This is week 4. After doing project life for almost 2 years it feels like I’ve finally found a rhythm and settled into a routine of sorts. I know what to expect when I sit down to work on my album. I know that I won’t have a photo for every day of that week and that it’s ok because I usually take enough photos over the weekend to cover the entire week. I know that I’ll have a good mix of both iphone and DSLR photos to choose from. Realizing that I needed both has made a huge difference. I struggled with this last year – tried dropping the DSLR and instead used my iphone almost exclusively to document moments. In the end though, I wasn’t happy with a majority of the photos I took with my camera phone and my project life album reflected that. Too many weeks are left unfinished because I had a hard time working with those photos.
With that being said, I know it is possible to take amazing photos with the iphone and make gorgeous project life pages filled with iphone photos. If you are struggling with how to use your iphone photos with project life, I encourage you to check out the Ronnie’s pages. I think she uses iphone photos almost exclusively, truly lovely and breathtaking work. I am a huge fan. Also, she has a great series on how to take better pictures with an iphone. If I could take photos like Ronnie, I would be wildly content to use only my iphone. Since I don’t, I will continue to use both the DSLR and my iphone.
Left side. The top two photos were taken with the DSLR, the rest are iphone photos.
I try to take photos at home with the DSLR at least once a week. It’s convenient, it’s accessible, it’s so doable. The challenge here is just remembering to do it, and to try to do it at varying times so I don’t end up capturing the same scenario week after week (we are creatures of habit). This is a common scene on the weekends, snacktime after their afternoon naps. I love that they love eating roasted brussel sprouts.
Right side. We spent the morning at the Natural History Museum to celebrate my nephew’s 2nd birthday. What a cool venue to host a birthday party.
One insert this week. This is my nephew’s birthday party invite. I love that it was printed it on yellow ledger paper. And love the “tickets” that came with the invite.
The other side holds a 5×7 photo of my nephew with his birthday cake.
Simple and I’m loving project life more than ever. What’s your go to camera for project life?
Project Life is a memory keeping system created by Becky Higgins. Read more about it HERE. All of my project life entries can be found HERE. Photos edited using either RadLab by Get Totally Rad! or VSCO