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 everything 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 the blog – the collection of submissions (and the stories behind them) are breathtakingly beautiful and inspiring each and every week.
I’ve had seven of my images featured so far – one in Week 6 of the project, and also in Week 9, Week 16, Week 26, Week 32, Week 37 and Week 40 as well. 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 to see how much I’ve grown – all fifty-two images that will sum up the story of 2018 as it was for us.
Here are my submissions for Weeks Forty-Three and Forty-Four:
“Just a girl, in her favourite unicorn pyjamas, with a cup of tea, feeling happy that from 3.25pm this afternoon there is no more school or nine whole days. Nearly half term – hurrah!”
WEEK 44“Waiting for cookies to bake is HARD. So she decided to investigate what was hidden on top of the cupboards instead.”
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).