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I love doing Day in the Life photography projects! The last time I did this was on my son’s due date. I decided that I needed to do another one since it had been a good two years (almost to the day!).
The reason I love day in the life photography projects is because I really feel like they help you push through creativity ruts. I was so determined to photograph my day using creative light, compositions, and perspectives I had never used before in my photography…and you know what? I was very successful! And I love the images I got throughout the day.
Before I dive into my day in the life, I wanted to explain what exactly it is, in case you are new to the whole idea! But before we get to that, let me tell you real fast about my new course!
Capture Your Everyday
It’s all about how to Capture Your Everyday Life and Create Art. In this course you will learn:
- 173 Page PDF explaining how to capture your everyday life
- How to use and see the light
- How to use composition
- 5 Lightroom editing videos
- 5 exercises to help you improve your daily captures
- self portrait section
- And MORE!
This course is now open for enrollment!
a day in the life : how to complete one
So, first and foremost I do go over this in depth in my course, Capture Your Everyday Life and Create Art if you are interested in learning more about these type of photography projects.
The basic concept is to capture a full day. The best way to do this is to make sure you take your camera everywhere you go. Make sure it’s charged the night before and make sure you make a plan the night before as well. In my course, I go into details on how to make a plan, how to do a day in the life, and much much more! (Alright I promise I’m done promoting my course – I’m just so excited to give it to you!).
A Day in the Life is fairly easy to accomplish, you just have to be diligent in taking pictures throughout the day.
I wanted to challenge myself and use different compositions, lighting, and perspectives in my own home than I usually do, and I definitely accomplished this challenge!
This is why I love day in the life photography projects! I feel like they help push you to see beauty in your everyday life where you normally would have just ignored it. Anything and everything is photographable in a day in the life project!
Well, without further ado, let’s see my pictures! I’m really excited about them and I hope you enjoy this project that I completed.
June 28, 2019 : Day in the Life
The day started like most days: My husband woke up before me and left for work, I woke up before my son and read in bed some until he woke up to snuggle.
After he woke up, my son declared he was hungry, so it was off to the kitchen to find some food for the poor starving boy! He says the cutest hungry that comes out as ‘hunny’ and I can’t help but think he’s calling me a sweet name every hour of the day!
While my son was eating, I set him up with some morning cartoons so that I could get ready for the day.
Next it was time to get my son ready. I always place him on top of the chest of drawers, it’s easier for me and my growing belly! We change diapers and get dressed here almost everyday.
After that we ran a TON of errands with the help of my sons uncle!! We couldn’t have done it without him. I was preparing for my sons birthday party the next day, so I had a lot to do. I didn’t take as many pictures while we were out and about as I had hoped, but I made sure to sneak in two at Kroger!
Then it was home again, where my son demanded a snack and to eat his cereal with a fork. Ahh, two year olds, what do you do?
After I unloaded all of the groceries and everything else I bought for his party, it was time for some fun play time in his room!
After he got used to the idea of playing, I snuck off to the kitchen to do the dishes and start making dinner. It was almost time for daddy to get home!
In the excitement of daddy getting home, I failed to take pictures of our meal (which was spaghetti and very yummy!) and also of my husband getting home. I had thought in my mind it would have been cute to photograph his arrival, but it just didn’t happen this time around. Another day 😉
So, after dinner, it was story time.
Then we decided to look for swiper (from Dora the Explorer) out the window because I saw yummy light and…I mean, that light!
He got mad at me when I made him get down haha, so I put him back up for a few more minutes of looking for swiper!
Next it was time to put dinner away and I needed to make cookies for his party the next day! So my husband helped me clean the kitchen (again).
While I was making cookies, I noticed the cutest scene of my husband and son snuggles up, I couldn’t resist taking a few pictures!
The last light of day is always the best!
My husband left to go hang out with some friends, so it was just me and the cutie! We hung out and watched some movies and of course, ate some snacks!! These next images were all illuminated by the tv and my phone’s screen! I had to get creative, my light was gone. 🙂
Then it was time to get ready for bed and brush out teeth!
And then he fell asleep watching Zootopia…because when dad’s away, mommy plays! Haha! I let him stay up past his bedtime so that I could start working on these images and blog them.
And that was the end of my day! Except now I am holding the sleeping baby as I finish this blog post. I hope you enjoyed watching how our day unfolded! And that you find inspiration to do your own day in the life project!
Thanks for stopping by!
Alyssa (sometimes going by Aly) is a hobbyist photographer who loves to teach. Her love of photography started before she ever had any kids. Now a mom of two, she loves to photograph her kids, flowers, and landscape. She specializes in capturing her everyday life. She loves to teach fellow beginner photographers how to take control of their cameras and get the images they dream about getting.