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

AE_weekend  [ CLICK TO VIEW LARGER : template available through Designer Digitals ]

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:

Sat1 

Sat2 

Sat3 

Sat5 

Sun1 

Sun3 

Sun2
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!

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  1. cathy says…
    05/18/2009

    Dang woman... you look amazing for having just kicked out that youngin'!

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  2. Kristin R says…
    05/18/2009

    lovely photos Ali. Just got a new camera so thinking i might try it out one weekend soon.

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  3. Lani says…
    05/18/2009

    Simply stunning. As always.

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  4. Johnnal says…
    05/18/2009

    so sad that I didn't get to play along this weekend, but making plans to do it this coming weekend. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  5. SchoolMommy says…
    05/18/2009

    What a sweet family! Thanks for letting us peek into your lives. Great photos, great template, and inspiring as always.

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  6. Brian Kasstle says…
    05/18/2009

    Love all these, but my fave is the one of Simon with the bubble maker! Cool & classic!

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  7. Lydia says…
    05/18/2009

    this challenge came when i had lots going on-i decided to document on my blog, but will put the photos in an album at some point. it also gave me a chance to highlight my special boys.

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  8. Kathleen D says…
    05/18/2009

    That last pic that Simon took of all of you in the mirror is great! I love the shots from his perspective.

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  9. Brent says…
    05/18/2009

    This is wonderful, Ali. This is the kind of thing I'd love to have today as an adult. Simon and Anna will love having all of these stories and photos when they're all grown up!

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  10. Chel says…
    05/18/2009

    Ali- I love it.
    Do you (or any forum readers) have any advice for people like me who are ALWAYS the photographer? It's always really hard for me to do what needs to be done with my daughter and the family and the house and everything AND document it at the same time. I always intend to do these projects, but then when it comes time to start taking photos, I have to constantly put down the camera to actually ENGAGE in the routine so it gets done!
    I've asked my husband to take some photos, but he gets lost in the shuffle, too. I guess things might be too hectic, in a way.

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  11. Gabi says…
    05/18/2009

    Very inspiring as always, Ali! Thank you for giving us a peek into your weekend. I plan to do this project this week.
    Happy Monday to all of you too!

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  12. Aileen says…
    05/18/2009

    Beautiful and fun pictures! You always do such wonderful things!! On another note...I am in the middle of remodeling/redecorating. Something I love to do, but am in a little over my head. I am struggling with window treatments, so when I saw those curtains in the background, I was curious. I love them!! Can I ask where you got them??

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  13. Melanie says…
    05/18/2009

    Love it as usual!

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  14. Ali Edwards says…
    05/18/2009

    Hi - it's actually a shower curtain from Anthropology :). It has the same print on the other side in green.

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  15. Michelle says…
    05/18/2009

    That last picture is awesome! I have to do that one! =)

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  16. Katrina Kennedy says…
    05/18/2009

    Great photos and thanks for the fun inspiration (again)!

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  17. Liz Arsenault says…
    05/18/2009

    Thanks............Had a good time doing this. Told my husband about it and then said........"just think, only 47.5 hours left of me taking pictures of our weekend. He was a good sport.

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  18. Jill says…
    05/18/2009

    Oh my gosh! That last picture made me giddy! So adorable of Simon taking the family photo!

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  19. Aimee says…
    05/18/2009

    i love your shower curtain? or curtain? Where did you find that?

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  20. Amy says…
    05/18/2009

    I love that family photo with Simon taking the picture! Just an awesome job done by your young photographer!! :)

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  21. Debbie McIntyre says…
    05/18/2009

    Great weekend photos! I loved running around all weekend with my camera glued to my hip for this project.

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  22. Jennifer A says…
    05/18/2009

    I played along and did get some great shots - I don;t have a blog but do plan on making a mini book a bit like the december daily album. My fav shot of the weekend - at the check out in the grocery store - I told DH to smile - he picked up a box displayed it like a game show host and smiled... the box... tampax! Bless him!

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  23. Jennifer A says…
    05/18/2009

    I played along and did get some great shots - I don;t have a blog but do plan on making a mini book a bit like the december daily album. My fav shot of the weekend - at the check out in the grocery store - I told DH to smile - he picked up a box displayed it like a game show host and smiled... the box... tampax! Bless him!

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  24. Katie says…
    05/18/2009

    Gorgeous photos. I love the one of you and Anna reading. And the one Simon's taking is precious.

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  25. Katie says…
    05/18/2009

    It was my husbands birthday this weekend, so I didn't have to try to play along! I naturally took a bunch of pictures. They are uploaded to my blog in individual posts. I am sure I will do a bunch of layouts, and maybe a mini.

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