2018 Portrait Project

I wasn’t going to do another year of the Portrait Project. It’s been so hard to keep up with it as well as make sure I post here each week. But then I finished making the book with all the portraits of 2017 and Ellie wanted to go through the older albums and so we’ve been reading them, one book a night. I have 5 of them. One for every year of Ellie’s life so far. Ellie has been loving hearing each photo’s story so much that I knew after reading the first book to her, I had to continue with the project… These books are way too important to me and to her. So, here it is…. 2018’s first photo…

“A photo of Ellie, once a week, every week in 2018.”

Eloise: January 2018, you are 5 and 5 months old, running down a sandy hill at the beach close to our home. After a strange December, we are getting our groove back. Walking the beach, enjoying the sunshine and watching you grow into a beautiful, young lady, ready to take on the world.


1/52 and 2/52

Happy New Year! Hoping you had a wonderful holiday and New Year.
Well, here we go again… the 52 project. I’m hoping I do a better job this year than I did with last year’s. Although, it looks as if I’m already behind two weeks. Gah!
eloise: A walk to see the baby seals with friends, some pink binoculers, a rainbow knit hat and a tutu- a perfect beginning to this New year.

eloise: “Mama, I can climb to the very top, all by myself! Watch me…. Ta Da!”

joining Jodi for the 52 project 2016!

Portrait Project 2015

Another year down! This will be my third year of documenting Ellie’s growth and development week by week through a portrait. I’m excited to embark on this portrait project. Having these books in our home to look back on is so much fun for both Jeff and I as well as Ellie. I decided to go with Shutterfly once again this year. I stuck with the same style of book. A 10x 10 white paged book. The photos and the words beneath, the centerpiece of each page.

portrait books

new book


ellies new book

Now for 2015’s first portrait


eloise: Two years and 5 months old. A New Year… and you are ready for anything that comes your way!

-joining Jodi for the 52 project 2015!