23 before 24: 52 Week Portrait Challenge


I follow a few blogs that do a weekly portrait challenge. Bleubird is my favorite, her project was to take a portrait of her children, "once a week, every week, in 2013." Her challenge gave me the inspiration to do my own. My current goal is to take a picture of my boyfriend Brandon (and/or both of us), at least once a week, every week, starting the week of my birthday (Dec 18, 2013). So far, I have managed to do just that!

Week 1


My grizzly bear. <3 This was the week of my birthday. Brandon and I took a road trip to San Diego. It was insanely beautiful. You can read it about it here.

Week 2


My family, Brandon, and I took a visit to my grandpa's nursing home for a little Christmas party. I happened to have my tripod so we snapped a pic together before our family photo.
The background isn't the best, but hey, I'm just excited to have "our first Christmas" photo.

Week 3


Brandon and I celebrated New Year's Eve in Yellow Springs. Yellow Springs is such a cute, close-knit community. They do a ball dropping every year in front of the Little Art Theatre, last year it was snowing and it was magical. I love the immense sea of people in the square cheering, popping bottles of champagne, hugging, and kissing. It really is a beautiful site.

Week 4


Brandon is helping me with this goal, to visit each park/attraction that Five Rivers MetroParks have to offer. What a perfect, convenient way to incorporate my portrait goal as well!  Above, Brandon looks out on a frozen lake at Carriage Hill MetroPark.

Week 5


So far, this photo might be my favorite. Brandon and I do weekly date nights to wherever we please. This night Brandon and I took a visit to the Dayton Art Institute, Omega Music, and then Pies & Pints for awesome craft pizza and beer. I think our date nights might just be my favorite night of each week. We always mix it up and make it fun. I'm a very lucky gal, if I do say so myself.

In the future, I'm going to try to make this project more of a weekly feature instead of posting a full month at once.

Much love,