Montauk is The End. Its the eastern most point on the south shore on Long Island. Technically its part of the Hamptons, but Montauk has its own unique vibe. Its way more laid back than “The Hamptons” and is more of a surf town. Its a lot more casual than the other Hamptons, yet still beautiful and sophisticated. For the past 5 years, we have gone there every summer. We always stay in a different place. We’ve AirBNB’d, stayed at the famous Montauk Manor, rented a house with my in-laws, and stayed at some of the hotels in town. Staying in the town is great because we can walk to the beach and the town. We’ve never had a bad meal in Montauk and love trying new places and visiting our favorites. We buy sweatshirts every year and I have amassed quite a collection! This family tradition is extremely special to us, as my husband and his sister grew up visiting Montauk as kids and my mother-in-law had a second home there in her childhood, as her father owned a restaurant there. What was The Flying Fish, is now Rick’s Crabby Cowboy Cafe (and some place we absolutely must visit every time we go to out there! We highly recommend the corn fritters!) So to now bring this tradition to our own girls, has been something really special to all of us. I’m also not sure who looks more forward to our annual trip; the adults or the kids! We have so many great memories and we love creating new ones every year.

So when my local client saw the MTK sticker on my car, she asked if we frequent Montauk. We then realized its super special for both our families and she said she’d love to coordinate our visits the following summer and fit in a session. I was so thrilled when we realized we’d be there the same time and set up a session for her boys. I scouted out locations, looking for quintessential Montauk and anything off the beaten path. I stumbled upon a little spot on the lake and it turned out to be right by her parents’ house! We had a gorgeous night with a perfect Montauk sunset for a session with her two boys who are sweet as could be. I laughed the entire time and loved everything about their session. And we discovered a little boat on the shore, I knew we were int he right spot!

Today we set off for our annual family trip, staying at yet another new place, right on the beach and figured it was the perfect time to share this special session.

Brothers Montauk

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 fall, just before it turned cold, I was able to do an amazing session with a repeat client. The year before when they had their session, Conor was barely sitting by himself. Now, he was walking and if you photograph kids at that age, you know how much more work it can be! Especially once they realize they can run! Thankfully, Conor was pretty good, but getting to sit at all was nearly impossible. He did stand still a little, which is always helpful, especially when you need to capture him with his doggie siblings! And it as equally important when the dogs will sit still too! So yeah, an 18 month old boy and 2 dogs….and I managed to get an incredible image of them all standing.still! Like the year before, we did this session out in Southampton, which is such a beautiful place. It was a warm evening and we were still able to go on the beach and not freeze! the sunsets in the Hampton are always amazing and they did not disappoint that night. I love having the opportunity to watch my little clients grow and see how their personalities  change over time.

     

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    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 had wanted to do a field of flags shoot with my girls for their July 4th pictures for years. A school in our district always has a great one, but they take them down before July and I never remember to do them earlier. This year, one of the elementary schools in our district had an amazing display of flags. Various circumstances like family medical issues, end-of-school activities and non-cooperative weather kept getting in the way. We finally had a gorgeous evening with great light so I dressed the girls up, grabbed the camera and went to the school. As we pulled up, they were literally dismantling the display! I wanted to cry. This was my only vision for this year’s pictures! Thankfully I found out a nearby museum had a small display still up so I ran over to check it out. It wasn’t great, but I know I can create magic pout of practically anything, so I called my husband to bring the girls over. They were super happy, cooperative, in good moods and most of all, enjoyed a photoshoot! When we finished, Zoe said, “That was a fun photoshoot!” and I replied, “They can all be fun if you just cooperate…” They were being silly posing themselves and each other and I just snapped away and got some really great images. And with Zoe having just lost her top 2 teeth, I was So excited to capture that awesome toothless smile!

      field of flags, july 4th, red white and blue

      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.

        A few years ago, I did Matt’s sister, Elizabeth’s senior portraits in New York City. We did one of my sunrise sessions and it was a great time. Libby is going to be a Naval Officer, so naturally we started our session at The Intrepid and then went to a few other locations around NYC. Fast forward to Libby being a very busy Harvard student, leaving limited time for her to come back to see her family in New Jersey. The one weekend she was going to be home, mom wanted to do brother Matt’s senior pictures, as his graduation was fast approaching. Since the whole family would be together, they really wanted to include some family shots as well. Of course, I was leaving for a much-needed vacation that one weekend. So we moved the session to Friday evening before I left, which was crazy hectic for me with packing and having to get up at 4:15am for our ride to the airport, but I made the trek to their lake community in New Jersey for their session. It was FREEZING and windy and even though it was the end of April, the leaves still weren’t on the trees! But I remembered how picturesque their community was, with a big lake and rocky walls and bridges. Even without the leaves, it was still stunning and proved to be an amazing location with endless locations for pictures. They had a waterfall, a great community house, a beach which gave us a fun, colorful background for some pictures, just to name a few. We had a lot of laughs and I really had an absolutely great time with this family. And believe it not, Matt’s was my first senior boy session! He was a great sport, enduring the cold and even laughed at my dumb jokes.

        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.

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