New York Botanical Garden | Chihuly Exhibit 2017

Images from our rainy Sunday walk through the New York Botanical Gardens... current exhibit, one of my favorite artists of all time - Dale Chihuly

Sapphire Star

Sapphire Star

Fire Orange Basket Set

Fire Orange Basket Set

Baskets 

Baskets 

Leave a comment if you know the name of this one! 

Leave a comment if you know the name of this one! 

Palazzo Ducale Tower

Palazzo Ducale Tower

people watching 

people watching 

Blue Herons

Blue Herons

Chihuly | New York Botanical Gardens 2017 | Jennifer Tippett Photography
this rock looks like a whale's tail fin

this rock looks like a whale's tail fin

Chihuly | New York Botanical Gardens 2017 | Jennifer Tippett Photography
Chihuly | Scarlet and Yellow Icicle Tower | New York Botanical Gardens 2017 | Jennifer Tippett Photography
Scarlet and Yellow Icicle Tower

Scarlet and Yellow Icicle Tower

White Tower with Fiori

White Tower with Fiori

Float Boat

Float Boat

Long Island Lifestyle Photographer | 365 Project 2017 - April

Highlights from April

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365 Project | Jennifer Tippett Photography
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365 Project | Jennifer Tippett Photography

365 Project 2017 | March

Highlights from March 

Still a cold month, but we were outside much more. There was one day where it was hard to get up and go to school, up too late the night before! We spent a day at the American Museum of Natural History and had a delicious vegan dinner at Peacefood Cafe on the Upper West Side. A wonderful surprise, we walked past a preserved Banksy! We began year 7 as a family and 14 years of marriage.  I am grateful always for my boy and my husband. 

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Banksy | Hammer Boy | Upper West Side | NYC

Banksy | Hammer Boy | Upper West Side | NYC

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365 Project 2017 | February

In February, we had cold weather as expected on Long Island, so most of our days were spent at home. We had a snow day! On the snow day I documented an hour of our day. We made 100 pieces of popcorn out of tissue paper for the 100th Day of School project. During winter break, we had unusually high temperatures on LI. Many photos for that week were taken outside. On day 55, we went to Planting Fields Arboretum which is a historic state park in Oyster Bay. 

singapura cat | Long Island Lifestyle Photographer | Jennifer Tippett
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lifestyle photographer Jennifer Tippett 365 project
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make popcorn out of paper | make fake popcorn | 100th day of school project | Jennifer Tippett Photography
make popcorn out of paper | make fake popcorn | 100th day of school project | Jennifer Tippett Photography
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365 Project | Jennifer Tippett Photography
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long island children's photographer | Jennifer Tippett | 365 project
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365 Project | Jennifer Tippett Photography
365 Project | Jennifer Tippett Photography
365 Project | Jennifer Tippett Photography
365 Project | Jennifer Tippett Photography
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Italian Greyhound | 365 Project | Jennifer Tippett
365 Project | Jennifer Tippett Photography
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365 Project | Jennifer Tippett Photography

In-home Newborn Photography | Long Island Lifestyle Photographer

Welcome Camilla 

She was just 7 days new when I came to this family's quiet home just before Christmas. It started to snow during our session, I think for the first time this winter, but it was cozy in their home and the presence of love was abundant. Their first baby... with the most beautiful face and skin... they could not stop looking at her. This couple has a visibly special connection with each other and watching them with their baby... now a family, two became three at home and it was a beautiful thing to witness and capture. 

 

 

365 Project 2017 | January

Here it is, the first 31 days of my 365 project. My goal when I began this project was to simply take a photo every day, to honor the commitment of that, regardless of how I was feeling that day or how truly mundane the day seemed. I am not the most self-disciplined person... on top of some recent medical problems and battling chronic conditions, I felt that simply following through with one photo a day was going to be a mountain of an undertaking in itself. 

I started to realize early on in this project how much I depend on my comfortable way of doing things. That I don't push myself often to do new things when taking pictures. I prefer certain light, I book clients for outdoor sessions during the golden hour, I avoid using flash, I am anxious about grain and ISO +3k. I am insecure about shooting in public places - places where a good amount of life happens - restaurants, shops, parks, the library... I will push myself to photograph my family's important moments outside our home. 

I'm grateful that my boy has enjoyed participating in this project with me and that it has given us an opportunity some days to be creative together. 

You can follow this project daily on Instagram . Thank you for looking at this post! If you feel inspired to, leave a comment! 

Long Island Family Photographer

It is seldom that I can produce words for pictures. I am insecure about my ability to express myself through words, I never seem to have the right ones to tell the story of my heart or what I see when I am making pictures for you.

But today, I my heart feels open and so I have a little story to not only show you, but to tell you. 

It begins before the pictures. A couple of years ago, photographer Jennifer Johnson and I began talking through facebook messenger about photography and then about heavier stuff. We found we had a lot in common and had many heartfelt conversations over a year online, before ever meeting in person or hearing each other's voice. 

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One day, she asked me to photograph her family at their home on the east end of Long Island. I was nervous, as I always am, to photograph another photographer's family... but I was excited, too. Knowing so much about what she loves and what she values her put a fire in me to produce pictures that would make visuals for her heart's voice. 

It's a story of absolute passion for her handsome, strong, funny husband. About the joy her two boys bring her... their humor and sensitivity, athleticism and playfulness... These pictures portray dream life and I think in many ways she really has it. 

We began in her light-filled home...

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then moved to her back yard, where her boys play baseball and other games. She also uses her back yard for sessions. What a perfect place! I have location envy! 

playhouse - clubhouse - backyard play - outdoor playspaces
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boy photo session - lifestyle - Jennifer Tippett Photography
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As the day progressed, we took a ride in the family's 1978 Ford Bronco for a game of wiffle ball at a nearby farm. 

ford bronco - wiffle ball

But first we made a stop. Jen's oldest son had gone out one day on his bike and returned with flowers for his mother. I think any mother would have loved to have seen this story unfold... Jen asked me to photograph it, so that she could have these images always. Does your heart just fill up at the thought of this?!? Mine does... I loved taking these pictures! 

Off to play wiffle ball... These boys are both sweet and pranksters. The ride over was full of silliness. 

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lifestyle family session
family session

I am grateful to my friend and her family for trusting me with photographing them in such a way that requires openness and trust. Their session will be one I remember forever.

I am grateful for every family that welcomes me into their home and into their day, to make into pictures the story of what is meaningful in life. 

Lifestyle Photographer | Long Island Breastfeeding Photographer | Joy + Scarlett

Every year I photograph moms and their babes in my gardens in celebration of World Breastfeeding Week. I offer breastfeeding portrait sessions year round in your home or at a place that is special to you and your baby. 

While breastfeeding is natural, it is not always easy to do. Many women struggle with low supply and babies have difficulty latching for various reasons including discomfort, lip or tongue tie, etc. Joy is part of our local breastfeeding support group. She and our other mothers offer advice and encouragement to help each mom reach their personal breastfeeding goal. 

While breastfeeding is on the rise again, nursing mothers are still met with criticism and judgement regarding many aspects of it including breastfeeding in public. I hope that these images will show the beauty that is a part of feeding our children our own milk. 

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mother + child photo session | Long Island lifestyle photographer
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For more information about World Breastfeeding Week, visit:

http://worldbreastfeedingweek.org/

For breastfeeding support and help, local breastfeeding groups visit La Leche League:

http://www.lalecheleague.org/nb.html

For breastfeeding information visit Kelly Mom:

http://kellymom.com/

Family Portraits | In-home Lifestyle Session | Long Island, NY

Connection Is Everything | Environmental Portraiture

More and more, families are coming to me to capture their real story, a glimpse at an hour of an ordinary day. They are putting their masks down, they are relaxing their shoulders and connecting both with their children and with me in a way that only lifestyle and documentary-style family photography can capture. I am grateful for this relationship of trust that is being built with my clients and friends. 

Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography
Jennifer Tippett Photography | Long Island Family Photographer | Lifestyle Photography

Thank you S. for inviting me into your home to capture these portraits of you and your family! 

Long Island Children's Photographer | Cousins Session on the Beach

Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session

This session was a Cousins session. Having just returned from a week in Montauk, they met with me at sunset to document their evening of play at the beach. 

When I am photographing a new family often I don't know their story - and instead of asking of questions, I sometimes just sit back and observe, snapping what is happening the way I see it. This night I saw adventurous, care-free children absolutely one with nature… at home in the sand and with each other in play. 

How wonderful it must be to be a child with the sun in your hair and a friend by your side, knee deep in the water, feeling big and fearless...

Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session
Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session
Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session
Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session
Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session
Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session
Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session
Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session
Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session
Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session
Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session
Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session
Jennifer Tippett Photography | cousin photo session