I'll be honest, I was over-the-moon unicorns and rainbows type of excited when this surrogate mother reached out to me about capturing their birth.
Here is part II of my personal 365 project from 2017! Enjoy!
Last year I was inspired by a few photographers who did the 365 project. The idea is that you are supposed to take a photo everyday of the year, totaling 365 pictures! If there is anyone out there who have been able to do a true 365 I would be impressed! It is a lot of work taking a photo everyday and many give up because days end up being missed. When I started, I learned that my expectations needed to be realistic. I was probably going to miss days and there may be times when all I had was my Galaxy S6. I definitely missed days but would make them up with photos from that same day or a favorite I took recently. Some photos I did not take but instead set up and instructed my husband or son on how to take them. Yes, I let my 5 year old son touch and handle my cameras! I really tried to not use my phone and I felt I did a very good job keeping phone photos at bay. One way I was able to achieve this was that I purchased a Fuji XT20 mirrorless camera that I take everywhere in my purse. I would say 70% of these photos are taken with my Fuji, 25% with my Nikon D750, and 5% with the Galaxy S6 smartphone. I hope you all enjoy looking through my photos! I have so many photos that I took of our family this year because of this project. It helped me grow as a documentary photographer and become comfortable and more familiar with my camera. If you are thinking of doing a 365 project or something similar, like 52, I HIGHLY encourage you to give it a go!
* PART II COMING SOON