52 Weeks of Portraits | Garden City South Children's Photographer

My 52 Week Project is a portrait project that documents the growth of my children. For each of their first years, I did a photo a day project of each of them... this is a simpler continuation of that. One portrait a week for the year - not your typical "sit and smile at the camera" portraits, but "environmental portraits" - photographs of my children, taken in their element, documenting this moment in their lives.

I try to write a few short words about each child under their portrait to record any details or milestones of the week.

This project was inspired by a gorgeous blog called You Are My Wild

At the end of each year, I make a memory book of the year's portraits.

Lila - Age 4, Week 30

Francesca Russell Photography | Garden City South Children's Photographer

It's your last week in Group 3 at your nursery school. So bittersweet saying goodbye to all of your friends from the past two years. There will be a few in Group 5 with you next year, but most are moving on to kindergarten at the various elementary schools in the area. I am so grateful for this special group who have been your first friends!

Logan - Age 1, Week 52

Your last week of being one. As I write this, we are celebrating your second birthday. A happy day, but also bittersweet because my baby is no longer a baby! I love you so much, buddy.