Peanut and Pip Photography

Wins First Place in Children’s Category

of The Portrait Masters

Third award in 2021 for Merrick Based Peanut & Pip Photography

Owner/Photographer Jennifer Beitchman

LONG ISLAND, NY (August 30, 2021) – Merrick-based, Peanut and Pip Photography, known for fine art portraits of children and families, won first place in the children’s category in The Portrait Masters this month. World-renowned portrait photographer Sue Bryce created the Portrait Masters. The goal of the program is to acknowledge, honor, and celebrate high-quality, professional work. In addition, the group will lend photographers the public recognition they deserve in their field. The Portrait Masters Awards and Accreditations are held twice a year and judged by the top portrait photographers worldwide.

Beitchman shared, “Winning is an incredible honor when I look at the combination of the panel of esteemed judges and The Portrait Masters Owner Sue Bryce. Sue shared how fond she is of my winning image – her words were beyond anything I could have imagined for my work. This award reminds me that I am doing exactly what I was meant to do — create beautiful art with children as the subject.”

Images were judged on the following areas: expression and connection, styling, composition, posing, lighting, overall technique and presentation, port-production, focus, and storytelling. Photographers who enter their work earn points in each competition round. As points add up, photographers can place at various levels such as; Associate Level, Masters Level, and finally Fellow Level. In 2021, Beitchman earned a spot at the Associate Level.

Also, this past April, two of Beitchman’s underwater images were in the Top 100 of the NAPCP’s Inspired Print Competition. This event aims to inspire the creativity of NAPCP members and photographers around the world while also providing an environment of collaboration and education. Photographers who enter their work in the NAPCP Inspired Print Competition & Gallery Event offer them the freedom to express their most creative selves and elevate their fine craft. The NAPCP Inspired Print Competition & Gallery Event is the only competition of its kind. Artists from around the globe submit their work each year to this exclusive competition. Only the Top 100 images advance to be displayed in a beautiful gallery event at NAPCP headquarters in Atlanta, GA.

In February 2021, Beitchman earned a Master Photographer award in Children’s Photography from NAPCP. The NAPCP Master Photographer Certification Program rewards NAPCP members by acknowledging their excellence in the craft of professional photography.

About Peanut & Pip Photography

Since a very young age, photography has been a part of Peanut & Pip Photography Owner, Jennifer Beitchman’s soul. Beitchman’s dad was a hobbyist photographer, so she grew up admiring his photos on the walls of her childhood home.

In 2004, Beitchman pursued an Interior Design degree from the New York School of Interior Design. While Beitchman has a strong passion for design of all kinds, photography has always been at the forefront. She traveled everywhere with a camera, taught herself all the aspects of camera equipment, and even studied angles and classic photographs.

When Beitchman had her first daughter, Zoe, she and her husband Robert called her “our little peanut,” and Beitchman began to pursue photography as a business owner. Little by little, she began taking stylized shots of babies and children outdoors as shooting in natural light is what she prefers.

Her company name, Peanut & Pip Photography, was inspired by her two girls, who are always her muses and inspiration.

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Peanut & Pip Photography Accolades

·     1st place Children’s Category / The Portrait Masters June 2021

·     Associate Level Certificate / The Portrait Masters

·     2nd and 10th place Pet Category / January 2021 Portrait Masters

·     2nd place picture achieved a score of 92 out of a 100 / Gold Badge

·     3rd place Toddler Category NAPCP’s International Image Competition

    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.

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