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Personal Growth Through iPhoneography – Just Start #MySelfieScrapbook Friday Bloghop

My Selfie Scrapbook Intro Box

This post is part of the #MySelfieScrapbook collaborative project, co-sponsored by Jen Lake of Sunlight and Air Blog and four talented memory keeping product designers: Kellie Stamps, Record Life Blog, Color Cast Designs, and Polka Dot Creative. For more on this project, check out the initial post here, the list of suggested supplies, and the first prompt. Blog hops take place on Fridays here and on the other blogs through May 15th. If you want to join in, tag your post #myselfiescrapbook photos on Instagram. You can find all of my posts here.

Heyyy – it’s a BlogHop!

Well, friends, #MySelfieScrapbook has been up for about a week and we’re having SO MUCH FUN! If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out the Instagram feed under that hashtag. It’s filled with pictures of hands, feet, things we carry, favorite shirts and smiles. And it’s a slice of wonderful.

If you’re not yet participating, but you want to, catch up with these posts on Jen’s blog:

  1. Introduction
  2. Suggested Supplies
  3. Theme 1: Just Start

On Monday I talked about changing the way we view the self-portrait. It’s a subject that is important to me. Make no mistake – it’s been a lot of work, getting comfortable photographing myself, but that work has led to a bit of a personal revolution. And that’s why I started my 365-self portrait project (which you can now follow under the hashtag #juliesselfportraitproject on Instagram).

Still, at times, it can be awkward – especially when you do a mini personal photo shoot at home, by yourself, in preparation for this project.

#awkward

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But you know what? This picture is one of my personal favorites.

And, even better, the out-takes from my personal photo shoot are SO much fun!

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Hey there, self.

If you saw Jen’s post on Monday, which included my prompt, then you’ve already seen my pages. Still, I’m slightly obsessed with what I’ve created and I’m happy to share it over and over and over – and over – again.

Why?

Because documenting yourself is SO important. And I’m just going to keep saying it throughout this project.

 

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My book is going to be an 8×8 square digital album. Most of the photographs were taken with my Canon DSLR, but I still edit most of my work in the PicTapGo app. Eventually, I’ll do the entire album and editing in Photoshop, but I’m still getting comfortable with the software and working to integrate it into my digital project process.

Blog Hop Hosts

As I mentioned last week, I’m feeling SO lucky to work with such a talented group of ladies. They’re all pros at documenting life, talented photographers, and some of them design their own products. Check the links below to see their blogs, instagrams, and shops.

Jen | Blog | @sunlightandair
Kellie | Blog | Shop | @giveaagirlablog
Mandy | Blog@recordlifeblog
Jessica | Blog | Shop | @colorcastdesigns
Jodie | Blog | Shop | @polkadotcreative

Blog Hop

Now it’s time to link you up! Add your info to this post and get inspired across the blogosphere.

 

Share your pages here and on Instagram and Twitter #myselfiescrapbook, and don’t forget to tag us on Instagram: @julieloveg and @sunlightandair!

And check out / follow our #MySelfieScrapbook Pinterest Board!

 

xoxo,

Julie