After feeling very inspired by the images I created of Sadie, I decided to enter some into the monthly Child Photo Competition for the month of February. All 5 were Honorable Mentions!

Illusion Innocent Living Doll Royal The Girl in Gold

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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.

    I have been following a lot of amazing studio portrait photographers for years. I have always been in awe at both  the depth and simplicity of these fine art portraits. But being that I don’t have a studio, its not something I ever really did. I would occasionally take pictures of my girls indoors but its wasn’t something I fully committed to. After I decided to try it for Piper’s 7th Birthday pictures and was really happy with the results, I decided to try a few portfolio building sessions with select models. I was already signed up for a workshop with the incredible Paulina Duczman in London and thought this could give me some practice beforehand.

    I asked my friend Christine if her oldest daughter Sadie would model for me. I had taken pictures of her years ago, when I was first switching my business name and branding to Peanut & Pip and both she and I loved it! Sadie was super excited to model for me again and I was thrilled. We set up an afternoon and I pulled a million outfits and had way too many ideas but Sadie was up for it all! She let me style her and do her hair, pose her and she did.not.disappoint. She followed my direction and often just gave me extra!

    I know I still have a lot of learn and a long way to go still, and I cannot wait for my workshop next month! In the meantime, I am trying to fit in a few more sessions and clients are really responding to these types of sessions! I really hope I can make a dedicated studio space happen, because shooting in my ridiculously tiny dining room isn’t all that practical!

    Enjoy these pictures from Sadie’s Fine Art studio session and let me know how you like them in the comments below!

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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.

      For the third year, I entered into the annual Shoot & Share contest. Its the largest, free photography contest in the world. Every year, it has grown and every year, the competition gets tougher and tougher. There are 25 categories and you are allowed to enter up to 50 images, which is called “Going All In.” Every year, I have gone all in and usually have a decent amount of images place in the top 30% of their categories. The first 2 years, I had a few images place in the Top 100 of their categories.

      There are 12 voting rounds, which change approximately every 2 days. This year, there were over 600,000 images entered!! I only had 1 image make to the finalist round, which is the last round before the top 100. While it was disappointing to have not as many images do as well as previous years, I am still proud that 1 image made it through as far as it did.

      This image of Zoe with goats in the fog placed 329th out of 24,540 in the Pet/Animals category!

      Girl with goats in fog

      Out of the rest of my images, 14 placed in the 10%, 12 in the top 20% and 6 in the top 30%. These placed in the Top 10%:

       

      Top 10%

      These are the Top 20%:

      Top 20%

      And the 6 images that made it to the Top 30%:

      Top 30%

      I am really kind of bummed about the images that didn’t place at all, as some were amongst my and my client’s favorites too. But with over 600K pictures, its to be expected. Even of the images that did land in the top placements of the entire contest, there were SO many I never saw while voting and I voted A LOT over the course of the voting period!

      There’s always next year……

       

      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 am so proud to share that I was featured as a Top Ten Photographer for Natural Light photos with Summerana!

        It was my second time submitting and my second feature among a lot of talented photographers. Its a very cool honor and I look forward to submitting more images and hopefully having those featured as well!

        Boy in forest

        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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