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{52 weeks} me

i have so many jobs to edit right now so the blog has been a little neglected but i promise ill have some great stuff to share soon!

my 52 week project has taken a back seat too…  im 2 weeks behind!  thanks goodness i didnt do the 365 day project which i seriously considered for some insane reason…  as if i could manage to post a photo a day!  its not that i dont take photos often cause i take them all the time but i dont download as often as i should.

anyway, my good friend chantelle at fat mum slim decided to do the project too and then yesterday she suggested we do self portraits (check out her blog here if you dont already read it).  at first i thought it was a terrible idea because im not keen on being in photos – in fact i think i may have only been in 3 or 4 all of last year so how would i manage one a week?  then i thought that is the point isnt it…  to say i was here too…  i was part of this family!

so here is my first week.  i only took 8 photos cause danny came home and i felt like a bit of a loser taking photos of myself in the mirror with my hair all frizzy…  if i knew i was going to do it i would have atleast got out the blow drier but i honestly thought i would hate them and i wouldnt post them at all.  i actually like them…  i love that the mirror was a little dirty so the camera had trouble focusing (woops!).  i held the camera above my head and i love that the camera focused on the frame and i accidentally took photos of my legs (needless to say, i didnt post that photo for all to see) and my waist – the mistake photos are my most favourite ones!

i dont want the 52 week project to be one of those things i dont do properly so i promise i will get it together in a week or two when things arent so hectic and post the 2 weeks ive missed!  i cant say i will post photos of myself every week but i will post whatever i shoot that week.  does anyone else want to play along?

rowe x

February 9, 2010 - 6:20 am

Margo Plowright - wow I love these shots, so natural, so you, rowe….beautiful. yes you are darn right, you are NEVER in photos. rowe dont make that mistake, i did it all my life and now i didnt exist for the past 20 years really. whats even funnier, i ended up with a “camera click phobia”. if anyone comes with in 10 feet of me with a camera i do the crazy eyes. lol, yes i close my eyes, or close one eye and look half drunk…not a good look..i am going to work on that.. love mum xx

February 9, 2010 - 12:15 pm

fat mum slim - Oh my goodnesss! I love them. They’re perfect! How cute is the one with the bow on the dress? They’re all so beautiful. I’m so excited! xx

February 9, 2010 - 7:59 pm

belinda - I love these photo’s…. you look super cute!!!
and that dress is amazing!!!

February 14, 2010 - 6:34 pm

Jennifer Clure - Oh Rowe, you are sooooo sweet!

February 14, 2010 - 7:04 pm

admin - thanks jen! it was really great to see you the other day but i feel like we didnt get to talk much. ill be in sydney again in a few weeks probably so lets see each other then x

February 14, 2010 - 7:05 pm

admin - thanks mum, telle and be too! i forgot to reply to your comments… your all too kind!!!

{home sweet home}

ok…   i know im meant to be editing and i am…  truly – i just needed a break for a few minutes or my head will explode!

i woke up this morning to see lulu belles smiling face.  she was waiting patiently to embrace me and smother me in hugs and kisses.  it was so heavenly!  being away from her for 5 days just felt too long…  i dont know why that is cause ive been going to sydney to shoot every month since we moved here 6 months ago and im normally gone for 4 or 5 days, but this time, i just missed audrey terribly…  i missed danny and i missed my pillow!

what is strange is its the first time i havent been sad to leave sydney.  i normally feel a little sorrow, a little depressed to be leaving my old home to fly to our new home on the gold coast.  this is the first time i couldnt wait to get on that plane.  im thinking thats a good thing?  maybe im just a little more settled here than i think?

well its all really confusing and who knows how i will feel tomorrow, but for now, im really happy to be home with my little family!

of course, i cant do a post without a photo so here is audrey wrapped up in her big girl quilt her nanna made her…  she designs doggy clothing for a living and makes all sorts of gorgeous stuff for audrey!  this was taken at rainbow bay at sunset…  how peaceful!

rowe x

February 4, 2010 - 3:24 pm

Kati - What a beautiful image and labor of love.

February 5, 2010 - 2:45 am

Margo Plowright - love love love this!!!!! Yes I remember making it, and remember the excitement I felt as it was nearly complete.I couldnt wait to show Lulu. Her little face brightened up,beamed, smiling from ear to ear, she told me how much she loved it and quickly showed all her friends at her party. She was also quick to tell them not to sit on it. lol……How do kids that small know so much!!!love her ! nanna and mum


im home from 4 nights and 5 days in sydney.  oh it was lovely and ever so busy – just the way i like it!

i photographed 7 families while i was there so i have truck loads of editing to do in the coming week.  watch this space to see sneak peeks really soon and ill share some little stories too.

for now im off to do some washing, unpack and get some much needed sleep in my own bed – arrgghh!

leaving you with a favourite photo of mine from april 2009 cause it doesnt seem right to do a post without something pretty to look at!  does this photo look a little familiar maybe?

rowe x