle (and we had some fun with other props with it to you, as you’ll see below) but Nico REALLY became happy when I took out my cool vintage car! Oh the smiles! I guess boys just have an innate love of cars!

It took Nico and Natalia a little bit to warm up (they were tired from a busy summer day), but I love serious faces anyway! And at least their dads were all smiles:

family twins summer photo shoot family twins summer photo shootI’m pretty sure the twins’ amazing nanny, Carol was behind me making them laugh. She was AMAZING that day and I was so grateful for her help: family twins summer photo shootWe had so much fun with the tricycle: family twins summer photo shoot family twins summer photo shootNice is one suave kid: family twins summer photo shootI love this shot of Natalia: family twins summer photo shoot family twins summer photo shoot family twins summer photo shootThis picture has been featured on Let the Kids Dress Themselves and Prop Insanity on Facebook with a lot of love. Its definitely one of my favorite pictures I’ve ever taken: family twins summer photo shoot family twins summer photo shoot family twins summer photo shootKids seem to love this car and its no wonder. its so cool: family twins summer photo shoot family twins summer photo shoot family twins summer photo shoot family twins summer photo shootI loved getting to know this family! Thanks Joe & Chris!! family twins summer photo shoot

  • Kristen Rainone - November 6, 2014 - 12:29 pm

    Jenn you have such an amazing gift!! These pictures are gorgeous!! What a beautiful family!!ReplyCancel

  • Jama - November 6, 2014 - 12:38 pm

    Wow, you are amazing. These are stunning. New fan for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Giselle - November 6, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    These images are perfect!
    Beautiful family, their outfits and location is just beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • kim - November 6, 2014 - 1:09 pm

    Great photography. Cute kids!ReplyCancel

  • becky - November 6, 2014 - 2:15 pm

    These are beautiful!!!! Love that tricycle!ReplyCancel

  • Irene - November 6, 2014 - 2:55 pm

    Beautiful family photos in Bronxville. I love the images of the tricycle and car. Wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • harshita - November 6, 2014 - 8:04 pm

    Beautiful family and love the pictures of both the kids…specially the one with blue teddybear and lil beatle carReplyCancel

I love love love doing styled sessions. I do them with my own girls all the time and at least 1-2 times a year I dream up a styled shoot for Miss Julia. Julia is definitely one of my muses. I often dream up styled shoots with her in mind. This time, I knew I wanted her in a red dress in a very green, lush setting. But I also found an amazing blush colored skirt and paired it with a pretty lace camisole top, so that was how we started off the session. I love shooting Julia because I have to give her very little direction. She just understands how to pose and emote to the camera perfectly.

What I love about styled shoots, is I get to be completely creative, because I’m s usually “shooting for me” and not a client. But the truth is, I style pretty much all my clients’ shoots too. I work with my clients to create unique shoots for them. I help them pick wardrobe, either by selecting from their wardrobes, or suggesting what to buy. If there are little girls, I will also offer up some of the dresses I have (which, in case you couldn’t tell from my shoots with my girls, we have LOT!) I am always buying things, not only for Zoe & Piper, but also for my clients. I am happy and very willing to lend out my own dresses and accessories for shoots. Sometimes, I do the styling completely on my won and other times its a collaborative effort with the client. It all depends. Some clients want me to create the whole thing so all they have to do is show up and other times a client has a specific vision but might need help pulling it all together. I love both scenarios.

I’d love to do more styled sessions for clients (I think my kids get a little sick of it after a while!) These types sessions are usually best geared toward one child, but it can be done with more. It really depends on the children and their personalities. If you’re interested setting up a styled session, please email me info@peanutpip.com and let’s chat!

Now, onto Julia and her stunning self:

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  • Corey - September 17, 2014 - 2:43 pm

    These are perfection! Love the styling, the location and Julia is beautiful1ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne - September 17, 2014 - 4:51 pm

    WOW – these images are stunning. I love styled photo shoots and you did an amazing job.ReplyCancel

  • Lai - September 17, 2014 - 10:23 pm

    These are beyond perfect! I love styled sessions the most. Your images are like paintings!ReplyCancel

  • Sohail - September 17, 2014 - 11:31 pm

    Timeless and amazing photos.ReplyCancel

  • Eden - September 18, 2014 - 12:12 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the red dress series!ReplyCancel

  • Jama - September 18, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    OMG, what a beautiful styled shoot. Her dress is gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Arica - September 18, 2014 - 3:46 pm

    If this kid is not a model already, she better be soon! Absolutely magical, engaging and timeless.ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Cooper - September 18, 2014 - 3:47 pm

    Lovely portraits and styling. The light is gorgeous too :)ReplyCancel

  • lori - September 18, 2014 - 6:26 pm

    As always, your Long Island photography is amazing. I’m a huge fan of your work!ReplyCancel

  • Joncee May - September 18, 2014 - 6:52 pm

    amazing! I cant decide which dress I like better, both are captured stunningly!!ReplyCancel

  • Emily J - September 18, 2014 - 8:04 pm

    Gorgeous! I have a styled session worked up in my mind, but haven’t followed through on it. You have inspired me to give it a real go!ReplyCancel

  • cari - September 18, 2014 - 8:08 pm

    These are just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Ale Garcia - September 19, 2014 - 1:45 am

    These photographs are magical! love them!ReplyCancel

  • Brandy - September 19, 2014 - 1:24 pm

    Beautiful location!ReplyCancel

  • Patricia Knight - September 19, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    I love the closeup image where she is looking down. My kids no longer like to be my models either. LOLReplyCancel

Today, as I type this, my first born, my baby, my Zoë is sitting a kindergarten classroom for the first time. Yes, I cried. I still can’t believe she’s old enough to be in kindergarten. In a real school. A BIG school. Actually, she’s in the same school I went to for k-6th grade. It was very surreal going there for the first time.

I always wanted to do a back-to-school photo shoot with Zoe. I have a small collection of desks and have planned and Pinned ideas for years. With the eve of kindergarten looming (and Piper starting nursery school in a couple of weeks), I finally made it happen. (I will post Piper’s pictures in a few weeks when she starts.)

Hope everyone is enjoying their first days back to school too!

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  • Royce - September 2, 2014 - 10:55 am

    So cute Jen!ReplyCancel

  • Jeff - September 2, 2014 - 11:03 am

    Beautifully captured. I love the color choices and she is adorable sitting on her desk with the apple in her hand. ;-)ReplyCancel

  • Mari - September 2, 2014 - 11:51 am

    Stunning images!! I’m in love with them!ReplyCancel

  • Corey - September 2, 2014 - 1:06 pm

    These back to school portraits are absolutely adorable! So fun!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne - September 2, 2014 - 2:10 pm

    Beautiful images – you really have a talent for creating a timeless feel to your images. I really like the “Thinker” pose of her sitting on top of the desk. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • cari - September 2, 2014 - 3:02 pm

    Aww what a sweet back to school session and adorable little girl!ReplyCancel

  • Laci Frazier - September 2, 2014 - 3:14 pm

    What a great job working with this little one! I bet her parents are thrilled with her back to school pictures. You got a lot of different varieties with one set up, too! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Sonya - September 4, 2014 - 12:11 am

    Love these image. You are a great child photographer!ReplyCancel

  • carla - September 4, 2014 - 8:42 am

    Sweet girl. She did so well. Beautiful photography as always!ReplyCancel

It was a gorgeous, summer Monday evening and we were finishing up dinner outside on the patio. I looked at the light, and the curls on Zoe’s air-dried hair and thought it would be a shame not to capture it all. Plus I had an outfit and idea for Piper I needed to do soon, before summer ran out. So I asked the girls if they would want to do a quick photo shoot. They agreed. They were exhausted, having spent the afternoon at my mother’s house, running around in the heat with their 9 & 10 year cousins, having water balloon fights. But I was determined. Also the promise of 10 stars for their behavior charts was apparently very enticing. I also promised Zoe she could pick out her own dress (from the choices I gave her) and let her wear some make-up. Too much for an even tired 4 year old to resist. I gathered Piper’s outfit, an insanely adorable sunsuit from The Measure, and some fun accessories. I quickly applied some make-up to Zoe and tied her hair up in a side pony tail, which really showcased her drool worthy curls, grabbed the camera, a wood crate and we drove a few short blocks away to this quaint little path. I’ve shot there before and knew the light at that time of the evening was perfect there. We were probably there for a total of 30 minutes and the girls were very cooperative, for the better part (they earned 8 out of 10 stars each) and I got one of my very favorite pictures of Piper to-date. Plus a few amazingly, chillingly, beyond-her-years images of Zoe. I was happy. They were happy. A quick and successful photo shoot. I love when a plan comes together!

My little Pip:

sweet summer path photo shootSo much sass: sweet summer path photo shootThat face!: sweet summer path photo shoot sweet summer path photo shootThese two….: sweet summer path photo shootShe barely fit on this box, but she so patiently allowed us to pose her. I absolutely love this picture so much: sweet summer path photo shootAfter she saw her sister lay on the crate, she wanted to also. But then she put this flower up to her face and I died: sweet summer path photo shootBeyond her 4 years: sweet summer path photo shootI couldn’t decided between the color and black & white: sweet summer path photo shoot sweet summer path photo shoot sweet summer path photo shootHer perfect little pout: sweet summer path photo shoot

  • Jeff - August 12, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Gorgeous photos. I love the playfulness in them and the fabulous color. Nicely done!!!ReplyCancel

  • carla - August 13, 2014 - 4:03 am

    Beautiful photography. Such cuties!ReplyCancel

  • Jenelle - August 13, 2014 - 5:16 pm

    These photos are absolutely precious! Love that lighting!ReplyCancel

  • Gina - August 14, 2014 - 12:36 am

    Gorgeous, as usual!!!! Love the little pout!ReplyCancel

  • christine - August 14, 2014 - 8:17 am

    So adorable! they are getting so big! I always look forward to pics of your kiddos!ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - August 14, 2014 - 8:42 am

    Oh my goodness, I love these images! These are just beautiful! Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Rochelle - August 14, 2014 - 3:24 pm

    Beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration, I need to get out and photography my own kids ;)ReplyCancel

  • Stacee T - August 14, 2014 - 5:01 pm

    They are too adorable! And I love the white dress and headband!!! Wish I could look that cute in something like that!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne - August 14, 2014 - 7:19 pm

    Lovely images! They have such a timeless feel.ReplyCancel

  • Lai - August 14, 2014 - 10:53 pm

    These are absolutely beautiful! I love how you take every opportunity to capturing moments of your girls. I do the same for my little ones. They all grow up so fast. These images are so dreamy! They will treasure these forever!ReplyCancel

  • Donna - August 15, 2014 - 12:20 pm

    Beautiful!!!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - August 15, 2014 - 3:48 pm

    wow. these are breathtaking!

    Beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Gary - August 17, 2014 - 10:43 am

    beautiful pictures and the girls did great in front of camera!ReplyCancel

I’d love to say my clients travel all the way from London just for photo shoots with me, but unfortunately, that’s just not true. But while Victoria and Michael were visiting NY from London, they wanted a photo shoot with their insanely adorable 4 month old son, Haydn. Luckily, we were able to squeeze them in for a very last minute shoot and I was so happy to be able to photograph them. They were one of the sweetest and funniest couples. And Haydn and those smiles completely stole my heart. I wish a photograph could capture sound because Victoria had THE perfect English accent. I seriously could have listened to her speak for days.

Victoria and Michael had a few images they knew they’d like to try and capture and I made she we did those first. I love when a client has some ideas to add to the session. I think it helps personalize it to them. They also brought along a very special toy they wanted to include. Somewhere in our phone consultation, Victoria mentioned that Haydn had two passports. I made sure she brought them along, as I had borrowed a cute little suitcase for the session.

It was one of those perfect summer nights, with gorgeous light and no humidity (I hate humidity. I came to realize this winter that I really don’t mind the cold. And ever since my pregnancy with Piper, I get very nauseous in the extreme heat and humidity.) We were also blessed with a pretty bugless shoot until the very end, when Haydn was pretty much over it anyway. Jetlag really messed with his sleep patterns, poor guy!

summer family photo shootThis was one of the images Victoria really wanted. And Haydn was so happy about it: 2014-08-02_0002Michael kept insisting that Haydn could stand really well. For a 4 month old. And he was right: 2014-08-02_0003This yellow truck was Michael’s when he was a little boy. I love that they brought it along to incorporate into the session. Personal touches like that make everything more meaningful: 2014-08-02_0004 2014-08-02_0005 2014-08-02_0006I had this idea of Haydn, the suitcase and his passports. It was only made better by the Union Jack luggage tag: 2014-08-02_0007 2014-08-02_0008I adored meeting this family and I hope I get to see them again on there next trip back to the States: 2014-08-02_0009

  • Natalie - August 4, 2014 - 9:58 pm

    What an awesome opportunity! I love the idea of incorporating dad’s old toy and the passports, so cute!ReplyCancel

  • Eden - August 5, 2014 - 7:22 am

    These are sweet! Love the baby’s smile!ReplyCancel

  • Michele - August 5, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    What a handsome little boy! All of these photographs are beautiful, but I especially LOVE the tonka truck! Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Jenelle - August 7, 2014 - 2:40 pm

    What a darling family session! The light is just to die for!! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Sohail Chouhan - August 11, 2014 - 4:11 pm

    Lovely photos and very creative with the props that mean something to the child and the family.ReplyCancel

  • Mary Anne - August 14, 2014 - 7:22 pm

    Love the images with the truck. So super cute.ReplyCancel

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