That’s it! I’m done! I have completed my 52-week project! A photo a week every week for a year and to be honest with you I am so done with it. It’s been fun having topics to work to but I have seen it as more of a chore towards the end. But, I’ve done it, and to add to the achievement, this was one of my new year’s resolutions, I think that must of been the first I’ve actually stuck to.
Week 46 – Money, money, money
A photo from a shoot with the Laudry Day team. I picked this for my money, money, money theme because all I could think about was a Georgian painted portrait, the kind only rich people could have.
Week 47 – Bright lights… big city
Every year my partner and I visit Bath Christmas Market. It’s the first thing we do that starts to get me in the festive spirit!
Week 48 – Baby it’s cold outside…
The cold I hate, but winter is my season, or more autumn really. I basically enjoy the mild months of March-May (when it doesn’t snow) and September – November.
Week 49 – Fill my stockings…
No Christmas is complete without a Christmas party, mine this year was with the lovely Pozer family, who came together for a festive shooting session filled with glitter and glamour.
Week 50 – Christmas
Going back to my roots with some Christmas baking with my Grandma, the one lady that’s taught me how to cook. This was our second attempt at gingerbread houses and I was so proud!
Week 51 – Celebrations
Let the festive celebrations commence!
Week 52 – New year, New you
A Self Portrait to end the project, just like it began.
2018 is almost over, isn’t that insane?! It feels like yesterday it was January! What has been your favourite thing about 2018?
Week 42 – Remember, remember the 5th Of November
I don’t know if this week’s submission to my 52 week project counts but this is a re-edit of a shoot with Gemma using sparklers. A difficult shoot but I love having some time away from photos and revisiting them!
Week 43 – Bare trees and autumn leaves
This month, my partner and I attempted to be spontaneous and whisked ourselves away to Amsterdam where we ate lots, drank lots and got lost exploring the beautiful canals in search of ‘that shot’. I couldn’t quite work out whether we were going around in circles or we’d seen hundreds of different ones!
Week 44 – Icicles
Every year my mum and I visit Liberty’s in London to see their beautiful Christmas department. It’s a tradition that always gets me in the festive spirit, although we did stumble into a protest which wasn’t planned.
Week 45 – Instagram your self
Is it even Instagram if you haven’t got fake glasses? Meet your photographer ladies and gentlemen!
I don’t consciously hate this time of year as much as some. I prefer the fashion, the temperature and the celebrations that autumn bring. However, for a photographer when there’s no light it’s hard not to get a bit sad. See below my images for October for the 52 week project.
Week 38 – The anticipation
I got the pleasure to shoot my nephew this week. A perk of being a photographer and aunty, there’s always willing models! However, I hope he doesn’t start to resent me as the aunty that puts me in baskets all the time!
Week 39 – The sky’s the limit
It’s hard to not live life with your blinkers on, I had so many ideas for this week’s topic but with the light disappearing and short turn around it’s hard to keep the creativity flowing. The reason I say we live life with blinkers on it because I commute 3 hours a day, for a very monotonous drive, however it was fun to find this sunrise, proving there’s beauty everywhere!
Week 40 – Laughter is the best medicine
This image is quite a literal one. I’m seeing a lot of conversations about pill shaming, in this world where we constantly question our self worth I can’t believe this is something we have to face. If someone has the courage to seek help for whatever they need to make life a little better, no one should ever make them feel bad about that.
For reasurance, this image is of Vitamin C tablets.
Week 41 – Trick or Treat
There are many people that think the best thing about autumn is Halloween, I am not one of those people, Christmas is my thing, although pumpkin carving with the family is the best!
Summer’s supposedly over and the daily grind commences and finding a photo a week is tough! I don’t think I could dream of the 365 project. Look below at my images from this month.
Week 34 – Back to School
Being an adult can be pretty sucky. However, my back to school theme was my trip to Croatia. Probably the furthest I’ve ever been abroad, this holiday was full of fun and experiences. From getting stranded on a questionable boat in the middle of the ocean, finding our own little nook on a beach and attempting to crash a boat party.
Week 35 – Tie A Ribbon
Nothing makes me happier than photographing a wedding. It is such a privilege, and I have to say on the day is very stressful but, seeing their reaction to the images makes it all worthwhile.
Week 36 – Wacky Races
So this is my mother. I know what you’re thinking, doesn’t look very wacky, does it? But, this woman doesn’t drive, and the fact she managed to race me on her own without a car, I applaud.
Week 37 – Harvest festival
This post is very nostalgic, with week 37 being no exception. The Harvest festival used to be a big time for my school, I personally loved wrapping the boxes. It’s a shame I’m not that good at wrapping for Christmas. Here is my take on the Andy Warhol pop art trademark of the Cambell’s Soup.
This summer has been the hardest shooting outside, I have had so many sunburns, you have to remember to look after yourself while shooting as well as models! This month I had the pleasure of shooting some lovely people!
Week 31 – Living
A great night photographing Destination Groove at their function gig, here’s to more fun captures like this in the future.
Week 32 – It started with a kiss
Family photoshoots like the one below couldn’t have been more fun-filled and full of colour. That’s what a shoot is like when you book with me, I try to capture the fun and vibrancy of your family.
Week 33 – If I had a million pounds
I would spend my days hunting down locations like the one below! *Heart Eyes*
Some of the hottest weather on record began this month, and man alive this project is tough. To keep inspiration flowing, and to not feel constrained by the topics is so hard! See my 52-week submissions for June
Week 23 – Sub
In the world of photography, this title could cover all manner of sins. Literally. So here’s a boat! I live in a gorgeous part of Wiltshire and this challenge has really allowed me to see it in a new light.
Week 24 – Joint
Week 25 – Enough
This year has been a huge year for me, in a selfish way I have been focussing on myself, what I need in life. And this particular week, myself and the life of Lilly travelled to Hamburg for the weekend. I mean actually got on the plane without a suitable adult and just went to a different country. That’s enough spontaneity for a while.