Friday, January 31, 2014

The Hours 7:00am Collection

The first month of our Hours project is complete! Looking at the photos below I'd say this project is off to a tremendous start.

The Hours 7:00am

I can't wait to see what February holds.
The Hours site is updated each Sunday with new photos.
Follow along with us at

Sunday, January 26, 2014

The Hours 2014 - 7:00am

I'm so excited to announce a new photography project that I'll be working on this year. It is called The Hours.

I'll be spending my time this year collaborating with a group of about 30 photographers who are all from around the globe. We will each be documenting a specific hour each month throughout the year.

For the month of January we're starting with the early 7 o'clock hour.

I'm usually not shooting this early. At this time of day the alarm is going off and I'm slowly getting to all that needs to get done before work and school.

View The Hours entire collection of 7:00am hours:

I'm so excited to see where this journey takes us all. I'm secretly hoping that a huge corporation will see our work and sponsor all of us so that we can go on a long epic photowalk together. Can you imagine what kind of lovely photos would come out of that meeting?

I invite you to join along and follow The Hours throughout the year.

Follow us:
The Hours website:
Flickr: (you can partcipate by adding your photos here)
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Saturday, January 4, 2014

Fave 5 on 5 - December 2013

Oh December, you were the busiest month of all!

Here is the last round of our Favorite 5 on the 5th for 2013.  Be sure to swoop around to see each of the photographers' picks by clicking on the next photographer's link (Alison!) at the end of this post.

My photos for this month include a magical holiday train ride, sunny city views, a little love and a baking shot because there was LOTS of baking this month.

And an extra 6th one because we all need a little blurry Christmas lights each year. 

That wraps it up for 2013. Hope you had a great new year, looking forward to seeing what 2014 brings!

Keep the fav 5 on 5 circle going by moving on to see what Alison was up to during the holiday season.

Have a great 2014!

Friday, January 3, 2014

365 - 2013

How good it feels to finally put the number 365 on the last photo of the year!

So here it is, my 365 for 2013.
What a marathon.
Kudos to those of you who have been doing these for years and years in a row and are now on your 1095 straight photo of the day!

I completed my first 365 in 2011.   The difference between then and now is that I chose to do this round by using my iPhone. The challenge would be to take photos, as well as edit photos, only on my phone. The quality suffered a little bit but the moments, my moments, are all still there.

(psst. it's about 8:00 minutes long. two songs long really. just a kind heads up! enjoy.)

365 - 2013 from Smallroots on Vimeo.

Thank you 2013!
Onward to 2014 where I will be taking a break from the 365, but will certainly be doing some sort of photo project. Stay tuned...