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 are breathtakingly inspiring each and every week.
I had one of my images featured in Week 6 of the project and I’ve literally just learned that my Week 9 image has been featured too. 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 Nine and Ten:
“Snow day! I love this photo so much. My wild one, pelting me with a snowball and laughing that wonderful laugh of hers. These are the things I want to remember.”
“Breakfast. Because one day I’ll miss this. One day there won’t be a mess on my kitchen side: spilled cereal and milk droplets; toast crumbs scattered all over the chopping board; and the butter left out of the fridge.
One day they’ll all be living their own lives and this little scene will be gone and I’ll think back to today and remember how I stopped to capture this moment before I cleared it all away. I’ll remember exactly how I felt when I pressed the shutter…grateful for everything that I have, beautiful, messy chaos and all.”
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 I believe).