“a portrait of my children, once a week, every week, for 2020”
Emet: Duolingo concentration.
Jade: Putting her new, short hair up before a long rehearsal.
Roux: Always posing for the camera, my heart.
Back when I was not yet a mother of three, I made my first attempt at participating in The 52 Project, a practice in documenting growing children over the course of a year through a weekly portrait series. I love this idea so, so much, yet I’ve never actually been able to complete the task.
A brand new decade seems to me quite like the perfect opportunity to make my way through this project, at long last. My parameters are loose, and I’m less interested in capturing the perfect image than I am of capturing any image at all.
Because, let me tell you. Children grow faster than you’d ever believe and I’ve never met a single person who wished they’d taken fewer photos of their kids, especially while they were young. Even though mine aren’t nearly as small as they once were, they’re all still living under my roof with plenty of growing left to document.
So, here’s to a year of taking the time to capture the little moments with my little people.