A Weekend in the Life (weekend creative follow-up)

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I love this project.

The simple act of remembering to have your camera on hand results in some of the best, most unexpected photos. 

I took a ton of shots (more on Saturday compared to Sunday).

For my project this time I decided to do a large digital gathering of 3 inch x 3 inch cropped photos to showcase the weekend. I like seeing all the individual parts of our weekend brought together to create the whole. I will be uploading this today for printing along with most of the photos (scrapbookpictures.com). I have a bunch of specific stories in mind to tell once I get them back from the developer.  

Here's a few of my favorite individual shots:







If you played along this weekend feel free to leave a link to your blog or project in the comments. I hope you enjoyed the process.

I would love to see how you chose to document the weekend.

Happy Monday!

91 thoughts

  1. jenn shurkus

    2009-05-18 15:00:16 -0400

    love the pic of anna and lily in the doorway ;) and the family photo by simon.. perfect ;)
    as always, thanks for sharing!

  2. Jakki

    2009-05-18 15:07:19 -0400

    this was really fun! I think I might have to do this a lot more!

  3. Ronalyn

    2009-05-18 16:11:39 -0400

    I love these projects.. it made me pick up the camera once again on my own family.. and loved the outcome, I've done it twice this month and I look forward to next weekend :)
    Thanks for the inspiration :)

  4. Anthonette

    2009-05-18 16:12:41 -0400

    I love your idea for this project, Ali! I'd love to try it out soon.

  5. Ali Edwards

    2009-05-18 17:59:25 -0400

    Hey Chel - I am working on a post addressing this issue. Look for it later this week.

  6. Ali Edwards

    2009-05-18 18:05:09 -0400

    Yes - two 12x12 images :).

  7. dissertation topic

    2009-05-18 18:32:16 -0400

    Blogs are good for every one where we get lots of information for any topics nice job keep it up !!!

  8. Laura R.

    2009-05-18 19:01:00 -0400

    I had a great time documenting my "week in the life," so I was excited to document the weekend. What a great weekend to pick--so sunny and happy. I posted a bunch of pictures on my blog. Mulling a minibook to house them all.

  9. Sue

    2009-05-19 00:35:59 -0400

    Timing is everything and I loaned my camera to my son last week! Guess I'll have to wait for another time.
    I love, love, LOVE your photos!

  10. Kim

    2009-05-19 00:48:25 -0400

    Love love love the pictures you highlighted!
    So precious!
    Thank you for sharing!

  11. Jacqueline M. Schimmel

    2009-05-19 01:05:02 -0400

    I'm with Cathy...you look great! Lovely photos!

  12. Molly Irwin

    2009-05-19 01:42:43 -0400

    great photos, and I must agree with Cathy -- you look amazing! I'm reluctant to turn the camera on myself these days, but it's certainly a good motivator.

  13. april foss

    2009-05-19 03:11:26 -0400

    You look so good! I love that quilt:) So cute!

  14. On the Eastern Journey

    2009-05-19 03:27:00 -0400

    Unfortunately, I didn't get to blog reading until Saturday afternoon. I loved your idea! I can't wait to see what you do with this project.

  15. s a n s k u :)

    2009-05-19 03:40:35 -0400

    It's the every day little things that are the best. <3

  16. Sarah

    2009-05-19 03:48:48 -0400

    What a beautiful layout!

  17. Laura

    2009-05-19 07:26:07 -0400
  18. AmyHip

    2009-05-19 07:47:06 -0400

    Whew!! The weekend is long gone, but it was fun capturing it in detail. Thanks for the idea! I'm not sure yet how I will project this... I'm just starting to digitally scrap. So perhaps it will be a two page spread to go into a 2009 album?? I have enough shots to make its own 8x8 book, but the time? Ah, we'll see what happens. I posted some of my shots on my blog...

  19. Deb J

    2009-05-19 09:38:00 -0400

    I really so enjoy your blog. You give us such a great view into your life and family. You also share so many neat tips and tricks and tools with us. Thanks.

  20. alison

    2009-05-19 11:34:51 -0400

    This looks great, I am determined to try this this weekend as will be a typical weekend with childrens netball games, extra ballet classes and a birthday party to go to. My only question do you physically crop your 4x6 photos to 3x3 or do you somehow resize them in photoshop first? I have physically cropped to 4x4 when trying to emulate yiour style but most of my photos would lose a lot if trimmed to 3x3 BUT i love the look. Thanks for sharing so much!

  21. Donna Blessed Nest

    2009-05-19 19:11:38 -0400

    Your pictures are amazing. you've inspired me. I hope you continue this look into the weekend. I posted a odd and fun look into our morning.

  22. tracey clark

    2009-05-23 04:03:22 -0400

    LOVE that shot Simon took in the mirror! brilliant!

  23. Kelly

    2009-05-25 16:15:39 -0400

    so love that you read to Anna! a good book is such a gift. Have a joyful week.
    : )

  24. Susan

    2009-05-27 17:03:37 -0400

    Is that a Yuengling glass?

  25. Susanne Hüttner

    2009-06-05 00:19:00 -0400

    Hi Ali,
    this was the first time I dared to make such a documentation, because I always feel like one week or so is too overwhelming - and what should I say: I really loved it!
    I have blogged just a few pictures:
    but I will make a mini-album of this weekend.

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