I love doing communion sessions. A sweet girl, a pretty dress and lovely garden in the spring. What could be better?! I love getting to know these girls and seeing their sassyness come out. Anabella was definitely sassy, but all in a good way. I barely had to tell her how to pose, she would just turn and give me a look and I was thrilled. After having to post-pone our session due to extreme winds, we wound up with a perfect evening, just as the magnolias were about to go away. The gardens were becoming greener and the forsythia was still bold and yellow and the sun was glorious! These pictures remind me a fairytale with a modern day princess.

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  • Sohail - June 3, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    WoW!!!! I am sure the parents are not only proud of their little princess but also of amazing memories you’ve been able to freeze for them.ReplyCancel

  • Tiffany - June 3, 2014 - 9:52 pm

    Beautiful First Communion session! Long Island is lucky to have such a talented child photographer.ReplyCancel

  • CrystalB - June 3, 2014 - 10:08 pm

    What a beautiful location! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Lai - June 3, 2014 - 11:06 pm

    Oh my god. This is the best First Communion session I have seen! Love the colors, location, and the girl’s dress. Love how you used geometric shapes in your composition. I bet her parents are going to get all of the images. Beautiful session!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - June 4, 2014 - 1:28 am

    Stunning photos. I love the light and I love all the flowers. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Luciana Justice - June 4, 2014 - 7:51 am

    Beautiful Firs communion photo session! what an awesome location!ReplyCancel

  • Gary - June 4, 2014 - 10:39 pm

    Amazing pictures and great location! Keep up the great photography!ReplyCancel

  • Eden - June 5, 2014 - 2:31 am

    She looks like a princess! Love the magnolia series!ReplyCancel

  • jennifer - May 9, 2016 - 1:45 pm

    Hi MaryAnn-please send me an email to info@peanutpip.com and we can set you up! Thanks!ReplyCancel

A few weeks ago, I had some Mother’s Day mini sessions. While I love mommy & me sessions, I don’t love doing mini sessions. I generally like to spend more time with my clients and especially with little kids, sometimes 30 minutes is just not enough time for them to come out of their shells. But when I have clients as amazing as Rachael & Evelyn, a mini session is a breeze. Evelyn, who is only a few weeks younger than my crazy Piper, might possibly be the calmest 2 year old I have ever met! She was so easy to work with and I love her serious little faces (I am such a sucker for a serious face!) We had a gorgeous spring day and so many of the trees and flowers were in the most perfect state of bloom.

Possibly one of my very favorite images I have ever taken. In fact, as soon as I clicked that shutter I had chills because I knew I captured the most perfect moment:

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  • Emily Smith - May 13, 2014 - 3:26 pm

    I am now insanely jealous of your gorgeous Long Island scenery! These are beautiful mommy and daughter photos that I am sure will be treasured for years to come!ReplyCancel

  • Kaley - May 13, 2014 - 3:38 pm

    Wow, that location is stunning! Makes me wish I lived in Long Island! Beautiful work <3ReplyCancel

  • Rebekah - May 13, 2014 - 3:52 pm

    I love the locations you get to choose from! I seriously want to travel to Long Island! And this mommy and daughter session? To die for!ReplyCancel

  • Christi - May 13, 2014 - 11:36 pm

    simply gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Brandy - May 15, 2014 - 11:17 pm

    I love that first image! These are so well captured!ReplyCancel

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 shootPiper is such a clown sometimes: Easter Spring Garden Photo shootMy sweet girl: Easter Spring Garden Photo shootThis picture just completely cracks me up. Can’t you just imagine the thoughts?: Easter Spring Garden Photo shootThe cherry blossoms were in perfect bloom on that day: Easter Spring Garden Photo shootThe fact that she actually sat for longer than 10 seconds was a minor miracle: Easter Spring Garden Photo shootBut it obviously didn’t last long!: Easter Spring Garden Photo shootMy 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 shootLove this one: Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot Easter Spring Garden Photo shootI call Piper my Goofy Stinkerball and this illustrates exactly why: Easter Spring Garden Photo shootAnd here: 2014-05-01_0016_1And here: Easter Spring Garden Photo shootMy 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 shootThey 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 shootAnd play ring around the rosy: Easter Spring Garden Photo shootOne way to get Piper to not run away? Stick her up in a tree!: Easter Spring Garden Photo shootI love that they loved this: Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot Easter Spring Garden Photo shoot Easter Spring Garden Photo shootAnd 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 shootSo 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 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

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