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Love Where You Live

a celebration of life and home

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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).


Your Instructor


Julie Gagen
Julie Gagen

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.


Class Format

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!

For more on them, visit the contributors page, where you can find links to all of their pages.

Get Inspired

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.

Love Where You Live | Pinterest Board Inspiration



Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.
How much is this class?
Just $20. We are fully committed to making our classes both afforable and attainable for everyone. That means we don’t limit our classes to just one format and we keep the cost of the class, and the supplies, as low as we possibly can. And friends, let me tell you, this content at this price is a total STEAL.
What is included in the cost of the class?
All of the course material, including the prompts, checklists, and other printable freebies, opportunities to be featured on our Instagram account, and tips and tricks for taking your best photos for this project are all included for the small $15 class fee.
Do I need to have a fancy camera?
Absolutely not! We will provide tips and tricks for capturing and editing with phone cameras through DSLRs, and everything in between.
What is the format of the album?
Each of our contributors created a unique album based on their style and preference. Check the contributor pages to see who you want to follow and get inspired from our Instagram and Blog, where we’ll share sneaks as soon as we get them!
Still have questions?
Email us at littlepaperprojects@gmail.com. We'll get back to you as soon as we can!

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