At the beginning of every new year my Facebook feed fills up with pictures tagged #project365. The idea is, take one photo every day for 365 days. While it’s an amazing concept, it’s near impossible for mamas to keep up with. Instead, I’d like to introduce you to the idea of taking one photo each week for 52 weeks. My ‘Our Year in Photos’ project is a simple way to capture your year, and your family’s unique memories without the exhaustion and overwhelming feeling of a daily photo project. Plus, you don’t have to share it online if you don’t want to!
I’m in the business of photographing beautiful family sessions that will become personal artwork for your home, but I also want to encourage you to capture the moments in between the family photographs. The moments that are unique to your family and your life; the ones that you don’t even realize you are missing.
This idea started as a personal project that I undertook from July 2011 to June 2012 (you don’t have to start on January 1st). I took one photograph a week for one year, each photograph capturing a specific aspect of our family life and my kids’ childhood that I want remembered. I designed the project to be as simple as possible, with a minimal time commitment each week. One photograph a week, that’s all, but with an amazing end result, and now I want to share it with you.
To start with, you’ll need to get a copy of my easy reference guide for the project. To do that, sign-up for my newsletter here, and you can download it instantly. It’s a just a few pages, and one of them is a sheet of 52 prompts that you can print out and stick on your fridge, or somewhere you’ll see it and be reminded to take a photo weekly. If you are already signed up for the newsletter and would like an updated copy of the prompts for 2014, just email me at email@example.com.
There are only a couple of rules, and they are easy; don’t clean up before taking a picture, mismatched socks are encouraged, and mamas must make it into some of the shots. Don’t get caught up in the logistics, or the date it is when you start, just get started!
|If you need some inspiration, you can see our family photo project from 2011/2012 here. As always I’m happy to answer any questions you might have via email, and if you decide you want to share your project, feel free to post your pictures on the Facebook page.Mama-Love Moment:
“You are an important member of your family, and deserve to be in your family photographs”