Sunday, December 29, 2013

52/52

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

Che: warming himself in the sun, giggling uncontrollably as I tickle his belly (with my toes).
Poet: a special ice-cream treat at Mama and Popa's house

2 children, 52 weeks, 104 photos. 

I think the beauty of this project is discovered in retrospect; when you look back and realise that regardless of how fast and busy the year was, there were so many little moments that were quiet and precious and memorable. They mean so much more to me that the big events because they're honest reflections of everyday life.


At the start of the year I promised myself that I would take as many candid portraits as I could. I wanted to take the time to be in the now, observe the moment and, if possible, capture it on camera. There were many moments that never made it into this space; but the 104 that did, they are pictures I will always cherish - because they tell our story. 



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Congratulations, friends! 52/52 is quite an achievement. I'll be back next Sunday with 1/52...will you be joining me?










58 COMMENTS

  1. So excited to know you (we)'ll be continuing the 52 project. Love every aspect of it. Thanks for a great year.

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  2. Great finish! Love the one of Che. :)
    Will definitely keep going with this next year.

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  3. Hi Jodi, I didn't make it to the finish line I'm afraid but will certainly try a little harder next year! I've really enjoyed your beautiful pictures and seeing everyone else's too. Happy New Year, Emma x

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  4. Thank You very much for that Idea! I love it!

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  5. I just loved this project... all of your beautiful portraits, as well as others'. I love that I have a record of Jude's year in pictures. Thanks for coming up with the idea and hosting it! I will definitely be joining again in the new year :)

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  6. Congratulations! I made it half way...

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  7. I kept thinking that I'd join in at some point and never did, and then it kept adding up and adding up, so YES. I will be joining on 1/52!

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  8. Thank you for this. :)
    Happy new year!!!

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  9. Thank you Jodi for the inspiration. I'm looking forward to participating next year. x

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  10. Thankyou for sharing these moments with us, I would love to start my family's own 52 project next year :)

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  11. Love the giggles - they're infectious - you can't help but grin when you see that laughter! And thank you so much for this project, it's such a joy to look back on. I'm looking forward to joining up again in 2014!

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  12. I don't have any children (yet), but I'll definitely be joining in this wonderful and inspiring project...

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  13. Perfect captures of summer.

    Thank you Jodi for this project and for your inspiring words and images - always compelling me to think in different ways and capture moments in different light.

    See you in 2014.
    x Laura

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  14. What a wonderful collection of memories you've inspired me to keep! Thanks so much for hosting such a beautiful project. See you in the new year :) xxx

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  15. thanks so much for hosting this project Jodi, it has been pleasure to join in x

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  16. Think I'll be joining next year... Capturing my eldest growing up and the addition of a new family member! Looking forward to it. Thanks Jodi...

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  17. Yay! 52 weeks down! So happy to have done it this year, and can't wait for the next round. Thank you for inspiring us Jodi x

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  18. Beautiful!
    Are you going to start a new one?
    Happy new year!

    Kisses

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  19. Thank you for a lovely project Jodi and for the wonderful memories I now have of my daughters over the year. x

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  20. Happy holidays. I'm glad that in my own way I managed to collect some pictures which I can easily turn into a portraiture book for my daughter.

    Next year I want to focus on linking up weekly up connect more with everyone.

    hurray to 52 weeks of portraits.

    next sunday I will be linking up :)

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  21. I will absolutely be back in the New Year...I loved doing the project this year and am looking forward to participating in 2014! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  22. I always love looking at your photos! (I'm sorry I'm so terrible with not always commenting to tell you that.) I was about to ask if you would be continuing into the new year, and am so glad to read that you are. I think this is something I will start for 2014 as well. I need a push to take more candids of my little guys and be able to have those memories captured. Looking forward to following along with you again!

    HUGS,
    Jessica @ beingbarlow.com

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  23. Thank you for the inspiration to capture my family

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  24. We just adored being part of this wonderful adventure. Will cherish our precious 52 as a keepsake forever. thank you!!

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  25. I will be signing up in 2014 as I have enjoyed watching others post their photos. Regards Kathy A, Brisbane, Australia

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  26. Thanks heaps...have loved every minute and my two have given permission to keep going......thanks for hosting . xxxx

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  27. I'm gearing up to begin this project in 2014. Currently trying my best to figure out the blogger platform!

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    1. If in doubt, google it! If you're looking for a beautiful template try blogmilk.com - apparently they're very easy to use x

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  28. I am joining in next year and can't wait!!

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  29. I don't know how to even start, i'll check out blogmilk as you mentioned otherwise i'll just put together a photo album for myself. I really have enjoyed all your portraits & looked forward to seeing new ones each week.

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  30. Jodi it's been such an incredible journey I've loved doing it each week. Tully just turned one and I look back and my two have changed so much. I'll be joining you next year. Happy dance!!!

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  31. I have loved joining in this year, really looking forward to next year. It is the most beautiful and simple idea. Laura x

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  32. I will again, excited but nervous ha.
    x

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  33. this was such a wonderful project. i will definitely be joining in again. happy new year!

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  34. I'm so glad you introduced me to this marvellous thing. Plod, plod, plod and then suddenly - a year of photos organised so neatly week by week. Never in my life! I'll be back next year - but probably without my photo-weary kids?!!?! x

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  35. Thank you so much for this beautiful project. Loved it! I will be back next week too :)

    Love Che's portrait , nothing more beautiful than kids giggle sound. xxx

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  36. I will definitely be joining for 2014. I love the idea of weekly picture that stories our life. It was a wonderful way to document year number two with my beautiful baby girl (who's not a baby anymore!).

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  37. Thank you for hosting such a beautiful project Jodi. I can't wait for next year!!! Melinda x

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  38. I'm excited to join in 2014! Although it'll be a little different as my baby will spend half the year still in my stomach :) can't wait!

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  39. Thank you for hosting this weekly series and for inspiring us with your images and words. What a beautiful collection you have of your year with Che and Poet.
    I won't be back in 2014. I am returning to work and uni next year (double yikes!) and I know that I won't have the time to blog. I won't stop taking photos of my two littlies though :)
    Thanks again Jodi. I have loved checking in on your post each week. x

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  40. It's been so wonderful. Thank you so much for hosting. x

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  41. I will definitely be joining in 2014! I wanted to join this year, but felt like I shouldn't since my son wasn't born until Feb. I captured moments in my own way, but I will be going full steam ahead. So excited. Happy New Year! See you on the other side :) x

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  42. I can't wait to join in with this project. Very excited to get started next week.
    Jo @ BabbleOn City blog xx

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  43. thank you so much for hosting this project, jodi. you have inspired me with your photos, and encouraged me to continue taking portraits of my baby throughout the year. if it wasn't for this, i'd probably wouldn't have all of this photos of diego to cherish. happy new year! xx

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  44. thank you so much for inspiring me to document my daughters 2nd year of life like this. i take so many photos of her already, but having a little collection like this, fully edited, and with a written memory to go along with it, makes it all so much more special. i love this project and will absolutely continue next year. i can't wait to see what you have in store for us with your new changes. thank you again!

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  45. Beautiful images. My parents gifted me a new DSLR for Christmas -- I'll be participating in this project to both capture photos of my two girls each week...and learn to work my new toy. Thank you for hosting this project!

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  46. it's been a wonderful project jodi! thank you for running it and a very happy new year to you and the gorgeous kiddos. x

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  47. Jodi, thank you for providing a space and project for so many of us to document the little moments in our children's lives - I feel so accomplished!

    Thank you for the continuing inspiration.

    xo
    Cortnie

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  48. Hooray, I sure will! I did an accidental P52 this year just by taking so many darned photos, and I'm so glad I did. I look forward to doing it on purpose in 2014 :) ~ Erica

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  49. i'm gonna participate this year! i found your blog through another blog part way through the series last year and never got around to joining. this year though, it's my goal to do all 52 weeks!

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  50. I had such a wonderful year capturing my beautiful boys. I didn't think I would make it from start to finish, but I did, all 52 weeks!! That's a huge achievement for me, I think I'll even join in for 2014, I can't wait!

    Also, your new Blog name is perfect, and it all looks stunning!

    Thank you so much for the inspiration and drive, I have loved every minute of it!

    Mon xo

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  51. Just posted my first photo in the 2014 52 challenge. So glad to be joining in this year! http://gooddaylittlesunshine.blogspot.com.au

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  52. Congratulations on a wonderful year of documenting your children! We should all be proud of ourselves and our dedication. Thank you Jodi for hosting this amazing series. I'm looking forward to 2014! Congrats on the new site too. I love the change and direction.

    xo
    Liz

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  53. I followed many of the 52 picture posts last year. My daughter was born mid-January and didn't start blogging until March so I was just a follower. I'm so excited to start the 52 project this year! Does the link up come every Sunday?
    www.thehodgsonspot.blogspot.com

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    1. Yes, it's included in my Sunday post, every week x

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  54. Hi Jodi, Could I please get the link for the badge? Will post 1/52 tomorrow :) Thanks x

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