Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

4/52 {The 52 Project}


A portrait of each of my children once every week for 2015.

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

Kitty: I have so many pictures of her smiling or hamming it up for the camera it’s unusual to catch her looking a little more contemplative.  And for all her great height, or the times when I see in her expression a flash of the future woman she will become, I love that this shows that there’s still an echo of my baby there, a reminder perhaps that despite the two little siblings and all the big adventures on her horizon this year, she’s still really so very little herself in the grand scheme of things.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/160, f/2.5, ISO 500)

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

Elma: caught in one of those moments that make you stand really still and just watch quietly, not moving in case you startle them out of whatever world they’re playing in, while inside you just want to say “aww!”  She pulled my nursing cushion half way across the room to plop it up on the sofa and snuggle in to my favourite spot to get Dolly Charlotte all settled and fed.  I love that as well as being nursed herself, and seeing me feed Pip there are enough other people in her world that nurse their babies that she sees it as the default setting, and she takes very good care of all her dollies, even if in this case Dolly Charlotte actually belongs to Kitty.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/2.2, ISO 400)

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

Pip: Oh my sweet boy.  You have a cold and so it’s been a week of cuddles and not wanting to let your Mama out of your sight, and that’s OK. We’ve had so much fun in the quiet moments this week though; you found your toes a little while back and you think it’s great fun to pull at them until your feet disappear into the legs of your babygro.  You tend to use a little foot grabbing as a precursor to trying to roll; you can get onto your side but no further at the moment; though I know it will come all too soon.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/200, f/2.5, ISO 500)


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  • Louise 24/01/2015 at 5:34 pm

    Beautiful photos. I love Elma feeding her doll, the thoughtful expression on Kitty’s face and the way Pip is really enjoying grabbing his feet! 🙂

  • Jess 24/01/2015 at 8:12 pm

    Oh, Elma feeding her (kitty’s) dolly, that is just so cute and wonderful! x

  • Vickie 24/01/2015 at 11:09 pm

    Oh my goodness the picture of Elma feeding her dolly is wonderful. What a lovely moment to capture!

    Kitty looks so serious in her photo. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a picture of her without her beautiful smile.

    And Pip, what a cutie! In some photos he looks so much like Kitty and then in others he’s the image of Elma. I think he’s going to be a lovely mix of the two. I hope he gets over his cold very soon!

  • jandi 25/01/2015 at 7:37 am

    Just beautiful photos!

    • Carie 25/01/2015 at 2:29 pm

      thank you very much 🙂

  • Chrisy@GoodNorthCoastLife 25/01/2015 at 9:36 am

    Gorgeous photos Carie, and great job with the journalling too! Together they’ll make the most wonderful record. xx

    • Carie 25/01/2015 at 2:26 pm

      Thank you – I really hope so 🙂

  • Nasreen 25/01/2015 at 2:41 pm

    Lovely pictures, the one of Kitty in particular is gorgeous…yes a little flash of baby cheeks there!

    • Carie 27/01/2015 at 8:13 am

      thank you – I thought they were all gone but perhaps not quite!!

  • Suzanne3childrenandit 25/01/2015 at 4:58 pm

    Aw I love it when they find their feet! Such a cute bunch of little ones you had – very similar age gap to mine about 10 years ago. Hard work but so gorgeous too x

    • Carie 27/01/2015 at 8:09 am

      definitely hard work but worth it I think!

  • Kim 25/01/2015 at 8:10 pm

    Little ones nursing their dolls melts this mamas heart, great capture. Hope Pip feels better soon. Kitty looks lost in her own thoughts/dreams, so a wonderful photo.

    • Carie 27/01/2015 at 8:08 am

      thank you – it’s one of my favourite pictures of her too

  • Gabrielle 25/01/2015 at 9:05 pm

    I love your captured still minutes, so much harder to get…I might have to try with the boys

    • Carie 27/01/2015 at 8:05 am

      it’s definitely a challenge to find them still long enough for a photo – but the results are worth it!

  • Barbara 25/01/2015 at 9:17 pm

    Beautiful pictures! The first one is my favorite… And made me smiling and crying… Despite I would love to see how my daughters will be in the future, I would love to freeze the time exactly as they are now!

    • Carie 27/01/2015 at 8:04 am

      it’s really hard isn’t it – I’m so excited to watch them grow up and discover new things but at the same time I really want to cling to my babies while they are still babies!

  • sally 21/02/2015 at 5:32 pm

    This might sound a strange comment but Elma seems to be amazing at playing. And I think she might be wearing rainbow tites too – which would also be amazing!