Two years ago I successfully attempted my first 365 day photo project, meaning that every day for one year, I took a photo. For me, my goal was to take the photo with my big camera only, and capture my life in a way I had never done before. About mid way through last year I felt the urge to do the project once again, and surprisingly so did my daughter. And so, on January first I picked up my camera and headed to the beach with her and my husband for round two of this project. While last year’s goal was basically to get through it, this year I started the project with the desire to not only complete it, but to really push myself to take my photos to the next level. My word for the year, both personally and professionally, is “intention,” and I am trying to keep that in mind as I do this project – being intentional about moments, light, editing, and time. I kicked off January strong with great light and fun adventures, including a solo trip to San Francisco, and then of course reality and life set in with my husband who is also traveling, with bad weather and difficult light, and with a busy second half of the month schedule. What I realized at this point was that it was time to really push myself to capture the everyday, but do it with intention and skill in a house whose light I am still learning, and a time of year that does not lend itself to being outside and is not so giving to natural light after school. After a month though, I feel I am finding my groove, and even just looking at the 31 pictures below, my heart is filled with happiness that in eleven more months we will have a full year of memories captured once again.
Be sure to follow along throughout the year here.
There are 31 days in January. These are our 31 days of 2019.