At the start of January I began a new year-long photography project: Life In 52. The idea is simple – to take one photo a week for each week of the year. It’s a lifestyle photography project, documenting little snippets of my life that I want to remember.
The project is being hosted by Sarah Cornish from My Four Hens Photography, who I had the privilege of learning from directly on my solo trip to Colorado at the photography retreat she ran last year. When she announced this project I decided to use it to put into practice what I’d learned.
There is a Facebook group dedicated to the project, where participants can post their images each week to share their work, hold themselves accountable and also in the hope of being featured on the blog on the Life In 52 website. Go have a look at it – the collection of submissions (and the stories behind them) are breathtakingly beautiful and inspiring each and every week.
I’ve had four of my images featured so far – one in Week 6 of the project, one in Week 9, one in Week 16 and one in Week 26. I’m so proud that they’ve been chosen. I’m looking forward to putting together my final collection of images at the end of the year – all fifty-two images that will sum up the story of 2018 as it was for us.
Here are my submissions for Weeks Twenty-Nine and Thirty:
“Dancing in the garden. The carefree days of summer have begun! School is out, we have six weeks of fun ahead of us and I absolutely cannot wait.”
“I asked the girls what the best part of our holiday in Italy has been and they unanimously voted for swimming in the warm, crystal clear waters of Lake Maggiore. It really is such a beautiful place – I still don’t believe we’ve actually explored here and that it’s all been real and not just a dream. Everywhere you look there are imposing mountains, lush green forests, gently lapping waters that are home to sailboats and ferries, gorgeously scented flowers, higgeldy-piggeldy cobblestone streets and views that take your breath away. Back to earth with a bump as we flew home yesterday, but we’ve brought lots of memories home with us as well as sun-kissed skin, eyes that have been opened to a different way of living and hearts filled with the desire to see other parts of this magical country. Travelling with kids may not be easy but it is ALWAYS worth it”
You can follow along with all the other submissions from the Life In 52 project on Instagram by following the hashtags #lifein52 and #m4hlifein52. And you can see the featured posts from the group each week on the Life In 52 blog (updated every Monday).