One of my favorite types of photography is lifestyle – which is basically telling a story with your images.Â I have joined up with a group of 10 VERY talented photographers with the 10 on 10 project inspired by Shannon Harrison.Â Once a month, we take a 10 consecutive hours and document with our cameras a photo from each hour.Â This was my first time trying something like this – there are the 365 day projects and the 52 week project, but right now, I’m not comfortable committing to one of those projects b/c of time/schedule conflicts.Â However, I know many photographer friends have told me how it has really helped develop their skills and creativity – you have a deadline – so you are always thinking creatively and more important, documenting the moments in your life that you will always treasure.Â I do plan to do one of those types of projects in the future – just not now.Â However – once a month – I can handle, so when this opportunity came up – I jumped on it!
We will be posting our images from the day we choose on the 10th of each month.
I chose labor day – I woke up early, had some energy and my husband to help me with the kids all day.Â Was a very lazy day – so great to take out the camera and document!
Labor Day – September 5th, 2011.Â 6am – After letting the dogs out for their potty break and feeding them, it was quite apparent that the kitchen floor needed a sweep.Â (this was the ‘after’ the ‘before’ was too embarrassing to post – lol)
Ok – so I’m just starting a project to help my magazine clutter – Of course I got the idea from Pinterest – but this PIN that linked to THIS blog post – Take out anything that interests you and you want to look at again and put it in a notebook.Â Therefore you can discard (recycle) the rest of the magazine (that you don’t need) and know where to look at those articles/items/tips/etc that intrigued you in one place to look at your convenience without searching through magazines.Â Â You can always replace items that you no longer need – so One notebook should be enough – (however I do have a separate notebook for photography inspirations. )
8AM – family still asleep – one doggie awake and resting…..
(go ahead and ignore the dirty window – or just call it ‘art’ – that works for me!)
Ok -Dad and our two boys just woke up – hanging out watching TV.
Boys upstairs playing quietly…..
A few friends invited us to meet us here for a picnic lunch.Â I was so happy not only that the weather was actually tolerable (has been over 100 degrees for 50 plus days! crazy) and that we were going to see friends that we haven’t seen in awhile….
An hour later – Kids were playing on the play structure….
We went to my Mother-in-law’s house just after the park and Chris just wanted to veg in front of TV.Â He was tired….
Dessert is always a hit.Â Mikey wanted to take the sprinkles off first.
Now head on over my talented friend,Â Kit Womble to see what her day was like!