I think one of the most important reasons to take photos is to tell your family’s story. We build the narrative day by day, shot by shot, until we can look back through an album (in our hands or on our phone) and see our story. Sometimes it’s easy to forget to add a page into that story each day. We’re busy. Our to do list is growing longer and longer. Sometimes it just doesn’t seem like there’s anything memorable to be taking photos of. But a day spent on the couch watching Christmas movies is just as worthy of a photo as a day dressed up to see Santa. I’ve put together this December Photo Challenge to help you remember to see those small moments as well as the big ones.
Commit to taking an intentional photo every single day of this month using the prompts below. If it doesn’t directly apply to your life, make it yours. Some are specific, some are not. Interpret them in your own way and start telling the story of your family, one photo at a time.
✔️ Click here to grab a printable calendar to put on your fridge or download to your phone.
⭐ Bonus Points if you share your photos on IG with the hashtag #emilysphotochallenge. I’ll be keeping an eye out for them!
December Photo Challenge:
Day 1-Your child sleeping
Day 2- Your child brushing their teeth
Day 3- Your house with evening light pouring in through the windows.
Day 4- Your spouse interacting with your child
Day 5- Your kitchen after cooking dinner….before cleaning up
Day 6- Your family at dinner
Day 7-Your child putting on shoes
Day 8- Your pet looking out the window
Day 9-Bath time
Day 12-Everyone piled into one bed
Day 13-Family Feet
Day 14-Your child playing with his/her favorite toy
Day 15- Your child and his/her favorite book
Day 16-Each child’s bedroom in morning light
Day 19-You and your spouse
Day 20-You and your child
Day 22-Your child in a bad mood
Day 23-Washing your child’s hair
Day 24-Family Tradition
Day 25-A family Christmas tree shot
Day 27-Wedding rings
Day 29-Folding laundry
Day 31- Kissing
Ok, we’re already on day 2 of the December Photo Challenge, so you’ve got a little extra homework today. I’ll check back in at the end of the month! Get to snappin’!