“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 sessionLove, love, love this picture of Piper: winter 2 year old sessionPeek-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 sessionA rare, quiet moment of contemplation: winter 2 year old sessionPretending 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 sessionLove 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 sessionI 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 picturesPossible one of my favorite pictures ever of Zoe: Holiday picturesLove my sassy little Piper: Holiday pictures Holiday pictures Holiday picturesZoe blows me away sometimes. She did this little pose completely on her own: Holiday picturesPiper 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 sessionAs 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!

I was so excited to have another session with these sweet sisters this year. Last year we shot our session in November, when it was pretty cold and after Superstorm Sandy wreaked havoc on Long Island. Luckily we were only shooting a 30 minute mini session and we got some beautiful pictures.  This year we did the session in September when it was significantly warmer and the preserve was still very green and lush. We also did a full session and I was able to spend more time with the girls, who are almost the exact same ages as my little girls. Mini sessions are great but I really prefer full sessions. It gives me more time to get to know my clients and allows them more time to come out of their shells.

A really funny thing happened during this shoot. While I was over in another park of the location, Rob, my amazing husband/assistant/prop boy was setting up a set for me. The spot were was setting up is a path, but he was mindful not to be in anyone’s way. Along come two women on bikes and ask him what he was doing. He explained he was setting up a set for a photo shoot for a family, specially the kids. The two women accused him of being a child molester and threatened to call the cops on him. They obviously didn’t because no one showed up, but it was simultaneously the most hilarious and ridiculous thing to ever happen on a photo shoot.

You’d never know that little Grace got car sick on the way to the shoot. She was so happy and well behaved. And I love Madeline’s pose she struck:

fall sisters photo shoot fall sisters photo shootThis is Madeline’s favorite toy. As soon as she showed it to me and told me all about it, I knew I need to get pictures of her with it. A child’s special toy is so important to them and to have a memory like this is priceless: fall sisters photo shootSeriously, how cute are they??: fall sisters photo shoot sisters fall photo shoot sisters fall photo shoot sisters fall photo shoot sisters fall photo shootGrace is so full of personality, she reminds me so much of Piper, except she actually cooperates when I take her pictures: sisters fall photo shootIt took a while, but Madeline finally warmed up and let her real smiles come out: sisters fall photo shoot sisters fall photo shootThis photo shoot yielded some of my favorite pictures ever and this is definitely one of them: sisters fall photo shootI was DYING when I got this shot. Is this not the BEST?!?!: sisters fall photo shoot sisters fall photo shootShe is so stunning: sisters fall photo shootThis was the set that almost had my husband arrested. I’d say it was worth it: sisters fall photo shootPeek-a-boo: sisters fall photo shoot sisters fall photo shoot sisters fall photo shootI love that this looked like the girls were holding snowballs: sisters fall photo shoot

  • AnnMarie - November 25, 2013 - 2:14 pm

    OMG so adorable! These girls are so precious, the location is awesome and your story about your husband was hilarious. I really enjoyed this post. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Manstrom Photography - November 25, 2013 - 4:21 pm

    Gorgeous! Love the use of color 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Keely Julson - November 25, 2013 - 4:31 pm

    Oh my gosh these are all amazing! They are beautiful little girls! I love the last set of photos!!! So ridiculous about your husband! It is nice to know people look out for kids, but at the same time they could have approached it differently!ReplyCancel

  • lorena - November 26, 2013 - 8:50 pm

    Beautiful!!! & um…yeah….psycho ladies?! Seriously.ReplyCancel

  • Eden - November 27, 2013 - 2:37 am

    Gorgeous girls and beautiful location!ReplyCancel

  • Lai - December 3, 2013 - 10:54 pm

    Love these images Jennifer! The girls are so sweet and beautiful!ReplyCancel

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