If you live in the Northeast, you too are getting hit with a big snow storm. Here on Long Island we are expected to get a total of 10″-14″!!! I’m so excited! I don’t care how cold it is tomorrow, I want to take the girls sledding!! We missed it last time because it got too warm and rained and all the snow was gone too fast. I’m looking forward to getting the girls out later this afternoon (hopefully!) to get some more snow pictures because I just absolutely love them (in case you couldn’t tell!)
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:
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: The other direction, when the sun started trying to peak through the thick fog and started burning it off: 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!
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????
“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
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.
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.
Can’t wait for more snow! Message me if you want to book a snow session!