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19/03/2016

Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

12/52 {the 2016 portraits}

19/03/2016

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

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Kitty: you were absolutely bouncing off the walls that afternoon, I think because you’d been told that your Reception class was going to be looking after some tadpoles, and as you wanted to come and play photography, you also couldn’t keep still for a minute! So this is you; scruffy hair and enormous beaming smile, striking a pose up against the garden wall.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/60, f/3.2, ISO 200)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Elma: I think this may be one of my favourite of your portraits little miss, you seem both so little and so very much on the brink of growing up. And I think you know it too; sometimes you tell me how you’re a big girl “just like you Mama” and sometimes if I ask you to do something or tell you that that’s what big girls do you tell me “but I’m still a little girl Mama! Just a little girl!”

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/320, f/4, ISO 125)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Pip: so often you look the very spit of your biggest sister at a similar age; people often remark on how alike all three of you are, but Elma slightly less so than you and Kitty.  And then I look at this photo, and the one of your sister immediately above, and there is such a strong similarity, I can see her in you straight away.  This week you happily indulged everyone by dressing up as Olaf and you did look so sweet bumbling round the garden as a snowman.  It didn’t hold back either, you love being outdoors and if you can’t find where we’ve hidden the hockey sticks (because even your Daddy doesn’t want to play hockey all day long) you’ll be quite happy going up and down the slide and exploring. Anything, just as long as you’re outside!

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/200, f/4.5, ISO 125)