Sunday, May 26, 2013


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

Sophie: Our little one has always been very dramatic when it comes to facial expressions... her eyes alone give away so much. This 'oooh' mouth is a common way she gestures shock or surprise, usually accompanied by a sweet little 'uh oh' or 'nook!' (look)...

Grace: I had visions of a backyard photo shoot today with Grace, soaking up the glorious sunshine and pottering in the garden together... and then, she was suddenly struck down with a fever and our poor poppet has since spent the day on the couch sleeping while I've sponged her forehead and taken her temperature at regular intervals, willing it to drop and for her spritely self to return.

And so I accepted that this week, one of my portraits would be missing, until I found the photo above. Taken a few days ago by Grace herself when she asked to have a play with the point and shoot camera, she unintentionally managed a silhouette self portrait of her first session 'playing photographer'.

Joining in with Jodi


  1. Just adore Sophie's face here - and her "nook"
    Very nice sp with petals! - hope Gracie is feeling much better soon

  2. is it just me or has sophie's hair suddenly grown so much longer? she has such beautiful curls, lucky girl.

    and i love the photo of grace! and i think it's super cute since she actually took it herself. :)

  3. Oh that's brilliant! Most original 52 project portrait so far. And could your Sophie be any cuter? Honestly, she is divine!

  4. Poor Grace I hope shes feeling better soon xx

  5. Awww I know I say it all the time but Sophie is so cute Amanda I love her little face in this photo and those words too 'nook' for look:) I do hope that Grace feels better soon it's hard when your little one is not themselves. I love Grace's photo too that she took of herself:) Wishing you a beautiful week lovely. xxx

  6. LOVE Grace's self portrait. Sorry to hear she's unwell :(((
    Hope she pepped up today!

    Oh, Sophie's little face is just too cute. She makes me melt.

  7. Such a those eyes! Do hope Grace is feeling better soon...her self portrait is wonderful though!

  8. Hi Amanda, sorry I have been MIA, I just don't know where the days go! Your girls are growing so fast! I remember that stunning camellia tree, it really is as good as they get.
    I do hope Grace is better by now.
    I hope you are having a lovely week xx


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