Sunday, January 06, 2013

1/52

"A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013."

Che: Evening walks to talk about his day....and everything this year will bring.
Poet: Ringlets, beads and floral - sweet little girl.

It seems that so many of you would like a link option to create a sense of community with this project. However, others have mentioned the fact that it may get a little 'busy' - not my preferred aesthetic. I'll see how this week goes and if I feel that the link doesn't work for me I'll start a page on my sidebar with a list of links.


It's been so inspiring to hear your plans for 52 in 2013...some bloggers will be photographing their children (one muma is photographing six gorgeous kids!), others are focussing on nature and a few girls have chosen to take photos of their partners. I can't wait to see a plethora of portraits. Let the link love begin.....


Update: Oh my goodness! I am in awe of the response to 52 and absolutely delighted to see so many beautiful faces captured. I estimated that about 40 people would be joining in, not the 188 of you that have! So, in order to keep the link up (it makes it so easy to visit other blogs) and to maintain the 'minimal' aesthetic of Che & Fidel, I've just added a 'read more' option at the end of the post. Till 2/52...


52 in 2012






137 COMMENTS

  1. I like this diversity! I will take pictures of my teen boys once a week this year(maybe I can capture the growth spurt)--but I can't post them, out of their concerns for privacy. However I love the idea of choosing a corner of our little farmette, or my sweetie, to watch the changes over time and share.

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    1. I completely understand your concern over their privacy. I won't be posting much about Che when he starts school next month; his world is becoming bigger and I just don't feel comfortable discussing his little life here. I may post his portrait once a week, I may not. I'll see how I feel. x

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    2. Privacy is a big issue for me too, Mama Minou (which is a pity because this bias Mummy thinks her wee ones are just gorgeous!) so I would love to join in but their faces would not be on view. Pondering out loud and also checking with Jodi maybe other milestones, points of interest throughout the year could be okay?

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    3. Serendips....some of my very favourite portraits from 2012 didn't show Che or Poet's face. There were quite a few shots taken from behind, two of Poet's hair, one of Che's feet, a few of them hiding under their hats. I think a year of 'unportraits' would make for a fabulous collection x

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    4. Thank you Jodi. Hmm ... "unportraits." Would you mind terribly if I shamelessly borrow this term? I look forward to joining in this year.

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    5. I doubt I am the first person to use that term! So yes, go ahead x

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  2. Absolutely love that photo of Che. X

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  3. beautiful photos as usual. thank you for letting us all be a part of such a wonderful project. cheers, Claudia

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  4. Ah little girls and their 'girly' things!
    Abigail is loving beads, shoes and dresses at the moment! The only way I can get her to stay still while I dress her is if I show her its a dress we are putting on!
    Che is such an 'old soul' such a delightful little boy!

    I'm going to play along with 52 but keeping it to myself for now. I'm not blogging at the moment no time! And what time I do have is spent with my little family x

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  5. So happy to see that you are ringing in the new year with more gorgeous portraits!
    I am joining in this year...I have been wanting to join in since about August but I wanted to wait until January so I could have a whole calendar year of photographs!

    And thank you for adding the links...I can't wait to see what others are posting!

    Happy 2013!

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  6. I love everything about this project Jodi.

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  7. Beautiful, both of them! I have lost all sense of time and suddenly the first week of portraits is here. Fortunately I had my IPhone with me while we were out and about this week..x

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  8. Your portraits are sublime! Thank you for starting this project.

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  9. Lovely photos Jodi!
    What lenses do you use with your camera?
    x

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    1. I only ever use one lens - a 20mm 1.7 .... and I absolutely love it x

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  10. Forgive me for being ignorant, but the amber necklace that Poet is wearing, what's it for?

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    1. Hi Katherine, amber is known to soothe pain and many babies wear them to help with teething. There's a lot of info for and against but I'm sure that every mum would agree with me in saying that when it comes to teething, you do whatever works. Poet hasn't been too bothered by the whole process, perhaps it's because of the necklace, perhaps not. x

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  11. Gorgeously captured as always Jodi, I especially love that shot of Poet.
    I would love to join you this hear but am in two minds about it due to the ages of our children and their privacy. Maybe I'll just include portraits of Kaizer.

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  12. Lovely photos. I love the look of thought on Che's face.
    I have started off the year with a family portrait (a rare thing in these parts)

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  13. ohh how lovely to find you via last day of may...
    i shall be joining in but have a lack of little ones so will be photographing my six whippets :)
    hurrah and thank you
    t x

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  14. Stunning photographs to start the year off. Thank you again for the inspiration.
    Carol

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  15. I'm also in...

    http://mae360photo.blogspot.pt/2013/01/52-weeks-in-2013.html

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  16. Beautiful photos, beautiful project.

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  17. this is great jodi! looking forward to linking up.

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  18. i've been so excited about this. i was hoping baby girl would be here by now, but it seems she's still pretty cozy in my belly. so a bump photo this week, and hopefully one of her sweet face by next week : )

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  19. I'm really happy to be joining in, I even started a blog! Any mac users can help me to put the side button on my blog I have tried saving the image and adding it but it does not seem to work... thank you!

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  20. Such beautiful light you've caught in Che's photo. And Poet's dress is just so sweet.
    I'm so happy to be joining in this year. xx

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  21. Loving checking out these lovely linked up blogs on my lazy Sunday Jodi! Thanks for inspiring and coordinating!

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  22. So excited to meet more snappers to add to my rounds of visits each week, thanks Jodi. Che looks so grown up today, and Poet is a wee bohemian princess. Have a sweet afternoon :)sarah

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  23. So excited to be joining you this year, Jodi! And so lovely to discover new blogs through the link-up. x

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  24. I am so excited to be joining you in this project this year with my brand new, 6 week old daughter!
    I am curious - have you ever written a post, or are you willing to explain, how you get your photos so large in your posts?

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    1. Blessings on the birth of your daughter. Here's a step-by-step guide to making your images big!....pop back here and let me know if you have any problems - http://cheandfidel.blogspot.com/2012/09/frequently-asked-questions-some-answers.html

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  25. Yay to a new year! New adventures, new friends to make, new necklaces to wear ;) Beautiful babies gently finding their place in the world. Lovely as always :) xx

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  26. Oh, I just adore that one of Che under the foliage and the sunlight...
    Thanks for inviting us to be part of this lovely project. Very excited.
    Ronnie xo

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  27. What a lovely idea! I think you have inspired me to do the same! xo

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  28. Love the sweet shot of Poet. I'm very excited to be joining in this series in 2013 - thanks for inviting us all to take part Jodi x

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  29. Jodi, every week last year I checked in for your portraits. And I loved watching your little poppets bloom before us. I promised myself I would join in and so here I am keeping that promise to myself. Thank you for the inspiration. xx

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  30. We are taking a photograph of our daughter every week. I have loved your series. It's been great to watch the transformation in your children that takes place week to week and seeing the change over a whole year. We will put these into a book at the end of the year. x

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  31. Oh my word Jodi! Just popped back to visit other people and I scrolled and I scrolled and I scrolled. Wow! What a lovely project for everyone to be doing at the same time. A bit like a Mexican wave... A 52 wave. x

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  32. Love this concept - though am already feeling a bit emotional about how grown up my kidlet will be in 52 weeks!!!

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  33. Hi Jodi. I follow your blog for a long time and love your photos. This project is gorgeous and inspiring. I have a girl and i'm pregnant with a boy who is born in march. I have a good reasons to make photos. So, i´m in.
    Thanks for sharing. cheers. Cibele (a brazilian who lives in Lisbon)

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  34. Okay. I'm a long time stalker, not a very good commenter. But I LOVE this idea. I'm joining in. A good excuse to take more photos of our offspring, yes?

    Beautiful photos Jodi. x

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  35. Thanks for the invite to participate, Jodi. It was just the thing I needed. So looking forward to it! Belinda x

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  36. I tried posting earlier, but I think it got "eaten" by the internets...

    Anyway, I've jumped on board -- 52 images should be easy after completing a photo-a-day with Georgia! :)

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  37. Hi Jodi, first time commenter here. Loved your 52 project last year, my new year non-resolution is to learn to use my camera properly, and am so looking forward to doing it via this link, thanks so much for the opportunity! As I'm tech-challenged too, can someone please tell me how to stick the button on my blog??

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    1. Hi! I just saved the image and uploaded it onto my blog. I think selected it (I think!) and put the URL for the blog so it links back to it. I hope this is correct and helpful :) x

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    2. Done! Sarah thanks so much for your help, have a great week x

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    3. Hi Kell (and thanks Sarah!) x

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  38. so here we go...i took a lot of photos with my camera but ended up falling for one on my phone :) very happy to be joining in with you all. and love your images of che and poet this 1st week! xx

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  39. I'm so thrilled to have found your site thanks to the amazing Rebekka Seale. I've joined in the 52 project - I did a version of this last year to document the first 52 weeks of my second borns life with her big sister as the comparison. Thought you might enjoy a peek at the stop motion video we compiled of the project at the end of the 52 weeks: http://vimeo.com/48052772

    Excited to be a part of this community for 2013. xo Ash

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  40. So excited to be taking part in this Jodi. I followed your weekly posts avidly in 2012, your photos are so beautiful and I loved the subtle changes they showed in your children each week. Hoping I can see the same growth in my two babes over this next year and also in my photography. Thanks for a wonderful project x

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  41. What a treat to meet so many others on this photographic journey! It's so nice meeting you.

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  42. just love the idea! and completely in love with your blog :))

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  43. Hurrah! I've done it. I have waited for nearly a year to join in... and I am here. Really looking forward to this Jodi! xx

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  44. I love this idea, so excited to join along! Beautiful pictures, your kids are so adorable! Cant wait to see more pictures from you!

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  45. I have been waiting to get this project going. After nearly two months of 365 last year I gave up. Nearly the same amount of total photos this year which makes me very optimistic. So many beautiful people doing it as well. Fab. Thanks Jodi! Xx ashley

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  46. Thanks Jodi, great idea. 366 was awesome but a struggle so I think 52 is far more manageable... Or 104 since there are technically two chickens I'll be photographing :) Hope you had a beautiful Holiday Season of much fun and fairy lights! Hope to see you soon xx

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  47. Hi Jodi,
    I've been reading your blog for some time but never commented before - but I've been loving your weekly portraits, so have decided - I'm in!
    Your children are beautiful & it's been lovely to watch them grow. Mine are bigger now, & I always wish I'd managed to slow things down & take more photos, so this year I am going to. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  48. love the expression on che's face and poets wild kid hair. and what a turn out here, wow!

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  49. I'm in Jodi! Will be posting my first post tomorrow. great idea :)

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  50. What a FANTASTICALLY beautiful idea! I am going to do my kiddos portraits. I am so looking forward to this! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Fondly,
    Shannon

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  51. Wow! Look at the response! I'll be here next week playing catch p (forgot to bring my cable cord on hols...) x

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  52. Is there a link to the mumma w her 6 gorgeous kids? i would love to see the photographs and how she manages them.

    thank you

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    1. Sara is spreading out the 6 portraits over a few posts each week (understandably!) You can find her at - www.sarajule.blogspot.com x

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  53. Holy moly! Look at all those links! I was planning to join in but my lens packed it in over Christmas so it's been sent away and could take up to 6 weeks! Luckily I have a lot of travel photos to post! Beautiful portraits... They just keep getting better xx

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  54. I'm joining in this year! There's a cast of thousand!! Kellie xx

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  55. Adore Poet's hair. It is such a beautiful project and a lovely way to document a year. I'll be joining in this year, with my 3 boys that equals 156 photos. Quite a hefty coffee table book in the end.
    Kate xx

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  56. These portraits are just as beautiful as ever, Jodi.

    I'm excited to also be joining with you this year - however I will be capturing images of my partner, and our animals. I'm excited to reflected upon them throughout the months, and develop new bonds with the other participants.

    Thank you for your inspiration - to capture those fleeting moments and endearing quirks within the lives of those we love.

    Sar xx

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  57. So happy to be joining you all! Seeing everyone's wonderful images is so inspiring.

    Love, Kate
    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

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  58. This is so great. I'm a new(ish) reader to your blog and I'm so excited to be a part of this project, for myself and also knowing there are more mama's out there all participating with their own personal briefs and ways to make it their own. It's lovely to find new blogs to read too....I do love this happy blog community!
    All best wishes, Sarah

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  59. Oh I love them both. Especially the colours in the picture of Poet contrasting with the background. x

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  60. I couldn't wait to start this project. I had high hopes of a fancy picture taken using manual functions on my DSLR (I am learning..) but as life would have it it was an IPhone pic! still true to life sometimes I guess :) xx

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  61. Hello! I came across links to this project from a couple of blogs I'm following for the long time - and surprised how several people decided to do this thing simultaneously! I am very much inspired by your blog and excited to read about life so far as Australia (I'm from Russia myself). I'm really looking forward to joining this project!

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  62. I've begun the journey!!! Going live with my blog was like reaching the top of a steep climb! I am ever so grateful to our mutual friend Rebekka for connecting me with you. My children love reading as well. THANK YOU!!!

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    1. Sara, hi! I've heard so many wonderful things about you...can't wait to see your portraits each week x

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  63. wow Jodi!! you must be overwhelmed with all the attention.. I'm amazed by all the excellent blogs are out there x

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  64. i've loved watching your littles grow weekly this past year, and i'm so glad you're doing it again. i've decided to document my girls second year of life by doing this series as well. she just turned one on january 3rd, so now we'll see where this year takes us. thanks so much for this!

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  65. Thanks for hosting this, Jodi. I LOVED following your series last year and am excited to be joining you this year (as a new mama)!

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  66. Thank you for hosting Jodi. Your photographs are beautiful..as are your children! I am looking forward to participating in this project.
    Leax

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  67. Thanks for hosting this Jodi. I couldn't seem to link my blog but I'm going to participate 52/2013
    www.PoppyFoxathome.com

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  68. Hi Jodi, it's been wonderful watching your project grow all year, I'm so excited to be joining in. X

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  69. Thank you for hosting! I'm hopefully not too late!

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  70. Hoping I'm not to late to join in! Looking forward to charting their growth this year ;)

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  71. just found and LOVE your beautiful blog.

    going to be joining in the project {a bit late to the party} hopefully tomorrow

    http://thislittlemum.blogspot.co.uk

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  72. Not surprised at the response this is an amazing idea and good way to ensure I take regular photos (and not for instagram). I shall be joining in too and trying to challenge my photography skills so they're not like the thousands of photos I already have of Amelie!

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  73. Such a great idea, I couldn't resist joining up too - albeit a little behind the curve. I'm simply determined to take at least one in-focus, non-motion blurred photo of the fast-moving boy child each week this year.

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  74. Just found you via Bron's Baby Space. What an amazing idea I am going to start this as well. Love your blog (reading it first time today)! Looking forward to visiting regularly.
    Happy New Year!
    http://www.minifashionplates.com/

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  75. Looking forward to trying this project, I sincerely hope I can keep up. Lovely idea of capturing those wonderful moments with the kids with time passing so quickly.

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  76. oh this has always been my favorite series on your blog and now i have a reason to be a copycat :D i'm a little late but can't wait to join in the fun.

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  77. Amazing. Looking through your photos is inspiring. So happy to be a part of this.

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  78. What a wonderful project!! I just found your blog, it's so lovely! I'm excited to read more. I'm a little late starting, but with a new baby in the house and a new year just beginning I love the idea of documenting the kids every week, and then getting to look back on all that change at the end :)

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  79. So many good blogs to discover here - what fun! Thanks for the 52 idea, Jodi. I failed at doing a 365 project when Maddi was a baby... But once a week is so much more achievable.
    x

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  80. Thanks so much for this! I am new to the blog community and excited to have found your blog!

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  81. Hi Jodi

    the 52 project has inspired me so much in this past year that I had decided to do my own even before I read your post about other blogs joining the project. I hope I can keep up with it, but although I take many pics of my kids already focusing on one portrait every week makes this practice even more meaningful. here's to a good new year of portraits! And happy, healthy, fabulous new year to you guys xo

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  82. Beautiful, wonderful and an amazing sense of community!

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  83. I am so excited to join your 52 challenge. Your photos are incredible and inspiring and I can't wait to check out some of the other participating bloggers. Here's to a fabulous 52 weeks in pictures - and in my case, 156 photos!

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  84. So beautiful project! I join it and I hope to discover other beautiful blogs like yours. Happy new year Jodi!!

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  85. please add me to the list! i'm a little late to the game but onboard now! thanks for the inspiration.
    www.adenverhomecompanion.com

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  86. I'm already doing a similar project via instagram, but I love these sorts of photo projects to bits! Thank you for the inspiration!

    xo,
    http://blog.sisiliapiring.com


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  87. How crazy popular has this project become! Love it. I'm coming along for the ride this year.

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  88. So glad I found this site in my search for a 52 week photo project this year. I'm happy to be joining in.

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  89. Hi, I also did join in. Thank you for the inspiration, I wanted to do a project but was not sure about the subject of my photography. xx

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  90. I do like the sound of this, never too late to join in :)

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  91. Oh wowsers! what a turnout.

    first week in and i'm already nearly a week behind. oops. i can see i'm going to be playing a fair bit of catch up along the way.

    rachel xo

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  92. Hoping not to late - love to join in. Great idea

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  93. I think I'm a little late to this party but I didn't realise it's become part of a link now! Your lovely idea is an inspiration and I'd love to join you Jodi! I can't wait to see the collections...

    Sophie xo

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    1. not too late sophie...perfect timing x

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  94. Joining in a little late, but am so excited to participate! Thank you for the wonderful idea, Jodi!
    xo Andi

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  95. Bit late joining up! Looking forward to it!

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  96. oh, his sweet quizzical expression! Very cute kiddos.

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  97. I'd like to join up too please! juliacroyden.blogspot.co.uk

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  99. A little late to the party!! But I would love to join in also

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  100. the boy seems very imaginative!

    Andre
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    Childrens Party Ideas

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  101. what a gorgeous collection, what a clever idea!
    too bad collections are closed, I'd like to partecipate too, but, too late :(
    I'll follow, can't wait :)

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    1. not too late! There's a different link each week so pop over to 2/52 - http://cheandfidel.blogspot.com/2013/01/252.html - and link up there x

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  102. I'd love to participate. Do you have room for one more? http://www.emilydphotography.com/2013/01/16/52-a-series-i-can-keep-up-with/

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    1. Hi Em, there's a different link each week so pop over to 2/52 - http://cheandfidel.blogspot.com/2013/01/252.html - and link up there x

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  103. I didn't realise I could link up here and now the collection has closed. Any way you can add more?

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    1. Yvette, hi

      There's a different link each week.....2/52 is still open so pop over here - http://cheandfidel.blogspot.com/2013/01/252.html - and link up! x

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  104. can I still join you?...I've started this project at the beginning of the year but only now had the chance to post the photos and ask to join you. I would be honored.
    thanks for the inspiration.
    xo
    Sílvia

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  105. can I still join you?...I've started this project at the beginning of the year but only now had the chance to post the photos and ask to join you. I would be honored.
    thanks for the inspiration.
    xo
    Sílvia

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    1. Yes, of course! The new link for 3/52 will be up tomorrow morning x

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  107. Excellent article. I was liking your comment.

    foster care

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  108. Is it too late to join?! I will start doing this in March. I just started my blog as a new year's project. But I love this idea, so I will do it anyway! :)

    xo green gable
    http://annaofgreengable.wordpress.com/

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  110. Hi Jodi,

    This is such a great idea.I found your blog and this topic when I was searching on google for a weekly portrait idea. I think I'm going to try this challenge this year...it will be so beautiful to look back through, at the end of the year and see all the wonderful bits and pieces to my children, hubby and myself from past weeks.

    Thank you so much for creating such a wonderful post.

    I will def create a post that will link back to your page, so people know who has inspired me to create my own 52 project :)

    xx

    Sarah
    1987blog.com

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