Sunday, May 05, 2013

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

Che: In his own beautiful, light-flared world. 
Poet: She stopped to smell the roses.

Daniel and I spent just over 24 hours away from the kids this week. We drove to the city without the need to negotiate or bribe, we went out to dinner at a lovely restaurant and enjoyed a meal that we didn't have to share, we skipped bathtime, bedtime stories and the inevitable q&a time that comes right before sleep. And we realised that regardless of the perks, we would have preferred to be home, in bed, with two little people snuggled between us. 


Twins Maggie and Elisabeth were born at 26 weeks gestation and after months in NICU they are now home in "the hut" - a cottage in Tasmania that overlooks an abundant garden and vast field. It warms my heart to finally see these strong, brave and beautiful girls' faces amidst all the other portraits / I only know Sunny and Scout from their mama's blog but I'd say these portraits capture their personalities perfectly / Outside - finally! Jane Mabel captures her children as the seasons shift / Dipping her toes in the spring water - little Penny is delightful / and rainbow children - sigh. 






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  1. oh my goodness how super cute is that outfit on poet and che looks like he's in another world, love love love them Jodi, as normal you inspire xxxx

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  2. Beautiful and I love Poet's shoes! Where are they from? x

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  3. Che looks so at one with water in your photos - and Poet's outfit is just so sweet, she looks like she's giving that rose a little kiss too! x

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  4. I have a similiar photo of Rufus smelling roses like that. Gorgeous. xx

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  5. Che looks like an ocean cowboy ;)
    Poets outfit is to die for!

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  6. I love both Che and Poet's portraits this week. Just enchanting!

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  7. Just stunning. The light across Che's photo is beautiful.

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  8. are poet's shoes vintage? ditto the bloomer overalls. they are lovely! x

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    1. Poet's shoes are brand new, the bloomers are from bonds.com.au (from a few seasons ago) x

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  9. Oh Jodi I love the contrast between your children this week. Che is wild and adventurous and Poet is sweet and demure. Stunning pictures. x

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    1. Interesting descriptions you have given them. Che is the sweet and demure one, Poet is all wild and adventurous ;) x

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  10. oh how i wish i was in the water and smelling those roses too, looks heavenly x

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  11. I just love your photos this week...I think they are my favourite of yours so far.

    And I always yearn for time away...and then when I get it I wish my baby was near.
    Part and parcel of being a mom I think.

    I hope you are having a lovely weekend.

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  12. Beautful photos this week Jodi. Love the simple idea of turning my camera vertically for a week! xx m.

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  13. Thank you Jodi, this is such a lovely way to create memories regularly and make new connections with other mothers.
    Your days away together sound lovely. Already the concept of time apart from Maggie & Elisabeth seems foreign. Especially after leaving them each day in hospital.
    Still warm enough for paddling in NSW then? Brrr too cold here. Poet is gorgeous - I can't wait for our girls to help in our garden. Xx

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    1. Pleasure. Just this week the weather has turned chilly - last Sunday my boys swam quite happily in the ocean. Autumn is late around these parts x

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  14. What a precious capture of Poet. It looks as if she has the most gentle of hands (to the mama of one rough two year old boy, anyway!).

    Beautiful light in Che's portrait.

    x Laura

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  15. Gorgeous photos Jodi, the texture of the water and rocks lapping at Che's feet and Poet is a changeling if ever I've seen one xx

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  16. These are just beautiful, stopping to smell the roses so sweetly, such a gorgeous capture Jodi. x

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  17. Oh my! I LOVE poet's shoes. I mean I really, REALLY love them. Are they vintage? Love these photos too!

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    1. They look vintage, don't they?! - mostly because of the scuff marks that 'christened' them on the very first day they were worn. I bought them from a French website and closed my eyes when I pressed 'buy'. Let's just say that she will wear them every.single.day until she grows out of them. Future siblings, boys or girls, will wear them too. Claire from One Claire Day pointed me in their direction - like a true stylist, her taste is exquisite x

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    2. Scuff marks only add character. I'm such a sucker for little girls shoes! It's the one thing I can't resist.

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  18. The such beautiful photos, Jodi. The light is stunning with Che and Poet is just too cute for words in that outfit.
    Hope your workshop was a huge success! (I am sure it was.)
    x

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  19. che looks like he has been transported back to summer! gorgeous x

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  20. OH! These are adorable. Your little poet is so sweet in that outfit..x

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  21. Funny how time away makes you appreciate the drudgery (maybe I need a weekend alone!!?) I always feel so appreciative of my little domestic sphere after having been away traveling!
    Lovely shots as always, and poet's overalls are just the most adorable ever!!

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  22. Your photograpy is just getting better and better!

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  23. thank you so much for mentioning my little Penny :) she had a blast dipping those toes in the cool water, and now we both are longing to go back!

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  24. Oh Jodi, seeing that picture of Poet smelling roses is almost too much to handle! I know the feeling you explained about being without your children - sometimes I get overwhelmed thinking how busy things will undoubtedly be when we have not one but two children, yet I still know cuddled between them in bed will always be my favorite place to be as well :) No other feeling like it!

    PS- cannot WAIT to hear about that workshop... I am so happy it all went over well x

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    1. I'll post about the workshop in the next few days. It really was such a joy, I'm still a little overwhelmed by it all x

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  25. These are beautiful photos of your children...I love the light in them and how they both are concentrating so intently and engaged in what they are doing. These are perfect and though I'm not participating in this series, I love seeing how everyone else has captured a moment with their children.

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  26. Poet's outfit is absolutely adorable. And I'm a sucker for stopping to smell the roses. This is by far my favorite picture. It took me all last summer to get a similar shot of my daughter- she just moves too fast!

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  27. I love both of these shots! Particularly the stopping to smell the roses - there should be lots of that! :)

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  28. I can't get enough of Poet's outfit! Especially those shoes!

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  29. The light in the picture of Che is stunning. Such beautiful shots!

    I don't usually post the link to my weekly pictures, but since this one is a favourite, I just had to share :)

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  30. gorgeous light filled hues in Che's portrait and I hope Ms Poet always stops to smell the roses x

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  31. Both photos are great! There is just something about the first, though... he looks so serene and the lighting is so amazing. Beautiful!

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  32. My favourite pair of portraits this year... so good to see Poet looking wintry (meanwhile... Che could be in Qld!).

    Are you in love with the shoes? A worthwhile investment if you ask me! x

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    1. completely in love...and if I had a dollar for every person who stops us to ask where they're from...x

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  33. Poet is the sweetest and those shoes and pretty great. Beautiful light in the photo of handsome Che. Gorgeous as always!

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  34. Hello lovely lady,
    I love every single photo you post of your babes, however this week, I am speechless. Such pure beauty. I gasped when I saw them.
    Love B x

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  35. I love, love, love the light flare in the picture of Che.

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  36. Those tights are just adorbs!!

    I could never say that I'd prefer to be at home when given a rare 24 hours away. I treasure it and love it and look forward to the next one!! x

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  37. There's something definitely special about this week! I can't get over how grown up both of your beautiful people are looking too. THOSE SHOES! I die.

    Thanks for the shout out - you are the sweetest x

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  38. Love the picture of Poet smelling the roses...what a great reminder! :)

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  39. Love Poets shoes! Oh and that she is the sort of person who stops to smell the roses

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  40. Oh, that photo of Poet! So gorgeous. Kellie xx

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  41. Absolutely beautiful photographs - both are stunning.
    I would love if you can point me in the right direction for a pair of those gorgeous shoes for my little girl!

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  42. I'm loving Poet's little shoes! I used to have a similar pair when I was little - I hated them because they were brown but I love them now! I'd love to find my girl a pair like that... Your portrait of Che is dreamy... Happy days to you Jodi.

    Sophie xo

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  43. Two beautiful shots, love Poet's pose.

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  44. i love che's stance, and his beautiful nose. and i agree, i want poets shoes too!

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    1. and the sea, it looks like molten gold!

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  45. It really was exquisite that day. One corner of the beach was still in half shade because of the cliff behind it. The light was so delicate, almost milky. Needless to say I ran towards it and encouraged the kids to follow. I could have posted so many portraits from that morning...x

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  46. i want to just sit and stare at these all day! each time i keep scrolling back up and see another exquisite detail. i am sure i've said it before...but i think these could be my favourite jodi.

    poet's shoes...le sigh. the tights and bloomers are scrumptious too :)

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    1. I think they're my favourites too x

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  47. Both great photos, they must be alot of fun to shoot, they are so cute! Love her little tights and shoes! The standard of photos is just amazing and I get so much inspiration from looking at them each week. (so much so I look at each and every one, each week, a bit ocd I guess :) Anyway, I started up a "Behind the Camera" monthly linkup, to encourage those of us always behind the camera to be in more everyday photos with their families. The next one is on the 17th May, the last one only had one linkup but so many people were interested in participating. I just hope it encourages at least a few people to capture a few more memories they may not otherwise have.

    Anyway, just wanted to thank you again for this linkup, it has certainly made me pick up the camera more often and therefore learn so much more. My passion is photography and I now carry the camera around with me (almost) everywhere, because I have had times I was kicking myself that I didn't have it.

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  48. Gorgeous portraits this week Jodi! I absolutely love Poet's outfit and those gorgeous curls!

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  49. Oh she's too cute in those little shoes. Great pix as always Jodi, have a great week x

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  50. I love the way Poet's inhaling the rose. So cute. Natalie x

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  51. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous Jodi... I think the best portraits yet... You are one talented lady. Sam xx

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  52. i agree with the others: the best portraits of the week!! and Poet's outfit is just perfect!

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  53. My absolute favourite portraits so far, Jodi. The light in Che's portrait is magical - upon the rocks, the water - it's soft, golden & glimmering. Sweet Poet looks so much like you in this portrait. She is growing up so fast!

    Sar xx

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  54. gorgeous portraits this week, absolutely exquisite and my favorite's so far
    kw ladies in navy

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  55. Absolutely stunning shot, the top one. Wow!!

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  56. oh my goodness. what a sweet picture of poet! love.

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  57. Poet's little outfit is just too much, so adorable.

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  58. These are a couple of my favorite portraits of your children so far! Just stunning!

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  59. Jodi. Firstly, thanks so much for featuring my portraits! Secondly, thank you for inspiring this project in the first place. I have enjoyed it so much!

    Love,
    Brandy Jane Mabel

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  60. Such beautiful photos Jodi. The sunlight, the moment of smelling roses. Just beautiful! To treasure child free time and then realise that you left what you enjoyed the most, is something that only a parent could understand! x

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  61. The surrounding on Che's picture, looks like taken from a Movie!! Just so addicted to your fabulous project!!

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  62. New camera? That photo of poet is amazing (amazeballs, if you will)

    xxx

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  63. the photo of poet smelling the roses is gorgeous; everything in that picture is perfect! thanks for inspiring us each week, jodi.

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  64. Jodi that tiny Poet of yours is as cute as a button x

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  65. Poet is just the sweetest little toddler! I can't stop looking at her outfit - from head to toe!
    Glad that you got a little kid-free time. Sounds like it was lovely. x

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  66. Jodi I ADORE your photos from this week. Che just looks like something out of a fantasy movie, its like its been staged only I know it hasn't and it is so beautiful. And Poet, her outfit alone is enough to make me faint. I have little t-bar sandals for my Boy2 and I LOVE them. I really like the way you've chosen to submit portrait orientation shots this week, too. I've noticed you've tended to centralise your subject in a landscape orientation previously. I seriously love these shots. They are both going to end up on your wall, surely? x

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  67. Honored to see my little rainbow children linked here! This project has been such an inspiration to slow down and really see my beautiful babies. What a gift. Thank you!

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  68. One of my new favourite shots of sweet Poet... Do I say that every week? :) Such precious shots Jodi x

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  69. so enamoured by this lovely portraits of your cute two (and the outfit and SHOES of poets) that I just burnt the meat and vegetable I was browning for a slow cooked curry : ( That will teach me for multitasking and coveting!!!!! But they are awesome. You mentioned a french online store but no link?

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    1. Oh no! The shoes were from smallable.com but they've since sold out. x

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