If you follow me on Instagram, you might have noticed I’ve been doing Ali Edwards’ Week in the Life project. This is an annual exercise she hosts encouraging people to document their week. A few observations I have had:
- Every time I do this project, in the beginning, I get a bit consumed with capturing all the things and comparing myself and my photos to other memory keepers (usually in a negative way).
- By day three-four I hit a rhythm of what works for me in this season. I think that will definitely be today. With Ezra being sick Monday and a few other challenges this week, documenting hasn’t been as front and center as I would have liked.
- I find Ali’s daily sheets to be very centering and useful – even if I don’t complete them each day. The little notes about each day really are one of my favorite parts of the project.
- In the back of my mind, I have a check list of shots I want to get during the week – wake up, bath time, meals, etc. I’m still working through that list.
- The shots I get during this project often tend to be some of my favorites from the year because I document things that I otherwise wouldn’t have.
Below are a few shots from my week so far.
Loading the van for school drop-off
Ezra’s awake! (Finished At the Water’s Edge this week. Though it was a slow beginning, I ended up LOVING it.)
I also asked Elias’s teacher to send me a few shots from school this week and she sent me a handful, which I was SO grateful for. I know some people like to only include photos taken from their perspective, but I think photos from others really rounds out the week.
I’m excited because I rented a 24-70 lens for the week and it arrived yesterday. Can’t wait to get some great shots and different perspectives than I normally get with my 50 1.4.
You can follow me on Instagram to see more of my Week in the Life photos.
Are you documenting a week in the life?