Braden kicked off this year’s set of communion sessions with some serious swagger. As the second child, he’s full of personality. He had me cracking up at his poses and when asked, he just turned it ON. I had taken his older brother’s communion portraits a few years ago (he’s also so full of personality and swagger!) When mom mentioned she had tuxedos from wedding they were just in, I told her she HAD to put the 3 of them in them for the shoot. Add some top hats, and viola! we have some fun and different boy portraits. Braden made a last minute decision to wear a different suit for this actual communion, so we made sure we shot in him that. As were getting ready to start the session, I realized I had 3 pink, lawn flamingos in my truck. My crazy mind immediately pictured the 3 boys with the tuxes and the flamingos and because I have the best clients, mom said to run with it. The boys thought I had lost my mind but I knew we’d get something really cool and we did! 

It can difficult to make boy’s pictures ethereal, as its not a word often associated with boys, but the light we had that day really helped create that mood for Braden’s communion portraits. I’ve said before, boy’s communions sessions can be someone mundane, as there aren’t many “props” to use as there with the girls (veils, flowers, gloves, floral ladders, etc.) but when a kid has as much personality as Braden has, it really helps to elevate the overall session. Flamingos help too. 

 

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.

    Last year, I finally got Rachel in front of my camera. I’ve photographed her sister many, many times over the years and she’s been quite the muse to me. But Rachel had no interest in a photoshoot. But her Bat Mitzvah was coming up so her mom finally convinced her. Rachel kindly let me style her, even though its really not much of her thing, but of course I ran with it! She tried on a bunch of my dresses and decided on the flowy blue floral dress, which looked amazing on her (I turned it green for a few photos just for fun and it looked incredible with her hair!) We started off in one her casual outfits, so she would be comfortable and warm up to the camera. It definitely worked! Rachel has fiery red hair and it really suits her personality too! She’s the second child, which means she’s full of life (My Piper has taught me this lesson in spades…and I’m the 2nd child as well, so I’m a little knowledgeable of the subject.) Rachel really got into the posing and I loved when she let me add the sweater at the end for a little bit of a different mood. I absolutely love photo sessions with girls between the ages of 12 and 14. There’s so much emotion in them, right as they turn into moody teens. I did a few sessions with girls right in the age bracket last year and they are some of my favorite sessions ever. The location we used for this session is a gorgeous private property, overflowing with the most incredible flowers and architectural pieces. I hope to be able to shoot there again this year, as it was easily one of the most inspired locations I’ve had the privilege of using. Rachel says she’ll pose for me again and I hope she means it, because as you can see, she’s stunning. 

     

    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 love springtime and getting to do communion sessions. But let’s face it, the girls sessions are typically way more fun with their dresses and veils and flowers and such. I love when I get to incorporate the flowering trees like the cherry blossoms (which almost always coincide with communion sessions, much to my delight!) By comparison, the boys sessions can be somewhat…boring. But this year I have had some amazing boy’s communion sessions (one I was able to incorporate flamingos!!!) So when this boy’s mom made a casual mention of using a classic car, I jumped on it! My friend Beth, a fellow photographer, had just gotten the prefect car, and although it wasn’t a “classic”, it was exactly what I had in mind! So I reached out and thankfully, we were able to make it work out. The day we were scheduled to shoot started out dark and cloudy and I feared we’d have to post-pone, but then the sun came out! It was a bit windy and chilly at our location, but since we didn’t have to worry about a veil (another plus about this being a boy!), we went ahead and got some incredible images! And when a kid is this adorable and has eyelashes this amazing, how can the session be anything less than perfect? 

       

      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.

       

        Building and maintaning any business is hard work. Make it a business in the arts and its even harder. Add on being in an oversaturated area and well, I think you know where this is going. Also, I can be a bit lazy and undisciplined….

        I always say I’m going to use my down season aka winter to work on all the behind-the-scenes things I want to do throughout the rest of the year and don’t have time for….but I’m also a huge procrastinator. But to be honest, I’ve been a bit bored with having no new sessions to shoot and edit (hurry up warm weather and get here already!!!) So I’ve slowly been been executing ideas I’ve had rolling around in my way-too-crowded head. 

        I had wanted to offer a few styled mini sessions that I had created for my own girls but the thought of creating all the marketing materials and then posting them and then emailing back and forth with clients about the information…if only I could figure out a way to put them all in one place, with the information and the pictures and the ability for clients to book right then and there….But how??? I had seen fellow photographers from all over linking to “stores” and I decided to really look further into it. 

        And then I made it happen! Yes, all my laziness and procrastination be damned, I sat down and just did it. And man, that felt good!

        I present the online shop for booking sessions: http://shop.peanutpip.com/ 

        As of right now, I only have specialized sessions listed, but I hope to add more as time goes on. 

        What’s offered right now are Beach Sunrise/Sunset sessions

        Cherry Blossoms Sessions, and these are for an extremely limited time! Those gorgeous blossoms only last for a short period of time, so if you want this session, do not hesitate to book! 

        Communion Sessions, which are happening this month and next month. I love communion sessions! These can either be full or mini sessions. And if you happen to pair them during the limited blooming period of the cherry blossoms, its even more gorgeous!

        My Flower Mini Sessions are super special! 3 years ago, I had an idea for a session for my girls and went out and bought flowers and created an image that is one my favorites ever. It hangs in my living room as a huge canvas and is literally the first thing people see when you come in my front door. Then I decided to do a different set up last year, because I thought it could be a fun tradition to do throughout the years. I had a couple of clients decide to book them as well and I had so much fun creating a new set-up each time. This year, I decided to open it up to everyone!

        Fall is my busiest time of the year and often clients book their fall sessions months to a year in advance! I have clients who book full and mini sessions. It really one of the most beautiful times of the year and great time to update your kids or family pictures. 

        Last year, I found these really cool wood trees and bought them, not having any idea what I was going to do with them! I needed pictures for my own holiday card and lo and behold, an adorable set-up was created! I realized clients might like this too, as I so often get inquiries for holiday set-ups, in lieu of a fall session. So this year I’m offering my Wood Tree Holiday Mini Sessions to everyone!   

        Is there a particular type of session you’d like to see us offer? Comment and let us know!

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