Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

5/52 {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: As the first tiny flakes of frozen rain started to hail down on the patio she ran to press her nose to the door to watch the world turn a very tiny bit whiter than it was already and then pleaded to head outside.  She was just so excited by the teeny tiny amount of snow that we got and clearly she’s forgotten the snow we had the spring after Elma arrived it makes me all the more certain that one of these days we’re going to take the family on holiday to somewhere where it really really snows just to see what she makes of a foot or more of snow.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/600, f/2.8, ISO 640)

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

Elma: Oh how that girl loves her blankie.  I knit it when I was expecting Kitty and used it for naps and as an extra layer on the coldest nights and did the same again for baby Elma.  And when it was time to start nursery that’s the blanket she took for naps.  And in the process it became more than just something cosy to sleep under but a comfort and a talisman of home.  It is adored, cuddled, carried around and dragged across the kitchen floor, and if ever she feels a little tired this is how I’ll find her; thumb in, blankie wrapped up in her arms and pressed to her cheek.  It must be time for a cuddle and a story.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/640, f/2.8, ISO 100)

Space for the Butterflies - an eclectic handmade family life

Pip: This is why I photograph my children.  Because this isn’t just a little boy looking at a camera, this is my son looking at his mother.  It’s the look is joy and contentment and relief all rolled into one, the look he gives me whenever I come back into the room; a look of pure love.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/50, f/2.8, ISO 100)


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  • Yanic 31/01/2015 at 6:51 pm

    Just beautiful portraits, beautiful children… That first one just made me giggle!

    • Carie 02/02/2015 at 9:47 pm

      thank you – me too!

  • Charlotte 31/01/2015 at 7:39 pm

    Oh that picture of Elma makes my heart burst

    • Carie 02/02/2015 at 9:45 pm

      She’s does love that blankie so very very much!

  • Nasreen 31/01/2015 at 7:53 pm

    I too dream of a “real snow” adventure…they might just burst with excitement! Love your words for Pip x

    • Carie 02/02/2015 at 9:45 pm

      Of wouldn’t it be wonderful! One day, one day!

  • Donna 31/01/2015 at 9:23 pm

    That photo of Elma is so beautiful, you just want to pick her up for a snuggle. I love that Pip’s wearing a Christmas sleepsuit too 🙂 x

    • Carie 02/02/2015 at 9:44 pm

      Well there’s nothing like stretching out the season! He’s growing out of his Christmassy ones so their days are numbered!

  • Claudia 31/01/2015 at 10:40 pm

    oh goodness, you got your hands full with a bunch of cuties!!! great shots

    • Carie 02/02/2015 at 9:36 pm

      definitely – but in a happy sort of a way!

  • Kim 31/01/2015 at 11:02 pm

    Simply beautiful!

    • Carie 02/02/2015 at 9:36 pm

      thank you 🙂

  • Sara 01/02/2015 at 2:28 am

    These pictures are just breath-taking…

    • Carie 02/02/2015 at 9:35 pm

      thank you 🙂

  • Jandi 01/02/2015 at 8:48 am

    Just lovely- especially love the 2nd photo! X

    • Carie 02/02/2015 at 8:37 pm

      Thank you very much!

  • sally 21/02/2015 at 5:12 pm

    Beautiful, and your words on Pip’s photo made me all emotional!