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Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

39/52 {the 2016 portraits}

24/09/2016

A portrait of each of my children once every week for 2016.

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Kitty: Perched up on the fence at the sports club, and looking every inch of your six years. You’ve enjoyed every minute of your birthday celebrations this week, and we’ve loved watching your anticipation and enjoyment.

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Elma: Hunting for pirate treasure and finding a Hobbit house instead; you had a wonderful time running around the very beautiful Whitlenge Gardens at your friend’s birthday party, and there was so much to look at I’m not at all surprised that you were more interested in knocking on the fairy doors, talking to the fish, and generally running around after your friends then in amassing a serious horde of pirate treasure.  You do however have musical chairs nailed, only loosing in the final round to the birthday girl’s very much taller older brother, and thrilled that it meant you got a sweetie.

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Pip: What can I say, other children try to open the raisins, or the sausage rolls, or the bagels, but you, you started to eat an orange pepper while your Daddy’s back was turned. Little monkey, you do make me laugh!

Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

37/52 {the 2016 portraits}

10/09/2016

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: Well we’re another week on in this year’s 52 week project and that smile hasn’t dimmed by a single lumen.  You are sweet and you are funny and sometimes you are quite particularly pickleish; my little whirling, giggling rainbow girl. And if you could have worn that tunic every single moment since it arrived I think you would have done! (yay for Boden and 20% off and free shipping sales!)

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/250, f/4.5, ISO 160)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Elma: Windswept and still slightly sticky with the blueberry jam that escaped your toast earler, and utterly determined to stay in the swing until your poor Mama’s arms protested the effort.  You look like you’re planning some sort of wonderful mischief!

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/200, f/4.5, ISO 160)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Pip: Puddle inspections are a very serious business.  And finding one at the top of the ladder for the slide is very exciting when you’re two. So exciting that the only way you can really check if it’s actually true is to dive in with both hands.  Even in full waterproofs you came home quite impressively squelchy!

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/640, f/4.5, ISO 160)

Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

36/52 {the 2016 portraits}

03/09/2016

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: In technical terms this isn’t the best picture that I’ve ever taken of you, and yet it will always be special: this is you at the end of your second day at school, happy, giggling, twirling and just so excited to go back on Monday. It’s been a while since you were anything but exhausted and unhappy at the end of a school day so to see this flooded me with relief and happiness. I couldn’t wish for anything more for you right now than that you are happy.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/3.5, ISO 100)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Elma: my littlest Cinderella curled up for an impromptu nap in a rare patch of sunshine.  You’ve had a busy week trying to keep up with your big sister and being chased by your little brother and it’s so nice to have a very chilled out Saturday so you can catch up.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/80, f/1.8, ISO 800)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Pip: you are just one little ball of pure energy at the moment; if I could bottle your energy I’d make a fortune! With the start of September has come the rain and we’re very quickly realising how we’re going to need some very good waterproofs for you this winter. Right now if rain stops garden play then there’s only one thing for it; run upstairs, lie on your bed and kick your feet until you get all those wiggles out, giggling all the while!

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/100, f/2.8, ISO 500)

Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

35/52 {the 2016 portraits}

30/08/2016

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: Strawberries, ice cream and sticky fingers – the perfect way to spend the last weekend of the summer.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/250, f/4, ISO 160)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Elma: Caught mid twirl in-between dashing around the garden being Cinderella and eating your strawberries and cream from perched on top of the camping picnic table.

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/250, f/4, ISO 160)

Space for the Butterflies - the 52 project

Pip: Strawberry ice cream doesn’t usually produce quite such deep thoughts – I’d love to have known what you were thinking about because with that degree of determination I’m certain you will make it happen!

(Nikon D80, 35mm 1.8 lens – 1/400, f/4, ISO 160)

Elma Family Kitty Photography Pip The 52 Project

34/52 {the 2016 portraits}

20/08/2016

Linking up with Jodi with a portrait of each of my children once every week for 2016. All iPhone photos this week:

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Kitty: Happiness is swinging in the sunshine in the English Gardens in Munich. You are, as your t-shirt says, a very happy camper and you seem to have grown up so much while we’ve been away. Gone is the little girl who needed pushing on the swing or who was timid about jumping in a pool; you soar to the heights and spent most of this week plunging into a lake at the first opportunity!

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Elma: that’s one very intense game of leaf pooh sticks you’re playing there and neither the fact that the leaves kept sinking nor the bikes hurtling across your path could distract you from your game. It’s lovely to see such focus but you really are going to have to start noticing a few bikes!

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Pip: my favourite photo of this week and probably of our adventures so far and definitely your favourite spot. This is the beach at lake Walchensee, our tent is maybe five metres behind you and you are in your element in the shallows, picking up rocks and throwing them in for a loud plop. You called it “‘tones” and any time we left the tent, this is what you wanted to be doing!