Sunday, January 27, 2013

4/52

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

Che: We took him to the movies for the first time and he was completely overwhelmed. Two days later, after lots of discussion, he said: "I actually really loved that movie." Process.
Poet: She sucks the salt water off her fingers.

I have a growing collection of beach shots from all our time spent ocean-side so this week I really enjoyed looking at portraits bordered with white, dusty snow. Happiest birthday to beautiful Josephine - snow flakes on her eyelashes, how utterly perfect / Amy's b+w captures of her girl (and a fabulous furry hat) / little Stanley looking absolutely fed up but absolutely adorable - classic photo album shot, this one / baby girl waving to the outside world, so very storybook / and finally, the portrait that stayed in my mind all week - the utter magic that is Gus and that glorious light.

Thanks so much to all of you who are linking up and spreading the word. Click 'read more' to link up for 4/52.






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  1. I know exactly what you mean about processing that first trip to the theater. She still talks about that first trip, to this day. We didn't make it through the previews!

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  2. Beautiful pictures again. Che is a little dude!
    Kate x
    Just Pirouette and Carry On...

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  3. Those beach shots are just what the doctor ordered for those of us living in the frozen north.

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  4. They are both adorable. I love looking at the little moments that you capture of them. Timeless shots.
    http://www.fromthehillathopewell.com

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  5. Eep! My favorite portraits yet this year! I agree - timeless x

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  6. Beautiful pics... I can relate about the overwhelmed feeling overwhelmed at the movies. =)

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  7. Che's hat and expression is utterly cute!
    xoxo

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  8. That picture of Poet is just wonderful - your composition is amazing. And bless Che. So many new experiences right now.

    How lovely to see a link to Josephine's portrait too :) xx

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  9. These photos are so nice!
    This project is great...can i still get in it?

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    1. It's not too late! And yes, of course you can join in x

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  10. That picture of Che is so cool, I love the patterned carpet and the sunnies "I'm ready for my close-up"

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    1. They're actually 3D glasses....he treasures them x

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  11. What a dude! I love that. And the fingers - my daughter sucks hers all day long (minus the salt water though)! Poet is gorgeous.

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  12. I adored our littlest guys first movie experience. Sitting there with his popcorn and 3D glasses, mesmerised and in awe, then whispers as it all goes dark "where's the remote?"..x

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  13. My gosh, look at them. So sweet. Love his little hat and 3D glasses look. :)

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  14. These are wonderful moments to have captured, those firsts are always very exciting. xx

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  15. Such a wonderful adventure for your little man! And simple pleasures little Poet may very well remember as an adult. Wishing you beautiful days :) x

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  16. yum sea water! my little one does the same.

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  17. Che looks like he is so ready and he means serious business.

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  18. ohh movies are a such fun, but my little man is very apprehensive about them, so good on Che for loving the experience! And salt water...mmmm xx ps - i'm loving popping around to your favourites from last week too x

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  19. So beautiful, you capture the moment perfectly : )
    And thank you so much for linking to my pic too xx

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  20. The first trip to the movies is so exciting, I still remember my first movie movie and what a treat it was! I love his hat! Such a special portrait of Poet - sucking the salt is so evocative of kids at the beach!

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  21. Poet always has this sense of calm over her. Such a beautiful little Soul.
    Claire x
    http://blog.scissorspaperrockdesigns.com.au/

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  22. Che is such a dude. Love the dark background of the image too. x Laura

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  23. I love your photos. They are just great. Mind if I ask do you use film or digital... and do you edit? What kind of camera do you use?! Oh my gosh such beautiful tones and colors.

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    1. I shoot digital using a Panasonic Gf1 with a 20mm 1.7 lens (it's the only lens I use). I don't edit all the time but when I do I slightly increase the contrast or straighten the horizon (I can't stand a diagonal horizon!) x

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  24. Che is such a cutie hipster in this photo!
    I remember taking my eldest to the movies for the first time and one of the characters died, but then came back to life (Ice Age 1). She was also overwhelemed by the experience. It's so big for them.
    x

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  25. Beautiful images! They almost look 3D! Xx http://simonebell.blogspot.com.au

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  26. amazing photos! how I want to be at the beach right now!

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  27. Beautiful shots of the kiddos - the first movie is a big milestone!

    This week I am so excited to share THREE portraits rather than two... yep our little boy arrived into the world in a beautiful water birth :)

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  28. Your kids are stunning! Che at the movies is priceless! Can't wait to experience that first with my own. I at 27 still find the movies to be magical.

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  29. I cannot wait until Elie can go to the movies with us. We haven't been in so very long. I use a Panasonic too! The GH2, I have the 20mm lens too and it is wonderful, I also use the kit lens. I picked it because it takes good photos and very nice video and also because Amazon was offering it with lens and all for only 500$!!! One day I want to upgrade to a Nikon D600, but for now this one makes beautiful images and is perfect! Your photographs are always gorgeous and so of course are your children Jodi!

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  30. Elijah was four when I sent him to his first movie with my sister - they took along some Baby Banz earmuffs because I knew he would find it too loud. Even now at six he struggles with the volume but then so do I!

    They are lovely images btw :)

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  31. Hello!
    I just found your blog the other day from Bluebirdbaby and I started from the very beginning....more than once, I found myself thinking how similar we are and how much I would love an afternoon of tea and conversation with you. :) Your blog reads like a wonderful novel and the pictures are so beautiful.
    I am thrilled to have found Che and Fidel!
    Have a lovely weekend ~
    Sarah

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  32. Your beautiful children are sweeter by the week.
    xx

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  33. I love the picture of Che so very much. He is looking like such a little man these days!

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  34. Jodi you always capture your children so beautifully..loving both these shots!
    x

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  35. These both have a painterly quality to them - so lovely :)

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  36. He looks like such a cool little dude in his 3D sunnies (they are SO stylish, aren't they?!). I can't imagine how a movie must look for the first time. Big and overwhelming, I would imagine. Glad he came around, though. Movies are one of my favourite things in the world. x

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  37. Che looks 50's gangster-esque. The light is just perfect.
    You truly have a gift at capturing your littles just beautifully.
    I continue to blame my sub par photography skills on my wriggly kiddos ;)

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  38. hi jodi

    why does my photo link come up with a red cross under it? not sure what im doing wrong!! or does anyone know? im still such a novice at this...

    bec at strewthmama

    ps - im loving being a part of your portrait a week...;o)

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    1. Hi Bec, I can't see a red cross under your link so I'm presuming you can see it because it's yours. Nothing to worry about, it's working fine x

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  39. Love that photo of Che. You always seem to capture such beautiful moments with your two.
    My four year old is yet to go to the movies but I am certain his response would be the same as Che's!
    Thanks again for the opportunity to link up on your fantastic blog :)

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  40. oh thanks jodi. ill sleep better now
    ;o)

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  41. WHat a groovy hat and funky glasses Che has on. What movie did he see? x

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    1. We saw Wreck-it Ralph - it was the only children's film on! x

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  42. Oh what did he see at the cinema. Charlie's first movie was Toy Story 3 in 3d. It completely overwhelmed him and he cried! AW bless him. He dressed as a pirate for the special occasion. x

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    1. We saw "Wreck-it Ralph" which was good but.....a little scary for Che. I'm baffled by the scary elements in so-called 'children's films'...there never seems to be anything that's 100% appropriate....although, Madagascar 1, 2 & 3 are quite amazing, and, come to think of it, very appropriate x

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  43. Oh bless. That picture at the cinemas makes me want to eat popcorn and be as funky as Che! Poet sucking her fingers. Oh bless.

    Beautiful photos always Jodi. x

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  44. Hah love the shot of Che. He certainly looks the part!

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  45. I'm really loving this series, and the wonderful, supportive atmosphere it has created.
    Che is SO expressive, isn't he?? I'm always captivated by the story in his face.

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  46. Che looks adorable in that photograph, glad he (eventually) enjoyed his trip. The first cinema experience can be a bit mad - much louder, darker and bigger than normal screens. Am very much enjoying this project!

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  47. What a little dude! Loving the specs :)

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  48. That photo of Che is great, he looks so very cool. :)

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  49. linked up twice. Whoops! think the second one takes you to the right page. Still not sure if I'm doing everything correctly. I need to work out how to put on that 52 button thing and the blurb everyone seems to have...:-(

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    1. Not to worry! Now, re. the button. Just right click on the button in 3/52, save as and then upload to your blog. As for the blurb, do you mean "a portrait of my children......" - if so, I just type it in every week, simple as that x

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  50. Beautiful Jodi, my little man felt overwhelmed at the movies too. I scheduled my post because we were away but I forgot to link up oops! xo

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  51. Awww, his little hat is so cute!

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  52. First time movies are always a little daunting. We tool both of ours to see RIO at the cinema as their first experience, it was a great movie

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  53. I am so inspired by this! Thank you for sharing your space and your project!

    http://thefamilyware.blogspot.com/2013/01/452.html

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  54. Hello Jodi,
    Your children are so beautiful.

    If I'm honest looking at your photos sometimes makes me a little melancholy - I recognise in them little movements, expressions, or a particular stance that returns me to the images in my mind of my children when they were small. I am constantly shocked at how time moves.

    I miss mine being such little people - they are wonderful slightly bigger people now, of course :) There is & always will be beautiful times with them of course, but theres just something so special about the time BS (Before School!).

    I am glad you are treasuring these times.
    The 52 project is such a wonderful idea, thanks.

    Ashlee x

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  55. Hey Jodi,
    Thanks for launching this wonderful project. Documenting our little ones growing is so amazing, that too when shared with people around the globe. Though I am little late I am signing in today!
    Your kids are so adorable !
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. I am sorry as I posted the thumbnail twice, second one with a proper link to the blog. Is there any way I can remove the first thumbnail ?

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  56. Hi Jodi,

    I LOVE the photo of Che' this week. And I am so jealous of your kids upbringing - what I would do to be back in Sydney, taking my kids to the beach!

    Due to a few life dramas I'm only just getting around to posting 3/52 and 4/52.

    I hope you all enjoy my photos as much as I am enjoying checking out everyone elses. xx

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  57. Jodi,
    Thank you so much for this very swell idea in capturing photographs of our children and loved ones each week. I've been following your Project 52 since the beginning of last year and was so excited to join you this year. I've decided to just post monthly, because, well, I'm just not organized enough to post weekly, ha! But, I so look forward to this. Thank you so much.

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  58. beautiful portraits. on my vision board for 2013 I envisaged capturing moments and I am happy I can share them with the world. thanks for hosting this fun idea :)

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  59. I'm planning on making some wings when I get a moment. Beautiful photos you've captured your little people perfectly. Thanks for doing this project. I've discovered so many new blogs and have so much reading to do. So thanks.

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  60. wow, your portrait's a week are amazing! Wish I would have known about this cute linkup sooner.

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