January 2, 2019

Birmingham Family Photographer / 365 Project / 2018 Favorites

For roughly ten years I’ve thought about a 365 Daily Photo Project, but I was afraid of the commitment. It’s a huge personal responsibility to remember to document every single day. I mean, it’s not huge like, “Did I remember to feed the children?” but it felt burdensome on occasion. Overall though, it was really easier than I expected like most things that we imagine to be daunting. There were certainly days that I forgot until right before I fell asleep; and if I’m being totally honest, there were two mornings that I awoke frustrated because I didn’t take a photo the previous day so I used one from a recent date to fill the gap. There were times that I didn’t have my camera and I used my phone. It’s funny how not one of those made it into my group of favorites for this blog post. (Our phones are great in a pinch, but they’re no substitute for a good camera.) There are so many images that make me smile and I’m thankful for this project.  In the end…and I have reached the end…I’m so incredibly grateful to everyone that allowed me to share part of their lives-my family specifically. I love this project, and who knows? Maybe I’ll tackle another year sometime. For now though, I’m busily creating an album of all the images! And here I sit on the first day of the new year, not having taken a photo today and it feels really, really weird.

I love documenting everyday life and I hope to do more At-Home Sessions in 2019. If you’re interested in a lifestyle photo session, let’s connect!

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  1. Tracy Martin

    January 2nd, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    So good, beautiful…should be a book! Yer Sally Mannish to me! Just lovely and strong!

  2. jennifer alsabrook-turner

    January 10th, 2019 at 2:05 pm

    Ooooh, that’s one of the best compliments you could have possible give me, Tracy! Sally Mann is a favorite of mine. Thank you!

  3. Jess

    January 10th, 2019 at 6:47 pm

    Love these!!! Beautiful captures!!

  4. jennifer alsabrook-turner

    January 10th, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    I appreciate your compliment! It was such a labor of love and I’m so happy it’s complete. 🙂

  5. Jessica

    January 10th, 2019 at 7:03 pm

    Love love all of these and I love that you did them in black and white, such a great vibe. Beautiful images

  6. jennifer alsabrook-turner

    January 10th, 2019 at 7:10 pm

    Thank you so much! I knew there would be so many different environments and lighting scenarios, AND I really love black-and-white. I appreciate your compliments!

  7. Amanda Canton

    January 10th, 2019 at 7:13 pm

    Duuuuude. Your way with lighting is not only dramatic but friggen dope yo!!

  8. jennifer alsabrook-turner

    January 10th, 2019 at 7:15 pm

    I laughed out loud reading this! I love it! Thank you!

  9. Liz

    January 10th, 2019 at 7:18 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous. Congrats!

  10. jennifer alsabrook-turner

    January 10th, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    Thank you, Liz! I appreciate you taking a look.

  11. Anelise

    January 10th, 2019 at 8:15 pm

    These are incredible-so raw and authentic and I love your black and white conversions .

  12. jennifer alsabrook-turner

    January 10th, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Thank you so much! I feel at home in black-and-white. The goal was to be unposed, but it didn’t always turn out that way.

  13. Anna

    January 10th, 2019 at 9:50 pm

    These are so great. I love doing 365’s but it can be hard some days to get that camera out when life can be so overwhelmingly busy.

  14. jennifer alsabrook-turner

    January 10th, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    True! Some days the last thing you want to do is document the chaos. Thank you for your compliment!

  15. Fran

    January 10th, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    365 projects are so hard, I have always managed to get to the 90 days mark and then dropped off … what a great series of images!

  16. jennifer alsabrook-turner

    January 10th, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Oh, I agree. This was the first one I’ve ever done and it was a challenge some days. Thank you for taking a look!

  17. Danielle

    January 11th, 2019 at 12:07 am

    wow, you’re going to cherish these forever, so beautiful! Wish I could get past the first week when I try this LOL

  18. jennifer alsabrook-turner

    January 11th, 2019 at 12:27 am

    I sure hope so. I love them; and not all are artistic or well-composed, but they’re my people and that matters most. Thank you for taking a look!

  19. Kate

    January 11th, 2019 at 12:36 am

    Love these in black and white!!

  20. jennifer alsabrook-turner

    January 11th, 2019 at 2:28 pm

    Oh, thank you! I appreciate you taking a look at the blog post.

  21. Monique

    January 11th, 2019 at 1:51 am

    What an awesome series of images!

  22. jennifer alsabrook-turner

    January 11th, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Thanks so much! It was fun most days and really challenging others. 🙂

  23. Monica

    January 11th, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    I love a good 365 project and love that you did it all in B&W! Great photos and memories!

  24. jennifer alsabrook-turner

    January 11th, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    Thank you, Monica! I got my start in black-and-white film photography so it just felt right.

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