" A portrait of my children once a week, every week in 2014"

MisterM-  I find that as he gets older he smiles a little less each day. He used to be such a smiley baby, I hope he keeps that big smile and joie de vivre always.  

MissE- she is the most serious of the two, perhaps she has an older soul. However, she is definitely goofier than he is. 

I couldn't help including the top photo- I took an incredible and inspiring online photography class with Kirsten Lewis  about Storytelling through photography on Creative Live. I cannot tell you how my world and view has changed. I am not a professional photographer and will never make a living from it but this class has opened my eyes and makes me want to document my kids life in a whole new way. I might be starting a new series on the blog- I need to think about it more but as soon as I figure the details out I will let you know all about it. 

These were taken with my Nikon D60 ( I lost my D3200 in London)  and with my 35mm lens - all in manual shooting mode. I had a lot of trouble getting the face bright in MisterM's shot but that smile was too good not to share! The photos aren't technically perfect and I have a lot to learn but I am very pleased with the emotion I get from them. 

If you are participating in the 52 project share your link in the comments I would love to see what you are up to. I know I haven't posted every week, i need to go back and pick out my favourites from every week I missed.
To find out more about the 52 project check out the  Practising Simplicity blog. It's never too late to start!

Have a great week!