Portrait Project

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eloise: you have become this little girl all of a sudden. Riding your bike to the park or down the boardwalk, climbing through wild Lupine off the beaten path, telling me long stories, listening to chapter books and slowly starting to wean from Mama’s milk. Growing like a beautiful flower.

-joining Jodi for the 52 project!

Portrait Project

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eloise: You run through the grass and then all of a sudden plop down in a patch of clover. “Mama, Polar Bear Cub needs that flowers on hid head. <Mama makes a flower wreath for Polar Bear Cub and hands him over to you). “Oh, so pity you look now… wah, wah… Polar Bear Cub is crying. He need milk.”
Watching you care for your babies and stuffed animals (especiallt the mama-made ones) so gently, is such a joy for me to watch. I hope you always stay compassionate and caring to all the loved ones in your life.

-joining jodi for the 52 project!

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

look

ellies new book

Now for 2015’s first portrait

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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!

Portrait Project

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eloise: The last portrait of the year. I found it much harder this year to capture your beautiful face. You have grown from an infant to a baby to a toddler to a little girl, running around, chatting, yelling, singing, jumping, joyful, angry, sad, curious, loving and wild. It was harder to carry my camera around and it was harder to interrupt our play for a snapshot. Pictures this year turned out ever so slightly blurry. I even forgot until the last moment for several weeks to capture a portrait. You are just always moving now and we’re always busy. I’m hoping next year to capture your portraits a little better, but we shall see how the year turns out…

(You are ending your year in Boston with your Nana and Papa. We fly back to California on New Years’ Eve, ringing in the New Year with Gramma and Grandpa- from East coast to West we ring in the New Year!).  

-joining Jodi for one last time this year for the 52 Project! Hoping many more of you will join us next year!!

If you want to see all of this year’s portraits, click HERE!