Danbury CT, Fairfield County Photographer {P52 Time Capsule}

January 24, 2013  •  4 Comments


Last year I was looking forward to starting Project 52, one photo per week for the year.
I had over ambitiously attempted Project 365 with a daily photo, but time and creativity got the best of me.
So I thought I would regroup as I had made it past the half year mark...52 images...that is feasible.
Then last December a tragedy hit our area and although I was not personally acquainted, I knew people who were and it deeply affected me.
In one solitary moment I realized just how vulnerable we are.
I put no thought to this project for the following weeks. 
The new year arrived and I saw other photographers embarking on their P52 and P365 initiatives. 
I honestly just could not get motivated....and I think because in part it felt so trivial to find something to photograph every day.
I had been there and I knew by the end I was taking a picture...not a photograph.
So it dawned on me...why not make my project about the most important thing in my world, so that is would matter.
This is the year I finish one book and a new one begins.
My daughter will transition from my preschool baby into the new and exciting world of elementary school.
I know she is beyond excited to start her journey, but I am a tad weepy over this...pretty sure I will be the one crying on her first day.
Even though I am sharing these with you, I am doing this project for no one but me. 
They are not about the perfect moment, or pose, or best composed, or even technically correct.
They are for my memory book.
What do I hope to do by sharing these with you?
I hope to encourage you take these little moments you have and soak them in.
Everyone tells you how fast time flies and each day passes with little regard sometimes. 
In those very little mundane days are some of the most precious moments you will ever have.
Get your camera, phone,  skype...whatever you have....capture it so you can relive it.
I don't know of anyone who doesn't wish they could venture back in time to capture a lost moment!
Document your life; create your own time capsule!

 

{Week 53} December 30-31
Well not really a full week...but the first week wasn't either....this is the last image for the project.
I love completing this and as I look back at the wonderful memories of 2013 I can't help be sad at how quickly it went.
Each of these images mean so much to me and I thank you for following along.
I wish you all a very Happy New Year!
Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

{Week 52} December 23-29
Christmas Eve traditions.

Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

 

{Week 51} December 16-22
Looking at the Rockefeller Tree in NYC. Such a precious moment.

Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

 

{Week 50} December 9-15
A snow day! The magic of catching snowflakes with your tongue!

Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

 

{Week 49} December 2-8
So proud of her first very own Christmas tree!

Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

 

 

{Week 48} November 25 - December 1
Watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with some friends.

Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

 

{Week 47} November 18-24
Our annual trip on The North Pole Express at the Essex Train station..
Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

 

{Week 46} November 11-17
First snow of the season.
Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

 

{Week 45} November 4-10
Okay, so this was taken a couple of weeks ago at my nieces wedding.

I find that I am terrible with "developing" my own personal images at times.
So even though it wasn't taken this week, it was developed this week for the blog.
Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography  

 

{Week 44} October 28 - November 3
A little iPad fun as darkness falls early this time of year.

Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

 

{Week 43} October 21-27
We got this cool toy from our schools trunk or treat event - Parachute Man.

Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography
 

 

{Week 42} October 14-20
We went to the park for some fall shots...well that was my plan anyway.
Now, I did get a few...but she wanted to twirl...I wanted a pose...she won...and this also made for a better photo.
What do I know, right!
Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

 

{Week 41} October 5-13
Fall in New England! My kid loves to gather and throw leaves.
I on the other prefer to stay clean but look at the joy on her face!

Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography  

 

{Week 40} September 30 - October 5
I love how she flickers hers toes.

Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

 

{Week 39} September 23-29
Horsing around upside down. Love her long locks.
Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

 

 

{Week 38} September 15-22
Time for your check up!
Every year I try to get my McCutie to pose for a picture in her Halloween costume.
Of course she had to take care of her patient first.

Danbury CT Child Portrait PhotographerShannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.Shannon Dickson Photography

 

{Week 37} September 9-14
Sleeping Beauty.

 

 

{Week 36} September 2-8
We had some fun with one of her loot bag gifts from a birthday party this weekend.
It might be an age thing but she could hula a lot longer than I could!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 35} August 26 -September 1
First day of Kindergarten...she's totally ready for it!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 34} August 19-25
Scooter girl! Love her birthday gift from Mimi and Papa.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 33} August 12-18
I'd love to know what she is wishing for...she sure takes her wishes seriously!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 32} August 5-11
Ready or not here I come! A little Hide-and-Seek at the park with Daddy! Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 31} July 28 - August 4
I think she my little one thinks band aids are body stickers.
Even well after a boo-boo has healed we must decorate ourselves.
Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 30} July 21-27
My sweet girl. I can't believe she will be five in just a few weeks. 
This is how she tilts her head when she is asking for something she either really wants or isn't suppose to have.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.
{Week 29} July 14-20
Early for these weeks picture but I had to share.
Today Katie starts her swimming lessons and she was very excited to finally get to wear her goggles!
I bet when Daddy reports back, I am sure they will get unused....but at least I got to take one picture of her in them.
Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 28} July 7-13
I took Katie to get some pictures for her birthday invitations.
Lots of silliness happens when you attempt your own kids portraits.
It's funny how the image that many would have tossed out becomes the one you loved the most.
Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.  

{Week 27} June 30-July 6 
My little American cutie. This was her first sparkler.
I only got one shot as she then touched the tip and that was the last of that.
As technically imperfect it is, it's still a great Mommy image!
Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 26} June 23-29 
When it's hot out...you have to have something to cool off with!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 25} June 16-22 
My little preschool graduate!!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 24} June 9-15 
Hanging out in our vacation rental waiting for Daddy to get breakfast from the bakery.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 23} June 2-8  
We went a walk at a nearby park and took a little rest after seeing a deer in the meadow.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

{Week 22} May 27- June 1
Practising her ballet...I love how she needed her leg warmers in 90+ weather.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 21} May 20-26
Cathing her watching out over the pond....what I would give to know her exact thoughts in this moment.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 20} May 13-19
Making wishes :) I could photograph her blowing wishing over and over again...and I do.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 19} May 6-12
Mother's day is special not because I am celebrated for the day, but because I know the pleasure of being a Mom.
Nothing beat a fresh bouquet of dandylions. I love how my girl closes her eyes to smell the flowers.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

And our yard is plentiful :)

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 18} Apr 29-May 5 
A little play doh fun on a dreary afternoon. My little one loves to make pretend food...future chef perhaps?

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

{Week 17} Apr 22-28
We officially opened our deck this past weekend....sure...we're in New England...but after dinner ice cream and candles is how we roll! 
Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

{Week 16} Apr 15-21
So, yes this shot is more posed....but just like many of you I have a very common issue especially among photographer children. 
My child is not usually willing to pose for me willingly or under my terms.
The past few weeks I have seen a shift in this....much to my delight.
So this week....I am sharing this moment because for anyone who knows me...I have been waiting a long time for it!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

This is my sassy girl, this is her personality captured!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

I have this image with her looking right at the camera...but this one captures the moment.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 15} Apr 8-14
Saturday mornings :) Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 14} Apr 1-7
Bubbles! So simple and so much joy. It's finally starting to feel like spring!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 13} Mar 25-31
Just one this week...Egg Hunt!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 12} Mar 18-24
Frosting....really, need I say more?
Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

Mmmm...sugary bunny peeps...we really need to sample to ensure it's good enough for the cake!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

Show me your peep!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 11} Mar 11-17
Something about watching her do puzzles is so much fun...as you will see below, just prior she wasn't having much fun at all!
Nothing like taking out the boxes and curing our boredom!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography. Such a sad face...I'm bored Mommy, come play with me!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography. What piece do you have there?

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 10} Mar 4-10
Having the perfect snow day here in lovely New England, I though great, we'll get a few snow shots.

Which I did, but they were more posed which is not what my project is about and well that lasted all of 5minutes.
After getting warmed up, I passed my girls room and caught chilling out with Strawberry Shortcake!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.  I love that she sits in a chair exactly like I do :)

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

I love that she barely notices me, certainly not enough to distract her from the movie!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 9} Feb 25-Mar 3
This week, I thought I would take the opportunity to catch our girl help her Daddy with some car maintenance.
We caught this snowflake while Daddy prepped.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography. These others were meant to be for P52....but how often does one actually catch a shot of the snowflake as it lands?

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography. Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography. Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.


{Week 8} Feb 18-24
Only one image this week...only because this was such a spur of the moment capture.
I was working in my office and I notice my sweet girl watching...glad I had my camera on my desk as this one happened so fast!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 7} Feb 11-17
The was taken right after the image below but chosen because it perfectly represents my daughter.
I know she loves the idea of the lollipop, however I have yet to see her actually enjoy one!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

Oooh the exitement of an unwrapped lollipop...show me what you got!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 6} Feb 4-10
SNOW DAY - Blizard Nemo is currently pounding the Northeast as I update this. Simple moments like this make it all worth while.
I can tell how much joy there is in this moment of Tickle Torture.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

This one is her anticipating the the tickle fest that is about to happen.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 5} Jan 28-Feb 3
It would appear we are food focused, but this is more about how creative I need to be at times.
One day I will miss cutting out sandwiches with fun shapes...and watching her eat so carefully as to not get peanut butter all over her fingers.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography. I love that she sticks out her tongue to taste the milk...of course we get great use of our Disney princess cups.
My house never saw so much plastic everything before I had a child.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography. BUSTED! I sense she doesn't like me photographing her while she eats!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

 

{Week 4} Jan 21-27
Like almost every 4 year old kid I know....Katie is a fussy eater! We struggle to get her to eat the right foods...but some foods she will happily go to town on.
We won't tell her that the sauce is loaded with super finely diced vegetables. I love how a kid will tell you they hate something they eat all the time!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

I LOVE this....seriously LOVE this!!!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.


{Week 3} Jan14-20
Lights out and ready for her story in bed. We read every night...and I am sure the day will come when she does it all on her own.
For now I relish in this evening ritual. In fact, this is my favorite time of day!

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

This photo precedes the top, I actually had more light on in her room (she has a bunkbed)....I love that she loves books.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.


{Week 2} Jan 7-13
It's does appear like a somber moment, but really she is just engrossed in watching the iPad while sitting on her Daddy's lap.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

Prior to her iPad adventure...this is her trying to decide her next activity.

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.


{Week 1} Jan 1-6
This moment of my daughter simply drawing her feet for fun is what led to the start of my 2013-p52.
I love the concentration she is showing with her hand holding down her foot..

Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.

After drawing her feet, she drew me a picture....
I love that you can't tell that her pj's are totally mismatched...thanks to my b/w conversion which is helping hide her fashion fail. Shannon Dickson is a Fairfield County CT professional portrait photographer who specializes in family, children and wedding photography.


Comments

Shannon(non-registered)
I love all of these. Thank you for sharing this glimpse into your babies life.
Abhilasha(non-registered)
Lovely Pictures Shannon...
Jen B.(non-registered)
Awe, I love all of these! Week 2 is totally my daughter right now, accept with the TV, that is all she wants to watch! Such great memories!
Natasha(non-registered)
I totally cried reading your take on the time capsule and so very true... Beautiful words, beautiful little girl!
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