Senior photography is a huge market across this county. But for some reason, not here in the New York metropolitan area. So whenever I get the opportunity to do senior sessions, its because clients have traveled from other part of the country to NYC and want portraits taken in our great city. I have had clients form North Dakota, Missouri and several from Texas. Senior photography is huge is Texas! I did have 2 clients that lived in NJ and 1 in NY, but they were both originally form Texas! ironically, I have never even been to Texas! Every single one of these seniors have been a dream to spend time with (as well as their moms who always accompany  them and are often here for a girl’s week/weekend!) I love finding ways to sprinkle their personalities into their sessions, especially because they are no where near home!

Bethany’s mom is a teacher and one of her students was another client of mine, Sarah, and she kept my information for 2 years, waiting until her daughter was a senior to bring her to NYC specifically to have me take her pictures! How amazing is that! She loved Sarah’s pictures we took on the Brooklyn Bridge, so we started Bethany’s session there too. But when she told me Bethany was a HUGE Gossip Girl fan, I knew we had to venture in Manhattan at take some pictures at the Lotte New York Palace building, as the exterior was used for Serena’s residence.

But before we headed into Manhattan, we walked over to Jane’s Carousel, as I love using it as a backdrop. I was surprised to see the lights on, as we were there shortly after sunrise. Then I realized there was a maintenance worker inside. We asked if we could take a few pictures inside. He told us it would cost us $20 and I’m pretty sure that was the best $20 a client ever spent. I was in photographer’s heaven, having the entire carousel to ourselves for a few minutes. We also borrowed a random man’s puppy for a few pictures, I got to show off my incredible parallel parking skills, stood in the middle of busy NYC streets and visited the Bryant Park holiday village. It was a great session with a beautiful and sweet girl and her amazing mama!  NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot NYC senior photo shoot

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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.

    3 months ago, Piper turned 7 in January and a few days before her birthday, I decided to try to take pictures of her inside, studio style, since it was cold out. Also, without snow, Long Island is really not very pretty in winter! I wasn’t very inspired to attempt outdoor pictures and really wanted to practice my fine art indoor sessions. Piper was a total professional! She loved changing into the different outfits and when I told her I wanted to include her guitar, she was all over that! She had been begging to take guitar lessons for a few year and we finally started them in the fall. While she doesn’t love to practice, she lover her guitar lessons and her instructor is really cool! He teaches her songs from Nirvana, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, while also teaching her chords and how to read music. Its so cool to see your child learn something new and do it so well.

    We even got one of our whippets Hudson into a few pictures. He apparently loves getting involved and he sat on a tiny little chair so well! Our other whippet wanted nothing to do with pictures and she ran away when I tried to get her involved.

    I was really impressed with how much Piper was into this session and followed all my directions, considering she doesn’t do anything I tell her, photo shoot or not! Piper is FULL of personality, all the time. She is a force to be reckoned with. I love her so much, even though she drives me crazy! She is silly and smart, cute and crazy, spunky and spontaneous, sensitive and silly, messy and manic, inventive and insane! I always say her mind must be a really interesting place because she comes out with some really fascinating things. She is so beautiful, but often such a beautiful mess. And while I say she is the reason I drink (no really, sometimes I really do need to drink because of her!) I don’t know I would change much about her. I know she will move mountains.

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    If you are interested in booking a session, go to shop.peanutpip.com or 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.

      Its no secret that the very brief time in the spring when those glorious cherry blossoms bloom is one of my very favorite times of the entire year. Its also really hard to schedule these sessions ahead of time, as the date when they start to bloom varies from year to year. Unlike the fall foliage that stays somewhat consistent from year to year, the spring blossoms really depend on the weather and temperatures. One year they can bloom early and the next year they can bloom really late! Last year, we had a cold winter and a cold spring and the leaves on the trees didn’t start appearing until May!

      I always pay attention to the blooming trees in other part of the country to use as a guideline. For instance, this year, the cherry blossoms in Washington, DC have bloomed early. The cherry blossom trees I love to use for pictures are the double cherry blossoms and they usually don’t bloom until the first week of May. I really hope Mother Nature decides to stay consistent with that schedule because if they bloom earlier, I’m worried my schedule will cause me to miss them!

      Last year, I had a client reach out to me on Instagram and request a last minute cherry blossom session. I was so happy when we were able to make it happen! We got some incredible images with some of my favorite trees. We few weeks later, we met up again, as we ran out of light at our first session (babies and their need for food and sleep also played into it.) By then, the cherry blossoms had gone, so we picked a location with beautiful greenery and flowers. We kept all the outfits the same, so their would be consistency and it wouldn’t look like two different sessions. The only real difference was it was really warm at our second session! I can’t wait for the spring blossoms and warm weather!

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      If you are interested in booking a session, go to shop.peanutpip.com or 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 never get the opportunity to shoot maternity sessions, so I was super excited when this mom-to-be reached out. The timing worked out perfectly that we would do her session right in the middle of the peak foliage time. She requested this location, with this quaint stone bridge. I was a little hesitant, as I had only been there once the previous year and that the location didn’t offer much more in terms of what angles. Last fall, it seemed like all it did was rain, basically from the end of summer well into fall and we almost had to reschedule this session due to the threat of more rain and high winds. But then I remembered that this location was a pretty secluded so we’d probably be protected from the winds. Thankfully, I was right about that and it turned out to be a pretty warm day as well. I had my clients meet me the location (remember I hadn’t been there since the year before and we had a LOT of rain in the previous months…) and as we walked in, I was SHOCKED. Because of all that rain, this little spot had practically become a tropical rain forest! The ferns and plants had grown wildly and since its basically not taken care of, it was crazy out of control. I just stood there stunned for a few minutes and kept muttering how insane the growth was and how I wasn’t expecting it to look like that. I even pulled up the pictures from the year before and showed my clients! I was also trying to figure out how I was going to find my way to the one spot I can use to shoot (the space is really quite small and there’s pretty much only one spot to stand in!) I am so lucky to have the most awesome clients because while mom get herself into position on the bridge, dad helped guide me to the spot I needed to get to, by helping hold the plants, that were about 2 feet taller than me, out of the way. At one point I almost stepped off the edge and would have fallen into the murky water, if it weren’t for my client realizing it! I almost couldn’t see where the edge was! I also had to do some landscaping, moving plants out of the way and pinning them under other branches just to get my shots!

        Again, because I have the most amazing clients, we laughed, mostly at my expense of trying to navigate through the jungle! In the end, I think the overgrowth only added to the gorgeousness of the location and helped set a tranquil and beautiful feel to these maternity images. We stepped out the little spot and I looked across the street and noticed was looked like the most perfect arch of fall leaves. Fall foliage is my favorite thing, outside of cherry blossoms and the spring flowering trees.

        I really hope I get the opportunity to do more maternity sessions. I really love celebrating motherhood and this magical time in a woman’s life!

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        If you are interested in booking a session, go to shop.peanutpip.com or 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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