Elma Family Kitty Living Arrows Photography Pip The 52 Project

3/52 {the 2016 Portraits}


Linking up with Jodi and Living Arrows with a portrait of each of my children once every week for 2015.

Space for the Butterflies - The 52 Project

Kitty: this has felt like a very long week for you at school; you miss your teacher and in some ways it feels like starting school all over again. But You’ve changed since September, grown taller and more resilient, and you’re processing it all in your own way. I love this shot of you, licking your fingers after a post ballet class jammy snack, it’s another one of those pictures where I can see a flicker of the young woman you will become and the baby you have been all overlaid on my sweet little five year old.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/3.2, ISO 250)

Space for the Butterflies - The 52 Project

Elma: I suspect that were we to look we’d find the phrase “I want to do it” emblazoned down your core like a stick of rock. Anything Kitty can do you are absolutely certain you can do, be it scaling the monkey bars of doom or making your own jam and rice cake sandwich.  The former you really are still too little for, but the jam spreading you’ve got nailed, and it’s so sweet how happy it made you.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/200, f/3.2, ISO 160)

Space for the Butterflies - The 52 Project

Pip: if last week’s picture was the promise of mischief, this is the real thing.  You’ve realised that you’re tall enough to open the bathroom door. And sneak in when no one is watching. And climb up so that you can prod the sink (we’ve got one of those flippy disk sort of plugs that you push to open and shut and you think it’s hilarious). So little man, now that we’ve captured the moment for posterity and to show to your future spouse, maybe we could just leave that door shut? Not a chance is there Pip Squeak!

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/60, f/2.5, ISO 1600)

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  • sustainablemum 16/01/2016 at 9:16 am

    Wonderful post, such a great way to record those little changes.

    • Carie 17/01/2016 at 8:59 pm

      Thank you – I have so much fun taking the photos and putting them together 🙂

  • Alina 16/01/2016 at 3:43 pm

    So beautiful! And this cute owlet sweater is so perfect!!!

    • Carie 17/01/2016 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you – I knitted it for Kitty and it’s done sterling service for all three so far without showing much signs of wear 🙂

  • Vera 16/01/2016 at 7:53 pm

    Neat project. I need to take more pics of my girls too. They are growing up so fast.

    • Carie 17/01/2016 at 9:19 pm

      They do don’t they – my girls had such a growth spurt over Christmas!

  • Katie @mummydaddyme 16/01/2016 at 8:20 pm

    I love this project Carie and it will be lovely to look at throughout the year. Kitty’s little top knot is so cute! x

    • Carie 17/01/2016 at 9:21 pm

      It’s very addictive – as are all my other photo projects – and amazing the changes across a year!

  • Zeta 16/01/2016 at 9:37 pm

    All three of them are absolutely adorable!

    • Carie 17/01/2016 at 9:22 pm

      Aww thank you very much 🙂

  • Kim 17/01/2016 at 1:04 am

    Such adorable captures this week Carie. Love the one of Pip…cute!

    • Carie 17/01/2016 at 9:23 pm

      He’s such a little mischief, it’s wonderful!

  • karen 18/01/2016 at 11:03 pm

    What gorgeous photos. Im a little late joining in but glad to be involved again x

  • Amy @ Very Much So... 19/01/2016 at 9:19 pm

    These are lovely photos! I think I may say this every week but they’re all looking so grown up. x

  • Sian 19/01/2016 at 9:31 pm

    Lovely photos as usual. I love Elma’s expression – how cheeky!

  • Mommy's Little Princesses 20/01/2016 at 5:26 pm

    Aaaaàh what a lovely post with such gorgeous captures!xx #livingarrows

  • Sally 20/01/2016 at 8:36 pm

    Brilliant captures, love the expressions on Pip and Elma’s faces! Hope school settles down a bit more for Kitty soon, not easy changing teachers.

  • Emma T 20/01/2016 at 9:47 pm

    Lovely photos. Pip certainly looks like he knows he shouldn’t be doing it, but boys just have to fiddle!

  • Emma 21/01/2016 at 2:41 pm

    Gorgeous! Their faces are just priceless! What amazing shots you’ve captured xx

  • Yanic 30/01/2016 at 1:27 am

    Haha! That picture of Pip just brought back memories. Little Man was about the same age the first time he climbed on the bathroom counter to get his own toothbrush! Heart stopping moments huh?