Big changes will be coming to Jennifer Beitchman Photography. And by big changes I’m talking about a name change. It had been a nagging thought in the back of my mind for a few months.
After almost 4 years in business, I came to realize that Jennifer Beitchman Photography did not reflect best what my business and brand were about. As my clients know, my business isn’t just me. Its my family. My husband Rob often assists me on shoots (or as I refer to him, he’s my prop boy!) When I go to my clients’ homes for their in-home presentations, he often accompanies me (he’s my tech guy too.) In fact, I have many clients insist we bring Zoe and Piper along with us! I am friends with most of my clients on Facebook. My business is my family. So I really wanted a name that reflected my kids, my family and was more in line with what I specialize in: kids and families.
I kept my “maiden” name (a term I despise) when I got married. But lets be honest here: how many of you know how to pronounce “Beitchman” if you’ve never heard it said? And if you did hear it without seeing it, you’d never know how to spell it. It’s so completely not phonetic! It’s pronounced “beach-min.” Are you surprised? I always like to tell people how *I* actually mispronounced it once! True story. A telemarketer called and actually pronounced it correctly and I was so caught off guard, I corrected him with the most common mispronunciation. Who does that???
So one night last July, the right name finally came to me. It references my kids, without using their names, is playful and fun (and alliterative!) and easy to remember.
We have always called Zoe “peanut” because, well she really was such a peanut for so long. We still call her that and she responds to it anywhere, anytime. We also always say “Piper is such a pip!” We don’t actually call her “Pip” but it is a perfect description of her personality.
And hence the name “Peanut and Pip” was born. I think it so much more reflective of what I do, which is capturing families and their “peanuts and pips” aka, kids.
Facebook will be changing the name of the page in about 2 weeks. If you are a fan (and you should be!!! Click here.) you should get notified of the change during this time period. This blog will also change (but don’t worry, this one will still take you to the new one!)
Here is the new logo, designed but MadiLu Designs. I LOVE it! I can’t wait to put it full use:
New Name. Same Passion.