Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

1/52 {The 2016 Portraits}


And so we start again. Or at least I do anyway. Having hosted The 52 Project for many years Jodi decided that it had run its course with her but I so loved taking a weekly portrait of the children last year that I couldn’t resist starting again and I have high hope and know of at least one other Mama doing the same so I really hope that the community that build up around the project will find a way to find each other again and we can all continue to enjoy each other’s gorgeous pictures.  For now though it’s just me – well and these three:


Kitty: a sneak peek at someone’s Mama-made Christmas present, but I love this photo because it sums you up perfectly at the moment; Elsa dress, crown (very important), messy hair from running around a mile a minute and your gorgeous happy and now slightly gappy smile.


Elma: What Kitty can do, you can do.  At least in your head anyway.  There’s just one tiny problem to that plan in real life and that’s that you only come up to her shoulders.  She’s taller, faster and stronger and I suspect that the first at least will always be the case.  It means she can reach up and climb on trees with ease where you stand around until either someone gives you a lift up, or says the dreaded words “if you can do it, you can do it”.  But this week when we took your Grandpa for some scooting and fresh air you didn’t want to wait to be lifted up again and you set to figuring out climbing.  You were so incredibly proud of yourself to make it up onto that tree trunk, clever girl.


Pip: Last year I started this project with a baby who could just about lie on his tummy and lift his head up off the bed and now look at you! Not an inch of baby left, your walking has exploded in the last couple of weeks and you’re now walking almost all the time, including when we’re out and about at the park. You were absolutely determined that every step should be yours and you wanted in on anything your sisters were doing, including feeding some rather reluctant geese!

As with last year I’m going to keep recording my camera settings for each picture – I just forgot to write them down – oops!

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  • Lee Cockrum 02/01/2016 at 8:36 pm

    I’m so glad you are going to keep doing the photos! I don’t have any kids to take photos of, and I think it would get rather boring right quickly if I did my pets!! LOL

    Love the crown, is it off Ravelry?! Might need to do for my neices!

    • Carie 02/01/2016 at 9:25 pm

      It is – and it’s really easy to knit and very quick – it’s called Elegant Knit Crown I think – I promise more details and pictures soon 🙂

  • ailsa 02/01/2016 at 9:35 pm

    I’m so glad you are going to continue with the weekly photos, it has been lovely to watch your children grow and develop.

    • Carie 04/01/2016 at 10:21 pm

      Aww thank you lovely 🙂

  • Hannah 03/01/2016 at 7:52 pm

    I am gutted to learn that the 52 project isnt continuing as I had planned to join in. I am glad you are continuing anyway, I think I might too!

    • Carie 04/01/2016 at 10:17 pm

      Ah but it is – Jodi changed her mind – so do join in – the more the merrier 🙂

  • Amanda K. 04/01/2016 at 12:40 am

    gorgeous pics! i love that crown, too. and i also need to remember to record my metadata…

    • Carie 04/01/2016 at 10:15 pm

      It’s amazing how much a difference it can make just writing it down and paying attention isn’t it!

  • Kelly 04/01/2016 at 9:43 am

    Beautiful! I love the crown 🙂

    • Carie 04/01/2016 at 10:14 pm

      Thank you very much 🙂

  • You Baby Me Mummy 04/01/2016 at 11:26 pm

    What a shame that Jodie has given it up. At least there is living arrows. Stunning photos huni. I adore the Kitty’s crown, Baby would adore that! x

    • Carie 05/01/2016 at 9:03 pm

      Ah but she hasn’t – it’s back on again so now I have two lovely photo projects to link up to 🙂

  • Sian 05/01/2016 at 12:01 am

    What lovely photos as usual and I love K’s crown – well done! P seems to have got so much bigger all of a sudden.

    • Carie 05/01/2016 at 9:03 pm

      Hasn’t he just – I don’t think he ever stops having growth spurts!

  • sally 05/01/2016 at 11:26 am

    Gorgeous photos, and so glad you’re carrying on. Is it just a trick of the perspective or is Pip fast catching up with Elma in height?

    • Carie 05/01/2016 at 9:00 pm

      No trick of the light! Elma is actually just about 50% for her age – she only looks dinky next to the other two!

  • Brandi 05/01/2016 at 8:15 pm

    So glad it is continuing! How grown up your three look! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and new year!

    • Carie 05/01/2016 at 8:49 pm

      Thank you we had a lovely time 🙂

  • Mommy's Little Princesses 06/01/2016 at 12:10 pm

    Such lovely pictures and I just adore the personal little write up underneath each, it’s a lovely idea!xx

    • Carie 07/01/2016 at 9:36 pm

      Thank you – it’s a lot of fun!

  • Amy @ Very Much So... 06/01/2016 at 9:31 pm

    Lovely photos and I’m so glad you’re continuing with them this year. I’m determined to finish the project this year as it fizzled out for me last year unfortunately. I can’t believe how big Pip is getting, not much baby left in him at all. #livingarrows

    • Carie 07/01/2016 at 9:42 pm

      Yay go for it – it’s so much fun to look back over the year and watch them grow 🙂

  • Yanic 11/01/2016 at 2:28 am

    Adorable pictures. Oh how I love the one of Kitty… she truly looks the part. The crown is adorable.
    BTW, I’m thinking by now you know, but Jod did decide to continue after all! 🙂 She just could not let it go.

    • Carie 13/01/2016 at 8:44 pm

      I know and I was so glad to see it 🙂