There’s something magical and mystical about sisterhood…an indescribable bond forged by late night secrets, sharing dreams, and unconditional love and support. Sisters share a beautiful, sublime understanding and strength.
What better way to celebrate sisterhood than make dreamy, romantic pictures with the incredible sister duo behind Dannijo? Danielle and Jodie Snyder, pictured here in twenties-inspired pastel Armani, have been creative cohorts since they were young, but in the last five years have created a jewelry making business that has soared among celebs and citizens alike. It’s easy to see how sisterhood plays into their success: they clearly value each other and are incredibly close…they even live in apartments one floor apart!
Growing up, I always wished for a sister – someone with whom I could share secrets and giggles late into the night, someone upon whom I could lean when times got tough, someone who could see the dreams I had and help me build them into reality. In the last few years, life has given me the closest thing – my great friend and collaborator, Kelly Framel. Never before had I met someone whose ideas and dreams so closely aligned with my own, and who wanted to stay up late, laughing, drinking champagne, and planning for our future achievements. Kelly has become the sister I never had.
After all, remember, sisters make the best friends in the world.
Danielle & Jodie Snyder, founders of DANNIJO, Photographed in Amagansett, NY August 2013 / Styled by Kelly Framel / Hair & Makeup by Ana Sicat / Location & Props Zach Lynd
Remember what we shot LAST SUMMER? and more from our love affair with photographing SISTERS
While undeniable that the entirety of the Hamptons holds quite a bit of charm for New Yorkers over the summer, Southampton for me stands out from the rest. It began because of a friendship, but the more I come here the more I am pulled in by its charm. In addition to beautiful homes and gorgeous greenery, it has become an inspirational retreat for artists of all kinds.
Roy Lichtenstein and Zita Davisson, amazing painters, had studios here, and currently the author Tom Wolfe has a home in the village.
“For a moment you might imagine you’ve been mysteriously wafted to the French countryside, but no, this is the East End of Long Island…You’ve reached your destination, but your journey of discovery has barely begun…”
There aren’t many places where you can wander through rose gardens, walk along the beach, see gorgeous, inspiring artwork, and still have time to come back and cookout with some of your closest friends. I have luckily found one, and it will always stay close to my heart…
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I have been spending some time in my archive the past week and I stumbled upon this summer weekend when we were shooting on location in Montauk, the furthest point of Long Island. All of a sudden I could feel the sand in my tennis shoes, smell the salt in the air, and taste the lobster rolls from shacks we stopped at along the road. It is just about that season again…to hop in the car and head east, finding endless sunshine days and kissing goodnight summer sunsets again at the Surf Lodge.
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Tiny little towns tucked away on the North Fork of Long Island make for a quiet escape from the busy city. Morning walks to the bay, afternoon glasses of really great wine at local vineyards and one of the best meals I’ve ever eaten…
Thanks Mom for the getaway!
A look at the passage of time and it’s graphic design effect on nature through pattern, tonality, and contrast found in sand on a lonely stretch of beach in Southampton…
Perfect hedges, private beaches, heirloom tomatoes, and 40lbs of smoked meat makes a Southampton gathering of family & friends the perfect get-together to the end of a lovely summer.
Thank you Max for always extending an invitation, it was a perfect day-