Last year for my birthday I posted my Day in the Life of photography exercise. I started thinking this month what a fun project that would be to do each year around my birthday. So a few days ago I completed another Day in the Life of project. They really are quite fun if you haven’t done one yet.
Last year, I challenged myself to one photo an hour. This year I just took pictures throughout the day. It is fun to look back at last years project and see how much our life has changed in one short year.
Although all these photos aren’t portfolio worthy they forced me to look at everyday activities different. You have to slow down and think about how you can capture this typical activity in a fun way.
This post is OVERLOADED with images. I have several images of one activity.
In honor of my birthday today, here is a look at a typical day in the life of…me at 31.
8:04am One of my girls comes in to see if I’m awake. Not a bad way to wake up.
8:18am Heading downstairs to let the dogs out. Good morning, Charlie!
8:22am Gus hurt his knee and is on “rest” which means I have to take him out on a leash 24/7.
8:29am Saw some awesome dew on the ground while out with Gus, ran inside and grabbed my macro. I’m sure the neighbors thought I was nuts crawling around on wet grass.
8:41am Guess who’s up? Yes, I know I’m spoiled rotten with three kids who like to sleep as much as mama. Most days she is a ray of sunshine when I walk in, but today she is fighting a cold.
9:02am Cook the kids breakfast.
9:35am Out the door to work out and swim lessons.
12:14pm Back home and playing.
12:27pm I challenged her to read me 100 books over the summer. We made a sticker chart so you know she is on board.
2:50pm This is not a typical activity. Maybe a once a year activity. We headed to the movies.
5:14pm Hurry to the store to grab a few last ingredients for dinner. Apparently, they must skip through the store.
5:50pm I sit down to answer some emails and get some work done.
What my kids are doing – These beads are the best (Thanks to my sister for reminding me about them).
Crawling around and playing with anything she can get her hands on.
Twirling in the backyard of course.
Wishing she was twirling in the backyard.
6:35pm Starting dinner. Our favorite, Spaghetti and Bacon! It’s like a pasta carbonara. A staple in our house.
Just keeping it real. Here’s my view while I’m cooking. I decided to get a close up of my table because I know each year I do this project my table is the perfect example of our season in life. Our table is the heart of our home and I love that it shows what we do during the day and my lack of ability to keep it clean, which I’m sure will never change.
There you have it! Sorry for the picture overload. I hope you will do this creativity challenge. If not only to boost your photography but as a fun way to document a normal day.