Hello December

December 2, 2011 |  by  |  albums + projects, mini albums

I’m joining Ali Edward’s December Daily festivities. Setting a simple goal to take at least one photo a day.

Here’s a list of things I want to capture this holiday season:

(1) coffee

(2) eric’s birthday

(9) Audrey’s Holiday Performance

christmas tree

family self portrait

christmas lights bokeh

christmas decorations

audrey + madeline

our holiday card

scenic shot

(23) audrey’s 4th birthday

The items with numbers in front of it indicates the day I will document that particular item. The list obviously falls way short of 25 things. On the days that I don’t have a topic in mind, I’m going to do as Ali advised and just look for one story to tell. I like this mixed approach of having a set focus on certain days and being open to whatever may come on other days.

I haven’t decided what album I’m going to use. Think I’ll figure that out when I have a weeks worth of photos in front of me. I do know that it will be printing the photos so it will be a hybrid album, not a photobook.  I’m going to keep it simple – no embellishments, just the photos and text. I have grand visions of doing lots of full photo pages with text directly on the photo.  So I’m keeping that in mind when I take photos.

These are yesterday’s shots. I posted the one with “1st” in the background on instagram, but I also took one with a clean background.

What about you? Are you documenting your December?

*photos processed using RadLab by Totally Rad!

 

6 Comments


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    Yolanda says:

    I am doing something similar. I am printing a 6×9 layflat album. I am doing 2-page spreads with words printed on images. I am trying much harder to write full stories this year and allowing one or two images to tell the story.

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    I took a coffee picture today :) Happy to see you doing this!

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    Wendy Hammer says:

    Love the photo and the idea of having “1st” in the background, very cool!

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    philippa says:

    I am doing a combo december daily and special holiday events, I am participating in Tiffany Tillmans holiday templates class so i have a constant motivator and reminder to get documenting. had my first eggnog latte today and forgot my camera , oh well i will have to have another one next week :D. not a huge coffee drinker except tis time of year , impossible to resist really

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    Nicole says:

    I’m doing my 2nd December Daily this year. Trying to incorporate more digi this year and it’s going well so far. Full page photos with words and stories typed on them is working well but I’m not printing them all until the end. I LOVE your photo with the chalkboard/1st/coffee shot. What a fun idea. :) I can’t wait to see your album!!

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    [...] December Daily hybrid journal project makes me wish I have time and skills to do one of my own. Paislee Press and Paper Relics are doing it too. I started scrapbooking (again) lately, I just don’t think [...]

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    Soco says:

    I was just wondering if you were going to make a December Daily. :) I’m happy you’re doing and can’t wait to see the rest of it!

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