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January 8, 2022

My 365 Project (2022)

In 2020 I started and finished a 365 project. When I began, I didn’t realize we were about to enter a global pandemic, and I never dreamed then that we would still be struggling with it in 2022. But here we are. I learned so much from my 2020 365 project and I have photos from that year that I’ll treasure forever. But for 2021, I needed a break. And my kids needed a break from their crazy mom always having the camera.

But guess what!? I’m baaaaaaaack 😜 I’m doing another 365 project! But this time I want to be a bit more relaxed about it. In 2020, I really challenged myself to take a photo every single day no matter what. Even when I didn’t feel inspired. There’s definitely value in digging that deep creatively for a whole year. But this year, I want to allow myself more freedom to have more fun with it, so it can take shape organically and not because I OMG have to take a photo every. single. day.

So, I’m broadening the scope of this project so it isn’t focused solely on my family. I’m always drawn to photographing people but I want to focus on the things in my environment as well. Things that I maybe wasn’t noticing before because I was looking at the people. And instead of posting a photo a day, I’m going to post ALL the good photos I take each week (excluding client work). I think this will actually result in a greater number of good photos because I’ll be ebbing and flowing with my creativity rather than forcing it. I can’t wait to see what the year brings . . . It can only get better, right? Pretty sure I said that at the end of 2020 too.

January 1 -7

January 8-14

January 14-21

January 22-28

January 29- February 4

February 5-11

February 12-18

February 19-24

February 25 – March 3

Welp, my 2022 365 project will end, incomplete. As my kids have grown they have stronger feelings about when and wether they want me to take their photos. I think for them, doing the 365 in 2020 was “enough.” I never want my photography to feel like a negative thing for them. We still take photos at home but it’s not part of a “project” or goal, so we can keep it fun and organic which yields the best photos anyway!

I’m going to keep these photos up because I love them and the goal was never perfection anyway . . .

  1. So many great ones, Jen!! I really like the origami one and out-of-focus bedroom light one (so dreamy)!

  2. Carol says:

    Beautiful work! I’ve been attempting a 365 for the last few years, but I’m easily overwhelmed. You’ve inspired me to get flexible with it.

  3. Becca says:

    These are so good!! I love that you’re doing this, I tried one time but didn’t keep up with it. I totally admire anyone who finishes. You’re my hero! 🥰🥰

  4. Jaime K says:

    These are phenomenal! You are very talented. Can’t wait to see more.

  5. Samantha says:

    Love this blog post! I would love to do something similar! Absolutely beautiful images.


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