“A portrait of my daughter, once a week, every week, in 2014.”

Poet: edging closer to three (and she has the attitude and tantrums to prove it). 

Perhaps it’s because she’s the second child but this little one is growing up so quickly. The things she says! I am genuinely concerned about what’s to come…
This week a free spirit with a flower crown caught my eye / I always love the way Tahnee captures her children, their quirks and characteristics / beautiful boy, his face lit by the sun / wow! what a beautifully composed portrait / chubby little hands in the garden – one of my favourite “unportraits” this year.



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  • Melodi Photography

    Jodi, thank you so much for selecting my project to mention in your post. BTW, my daughter is almost the same age with Poet and I can definitely relate to those attitudes and tantrums and the big words..

  • bestof2sisters.com

    I too fell for the little flower crowned free spirited gorgeousness!! Such great portraits. And SO inspiring to see how Tahnee captures her children's portraits, loved this weeks.

  • Bike

    I can't believe being one of your favourites of this week. Thank you for inspiring and mentioning me in your post. It's so encouraging. Poet's expressions are always lovely by the way 🙂

  • Janey G

    i love this image Jodi, poet is simply so wonderfully gorgeous and is it just me or is concrete just beautiful? x

  • Mother Down Under

    Oh yes…my almost three year old is exactly the same!
    And too clever for his own good…or my own good really…he outsmarts me on a daily basis!

  • The adored: journal

    So cute, Poet. x

  • Mammasaurus

    Poet has a real look of defiant independence I've not seen before in your 52 Portrait photos, growing up fast indeed – a lovely photo x

  • The Wholefood Mama

    If it makes you feel any better at all Jodi, it seems most second borns I know are the shall we say…spirited ones! My second born who is four told me this morning with a big grin on his face "I can't wait to grow up and be sneaky and naughty it will be fun" Sneaky and naughty!! Help me! Loving your photos of Poet but I have to say I do miss seeing Che (of course totally understand your decision about that but just thought I'd mention he is missed!) xx

  • Steph @ this brown wren

    Oh she's got fire in her belly that beautiful girl. Nothing quite like a little person with some spark. Gorgeous 🙂 xx

  • Victoria

    I feel the same about my second such a big chatter box even though she's only 2.

  • dear olive

    I love this one! Such a big strong personality inside such a tiny little person. Kellie xx

  • Melissa@Julias Bookbag

    um, my firstborn daughter was such a spitfire, we decided to stop after her! ha ha ha ha! age two was easy peasy. three was an insane nightmare, so sorry for that preview! she would have 30 minute screaming fits on the floor. It'll all work out though, don't you fear. now we have a lovely 8 yr old and we've decided that we will indeed keep her 🙂 tee hee

  • The Saga

    I love this picture of her 🙂

  • tinajo

    Aww, very sweet pic! 🙂


  • Mandi Poppyfoxathome

    Jodi, poppy waited till she was four before the tantrums started but your not alone. It seems all lite girls explore their individuality, strong passionate opinions and independance around this time while the mothers take to yoga, comforting pots of tea, yoga and the odd glass of wine. I trust each new day brings opportunities for teaching for them and it'll be wonderful having such beautiful strong women as daughters later on. Take heart. X

  • Kym Piez

    Forget about the terrible twos. It's the three's you REALLY worry about! x

  • look see. by naomi fenton

    Love this portrait, Jodi – what chutzpah she has! 🙂

  • Lou

    Oh my, her face! How hard is it not to laugh when she's trying so hard to be serious…

    Some serious gumption here girlfriend!

  • Jacqui Calvert

    Thanks for your kind words about my boy's chubby hands! I love those little hands, tearing up my garden. Beautiful portrait of Poet, as always.

  • Christie R

    The composition of this photo is stunning, Jodi. (Just like its subject!)

  • Dre | no frills mum

    Our second born has fire in her belly too, so different to our first. I like to call it spunk! x

  • Iliska Dreams

    Is it weird of me, but I don't mind the tantrums. Maybe because Jarvis is my second and I know how quickly this phase goes.

  • Aby Moore

    Our daughter is only just one and has a very determined attitude! I too am concerned about the future 🙂 x


  • Jenny Ripatti-Taylor

    Ahhh so cute. You can see her little personality coming out. Lovely toy to play with too. Looks like she is on an adventure.

  • mel @ loved handmade

    that three year old stage is still all very fresh in my mind x

  • mommymakesphotos.com

    how wonderful to see my image among such amazing portraits.. Thank you for mentioning my portrait Jodi… It is very exciting to see it up there!! Poet is lovely, as always!!

  • Jennifer Harr

    totally a look of independence here 😉 Beautiful

  • Bron Maxabella

    She looks all grown up with her hair back like that!! x

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