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 eight of my images featured so far – the first one in Week 6 of the project, and then subsequently in Week 9, Week 16, Week 26, Week 32, Week 37, Week 40 and now Week 44 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. I can’t believe there are only six weeks left to go until the project finishes!
Here are my submissions for Weeks Forty-Five and Forty-Six:
“When it rains, look for rainbows; when it’s dark, look for stars”.
“Waiting for breakfast. I do love our slow, sleepy weekend mornings. Everyone wakes up at different times and stumbles into the kitchen, still quiet and heavy with tiredness. The routine is the same for each of them. They come to me for a cuddle, lean their heads on me, wrap their arms around my waist and I breathe in that delicious scent at the nape of their neck that is uniquely theirs. We stand together for a moment and I feel their heart beating against me, strong and regular. The peaceful moment is interrupted by tummy rumbles and I smile whilst they look up at me inquiringly. Without any words being uttered I know what they want and so I set about making their breakfast and we begin our day”.
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).