I borrowed one of the Bonus Project Ideas from the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit to guide my August photo-taking project. Instead of going through my day, snapping 12 candid photos of whatever inspired me, I started out with a plan: to snap 12 posed portraits of people I love. Since it was Sunday and the family had gathered at my mom's for dinner, I had plenty of willing (or semi-willing) subjects.
Left page: Travis took the photos of me and Keira. I snapped shots of everyone else. My dad is usually only willing to be photographed if he has a grandchild in his arms—and he usually does if there's one around.
Right page: One brother cooperated, and the other...well, at least he held still long enough for me to grab his picture, staring soulfully off into the distance. Can you tell who that cute little blondie in the top row belongs to? That's my gorgeous niece, Jensyn, who is just about to turn 8.
Full spread: I love seeing all of these happy, smiling faces all in a row. I kept my design pretty simple, creating a row of little layered circles—a design trend I picked up in Scrap Chic: Tricks for being trendy without sacrificing story, which is the first eBook released under the Big Picture Classes brand!
SeptemberI was back to my standard Take Twelve approach in September: a dozen random photos of my everyday life, taken whenever I felt like taking one. I tried to be intentional about snapping photos that related to the changing season, and I borrowed another idea from the Take Twelve Guided Inspiration Kit—try a few unexpected angles.
Left page: For my unexpected angles here, I took a picture of morning snuggle time that shows just how tightly we like to wedge our little Keira in between us. I then shot Keira's breakfast from an extreme overhead angle, and caught this small sunflower straight on and close-up, making it seem much larger than it really is.
Right page: Here, unexpected angles show up in the gorilla picture (although, what choice did have but to shoot him from above?) and in my self portrait I took while driving. Sound dangerous? It wasn't really. I was actually stopped at a stoplight, waiting for it to turn green, and I held my hand out to the side and took a series of off-the-cuff pictures without looking at the camera. I was amazed I got one that was this good. (And believe me, there was only ONE good one in the bunch.)
Full page: I suppose I'm a one-trick pony when it comes to scrapbook pages that feature 12 photos. I love that horizontal grid. I promise I'll try something different next month. Maybe, I don't know, a VERTICAL grid! I like to live on the edge...