Sunday, January 4, 2015

52 Week Project

I've been a professional photographer for going on 8 years now. I can't believe it's been 8 years. I love my job, love that I can use my talent to give others lasting memories, but it has also caused me some pain. I work so hard most of the year, I really have slacked off on photographing my OWN kids. I follow an amazing photographer, Sarah Cornish at My 4 Hens, if you haven't ever checked out her work, you need to. She photographs organically, from the heart, tells stories with her photos, all of them... and also, still photographs her beautiful children. Last year she did a 365 project with her own kids, now I can't commit to that many, haha. I know my limitations, I'm really bad at doing really good for about 30 days on a project and then failing miserably. But, I thought, what if I did one a week, one portrait of my kids a week for the year, 52 weeks of my kids. It will be fun to see how they change and grow, and by middle of the year we'll have four to photograph instead of three!

Here we go! {Week 1|52}
It is FRIGID today but I made them step outside... these show their TRUE personalities for sure! Especially my oldest....
Grace, oldest of the bunch. Very much her mother's daughter... she is an artist, a writer (though she would argue) a passionate girl who is a true friend, if you're lucky enough to break through that shell.
 Gabriela, second born, twin B as she was known for my pregnancy, she is an animal lover, very passionate about her beliefs, also an artist, and a true friend to you who loves hard, just like me. That's why it hurts so bad when you get hurt, you truly love with all of your heart. Not a bad quality at all.
Jackson, youngest (for now) and he IS the baby. He is a gamer, he is sensitive and goofy. I can't believe, to look at this, that he is nine years old. It just blows my mind how fast time moves and before you know it your kids are grown. 

I challenge you to complete your own photography project this year. It doesn't have to be with a camera, you can use your phone, which I'm doing as well, a 365 project with my iPhone. I am hoping to be able to stay with both of these ALL.YEAR. We shall see! 

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