I realize Easter was two weeks ago. But I finally finished editing the pictures today. Piper told me she was going to cry before we set out to do the shoot. While she didn’t cry, she wasn’t exactly cooperative. As per usual. But it was warm and sunny and a beautiful location and I absolutely love these pictures.

I love this headband by Max Gracie Supply Co:

Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Piper is such a clown sometimes:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
My sweet girl:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
This picture just completely cracks me up. Can’t you just imagine the thoughts?:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
The cherry blossoms were in perfect bloom on that day:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
The fact that she actually sat for longer than 10 seconds was a minor miracle:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
But it obviously didn’t last long!:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
My loves:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Love this one:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
I call Piper my Goofy Stinkerball and this illustrates exactly why:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
And here:
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And here:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
My sweet muse, who is starting to enjoy photo shoots:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
They love to spin:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
And play ring around the rosy:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
One way to get Piper to not run away? Stick her up in a tree!:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
I love that they loved this:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
And then my Zoe, my muse, just did this all on her own and I just about died:
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot
So happy spring *finally* sprang on Long Island!!!!

  • Irma - May 2, 2014 - 1:40 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I just love the location where you took the pictures and the shots are perfect! Your girls are beautiful and the outfits magical! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Robert Engstrom - May 2, 2014 - 1:52 pm

    I love all of these. Granted they are my kids, but the photos are just incredible!ReplyCancel

  • Linda - May 2, 2014 - 10:50 pm

    Stunning. Just stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Emily smith - May 6, 2014 - 1:20 pm

    What a beautiful set of Easter pictures. your girls are just darling and I love that location, makes me wish I lived in Long Island!ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - May 8, 2014 - 7:56 pm

    You captured such gorgeousness with these Easter pictures! I love the looks you captured and the location and dresses…to die for! If you ever leave Long Island for MN, let me know!ReplyCancel

I was so excited for this communion session because it was something a little different. C & A are friends, “boyfriend and girlfriend” according to their moms, and since they were both making their communions this year, they thought it would fun to do their shoots together. Since I have shot C before (and his mom is not only my dentist but a friend), I knew it would be fun. As you’ll see, he has quite the personality and just a bit of swagger! It was a somewhat chilly day and pretty windy and even though Miss A was cold, she had fun and that is really what matters.

They were a little nervous about holding hands, but of course I kept making them do and eventually they were much more comfortable with it:

friends communion shoot spring
A’s dress was so poufy and I loved it:
friends communion shoot spring
Are they the cutest or what?:
friends communion shoot spring
friends communion shoot spring
I die over C’s furrowed brow:
friends communion shoot spring
friends communion shoot spring
Here is that swagger I mentioned. Before I could even give him any direction, he did this. Perfect:
friends communion shoot spring
Then he did this:
friends communion shoot spring
These next two pictures of A are two of my favorite communion pictures I’ve ever taken:
friends communion shoot spring
friends communion shoot spring
Just cool:
friends communion shoot spring
And this is one my favorite pictures ever:
friends communion shoot spring
How sweet are they?
friends communion shoot spring
I have to admit, when this moment happened, both moms and I held our breath and swooned. Maybe one day they will use this on their wedding invitation!:
friends communion shoot spring

Due to our very delayed spring here on Long Island, I decided to post-pone the Mother’s Day Minis by 2 weeks. Spots are still available and I have great garden location for some gorgeous pictures of you and your littles. These are some of my favorite sessions to shoot and I can’t wait to do more. Email me at info@peanutpip.com to book your session today!!

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Has it really been a whole month since I blogged? Sheesh, where does the time go?!? That, of course, is a pretty dumb rhetorical question because this session I’m blogging about is from last September. And I just finished editing all the pictures today. I have this annoying little habit of never finishing the editing of my own personal shoots of my girls. I edit a few and put them up on Facebook or Pinterest and then I never edit the rest. (Oh and I’d LOVE it if you could click those links and like and/of follow my pages. Thanks:-)) So I finally got around to editing the rest of the pictures from this end of summer beach session of my girls. And I’m so excited to share them with you all:-)

I found this little beach and we took the girls there to scope it out. It was literally the first time we ever had a photo shoot without us yelling at them. They just did their thing, I took pictures and it was perfect. I decided we had to go back a few days later. The summer was really winding down and the warm evenings were soon going to be a thing of the past. So I dressed them up in cute white dresses and let them bring their favorite dolls and I got some of my very favorite pictures of the girls together to date.

summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
Love this picture of Zoe. She has such amazing hair:
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
So hard to get them to sit and smile but sometimes its possible:
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
A favorite of Piper:
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
Running away as usual:
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
Zoe was singing a song to Piper:
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
Another favorite of Zoe:
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
This makes me swoon:
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
I love them together:
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
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summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
I have this picture displayed in two places in my home, I love it that much:
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
How sweet are they?:
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
She wasn’t even 4 yet when I took this picture and all I see is a teenager. Can you see why she is my muse?:
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot
I cannot wait for the real warmth again soon! And I’m definitely taking them back here for more pictures this summer! So excited!

  • Katie Brockpahler - April 2, 2014 - 10:05 pm

    I love these soooo much!! Seriously! I would have a lot of them large prints in my home!ReplyCancel

  • Heather Johnson - April 2, 2014 - 10:20 pm

    I love the color and landscape captured in these images. You told a beautiful story of these two beautiful sisters.ReplyCancel

  • Keely - April 3, 2014 - 9:16 am

    Such pretty pictures! Great location. Your girls are so cute!ReplyCancel

I might be slightly obsessed with inclement weather. I love the different moods that the different weather adds to photos. But in particular, fog. It’s spooky, mysterious, magical, mystical. And one day recently was like a two-fer because the fog was also rising off the snow and created a whole other level of mood. I shot these someplace that is, in normal weather, not that interesting (and probably off limits anyway!) I knew I wanted some openness and some trees so the fog would have the right look and feel. The trees help break it up and add depth, since there is no depth in fog alone. But I wanted a contrast of the openness. I shot in a few spots near here and then spotted the trees. We were about to leave when I saw this perfect little mound with grass and knew if I could get Zoe to cooperate, I would get something great. She found the leaves and stick and I just let her hold them to give her something to do with her hands. If I had given it more thought, I might have grabbed a prop before leaving the house but the stick works because it’s organic and dark, which is a perfect contrast against all the whiteness.

I’ve taken Zoe out in the rain, snow and now. Its my trifecta of perfectly imperfect weather!

We started off with some smiles and jumping in puddles:

snowy foggy portraits
Then I spotted this area trees next to an open field and knew it would be magical:
snowy foggy portraits
snowy foggy portraits
snowy foggy portraits
snowy foggy portraits
As if the trees weren’t magical enough, this perfect little mound of earth, where the snow had melted away provided for such an incredible moment:
snowy foggy portraits
snowy foggy portraits
snowy foggy portraits
snowy foggy portraits

  • Donna - March 3, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    Wow, these are stunning. Love the effect with the fog too.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - March 3, 2014 - 6:04 pm

    Omg that second image is magical! The whole stores really, but the second is my favorite :) ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - March 3, 2014 - 6:05 pm

    Omg that second image is magical! The whole series really, but the second is my favorite :) ReplyCancel

  • Linda - March 3, 2014 - 7:32 pm

    Holy smokes, these are gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Brockpahler - March 3, 2014 - 11:13 pm

    These are really breathtaking! I would blow these up big in your home!ReplyCancel

  • Eden - March 4, 2014 - 3:04 am

    Wow! So mystical!ReplyCancel

  • Jenifer - March 5, 2014 - 6:53 pm

    Love these! Every image is more beautiful than the next!ReplyCancel

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