The Picture Perfect Project [a Photo Challenge]

Monday, December 7, 2015

Today's post has been many months in the making. The girls and I have been talking about this link up for 2016 for a few months now. I'm so excited to finally announce it today and am honored to be a co-host on a photo project with these amazing photographers!

The Picture Perfect Project.

The concept is simple but the impact it will make it priceless. 

The only photos you regret are the ones you don't take.

In 2016, we want you to create your own photo challenge. Once a month, every week or every day? How many pictures do you want to take? What do you want to take pictures of? The choice is yours. 

This challenge is so customizable to fit your lifestyle. If you think taking one picture a week is doable, do it! If you think that is too much pressure, go for once a month! Or if you're feeling up to the challenge, go for one a day. When you look back on that year of photos, you will be so happy you challenged yourself and you followed through. 

Me, personally, I'm going to shoot for one photo a day with one photo per week being of Mason. Just knowing how busy we are during the week days and how sometimes I can go days without taking pictures of ANYTHING, I don't want to overwhelm myself but I do want to challenge myself. I love filling in my month of photos on my Collect app on my phone, so I'd really like to challenge myself to make sure I take at least one picture a day to be able to fill in the month accurately (real life : even though I'm using the app now and filling it in fully, the days are not truly representative of what we did/what happened on that day - like I said, sometimes I forget to take ANY pictures and so I'll use what I have and mix and match to fill in the month). 

I want this to be fun, not a burden, so I know a photo of Mason once a week and taking a photo of something once a day is an attainable goal. And I must admit, I am the most excited about this challenge because I want to get better at photography. Even though I love the saying "comparison is the thief of joy" and try to remember it when I see all those AMAZING pictures on Instagram popping up, I must admit, the comparison creeps in... I try my hardest to create beautiful photos, but I always feel like I fail in comparison. But not next year! Next year I want to learn how to edit better and how to angle and take better photos. I'm so excited to be paired up with these amazing ladies and know I can learn a thing or two (or twelve) from them on how to take better pictures.

Whitney from Work It Mommy
Stephanie from Wife Mommy Me
Courtney from Sweet Turtle Soup
Desiree from Macke Monologues
Elizabeth from Chasin' Mason

So, regardless of what you choose to take photos of or how often you choose to take them, the point of this project is to set a goal for yourself and use your camera!

And then, on the 2nd Thursday of each month, we invite you to link up with us!

You can share your photos and post about your photo challenge progress (or failures) from that month. You can also check out what other bloggers are taking pictures of and maybe get some inspiration or photo tips. Challenges are always more fun when we do them together!

Think about your 'Picture Perfect Project' for 2016 and make a plan. Then set a date to start, grab our button, and mark your calendars to join us for our first link up on January 14th!

We can't wait to see your photos!

Chasin' Mason


  1. What a fun idea! Can't wait to see your photos! Working on photography is such a great goal and one I still have on my list since it's constantly a work in progress. And with so many talented photographers out there you will have endless amount of help and tips :)

  2. Yay!So excited to finaly be talking about this project. It's real now ;). So glad you joined the fun!

  3. Such a fun idea! I did this back in 2012, one photo a day and I loved it! Such a fun thing to look back on now.

  4. This is SO FUN!! I love this idea so much. And you're already getting good at pictures- so I'm excited to see what next year holds!

  5. Yes! I need some motivation to get the DSLR out!

  6. This is going to give me the motivation to stick to a challenge, since I'm doing it with you ladies as a host. I started in 2015 but we moved and life got nuts so I'm hoping to really stick to it in 2016.

  7. yay yay yay!!! I've been thinking about doing this and now I'm in for sure! Count me in!

  8. This is such a fun idea. I cannot wait to see all the pics! :)

  9. So excited for this! Can't wait to see all the great photos from this challenge!

  10. You and me both, girl! I don't even have a real camera but Im going to learn ALL about editing next year until that DSLR camera is affordable :) But I know itll be great!!!

  11. I love this idea! I also can go a long while without taking any photos. Quick question -- what is the Collect app?

  12. I'm excited for this link up! That is one thing I really want to be better about in 2016. :)

  13. Love this idea! I'm excited to see all the great photos you take! I've tried to do a 365 project, but I fail every year. I know I could manage a photo a week though, so I may try to join you all!

  14. Very excited about this project. I love any reason to take photos. I know I would fail at the photo a day because I have a less than cooperative five year old...but I think I could manage a photo a week!

  15. Can't wait to follow along, and maybe/hopefully participate a few times!! :)


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