week 1 of 52.18 weeks {365 days} of photos

This is the project I mentioned last week. 365 day projects are a bit tired, but can be really nice when done well and I haven’t done one (and this one would seem to make a nice keepsake). For 365 days I will take at least a photo a day on my iphone (again, much thanks to the creators of Instagram and Hipstamatic for making me seem like a somewhat better photographer than I actually am) and I will lay them out into a book format. I saw this idea on pinterest (thanks again to the greatest time-suck of our era) and thought it would be really cool to have an entire year of photos, each day featuring some aspect of life in 2012. Thanks to Blurb there is an InDesign plugin which will allow me to lay this out and design this as a really nice book. Below is a sample (week 1!), each week will be a spread with seven photos featuring the dates and a small caption for each image. The layout isn’t final yet, I just wanted to go ahead and get started.

Each week, to hold myself accountable, I will post the photos from the previous week. I think because January 1 was on a Sunday I’ll post these typically on Mondays. So, here we go, here’s week 1 and my attempt to capture everyday life from my iphone.

One week down. 51.18 to go!





Aloha Friday: La Jolla pics pt. 2

Happy Friday! It’s been a nice week out here in La Jolla. Here are a few more pics including a few from a “safari” at the Wild Animal Park here (which is AMAZING).

Hope everyone has a great weekend!

And we’re back… Week 1: Snapshots of Hawaii

After an amazing couple of weeks in Hawaii, I have returned. Week one consisted of lots of errands, lots of friends and family, a little bit of beach time, several fabulous parties, and a wedding. The biggest adventure of all was quite honestly figuring out how to transport the dress. As soon as it was “safely (i.e. crammed into)” the closet on the plane, Mike and I were able to relax a bit. I was quite proud to have arrived with it in tact.

Sunday Night Tradition: Huggo’s on the Rocks for fish tacos and LT Smooth. LT is a local musician, who has been nominated for four Grammy’s, that played our wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and dinner. Sunset at Huggo’s below, LT below that.

One errand I never mind running is a visit to the farmer’s market. Fresh fruit, flowers, and local goods galore. We purchased a large amount of fresh bouquets to decorate my family’s house for the Welcome Party. What’s craziest about these gorgeous arrangements is how inexpensive they are. Now if we could figure out a way to transport them home.

In between errands we made a little beach time. Below is my Maid of Honor, Alden, and me at Mauna Lani Beach Club relaxing before the majority arrived for the weekend.

Sunset at the Manta Ray Bar at the Sheraton with friends.

And a little Kona brewery.

I’m reluctant to post wedding pics of my own until the professional ones are ready, but I thought I’d give you a sneak peak as facebook has already anyway!

With the exception of the above picture, all images were taken via Hipstamatic. It’s my latest obsession. I love the vintage feel it gives images. But, as I go through visual phases (as most people go through clothing phases, visual phases are the curse of a graphic designer and a reason I could never {even if I had the urge, which I don’t} get a tattoo) and don’t know if I’ll like these treatments forever, I was the complete tourist on the honeymooning snapping shots with both this app and my real camera.

Looking forward to returning to the blog as I’ve found myself with a void for a to do list (hooray!!). Week 2: Snapshots of a Kauai honeymoon tomorrow!