“A portrait of my children, once a week, every week, in 2013.”
Che: a late afternoon swing in Ommi’s backyard
Poet: this week she spread her wings and upped her attitude.

I took ten shots (my allocated amount) of Che standing in front of an eight foot wall of purple flowers. It was the candid, somewhat blurry photo of him on the swing that captured the honest story.ย Lesson learned.
This week I fell in love with the photos on this French blog / little Emma in black + white, still gorgeous when fed up / Piper and Poppy; so beautiful and so alike / Matteo and his sweet little face / and Lily and Nyla; simple moments perfectly captured.


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  • Lauren Knight

    These are so sweet- I love the similar angle you captured. Also love your favorites from this week!

  • Kirsty

    I love Poet's wings stretched out in flight, and how the photos black & white and perspective reflect each other – lovely!

  • Flourish

    Beautiful. As usual.

  • Max

    even in black and white the kids always glow in your pictures. right, my photographic mission for this week is to try B & W. hope i can find my manual!


    how true re Che's photo! love it ๐Ÿ™‚
    and Poet's stance in that pool of light…they are mighty wings there. x

  • Erica

    Lesson noted. I often find that I can't get good shots of my girl when I ask her to pose. Or not even pose, just stand in a particular place, you know?
    Better those imperfect shots of real life moments.

  • Kym Piez

    I don't mind blurry shots, especially when they represent movement. I didn't know you limited yourself to 10 shots. Interesting!

    Still, your pictures are beautiful. They always capture a certain essence. Have a great week! x

    • Jodi

      I don't limit myself, Che just gives me 10 shots….and then he's running off to play ๐Ÿ˜‰ x

  • Katrina@capturingmoments

    So glad you went with the honest story of Che. X

  • mel @ loved handmade

    They're lovely, i find those simple moments are often the best captures too.
    Spreading her wings and upping her attitude, yes, I remember that x

  • Pink Ronnie

    Oh, that Poet….
    Ronnie xo

  • Christina Lowry

    Loving the perspective that is similar in each pic. The gaze of an adult, looking down to little people with big personalities. Gorgeous. xx

  • Marian Hazel

    Happy week to you Jodi. Raising girls with attitude may be something I'll need advice on. Elisabeth and I have been having a battle about her day sleeping. I put her in her cot after hours of no sleep and she gave me the most stubborn look, (one I realised was my own stubborn look!) but I was firm and she did sleep eventually, but only for half an hour! Of course by the end of the week she was so tired, she'd sleep anywhere! So Rob has been wondering what my problem is.

  • Ruby Hoppen

    Yes, looking back on all 32 (!!!) portraits of Casper, I feel that the ones done quickly, from life and without concern for perfection are among my favourites. The blurry swing shot is great! And it captures that kinetic movement of a little boy so well.

  • Cassandra Michelin

    So beautiful! I may be 32 weeks late but I have joined in on the action. TOo many beautiful memories to gather, not to. Heres my linky; http://www.liveitdoit.com.au/2013/08/joining-in-on-52-project-better-late.html

    YAY! Cass xo


    The moment doesn't seem to usually get caught when we plan it does it?! Especially not with these little ones. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sweet pics as always.

  • Modern Day Mummying

    One of my favourite portraits of my daughter was a blurred pictured I took back in week 25. The pictured turned out with a tunnel vision effect. Blurred on the outside with somewhat focus in the centre. Extremely unplanned but worked out beautifully.

    Sophie xo

  • Amber {we stood together}

    A true moment always trumps a technically good/great picture, especially when it comes to this project ๐Ÿ™‚
    Oh Poet, I think you are becoming a independent toddler more and more each week ๐Ÿ™‚

  • little earth stories

    I love the symmetry in these two shots – the downward glances taken from above, the vertical lines. A perfect diptych. And I love the slightly blurred shot of Che.

  • gabrielle

    love the picture of Poet this week. When my eldest was that age I had a little mantra in my head for those stubborn moments…stroppy girls are great, stroppy girls are great. Sixteen years later that attitude has seen her spread her wings and take off all on her own adventuring around the world, something I think she might not have done had she not been such a wonderful stroppy 2yr old

  • Maxabella

    I finally remember to pop on over and link up my week 32 and… inlinkz is down. Story of my life.

    I love the shot of Poet particularly this week. B+W sometimes tells the story better. x

  • Brenda @ Mira Narnie

    gorgeous angle of both shots!!! and loving the black and white…sometimes removing the colour can make you enjoy the detail more! Che's expression is gorgeous x

  • Lou Archell

    My shot of Ru this week is blurry. I think that some of the best shots are just a whisper in time.. a moment. That and my failing eyesight! xx

  • Steph @ this brown wren

    Some of the best moments are captured with blur and the bright orange washing basket in the background! So true that they often tell the story best. Wishing you a beautiful week ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

  • olivelse

    Oh! Thank you so much for the link to my blog, it is a very nice surprise!
    I love your blog and your beautiful photos always so sweet and inspiringโ€ฆ

  • Jesi Yvonne Langdale

    Absolutely lovely, sometimes the blurry shots are the best. ๐Ÿ™‚ Love the black and white!

  • Adrianne Picicci

    What a happy surprise to see the link to my sweet little M's pictures this week! Thanks so much. Your photos are just lovely and always unique and inspiring.

  • ashley

    I was so distracted that week I didn't even see your mention of my girls- thanks for the love jodi- right back at you. Xx

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