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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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.

      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!

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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 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.

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