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.

      When Angelina turned 13, she asked her mom for a photoshoot. I had done her little sister’s communion session a few years prior and now it was Angelina’s turn to be in the spotlight. She loved the TV series “Once Upon a Time” and wanted to feel like a princess for her session. My head immediately filled up with so many ideas! I love getting to play dress up with a teen girl! Like my own life-sized Barbie dolls! I went through my studio wardrobe and knew this pink top (which was actually a dress we used as a top!) and my long, pink skirt would be perfect. I also pulled a bunch of accessories like crowns, flower crowns and cool masks to play with. Angelina was up for all of it! The location we used as our backdrop also had a fairytale vibe to it and was the perfect setting for her session. Angelina was a dream to photograph and she very quickly got used to the camera on her and after a little bit of direction from me, she posed like a veteran. I also loved that I was able to go further with my editing, since we were going for a fairytale feeling and I could be a little more creative with it. We were able to create a perfect mix of innocence, sassy, fantasy and fairytale! I photographed quite a few teen girls last year and while each session was different, they were all incredible in their own ways. I cannot wait for Angelina’s little sister to turn 13 and shoot her session as well!

       

       

      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.

        These sweet cousins were so much to photographer. They are super close and were the silliest, happiest and funnest little girls! I was laughing so hard during their session because of their antics. Its no secret I love shooting little girls and styling them with fun dresses and props like flowers, wagons and cute strollers. But even just standing still, or at least attempting to to get them to stand still, was just hilarious. Apparently they both just love to dance and were really just having the best time together. I dressed them both in the dresses I keep in my studio wardrobe for clients. I loved picking out coordinating outfits for them and finding pretty flower crowns to match. What’s better than secrets between cousins as close as sisters, surrounded by flowers?

        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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