Love Where You Live is about celebrating the stuff that makes up life at home. The good stuff. The great stuff. The messy stuff. The stuff – stuff. It’s all a reflection of your life, in this moment. It’s all a part of your personal history. It all matters.
This project is not about perfection. It’s not about posturing. It’s not about comparison. It is – as its essence – about life. The life we build for ourselves. The things we surround ourselves with. The people, places, and things that make us whole.
I’m sure you’ve heard this before: home is where the heart is.
Truly, it is.
Our homes are small apartments in the city, and cottages in the country, and suburban duplexes, and gated communities. Our homes are rented spaces, shared spaces, and purchased spaces. Our homes are filled with people that we love, pets that we hold dear, and collections of things from our travels. Our homes have gardens and culinary spaces. Our homes have nooks, storage, and favorite hiding spaces. Our homes are places we rarely spend time in and places we rarely leave.
Wherever you live, you have a place in this class. We want to see you celebrate your favorite places, share joy in DIY successes, and commiserate over toddler (and teenager) messes. We want to see you use the best lighting in the worst spaces, find angles, and focus points, which help you find beauty where you thought there was none. And we want to help you get it into an album (in the format of your choice).
After years of storing photos in boxes, Julie discovered memory keeping – and Project Life – in 2010.
And it was love at first click.
Julie cultivated this hobby-turned-passion as a single co-habitating professional working lady in 2010, as an engaged + married lady in 2011, and truly fell for it – head over heels – when she became a mom in 2012.
What she learned about herself through seeing the change her my albums, pictures, and stories in those years was amazing. Truly, a gift. She is incredibly passionate about sharing her story as a mom, as a sister, a daughter, as an advocate, and as a lady who likes her iPhone.
For Julie, every stage in life is worth celebrating, even the hard stuff, and she is here to help you see the beauty of your story using photos + words. You can find Julie on her website, on Instagram, and on Twitter.
This is a self-paced 4-week course which includes inspirational blog posts, exclusive content, course materials, and video. Prompts will include a description of the weekly theme, example photos, and photography tips to get the most of your captures. You’ll also get a photo checklist to help organize your captures, take notes, and write your story throughout the course.
Daily blog posts from our contributors will be designed to inspire your project – and, my goodness, we have an exciting group for this class!
- Brandi @Brandeye8
- Nathalie @AnOunceOfCreativity
- Nadia @LettersinNovember
- Kim @KRODesigns
- Awbree @AwbreeCaton
- Lauren @LaurenLikesBlog
For more on them, visit the contributors page, where you can find links to all of their pages.
We love a little – okay A LOT – of inspiration when we start new projects, so we’ll be sharing everything you create on our Instagram account and on our group Pinterest board. If you would like to join in on the pinning, sign up for the class and you’ll receive instructions on how to get an invite.