Eleanor’s Monthly Photo

Eleanor’s Monthly Photo

I took a photo of Eleanor sitting in our Eames rocking chair and wearing her pin each month until she turned two years old. I continued the photo project by then switching to yearly photos instead. I also took monthly (and yearly) photos of her younger brother, August.

I chose to photograph Eleanor in the same setting, our living room, for a sense of scale. I dressed her in a pink onesie for the first year (purchased in several sizes ahead of time) and a white dress for the second (again in several sizes) for continuity and to keep visual distractions to a minimum. I made her pin out of felt and the center button was changed each month for a new number.

Five Years Old (Eleanor's Yearly Photo) #makingitlovely

One of Our Photo Shoots

Eleanor was born on April 29, 2009.

One Month Old

originally published May 29, 2009
One Month Old

Two Months Old

originally published June 29, 2009

Three Months Old

originally published July 29, 2009
Eleanor, 3 months old

Four Months Old

originally published August 29, 2009
Eleanor, 4 months old

Five Months Old

originally published September 29, 2009
Eleanor, 5 months old

Six Months Old

originally published October 29, 2009
Eleanor, 6 months old

Seven Months Old

originally published November 29, 2009
Eleanor, 7 months old

Eight Months Old

originally published December 29, 2009
Eight Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)

Nine Months Old

originally published January 29, 2010
Nine Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)

Ten Months Old

originally published February 29, 2010
Ten Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)

Eleven Months Old

originally published March 29, 2010
Eleven Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)

Twelve Months Old

originally published April 29, 2010
Twelve Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)

Thirteen Months Old

originally published May 29, 2010
Thirteen Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)

Fourteen Months Old

originally published June 29, 2010

Fifteen Months Old

originally published July 29, 2010
Fifteen Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)

Sixteen Months Old

originally published August 29, 2010
Sixteen Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)

Seventeen Months Old

originally published September 29, 2010
Seventeen Months Old (Eleanor's Monthly Photo)

Eighteen Months Old

originally published October 29, 2010

Nineteen Months Old

originally published November 29, 2010

Twenty Months Old

originally published December 29, 2010

Twenty One Months Old

originally published January 29, 2011

Twenty Two Months Old

originally published February 28, 2011

Twenty Three Months Old

originally published March 29, 2011

Twenty Four Months Old

originally published April 29, 2011

Two and a Half Years Old

originally published November 15, 2011

Three Years Old

originally published May 2, 2012

Three and a Half Years Old

originally published on October 29, 2012
Eleanor, Three and a Half Years Old

Four Years Old

originally published on May 2, 2013
Four Years Old (Eleanor's Yearly Photo)

Five Years Old

originally published on April 29, 2014
Eleanor at Five Years Old