Project 365

Hello my loves, I’m BACK! We had such a fantastic time that even though we were away for 2 weeks, we still didn’t want to leave. It was all so amazing and we feel so lucky to be able to travel and see the world. Just a little pic of the trip. Will have a full post soon, I’m sure we’ll do one for the photo blog as well.

Hong Kong-50

The gorgeous city view of Hong Kong

So, one thing that I decided that I wanted to do last year was to start a “project 365” for 2010. Meaning a project for myself in which I take a picture of something, anything every single day for the entire year. My husband and I got into photography not because we wanted to be wedding photographers. That was just a plus. We got into photography because we truly love it. I love capturing everyday moments, I love the gazillion pictures that we have of each other, of our dogs, of our families,of our neighborhood, of the food we eat. Just all the details that I might not remember 5 years from now. At the latter end of 2009, J and I noticed that we suddenly stopped taking those pictures. We had started concentrating too much on taking pictures for other people that we forgot the real reason why we wanted to pick up these cameras. We suddenly found ourselves with several thousands of dollars of camera equipment and we weren’t being creative with it in our own lives. SO that’s what kicked it off and I want to go back to remembering why I love photography so much. (Not that I don’t love shooting couples, families and weddings because I do love that part too!)

I didn’t mention this project earlier as I wanted to just start the project on my own and of course remembered to continue it while I was in China. If you’d like to see my pictures feel free to click here. If you click on the pictures, I’ve made sure to describe the picture or the day that I took it so it has a little bit of context. I’m thinking I will probably compile it into a separate blog as well. At the end of the year I plan to make a photobook out of it and have a great keepsake of my 2010, with pictures of ordinary and maybe some unordinary things in my every day life.

just one of my pictures from my year so far. of course I had to include my shoes! 🙂

I know I’m not the only person out there doing this as there are entire flickr groups dedicated to it, although I haven’t joined any. If you are doing something similar to this, I would love to see it! Please email me or leave me a comment and let me know where I can find your project 365. Once I get my 365 blog up, I will link to your blog or your set too!

And… I jumped on the formspring bandwagon. I was intrigued with this new way to ask questions and since I get so many emails a day with questions from readers (and I’m super slow to answer, so so sorry! I’m trying to get through them as soon as I can!) I figured this might be a better and easier way for me to answer any questions. Also I get a ton of questions in my comment section and I try to answer them but if you don’t leave an email address, I probably haven’t gotten back to you. So if you leave me a question on formspring rather than on the comments section, I will make sure to answer it! Click here for my profile to ask me a question and see all the questions that have been asked (if I have any, haha!) Or just enter your question here.

Also, mean, snarky people can just stay away. I can choose which questions to answer so I won’t answer any mean or inappropriate questions. If you don’t have a question for me right now, but might have one later on, I’ve included the form on the left side of my blog (scroll to the bottom) so you can ask me questions anytime you want. Or you can always check out what others have asked me. I’m looking forward to your questions, I think this will be fun and really interesting!

p.s. if you haven’t checked out my picks lately, come see my heart obsession, my love for hats and the perfect little booties!

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  • TL
    January 18, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    This is wonderful and inspirational! Good luck!

  • J-ezzy
    January 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    Yay for formspring! I was thinking of doing the 365 project on flickr, I think I'll start now (I know it's late…but oh well!) I just added you as on contact on flickr!

  • DiamondsandTulle
    January 18, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    LOVE the 365 project pictures so far! It's so personal and intimate. Like living through someone else's eyes. LOVE the glitter shoes and that your reclaiming one of your passions. Thanks for sharing!

  • Kay*
    January 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    hey lady! i started a project 365 on 01/01/10 too & even started a flickr group for bloggers! i'm going to send you an invite to it…would love to have you join 🙂 but if you don't – no hard feelings chica 🙂 actually, i'm going to go and make it an open group….

    love the pic and can't wait to see more of your hong kong pics!

  • Cupcakes and Cashmere
    January 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    what a fabulous idea! but i do need to know…who makes those fabulous shoes??? xx

  • Jess
    January 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    I'm thrilled to see one of my favorite bloggers also doing Project 365! I also started on January 1, and my photos can be found at I'm going to add you as a contact as well.

  • Fashion Therapist
    January 18, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I LOVE your shoes. They're SOOOO cute. Can't wait to see more of your pics.

  • WendyB
    January 18, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Cool project. Here's an inspiring story:

  • Andie
    January 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    I did this from 2008-2009, but did self portraits. It really forced me to think outside the box and shoot more creatively. In turn, I learned a lot more about photography!

    Good luck! 🙂

  • tiffany2stylish
    January 18, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    cupcakes and cashmere: the shoes are by Maud Frizon and I got them at the Venetian in Macau. Unfortunately they don't have any stores in the US. 🙁 I had to stock up while I was there and bought 2 pairs of flats and a pair of boots.

  • foxieracing
    January 18, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Oh, how exciting! I started my own 365 project this year… After I sat on the fence and had a couple of guys push me over to it. Then I ended up getting one other person to do it, and she got someone else to start…

    I've got mine on flickr, also added you as a contact to follow along. 🙂

  • Tiffany's Small World
    January 18, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    love our shoes!very cute!been to HongKong and love it there.

  • ..such a fool
    January 18, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    I love your shoes, and the idea of doing a pic a day. I've seen it done by others, and have thought of doing my own. I cant wait to see yours! I will definitely be following.

    Wanderlusting Fool

  • kimmie
    January 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    The Project 365 is such a great idea! I had never heard of it until like January 5th, and was kind of pissed off because I didn't take any pictures for those first four days.. so I guess I'm going to wait until next year! haha 🙂

  • elizabethashleyphoto
    January 18, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    I'm so excited you're doing a 365 Project…I can't wait to see your stuff!

    I am also doing the project and have a blog for it…I'd love if you checked it out!

  • Mrs.Zeus
    January 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Ive heard so much about the 365 project but I never get to do it, goodluck!

    Those shoes are so beautiful!

  • MizzJ
    January 18, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Omg HK looks so gorgeous! I cannot wait to visit there, hopefully this year! Please post up pics of your trip!

  • Chic 'n Cheap Living
    January 18, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    What a cool idea! I love capturing London moments with my camera.

    Oh yes and gorgeous shoes!

  • {eleise}
    January 18, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    ooooo…i want those flats!!! they are too cute!

  • honey my heart
    January 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    i also started a photoaday/Project 365 🙂 it is really fun to see what influences my daily life and what i like to take pictures of. your photos are always so pretty and i love the idea of creating a photobook at the end of the year.

  • alixrose
    January 19, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Welcome back and I am so happy that you got to experience Hong Kong, its on my someday list.

    Oh wonderful to hear that you are starting the 365 project. I would love to do that,but my itty bitty camera doesnt take the best pictures. I really need a new one. I would love to do this.
    I will be following and if one day I actually get to do this I will let you know.

    I've never heard of fromspring.. hmm i love learning something new!

  • Marz
    January 19, 2010 at 2:27 am

    I really like your 365 idea, I'm sure your photos will be just amazing!

  • Nina (Femme Rationale)
    January 19, 2010 at 2:29 am

    so good to have u back! i wanted to do the 365 project, too, but i didn't want to feel pressured to have to take a pic of something everyday. haha and how's the formspring? been hesitant to join…but i loved reading ur answers today on twitter. 🙂

  • denise, the prime magpie
    January 19, 2010 at 5:25 am

    Lovely! I took a shoe pic, but it wasn't as pretty as yours. I put my Project 365 on my Flickr account:

  • Mary Anne
    January 19, 2010 at 6:19 am

    What a great idea! Does it count if I start tomorrow and it's not a full 365? LOL

  • Elizabeth Marie
    January 19, 2010 at 6:34 am

    YAY I'm happy you're back!!! How on earth do you find time to do it all…you're amazing!

  • Hanako66
    January 19, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    i love that photo and i love that you are doing this…can't wait to see your pics!

  • Chessa!
    January 19, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    welcome home! I love the photo you posted and can't wait to see more!!

    as for 365…it's so great that you're doing it! it's a big challenge but also so fun:) looking forward to seeing your images.

  • katie
    January 21, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    i decided to do the photo a day thing this year as well – hoping i'll improve my photography by the end of the year, although the iphone is letting me take a few too many "not very good" photos so far. – outofhabitphotos [at] tumblr [at] com