I have thought for a while to do a 365 day project, but anytime I thought of it, it wasnt on January first and quickly dismissed the idea, discouraged myself into assuming I would not finish...I decided if I do it -great, if I dont finish it -great, the goal either way is that I want to get in the practice of picking up my camera everyday this year. I sadly let a lot of time go by last year in photographying my own family. I've watched others have a succesful 365 and what an accomplishment it will be if I can actually stick to it --we'll see... The idea of documenting this fleeting time of our lives is so important to me, my four kids are growing so fast.
The first day of the year was a perfect way to begin; it was warm for Jan. in Downeast Maine (40's) so we went on a hike to a beautiful spot we had not been before, in Tresscott at Bog Brook Cove, about 45 minutes from us. Naturally I brought along my camera and it just worked out to be a fabulous day to strart this project. We've had a nice first week of the year, one real rough day of homeschooling (day 5) but we always get through these, no matter how much I think I am failing during that particullary hard day, I remind myself the next day will better and it usually is.
We ended our week with another short walk outside in a different beautiful place of on the coast they call the Rim, In East Machias. This time we were all very cold by the end, except my littlest who thought ahead and wore his snowsuit.
Here's to a fun filled year ahead!
Aura Moore has a passion for telling stories through photography and loves capturing real emotion in the moments of life, the special special and the mundane...memories to last a lifetime.