I always get asked if I offer holiday set ups, specifically Christmas. And while I will adds holiday props to a sessions, I’ve offered a full holiday set for mini sessions. Being an on-location photographer and not having a studio, I’ve always worried about weather and where to set something up. But this year I thought about all my props (I have SO.FREAKING.MANY.) and decided to shop through them and came up with an adorable set! And the best part, I’m setting it up on my own property! I don’t have to lug stuff to a park, I don’t have to set up on public land and be in the way of anyone! All my wardrobe is here (and my bathroom!)

I love this set up! its so cute and a mix of elegant and rustic. And there are so many ways to use it, between the chair, the crates, the stool and the ladder! It can easily accommodate several kids and even a family! And dogs are even welcome!

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If you are interested in booking a session, contact me info@peanutpip.com. I’d to hear about your vision and make it a reality.

 

Peanut and Pip Photography is a Long Island based, natural-light, on-location photographer. We also love to travel and service all of New York City and the tri-sate area. Our style is classic and timeless, with a bit of whimsy. Our goal is to preserve this moment in time. We strive to capture the magic and wonder of childhood, the dreams of teens and seniors and the love between families with beautiful, breathtaking and timeless portraits. Every session is customized to you and your family. My works stands out because it is a collaborative effort between my clients and me. I find a way to integrate both of our visions. I often joke that I have crazy ideas, but my clients always trust my vision because they know they will get something unique in the end. I don’t see the world the way everyone else does and that is reflected in the art I create. My ability to create on the spur of the monument is part of my magic. While I always have my go-to locations, I rarely shoot them the same way each time I go there. I get bored of the same things very easily and no two sessions are ever the same, even when shot at the same locations.

    Long Island is exactly that; a long island. One the east end, we have 2 forks: The North Fork and The Hamptons, which culminates at Montauk. The End. No, that’s not the end of the blog post. That’s what Montauk is called. At the eastern most tip of Long Island, is the Montauk Lighthouse. It is the oldest lighthouse in New York State and was completed in 1796. When people mention Montauk, one pictures endless beaches but you cannot help but think of the lighthouse. Its an iconic part of Montauk and Long Island.

    Montauk started as a fishing village and has become a resort village. Technically part of The Hamptons, its more casual and family friendly than the rest of the towns that make up The Hamptons. Fun facts about Montauk is that it has no traffic lights in the entire town. It started to become a bit of a parry town, spilling over from The Hamptons, but the residents and business owners have pushed back, to bring back to its family destination status.

    Every year for the past 5 summers, we have been going out to Montauk for a family vacation with my in-laws. In the 1970’s, my mother-in-law’s father owned a restaurant in Montauk, called The Flying Fish. It was across from the airport and today it is known as Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe. Naturally, we go there every year for dinner (we love the corn fritters, onion rings and the baked potatoes! And we always do s’mores there too!) This annual trip is something we all look forward to every year. Unintentionally, the 4 of us have stayed in a different place every year but this past year we stayed at The Surf Club and really liked it. (I actually took the girls back for an overnight trip at the end of August and we stayed at yet another different place!)

    Every year, I try to do a photo shoot with the girls but this was the first time I came up with the perfect “Montauk” session. I found a location that has perfect views of the lighthouse in the background. Unfortunately, we had terrible weather predicted for the week we were there, but that actually helped with this location and I really wanted those moody skies for this session. We didn’t shoot long, as we were losing light quickly and the rain clouds were really coming in quick, but it really couldn’t have been any more perfect!

    This is one of my favorite sessions with my girls and its an amazing memory now of one of our favorite places. Oh and that seagull was 100% real!

    If you are interested in booking a session, contact me info@peanutpip.com. I’d to hear about your vision and make it a reality.

     

    Peanut and Pip Photography is a Long Island based, natural-light, on-location photographer. We also love to travel and service all of New York City and the tri-sate area. Our style is classic and timeless, with a bit of whimsy. Our goal is to preserve this moment in time. We strive to capture the magic and wonder of childhood, the dreams of teens and seniors and the love between families with beautiful, breathtaking and timeless portraits. Every session is customized to you and your family. My works stands out because it is a collaborative effort between my clients and me. I find a way to integrate both of our visions. I often joke that I have crazy ideas, but my clients always trust my vision because they know they will get something unique in the end. I don’t see the world the way everyone else does and that is reflected in the art I create. My ability to create on the spur of the monument is part of my magic. While I always have my go-to locations, I rarely shoot them the same way each time I go there. I get bored of the same things very easily and no two sessions are ever the same, even when shot at the same locations.

      I’ve known Haley’s mom for about 20 years. We used to work together, in what feels like a different lifetime ago. Our husbands became really close friends as well and one point even partnered together in a consulting firm. So its safe to say I know Haley very well, as I’ve known her before she was even born. I still remember the day her mom told me she was pregnant and couldn’t have wine with dinner that night! Haley has always been one of the most beautiful girls. When I was first starting out as a photographer, Haley was about 7 or 8 and I was very pregnant with The Pip. We did a photoshoot for fun. I think we shot for about 5 hours in blistering August heat and at one point I was swarmed by about a million mosquitos! Being pregnant, I wouldn’t use bug spray. I was crazy! But Haley was a complete trooper, never complaining and giving me the most amazing images, over and over. A few years later, I had this idea for a styled session and Haley and one of her friends were my models. I loved those images too! Haley really understands how to model. Some girls are just naturals and Haley is one of them.

      So when her mom reached out saying she really wanted a session, of course I was thrilled. Haley has become an accomplished young lady and at 14, she’s changed a lot since our last session. Mom got a gorgeous dress for and left rest up to me. Unfortunately, she couldn’t be at the session, but her sister, who is adore, was going to accompany Haley in her place.

      I scouted a few incredible locations for us to use. I always describe our session as a little bit of guerrilla-style shooting! I drove the three of us to the locations, which weren’t all that close together, and we kind of jumped in and out of the car getting the shots we needed. One was literally on the side of an extremely busy street and one was in the driveway of an incredibly, amazing house. The homeowner happened to be pulling in and I was able to ask permission to use the house as a backdrop. I never want to trespass on someone’s property and I was beyond grateful she allowed us to use her house as a prop. It was a dreary, overcast evening and we lost light quicker than I hoped, but I was able to squeeze in one last image on a very cool tree and its hands down one of my favorite images I’ve ever created.

      I posted a before and after of this image on Instagram and trust me when I tell you, it is worth checking out:

       

      If you are interested in booking a session, contact me info@peanutpip.com. I’d to hear about your vision and make it a reality.

       

      Peanut and Pip Photography is a Long Island based, natural-light, on-location photographer. We also love to travel and service all of New York City and the tri-sate area. Our style is classic and timeless, with a bit of whimsy. Our goal is to preserve this moment in time. We strive to capture the magic and wonder of childhood, the dreams of teens and seniors and the love between families with beautiful, breathtaking and timeless portraits. Every session is customized to you and your family. My works stands out because it is a collaborative effort between my clients and me. I find a way to integrate both of our visions. I often joke that I have crazy ideas, but my clients always trust my vision because they know they will get something unique in the end. I don’t see the world the way everyone else does and that is reflected in the art I create. My ability to create on the spur of the monument is part of my magic. While I always have my go-to locations, I rarely shoot them the same way each time I go there. I get bored of the same things very easily and no two sessions are ever the same, even when shot at the same locations.

        Kaitlyn is an amazing dancer. Like, incredible. Awe-inspiring. Jaw-dropping. Breathtaking. Beyond talented. I think you get the idea, right? When her mom reached out about doing a session showing off some of her gravity-defying moves, I was super stoked. I don’t get to shoot dancers often (or ever) and I really truly love the the art form. Seeing what dancers can make their bodies do in what seems effortless is just really enchanting to me. As an artist, I really appreciate all forms of art and expression. I could never do what dancers do and that is what makes me want to capture them doing what they can do even more. Kaitlyn is an award-winning competitive dancer and she passion is undeniable. Watching her accomplish moves with ease and perfection over and over again was truly engrossing.

        For her styling, I wanted to have a lot of movement in her dresses to really highlight her positions. The floral dresses I had in my studio wardrobe were perfect for this session and the yellow dress’ slit was the exact right dress for her leaps. I also loved getting to photographer in her leotard, as it showed off her muscles and perfect form just right. I really hope to capture more dancers in the future, so if you are a dancer or have a child that is a dancer, please book a session!!!

         

        If you are interested in booking a session, contact me info@peanutpip.com. I’d to hear about your vision and make it a reality.

         

        Peanut and Pip Photography is a Long Island based, natural-light, on-location photographer. We also love to travel and service all of New York City and the tri-sate area. Our style is classic and timeless, with a bit of whimsy. Our goal is to preserve this moment in time. We strive to capture the magic and wonder of childhood, the dreams of teens and seniors and the love between families with beautiful, breathtaking and timeless portraits. Every session is customized to you and your family. My works stands out because it is a collaborative effort between my clients and me. I find a way to integrate both of our visions. I often joke that I have crazy ideas, but my clients always trust my vision because they know they will get something unique in the end. I don’t see the world the way everyone else does and that is reflected in the art I create. My ability to create on the spur of the monument is part of my magic. While I always have my go-to locations, I rarely shoot them the same way each time I go there. I get bored of the same things very easily and no two sessions are ever the same, even when shot at the same locations.

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