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 springA’s dress was so poufy and I loved it: friends communion shoot springAre they the cutest or what?: friends communion shoot spring friends communion shoot springI die over C’s furrowed brow: friends communion shoot spring friends communion shoot springHere is that swagger I mentioned. Before I could even give him any direction, he did this. Perfect: friends communion shoot springThen he did this: friends communion shoot springThese next two pictures of A are two of my favorite communion pictures I’ve ever taken: friends communion shoot spring friends communion shoot springJust cool: friends communion shoot springAnd this is one my favorite pictures ever: friends communion shoot springHow sweet are they? friends communion shoot springI 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!!


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 πŸ™‚ ) 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 πŸ™‚

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 shootLove this picture of Zoe. She has such amazing hair: summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot summer beach sisters sunset photo shootSo hard to get them to sit and smile but sometimes its possible: summer beach sisters sunset photo shootA favorite of Piper: summer beach sisters sunset photo shootRunning away as usual: summer beach sisters sunset photo shootZoe was singing a song to Piper: summer beach sisters sunset photo shootAnother favorite of Zoe: summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot summer beach sisters sunset photo shootThis makes me swoon: summer beach sisters sunset photo shootI love them together: summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot 2014-04-01_0013 summer beach sisters sunset photo shootI have this picture displayed in two places in my home, I love it that much: summer beach sisters sunset photo shootHow sweet are they?: summer beach sisters sunset photo shoot summer beach sisters sunset photo shootShe 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 shootI 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 portraitsThen 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 portraitsAs 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 πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - March 3, 2014 - 6:05 pm

    Omg that second image is magical! The whole series really, but the second is my favorite πŸ™‚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

As you have seen here before, I love shooting in the snow. I was so happy to have had as much snow as we’ve had here on Long Island. I know I’m in the minority, but I have come to realize I love winter. Polar vortex, not so much, but lots of snow? Yes! I finally got some girls other than my own in front of my lens for some really pretty snow pictures. I went to my friend Gail’s house and her two daughters had some friends over.Β  Their friends, 4 sisters (the youngest of 6 kids!) are all so beautiful and sweet. They all get along so wonderfully. I brought over a bunch of clothes and accessories and even did make up on the older girls. It was so fun and then out in the snow we all went. The girls were cold but they were troopers!

This is Frances, the second to youngest of the 6 kids total (4 of the sisters were here that day):

snowy portraits Tiffany, the 3rd oldest and owner of some really pretty curls and freckles. I loved getting to know her: snowy portraits The cape she is wearing was my cape form my Goth days (ahem, 20 years ago.) My grandmother made that cape for me and I will always treasure it: snowy portraits One of my favorite models, Julia. She always knows her angles and poses. I love photographing her. The dress she is wearing is also from my goth days: snowy portraits Julia’s little sister Rachel has amazing red hair. And it suits her personality so well. She doesn’t love taking pictures but she was really into that day! I bought that blue scarf specifically because I knew it would look incredible contrasted against her hair: snowy portraits Youngest sister Jane. Seriously, each one of these 4 girls is as beautiful as the next. And I’ve seen pictures of the rest of the family and they are allΒ  good-looking! snowy portraits LOVE this picture of BFF’s Tiffany and Julia: snowy portraits Such gorgeous and sweet girls: snowy portraits And I can’t forget Andrea. I think she has such a classically beautiful face. This headband is by Max Gracie Supply Co.: snowy portraits And capable of such emotion. I absolutely love her expression here. snowy portraits snowy portraits Julia really wanted a turn with the cape and I was more than happy to oblige: snowy portraits snowy portraits snowy portraits snowy portraits It looks like we’re getting a little more snow in a few days. Can you guess that I’m excited?? If you want to book a session, email me at info@peanutpip.com.

  • Jamie - February 24, 2014 - 12:59 pm

    Gorgeous. I just love the soft light of the snow.ReplyCancel

  • Donna Beck - February 24, 2014 - 6:22 pm

    Totally gorgeous. I just love these, I can only imagine this family ordering a huge gallery wrap for their wall…makes me wish I was closer to snow!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - February 24, 2014 - 6:56 pm

    So romantic!ReplyCancel

  • AnnMarie - February 24, 2014 - 9:52 pm

    These are so beautiful. I love snow images too!ReplyCancel

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