Its so rare that we get fog here on Long Island. Even rarer that we get a fog in the winter and one that lingers well into the morning hours. In December, a few days before Christmas, we had one of those mornings. It was so delicious to me because I love fog. Like, obsessively. I love its moodiness and mystery. The even better part? Both mornings were mornings that both girls were in school! So this happy photographer got to go and play and take pictures!!! See, before miss Zoe came along, I loved wandering around and taking pictures of whatever interested me. Often landscapes, architecture, still lifes, you name it. So having the opportunity to do that again has been such an amazing feeling. (Of course I would love to have a little model to play with as well…) Much like snow, shooting in fog inspires me. It changes the familiar landscapes into something different and unfamiliar. It changes perspective and feeling.

With a little (or maybe a lot!) of fog, my familiar view of the local train station is suddenly transformed into a place of mystery. It doesn’t even look like a boring train station it normal is and transports the viewer to a mystical time and place:

fog
I love how a simple path, that actually has distracting buildings normally, becomes shrouded in mystery:

fog winter path
fog winter path stairs
fog winter path
fog winter path
Fog even looks cool in black & white:

fog winter b/w water lake

Keen followers of my work may (or may not) recognize this location. I have shot in this exact spot MANY times in the last few months. Remember this session or this one? Both of those sessions feature images at this spot. Nevermind that its a completely different season, its the fog that transforms this location more so than just the deadness of winter: 

fog lake creek winter
The other direction, when the sun started trying to peak through the thick fog and started burning it off:
fog winter creek sun
I met a nice gentleman and and got to chatting about various things. His two labs wandered around, in and out of the water…one thing I could never do with my whippets!
fog winter dogs water

Of course, now I feel spoiled and want this type of fog at least once a month! It would be the most (read: only) welcome change of the weird weather we have now. Are you listening, Mother Nature????

  • Katie Brockpahler - January 16, 2014 - 5:52 pm

    I love all of these! Fog is so beautiful! And I think the black and white image may be my favorite.ReplyCancel

  • Audrey - January 16, 2014 - 5:59 pm

    These shots are hauntingly beautiful with the fog!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa Aamold - January 16, 2014 - 6:28 pm

    Absolutely amazing images!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - January 16, 2014 - 8:25 pm

    I love the mystery that the fog creates in these images!ReplyCancel

  • Matt - January 16, 2014 - 8:29 pm

    Absolutely amazing. You have edited perfectly! Great mood.ReplyCancel

  • melissa - January 16, 2014 - 8:34 pm

    every single one is stunning!ReplyCancel

  • Kyle H. - January 16, 2014 - 10:19 pm

    Love the way you captured the fog! There’s so much mystery and texture in these photos. I live in SF and we always get fog, so sometimes I can forgot how beautiful it can be :) ReplyCancel

  • cathy - January 17, 2014 - 4:17 am

    Beautiful images! Love the colors!!ReplyCancel

  • Bettye Rainwater - January 17, 2014 - 11:26 am

    So lovely! I also love fog…it feels so secret…like I’m invisible. And my dog Caleb would love to go in that water!

    I always love your images….ReplyCancel

“Though she but little, she is fierce”

My dearest Piper,

Where do I begin to explain to you how much I love you? You are an amazing little girl. You are a challenging little girl. You frustrate me to no end multiple times per day. But I love you so deeply and so fiercely, I feel like I could burst. You make me laugh every day. You make me smile every day. You make me want to hug and kiss you and hold you and never let you go. You are so full of life and you do everything with reckless abandon (like when you run to me, full speed, eyes closed for a big hug.) I understand your passion. I love your affectionateness.  I love how silly you can be and your many observations. I melt when you say, “Really???” over hearing some new information, or let out a big giant “WOW” when seeing something so amazing to you for the first time. It doesn’t surprise me one bit that all the other parents of the kids in your class tell me that their kids all talk about you. You are a character. And are bursting with personality. Sometimes I question where your craziness comes from (it couldn’t possibly be me…) There is a never a dull day with you around and miss you so much when you are gone. You definitely rule this house a lot of the time. And I couldn’t imagine my life without you.

I really think William Shakespeare peered into the future and wrote the above quote specifically for you. You are fierce and I love it. And I hope you never, ever change (except maybe actually go to sleep when I put you down for a nap, please???)

I love your love of animals, and how you want to pet every squirrel, bird and dog you see. Hudson and Ellie might not always share your overly exuberant expression of love toward them, but they love you. But I really think Hudson would love you more if stopped rolling over him while he’s under the blankets.

Your whole family loves you so much. Especially your big sister, Zoe. My, how she loves you. And you love her so much too. I hope you two always stay the best friends you are now. Today we celebrate you, Piper. <3 <3 <3

winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
Love, love, love this picture of Piper:
winter 2 year old session
Peek-a-boo:
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
A rare, quiet moment of contemplation:
winter 2 year old session
Pretending to be innocent:
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
Love her personality:
2 year old winter photo shoot
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
winter 2 year old session
I love you much my sweet Piper, forever my pip. <3

  • lorena - January 5, 2014 - 12:34 pm

    So so so sweet. I absolutely adore her crooked pigtails! Love your processing too…locations as well. I need to find colored doors. :) ReplyCancel

  • Lai - January 5, 2014 - 4:04 pm

    Both your girls are just too adorable! I just saw you celebrated 4 year birthday for your older one and here comes Piper’s! Their birthdays are so close together. Love these candid pictures that you captured. She is full of life and personality. You are so blessed to have two precious girls.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - January 5, 2014 - 4:26 pm

    What a cutie and such a beautiful letter to your little girl! I really hope she sees this when she’s old enough to understand.ReplyCancel

  • Manstrom Photography - January 7, 2014 - 4:10 pm

    Such and adorable little girl you have!!! So blessed!!ReplyCancel

2013 was our most successful year here at Jennifer Beitchman Photography. 2014 is going to be even bigger with comes HUGE changes.

I just wanted to share some of the pictures I took for my holiday card this year. I had done our photo shoot in the peak of the fall foliage, while it was still warm. I didn’t get around to designing a card until quite some time later and by then, I wanted a little more. Then, in early December, we were bless with 2 minor snow events in one week! I was SO excited to capture some beautiful pictures of my girls in the snow to include in the card.

Holiday pictures
Possible one of my favorite pictures ever of Zoe:
Holiday pictures
Love my sassy little Piper:
Holiday pictures
Holiday pictures
Holiday pictures
Zoe blows me away sometimes. She did this little pose completely on her own:
Holiday pictures
Piper apparently loves the snow:
Holiday pictures
Holiday pictures
Holiday pictures

I was so excited to get some snow in early December! Its so rare that we get snow, let along one that accumulates. And even during daylight hours. So while Zoe was in school (I really should have kept her home for pictures!), I took Piper out in the yard for a 5 minute photo shoot before her nap. She had so much fun and I was able to get some amazing pictures of her in the snow. It was the perfect amount falling and perfect big flakes.

Love this face:

Styled Snow session
As with everything in life, Piper handles it with reckless abandon and pure passion. I love this picture of her so much:
Styled Snow session

Can’t wait for more snow! Message me if you want to book a snow session!

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