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Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

45/52 {the 2016 portraits}

05/11/2016

A portrait of each of my children once every week for 2016.

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project - Halloween

Kitty: You haven’t seen a cat marmalising a penguin before? I’m pretty sure you were trying to get your Daddy to sit up, alas to no avail, but your squeals of laughter and solid determination to make things go your way set the tone for one of my favourite ever Me and Mine photo shoots.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/5.6, ISO 100)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project - Halloween

Elma: Halloween Princess Elma, complete with possibly the craziest wig we’ve acquired so far.  You love this costume to distraction, you dress up at least once every day, and for the last week this has even trumped the Cinderella dress with butterflies on the skirt; well it is pink!  I just hope it fits next year because it’s going to be hard to find something you love more.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/5.6, ISO 100)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project - Halloween

Pip: the world’s smiliest pirate, complete with genuinely accidental fake pirate scar after being just that bit too interested in something your sister was drawing.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/4.5, ISO 100)

Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

44/52 {the 2016 portraits}

29/10/2016

A portrait of each of my children once every week for 2016.

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Kitty: Watching the three of you hanging out together this half term it’s noticeable how effortlessly you are the ringleader in all plans both parent-approved and otherwise.  This first half of term at school has given you courage and confidence and you are thriving.  Striding out along the path you were completely in your element, and very keen to get pond dipping even if it isn’t exactly the time of year for it.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/2.8, ISO 100)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Elma: Another one who couldn’t wait to get to the pond dipping.  Even if the net was taller than you, and leaves the only thing on the water today you had your pink jacket and your bug box and the water trays and you were going to pond dip until there was nothing left to dip.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/125, f/3.5, ISO 125)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Pip: And speaking of pond dipping … where the girls lead, you happily follow – and your collection of lake leaves was very impressive!

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/125, f/3.5, ISO 125)

Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

43/52 {the 2016 portraits}

22/10/2016

A portrait of each of my children once every week for 2016.

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Kitty: We had a skip delivered this week which now contains huge amounts of broken fence panels, a garden seat that we took down to make room for your playhouse, and not a little bit of extraneous clutter. The day it was delivered you were just about bouncing off the walls with excitement; it was the most entertaining part of your half term thus far, and so you asked to have your photo taken in front of it. Well why not!

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/400, f/3.2, ISO 200)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Elma: never has a skip been quite so photographed, or two little girls so thrilled to see it arrive!

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

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Pip: My champion monkey rascal; you were mildly interested in the skip, and a lot more interesting in pulling funny faces at all and sundry!

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/400, f/3.2, ISO 200)

Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

41/52 {the 2016 portraits}

08/10/2016

A portrait of each of my children once every week for 2016.

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Kitty: We thought it might rain this afternoon when we got to hockey but the skies cleared and it turned out to be gloriously warm and sunny so all the jumpers were thrown off and you were bouncing like a bean in the sunshine.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/200, f/4.5, ISO 100)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Elma: I don’t know whether it’s ballet or yoga, but whatever it is you’re clearly taking it very seriously – and about to fall over.

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

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Pip: No shoes, odd socks, gorgeous smile, permanently in motion – that sounds like my Pip Squeak

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/800, f/4.5, ISO 100)

Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

40/52 {the 2016 portraits}

01/10/2016

A portrait of each of my children once every week for 2016.

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Kitty: Your favourite things this week have been flying your kite at school and actually doing the monkey bars.  Though you don’t know it yet I’m taking you to the park this afternoon, rain or no rain, so I can see you in action.  You also had your first Michaelmas at school, complete with an amazing dragon bread; you were so excited about it that we all had to come into your classroom to see its tail.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/125, f/4.5, ISO 100)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Elma: So we’ve still not managed to turn the “stage” into a play house, but I think you’re getting all the fun out of it how it is right now; you look quite at home pulling funny faces.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/160, f/3.2, ISO 125)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Pip: Never let it be said that you are not ready for hockey, at all times and in all places, and with any stick you can lay your hands on.  Your Grandma says you are your Daddy all over again, except he didn’t discover hockey until he was 10 – lucky Grandma!

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/250, f/2.8, ISO 125)