Last year, before my nephew left for his freshman year at SUNY Cortland, I grabbed him for a few hours and took some senior pictures. It was a gorgeous August evening. He had spent the summer hanging with his friends, and discovered a new love of fishing. We headed down to a local marina and got some great pictures of him with boats, the pier and the gorgeous light. I think we both almost fell into the water a few times! We had a lot of laughs trying to create some fun poses and I loved talking to him about his plans and worries for his first time leaving home. Connor is larger than life at 6’5″ tall with a personality and a heart to match. He’s always had a unique view of the world and we have a long list of “Connor-isms” from when he was a kid. I used to pick him up from nursery school and kindergarten to help my sister and I loved listening to the things he noticed that no one else did! Like the times he thought someplace smelled like ice cream or how he used to announce he was there when he came down the stairs. He’s always made us laugh and smile! My heart broke when he had to come home, like so many other college kids because of coronavirus. While the first few weeks were rough, he grew to love college life and made tons of new friends (no surprise there!)

One of the fun things we did was recreate a picture I took of him and his older brother in 2013. We went to the same location and somehow the exact same rock was still there! 6 years later. I hope Connor and all the other college kids around the country get to go back to school next fall!

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 and studio fine art photographer. We also love to travel and service all of New York City and the tri-state 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 my clients that come back to me year after year. Every year, I’ve gotten to photograph this gorgeous family at the beach every September. September is actually my favorite time of year for beach sessions! And while this particular day was crazy windy, the light was amazing and it was warm! I love getting to watch these sweet kids grow and change every year. They are the sweetest together and a dream to photograph. Mom always does an amazing job with styling them all too! They are seriously the most gorgeous family (you’ll have to trust me about the dad, he won’t let me post his pictures, but rest assured the whole family is stunning! And I make sure he knows how much it pains me to not share the other images!)

    The beach in the post-beach season is really perfect. The beaches are less crowded, its still very warm and they sunsets are incredible. I can’t wait till to be on the beaches this year. Especially this year. Stay safe everyone! 

      I am a firm believer in things happening for a reason. When I needed to build my portfolio for studio sessions and practice that art, I reached out to a few friends to see if their daughters would model for me. One of those girls, Sadie, was a dream to photograph. she was up for anything, let me style her however i wanted, never complained and put up with me for a few hours. We created some incredible images that are some of my favorites to date and went on to be published several times and win me some awards. When a friend of Sadie’s mom reached for a session with her daughter, I was excited. But even better was we *should* have known each other from our younger years in the clubs, but somehow we never met! Ripley turned out to pretty much the exact same person as my Piper! They loved all the same things! Ripley was also completely obsessed with my dogs and was SO happy to get Hudson to cooperate in pictures. When Piper came home from soccer in the middle of my session, her and Ripley pretty much hit it off instantly! They went and played together and basically became best friends! We even had their whole family to our beach cabana in the summer, because we all became friends! So, yes, sometimes, things all happen for a reason! 

       

       

      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 and studio fine art photographer. We also love to travel and service all of New York City and the tri-state 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 photographing this family for a long time. The first time we did a shoot, I wasn’t feeling great (it later turned out I had the flu) but we were right at the beginning of peak foliage in the fall and I wasn’t about to take the chance of missing that. The boys were SO good and loved posing for me. They were so cute and had me cracking up, coming up with their own poses and everything. The following year, we did a session in Montauk, where their family has a house and we vacation every summer. I found a little inlet and again, the boys were amazing to photograph! We laughed SO hard during that shoot! This time, mom promised it would be a family shoot. Erin reached out to me via email, while were finished up a last minute trip to Montauk and asked if I could find time to do their session in the next 7 days, as she was scheduled to start radiation for her very recent diagnosis of cancer. I was heartbroken, but since I knew the weather was going to be really nice that evening, I told her we would shoot that night, as were heading home anyway. We had gorgeous weather, a simple but beautiful location and I was thrilled to finally meet her husband! As usual, my face hurt from smiling and laughing during their session. The boys loved on their mom, Erin was never without a smile or laugh and Jason made sue everyone had a great time.

        Erin went on to successfully complete her treatments and is doing really well. I know this time right now, during the Covid-19 outbreak, is super scary for everyone, but it is especially scary for those that are immune-compromised and even worse for those with lung conditions like Erin. As much as I miss all my clients and having sessions, we all need to stay home, wash our hands and look out for those in our communities who need us to stay healthy for them to stay healthy. 

         

        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 and studio fine art photographer. We also love to travel and service all of New York City and the tri-state 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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