March 19, 2015

A Monthly Photo Collage: The End Result

Before Sullivan was even born, I knew I wanted to take monthly photos of him for the first year of his life. I loved seeing others do this on instagram, especially when the same props were used throughout the series. I am not much of a planner though, and before I knew it, Sully was one month old and I needed to take his picture or the whole project would be over before I even started! I put him in a white onesie because I knew this was an easy "outfit" that I would always have on hand. I couldn't decide if I wanted to do the photos lying down or sitting up. I went with sitting because I liked the idea of using the glider chair. As for a prop, I grabbed one of the owl pillows I had as nothing else I liked enough to be in eleven more photos. Clearly, I could have put a lot more thought into this!

Anyway, twelve months and twelve photos later, the project is done! Well, let's be honest, I probably took well over a hundred photos just to get one decent one each month. The first few months were the easiest as Sully would literally just sit in place wherever I propped him. My only challenge was getting him to smile. Month six was when things started to get more challenging. He wasn't moving, but he was more interested in playing with the owl pillow than posing for the camera. Months eight through twelve were the most challenging as by this point, Sully was on the move and would constantly try to stand up on the chair or go face-forward off the chair. I'd be lying if I said there weren't a few close calls!

Despite not putting a lot of forethought or planning into these photos, I'm so glad I did them and stuck with it! The end result (despite all the photos being slightly different colour tones - photographer I am not!), was worth it and I love seeing the change in him from month to month. I also included some of my favourite blooper photos from each month, because really, they are awesome and truly represent what mostly went on behind the camera!

Monthly Photo Collage:

monthly photo project


The Bloopers:




8 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea, Brie! He is adorable and I love the owl pillow. :)

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    1. Thanks Mary! I'm quite fond of the owl pillow, too :)

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  2. This is something I kind of wish I would have done. Love the bloopers, especially the far right on the second last row. Hilarious!!

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    1. Oh my goodness - that month I never thought I was going to be able to get a photo of him sitting still, hahaha!

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  3. The bloopers are the best part! This was such a great idea! I guess it's a little late for me to start now. oops! I did just get some milestone cards, so I plan to start using those.

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    1. That's ok, you can still start now! :)

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  4. I love the bloopers! I can't believe how hard it is to keep them in one place for photos after they start crawling. I can't wait until bribery starts working for things.

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  5. So fun and cute!!! Oh my gosh some of those bloopers are the best!!! He is adorable.

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