August’s Monthly Photo

One Month Old

August’s Monthly Photo

I took a monthly photo of August, sitting in our Eames rocking chair and wearing a numbered pin, until he turned two years old. I then continued the photo project after he turned two by switching to yearly photos. I initially started taking these photos with his older sister, Eleanor, and now I’m doing the same for his baby brother, Calvin.

I chose to photograph August in the same setting, our library, for a sense of scale. I dressed him in a white onesie for the first year, and in a white tee and pants through the second year. I purchased his outfits in several sizes ahead of time for continuity, and I kept them simple and white to keep visual distractions to a minimum. I made a felt pin for August, just like I had done for Eleanor, and the center was changed out each month with a new number.

A Year of Monthly Baby Photos
Two Years of Monthly Baby Photos

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Four Years Old (August's Yearly Photos)

One Month Old

originally published March 8, 2011

Two Months Old

originally published April 8, 2011

Three Months Old

originally published May 8, 2011

Four Months Old

originally published June 8, 2011

Five Months Old

originally published July 8, 2011

Six Months Old

originally published August 8, 2011

Seven Months Old

originally published September 8, 2011

Eight Months Old

originally published October 8, 2011

Nine Months Old

originally published November 8, 2011

Ten Months Old

originally published December 8, 2011

Eleven Months Old

originally published January 8, 2012

Twelve Months Old

originally published February 8, 2012

Thirteen Months Old

originally published March 8, 2012


Fourteen Months Old

originally published April 9, 2012

Fifteen Months Old

originally published May 8, 2012

Sixteen Months Old

originally published June 15, 2012
Sixteen Months Old (August's Monthly Baby Photo)

Seventeen Months Old

originally published July 8, 2012

Seventeen Months Old (August's Monthly Photo)

Eighteen Months Old

originally published August 8, 2012
Eighteen Months Old (August's Monthly Photo)
Eighteen Months Old (August's Monthly Photo)

Nineteen Months Old

originally published September 12, 2012
Nineteen Months Old (August's Monthly Photo)
Nineteen Months Old (August's Monthly Photo)

Twenty Months Old

originally published October 8, 2012
Twenty Months Old (August's Monthly Photo)
Twenty Months Old (August's Monthly Photo)

Twenty One Months Old

originally published November 12, 2012

Twenty One Months Old (August's Monthly Photo)

Twenty Two Months Old

originally published December 17, 2012
Twenty Two Months Old (August's Monthly Photo)
Twenty Two Months Old (August's Monthly Photo)

Twenty Three Months Old

originally published January 8, 2013
Twenty Three Months Old (August's Monthly Photo)
Twenty Three Months Old (August's Monthly Photo)

Twenty Four Months Old

originally published February 8, 2013
Twenty Four Months Old (August's Last Monthly Photo)
Twenty Four Months Old (August's Last Monthly Photo)

Three Years Old

originally published February 10, 2014
Three Years Old (August's Yearly Photo)

Four Years Old

originally published March 16, 2015
Four Years Old (August's Monthly Photo)

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