When I began this photography journey, I had an intense desire to learn every thing I possibly could. So naturally, I decided to embark on a 365 project, a name we photographers use when we take one picture a day for a year. It was difficult at first, but I realized quickly that it allowed me to immerse myself in creativity and it quickly became a way of life for me. For three years, I took one picture every day and I watched in admiration as I saw my daughter grow up through the eyepiece of my camera.
When I took a break from the project, I thought I was allowing myself to recharge, live freely without hesitation or responsibility to my art, and to focus fully on living in those moments that I loved so dearly.
But I wasn’t.
Towards the end of 2018, I found myself wanting to break through creatively and expand my knowledge again. I took a course called “The Magic of Light Workshop” with Summer Murdock and something inside really sparked. Then I realized, I always learn more when my heart is fulfilled by capturing sweet little moments to cherish always. So this is the route I take, I am embracing my new normal through a past love.
Here are some of my favorites so far for January.
Are you interested in starting a 365 project? It’s not too late! I recently found an amazing blog post from one of my photographer friends Shelley Niehaus. She wrote about some lessons she learned from her last 365 day project. She is super talented and I am sure you will enjoy her work! Click to see Dallas Lifestyle Family Photographer to be inspired!
This is my first year doing a 365. Your post is inspiring! Thank you for sharing!
Awesome! Good luck with it! It really is a rewarding project!
365 projects are tough but it does feel good when your done
It does! That’s why I had to take a break for a bit! Haha 🙂
I am so in awe of photographers who commit to and finish a 365. Two years ago I did a #52weeksofmamaandme and that was hard enough. On another note, I’m so drawn to the first image here. Is it you? It draws me in so entirely.
Thank you so much Tamara! Yes, that is me. I take a self portrait every week as well!
I didn’t feel like doing this particular challenge this year, I want more time away from my computer, but still wanted to capture my life and have that extra bit of creativity on the side for myself, so I’ve decided to do ‘a second a day’ just on my iPhone ☺️
Beautiful work!! I am feeling a (very) slight pull for a 365, but not right now. Maybe in a few months I’ll start again.
I think it is incredible that you can commit to a 365, I can barely commit to 7 days for something! I also love the creative lighting in these photos – they express so much emotion!
Oh my gosh — I saw your portrait of your pup in a Facebook group we are a part of together — Dear Photographer maybe? SO CUTE. Love that sweet face. And I really need to do a better job about documenting the story of my days — I think sometimes I get depressed about how similar each day is!
I love 365 projects! You have so many lovely images here – good work!
Definitely takes dedication to immerse yourself in a 356 day project! So glad it has paid off, your work is fabulous!
I love to see this compilation! I have been following your work through the LLF group and a few other photographer’s group and I love to see the images all together. Beautiful work!
I love all of these beautiful shots from January! I’m on my third 365 and I think it’s the best! I look forward to following you this year!
I’ve always wanted to start a 365 project but I hate being in front of the camera! I’d love to possibly start one with my daughter. I love the emotions in yours!
Omg yes!! I so do!! It will help break up the wedding season and allow us to explore way to be unconventionally creative!
I love doing the 365 project! I am doing it this year a photo a day for the year and if i don’t have something like a session or wedding i force myself to go get creative! The 365 project is the best!
These are beautiful! I love your creativity and play with light. Gorgeous!
These are so beautiful. I really love the first one with the rainbow. So pretty
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