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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  • 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 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.

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

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