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.

sculpture summer fairy tail photo shoot sculpture summer fairy tail photo shootThis image has been featured on Beyond the Wanderlust and Let the Kids Dress Themselves: sculpture summer fairy tail photo shoot sculpture summer fairy tail photo shoot sculpture summer fairy tail photo shoot sculpture summer fairy tail photo shootZoe picked this picture as the one she wants to display in her room. I can’t wait to have it made: sculpture summer fairy tail photo shoot sculpture summer fairy tail photo shoot sculpture summer fairy tail photo shoot sculpture summer fairy tail photo shoot sculpture summer fairy tail photo shoot

 

  • 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

Today is the day. My little girl is 5. I feel like she’s been 4 forever. And 5 seems like the beginning of the grown-up ages. I know she’s still a baby, but she’s becoming such a big girl in the last couple of months. Starting kindergarten and learning so many new things, I see such a difference in her some days. She loves kindergarten and learning. She wants to do all her homework for the week in one day and then looks for more. She’s beginning to read and is so proud of herself when she recognizes words.

Last week for Halloween she insisted on being a gumball machine. I kept trying to convince to pick a different costume but she wouldn’t waiver. So we made her a gumball machine costume (and Piper was cotton candy. They were SO cute!) I was really proud of her for sticking with what she wanted and not giving in to my requests. She didn’t ask to be Elsa like all the other girls. She was really proud of her costume and it was a huge hit. I really beamed with pride, not over our costume making skills (which were pretty damn good!!) but because it was HER choice. It really made me see her in a whole new way.

I’m so busy this year with client shoots (her birthday really falls at a very inconvenient time of year for me!) so I haven’t had a chance to do an individual 5 year photo shoot for her, but since I have been taking so many pictures of her, I’m sharing some recent (and not to recent) pictures. I think she’s pretty sick of photo shoots right now. When she wants them, she’s amazingly cooperative and really turns it on. But other times, not so much! I took the girls and the dogs out the night before her birthday to get some pictures for our holiday card and grabbed a couple of just her. But I had to promise it was the last photo shoot of the year. I’m sure I’ll beg for another before the year is up!

I’m including some pictures I never shared from the fall and summer and will also post another session from the summer that was probably my favorite one of her ever. But for now…..

The night before 5:

2014-11-10_0019 2014-11-10_0018The week before 5: 2014-11-10_0001 2014-11-10_0002 2014-11-10_0003 2014-11-10_0004 2014-11-10_0005Zoe is having an ice skating party so this was the picture we used on her invite: 2014-11-10_0020Just as fall was beginning: 2014-11-10_0006 2014-11-10_0007 2014-11-10_0015 2014-11-10_0017Her model pose: 2014-11-10_0016From the hot, buggy summer: 2014-11-10_0008 2014-11-10_0009 2014-11-10_0010And after dinner at the beach: 2014-11-10_0011 2014-11-10_0012 2014-11-10_0013 2014-11-10_0014

  • Amanda - November 11, 2014 - 9:32 am

    Gorgeous photos, gorgeous girl! Happy birthday, Zoe!ReplyCancel

  • Corey - November 11, 2014 - 11:21 am

    Your daughter is such a beauty! Love all of these memories from the summer and fall. Gorgeous photos and her party invitation is going to be awesome!ReplyCancel

  • Kristina - November 11, 2014 - 1:27 pm

    What a beautiful girlReplyCancel

  • Patricia Knight - November 11, 2014 - 2:25 pm

    Happy Birthday to your little girl. They do indeed grow up too fast. This is a wonderful collection of images.ReplyCancel

  • Trina Dinnar - November 11, 2014 - 3:40 pm

    These are such beautiful photos! Happy Birthday to Zoe!ReplyCancel

  • Becky - November 11, 2014 - 9:04 pm

    She is adorable! Love all of these!ReplyCancel

  • Keri Hespeler - November 12, 2014 - 11:16 am

    Happy Birthday Zoe!! You are so lucky to have this talent- so many gorgeous shots of your beautiful girl!ReplyCancel

  • Eden - November 12, 2014 - 8:54 pm

    Beautiful! You’ve captured so much personality in these images.ReplyCancel

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

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