Elma Family Kitty Living Arrows Photography Pip The 52 Project

6/52 {the 2016 portraits}


Linking up with Jodi and Living Arrows with a portrait of each of my children once every week for 2016.

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Kitty: My lovely eldest girl, all smiles for the group shot that isn’t exactly happening! I love those moments when all we have to do is look at each other to share the joke and the giggle at the crazy idea of your Mama wanting a picture of all three of her little ones!

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/4.5, ISO 320)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Elma: Well they’re just possibly not quite your actual footprints sweetheart.  This week you told me that you weren’t a baby anymore,
“I’m sorry, poppet” I replied, “You’re my big grown up girl aren’t you?”
“No Mama!” you said, with all the indulgent amusement of someone who knows the answer is obvious, “I’m not growed up yet!”

It’s true, you’re my perfectly little, little girl. We had a family trip for shoe fitting this week and while you sister’s feet get ever longer and thinner, and your brother’s get longer and wonderfully chubby, you my sweet stayed exactly the same.  And for that I thank you. Also, your red shoes are very cute and I wouldn’t want you to be done with them just yet. One of these days your feet might match up to those footprints but I’m in no hurry to wish these days away.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/160, f/4.5, ISO 320)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Pip: Oh I think this might be one of my favourite photos of you at this age; you’re just tall enough to reach the xylophone in the sensory garden and you love hitting the chimes as hard as you possibly can – happiness personified.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/250, f/3.2, ISO 320)

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  • Yanic 08/02/2016 at 6:23 pm

    Little darlings, all of them! I love that picture of Pip, such joy.

  • Sally 25/02/2016 at 10:27 am

    I love those shoes, Maria had a similar pair and I was very sad when she grew out of them – although they were getting seriously scruffy by that point having been worn pretty much every day for nearly a year. Such lovely, happy pictures of Kitty and Pip too.