I have decided to join Jodi from Che and Fidel on the 52 Project. Life goes so quickly with a little one in the house, and I want to remember these days. I want to be in the moment, make still the moment, and savour the memory in years to come. I discovered Jodi’s blog at about the time of my little one’s birth, and was deeply inspired by the weekly images. Alas, it has taken me three and a half months to get around to this post. Yes, I have taken thousands of images, many of them very pretty, on whichever device was nearest to hand, usually little camera and phone camera. But now, I am unearthing and dusting off the big camera again, after a year or so of hibernation throughout my pregnancy. It is time to be intentional with my image-making again.

Alira 33 of 52 via A Designer Life

The 52 Project: “A portrait of our children, once a week, every week in 2013”

I couldn’t decide which photo to post of Alira, so settled on two of my favourites from this session. I wanted to capture her wearing an incredible knitted jumper handmade by the very talented mother of one of our amazing friends – and sent as a gift in the mail all the way from Czech.

/ she eyes me suspiciously from the safety of her bassinet as I peep at her with my big camera through the cane handles.

/ those beautiful hands. Elegant, delicate long fingers (she’s going to be a Javanese dancer one day, I am sure) and sharp little nails that just grow and grow and grow.


(PS. This week I am loving this image of pure joy).

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