Tuesday, October 23, 2012

- god bless the moon -


Back on January 25, I started my "Picture a Day" (of Ellie) project on my other blog, God Bless the Moon (yes, I missed the first 24 days of January...so I can't really call it a 366 photography project). My goal was to simply pull out my camera more and I knew that if I posted at least one picture a day, I would definitely be pulling out my camera more, and practicing my skills.

I am so proud of the fact that it's October, and I have been able to post a picture every.single.day. This project has definitely forced me to use my camera more and it's also forced me to edit quicker and more efficiently and not be such a perfectionist about every single shot. Has it been easy? Absolutely not! One of the downsides of being a working momma, is that I don't get to be with Ellie all day, so I miss a lot of photo opportunities. Getting home at 6:15 every night often forces me to just take hurried pictures, sometimes inside, after dark, in horrible lighting. And although I only post one picture a day, it definitely takes some time out of my evening to download the pictures from my camera, choose one to edit, and then post. But, am I still glad I took on this challenge? Absolutely! The benefits have far outweighed the downsides. More important than forcing me to practice my photography, I have created such a special blog documenting Ellie's daily life. Nothing makes me happier than scrolling back and looking at all the pictures, remembering each and every day.

I have such a passion for photography and I am so glad a project like this can help me in so many ways. And I only hope my little one looks back at all these pictures one day and realizes how special she is to me!

I'm seriously obsessed with this little cutie!...and, I totally rock a mustache, right?


10 comments:

Amy and Luke said...

I am seriously impressed with anyone who can do a 365 day project. I would love to challenge myself to do it but don't want to fail, guess well see if I'm in the mood in January! Awesome for you-,what great me memories.

Kira said...

Your daughter is so adorable, what a great photo of you both! I totally couldn't commit to a photo a day project. I would fail miserably.

Andrea {kerubo mama} said...

I would definitely have failed at the photo a day project by now. You, hon, are amazing. I love that site, and look at your pictures regularly...it's my go-to for inspiration! Truly. You and miss Ellie are beautiful, and umm, yes, you can rock that mustache. Obvi ;)
xoxo

LeahJo said...

kuddos to you, I fail miserably each time i try to do the photo a day on instagram. but it's such a great project that you've undertaken, a year full of memories of your little one - so priceless!

courtney - larking. said...

Good for you for sticking with such an awesome project - and maintaining two blogs at once! You are a rock star. I'd love to try something like that to improve my photography skills. You're inspiring me :)

Christine said...

the photo a day is such a great idea--although I think I would have failed after week 1. awesome that you are so dedicated to it and have rocked it!! I would love to be able to have a year's worth I'd daily pics of Sam to look scroll through--especially on those days I'm feeling particularly sentimental :)

Shannon said...

Wow - I'm beyond impressed that you did this. You should be proud. I did a weekly photo for the first 52 weeks of Tay's life and I struggled at times.

I really should consider doing something similar. Maybe I'll start 1/1/13. :)

Danavee said...

She is a cutie pie! And mustaches are necessary!

Tiffany @ Blabbering Thoughts said...

LOL thiiiiis is amazing. Made me giggle. Made a little inspired too. Maybe I will jump on board in 2013?

Melanie Fee said...

Good for you mama! That is a lot of work to stay with it. Ellie will have such a gift to look back on!

P/S never seen a girl look SO hot with a stash before!!! xo.

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