For a few years now, I’ve been inspired by both Ali Edwards December Daily and Becky Higgins’ Project Life. Prior to the month, Ali would make a mini album and then each day of the month she’d take one photo that would represent that day to put on the page with journaling. Becky’s project life is a full product line and movement that suggests doing this 365 days instead of just one month. Both women have encouraged me to think outside the box when it came to documenting my life with photos.
I used these concepts as combined inspiration on my #16 of my 30 Before Thirty list, take one picture a day for one month. I chose last December as the month to do this challenge.
Whether, it’s one week, one month or one year, I highly recommend everyone gives this a try once in their life. Sure you take a lot of “unimportant” photos, but it always gives a different perspective on your world and documents things you might not have originally noticed.
Here are a few of my favorites from the month that don’t really focus on people, but the little moments:
December 9th – F&L checking out the reception hall at their rehearsal night. (don’t focus on the couple but the space they’re in to tell the story)
December 12th – Chinese Dinner. For messier meals, D and I always sit at the dining room table and set it for a little dinner date.
December 13th – Food shopping with D (how else would I remember how he always rides the cart like a skateboard)
December 17th – my car hitting 125000 miles, or 125,001 which is how far I got before finding a safe place to stop for a picture
December 20th – trying out a banana muffin recipe (which btw, you can find here!)
December 24th – baking my one and only batch of holiday cookies that year. (eating cookies is fun but why not document the process of making them?)
December 26th – the calm before the storm. The beginnings of a 2 day blizzard that caused chaos in our state and closed work!
December 28th – documenting the 3.5 hour traffic jam I was in on the way home since the roads were still not clear after the blizzard. (how much time is spent in your car? find ways to document it!)
30 Before Thirty