Wednesday, February 9, 2011

The Joy Of Love Project


So on February 1st, my friend Casey joined a special photography/blog project called Joy of Love. Basically, you receive an "assignment" or photography prompt each day in February to take pictures of your loved ones. It doesn't need to be the same person each day, so you can focus on many loved ones! At the end of the month, you can turn it into a cool book keepsake. I loved the idea of it so much that by Feb. 4, I could no longer just be an observer. I signed up for this month-long project and have been receiving prompts daily since then.

I've been trying to catch up and snapping some shots for days 1-8. Here, I will post my first 8 days worth of photos. The photos will appear as I catch up. I'll try to do a post each day in February from here on out. Enjoy! (And it's not too late for you to join the fun either! Click Here for details)

Joy of Love #1 What They Do

This can apply to anything your loved ones “do”….what do they do for work? What do they do for play? What chores do they do around the house? Find something they “DO” and document it.

Joy of Love #2 How They Look

Prompt: Capture your loved one at their best (or at their worst). Or both. What you’re trying to capture is the TRUE essence/expression/attitude/posture that SCREAMS your

loved one!

Joy of Love #3 Then and Now

prompt: How long have you known your loved one? What has changed since you first met him or her? Try to capture this change in photos. it would be even cooler if you can show a photo from the time you first met him and put it side by side with a now photo. Or have your loved one hold the “Then” photo and snap the camera!

Joy of Love #4 What They Wear

prompt: Photograph your loved one’s clothes (either on him or in the closet). This can be when they are dressed up or dressed down.

Joy of Love #5 Love To Hate*


You KNOW your loved one does something that drives you NUTS (but you LOVE to

complain about it and the day just wouldn’t be the same if you didn’t have to complain about

it). Capture it…if it is a non-physical thing, then just try to take a photo of something that embodies the idea.

*NOTE- I don't actually hate this, but Tom does pull these blue sweatpants up WAY too high and wears them around the house like this. Annoyingly sweet and cute- don't you change sweetheart!

Joy of Love #6 Who They Love


Besides you, who is the apple of his/her eye? Is it your dog, the kids, his parents, his sibling? Document them with their loved one! If the loved one is not close by, then have them hold a photo of their “beloved”…this can also work for loved ones who have passed away.

Joy of Love #7 Generations
Get your loved one with all the generations of family that are close by. If this is not possible due to military deployments or family not being close, then just tuck this prompt away for when everyone is close together again.

Joy of Love #8 Gift From The Heart
What has your spouse (or loved one) given or promised to you (material or immaterial)? Try to capture this “gift” from their heart.

1 comment:

Casey and Tom said...

YAY!!! I love it!!!

I think I love to hate Tom's sweat pants too!!

I might make a photo-book at the end of the month with the prompts and my explanations (just an idea for you) I love all her tips, but it's hard to find the time to read it all.

I can't wait to see the rest of your pictures.