Summer is unofficially over, Zoe starts Pre-K next week and Piper will start school soon too. We need to cling to summer.
When a fellow photographer says they want to hire you to shoot them, you know you’re doing something right. Claudia and I were only Facebook friends, being in some photography groups for local photographers. She sent me a message and said she wanted to do a photo shoot with her and her 2 year old daughter. We chatted about ideas, locations and styling. And once again, she trusted me and let me select pretty much everything (I love clients like that!!)
We almost had to cancel our shoot due to a recent black eye for Lola (thankfully it wasn’t bad and pretty much cleared up by our shoot), threats of rain (it held off and we even had some peeks of sun!) and then I came down with a cold. But with summer almost over, I pushed through and we had a great time on our shoot. Claudia is a complete sweetheart and I fell in love with Lola’s gentle soul.
Here are some of my favorites:
If you follow my blog or my Facebook page, you will recognize Julia. Julia is a beautiful 11 year old girl with a kind and thoughtful soul who also has the ability to be a complete goofball. She’s going to move mountains (in her own quiet way) and will break many hearts in years to come. She’s a completely natural model and I barely give her any direction, other than “do that again!” I absolutely LOVE photographing her and not too difficult to see why.
I had an idea for a shoot for her and we had to wait all summer for it to happen. Other than the insane amount of bugs we encountered, it was a great session. I love that Julia questions my ideas but ultimately trusts me and does just about anything I ask. Perfect model!
Here are some of my favorites from our shoot:
I’ve been working behind the scenes on a lot of things and will be making some major changes to Jennifer Beitchman Photography. And in the process, I’ve been thinking hard about the images I want to take and present to my clients and the world. I feel like I’ve pushed myself to a new level and people are really beginning to take notice. So I wanted to share some of the gorgeousness I’ve been creating. This is part one of a few posts.
First up is Sadie-Mae. Sadie’s mom and I go way back. Like 18 years. We were friends in our early 20′s during our club days. Times have changed a lot and now we are both moms to some amazing little girls. All three of her daughters are stunning in their own right, but Sadie, being the oldest at 6, loves dressing up and modeling. I knew she’d be incredible in front of the camera and I had so much fun getting to know her. I love when the moms tell me after our photo shoots that their girls had so much fun and want to do it again!
Here are a just a few favorites:
When my friend Kara contacted me about doing a last minute photo session fro her daughter’s, I was so glad I was available. I’ve seen how stunning they were on Facebook, but knowing Kara, I knew they’d be sweet too. See, I’ve known Kara since elementary school. She was always one of the nicest people I’ve ever known. Her and her family live out of state now, but she was going to be visiting her family, most of whom still live on Long Island. After we messaged about the session, she then asked if we could change the session to include her nieces and nephews, as a gift to her mom. So we wound up doing two session, back-to-back. First we did the cousins, her mom and sister and brother’s families and then we did a session of just her and her girls.
We were SO lucky we had an insanely gorgeous day the day of the sessions. It was warm, but not humid (a rarity for Long Island summers) and we had beautiful skies during the big family session and one of the most incredible sunsets I’ve ever seen in my life during her and her daughters’ part of the session! And I was right, Kara’s daughters were two of the smartest, most beautiful, sweetest and funniest girls I have met in a long time. I had so much fun hanging out with them and getting to know them. And best of all, I got to re-connect and catch up with an old friend. I love how this job brings people back into my life over and over again.
I loved that both of these girls were completely comfortable in front of the camera. They were excellent models: