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100 day project

I’ve had years of trying 365 day projects but without any direction I usually fizzle out. I also seem to always get busy and forget. So I’ve decided to go in another direction. The goal of this project is to photography 100 people in 100 days. With any luck, 100 different people. Initially I was going to only choose one photo per day, but this has proved difficult. So, some days may have a couple photos (or people).

I’ve always enjoyed portrait photography. It is is probably my favorite type of photography. Growing up, to say that I had issues with my self esteem is an understatement. I definitely don’t fit into the conventional ideals of beauty and I was aware of it. The older I became (and the more people I began to photograph) I began to love my flaws. Big nose, kinky hair, deep brown eyes.

 

I love capturing something in people that they can’t necessarily see themselves. I live to capture people as they are and allow them to see they are beautiful as is. Not only do I hope I can allow my clients to see a different side of themselves but I also hope other people can see my clients in a different light. Right now, it seems like you cannot go a day without something awful popping up on the news. Assumptions and blind opinions are the norm, we’ve stopped wanting to look deeper. I think this is because looking deeper can reveal a lot of negative about our world BUT there is so much good too. The good is rarely highlighted. It is so much harder to find the good, the beautiful, the amazing which lives in the world. I aim to highlight that. I’ve seen a great amount of growth in myself in just the first few days of this project. I hope it continues.

99/100 | 100 Day Project

Anna & Family. One of my give away winners. Such a sweet little family with two rambunctious boys and one on the wayView full post »

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Shelby. Bright, funny, very sweet. The niece of one of my best friends. I’ve known here since she was tiny.View full post »

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Adam. Awesome, kind, funny. Likes to drive, is in a cool band with his wife. Between he and his wife they are probablyView full post »

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Alison. Six months old already! Such a bright eyed little one.View full post »

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Elizabeth & Ken. So much love.View full post »

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Madeline. Newbie, so little, so sweet.View full post »

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Kenneth. Dry, hilarious, adventurous, dimensional, generally awesome.  Founder & creative director at KenKo. We metView full post »

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Linda. Sweet, caring, conversationalist. Lives down the block from me. I’ve known her since I was quite small.View full post »

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Natalie. Kind, real, driven. Mother to a rambunctious little and owner of fitness studio in bay view. We went to highView full post »

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LaNeeshia & Family. My cousin & her family. They’re quite cute. AJ is a super expressive little guy.View full post »

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Allie. Hilarious, generally awesome. We’ve had a lot of dinners together (via the JAC taste of Milwaukee), and sheView full post »

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Theresa & BJ. These two, so very in love.View full post »

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Margaret. Really sweet, funny, acquaintance from high school. We had the opportunity to reconnect in a bar in CharlotteView full post »

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Kelsey. Bright, vibrant, kind. Sister to Dan.  View full post »

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Mario. Funny, chill, husband to Johanna. Had an awesome wedding day a little over a year ago.  View full post »

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Becca. Creative, thrifty, bride to be. This was her birthday and she insisted she take ME out for lunch.  View full post »

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Kelsey & Delanis. My cousin & her love on a beautiful Monday.View full post »

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Poker group. Most of my best friends in a singular picture. They’ve all participated in the 100 day project. TheyView full post »

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Monica & Adam. Beach-y weddings are beautiful.View full post »

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Azure. Kind, light, a mom acquaintance. Fellow photographer. Has an awesome sense of style. Is working on a reallyView full post »

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Jessica. A maternity session in the botanical gardens. The second little to grace their family.View full post »

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Elizabeth. Happy, fun, bright. Always has been full of light. We’ve known each other for a very, very long timeView full post »

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Elaine. Nice, slightly dry, mother to an adorable little. Friend to Brittany, we’ve met in passing a few times.View full post »

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Megan. Spirited, funny, mother. Friend from one of my college classes. As I remember we spent most of it cracking jokesView full post »

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Jim. Outgoing, kind, welcoming, a leader. Head of the Norwood Neighborhood Watch. Still invites me to the yearly blockView full post »

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Mary Ann. Very kind, lovely, another ‘early work’ photography supporter. Mom to Dan. Gave Leah a house tourView full post »

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Harrison. Spunky little one. He’s been photographed by me since birth. Into everything, a growing toddler,View full post »

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Katie. Bright, kind. Friend to Carissa for many years. Part of the nanny club.  View full post »

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Jean. Teacher, artistic, spirited. Colorful, funny. Genuine. We had lunch with her the other day and then went to theView full post »

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Johanna. One of my college friends. Fun, bright, sociable. Lives with a pup and a husband. Thinks I should start a blogView full post »

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Carissa. My little sister. One of Leah’s favorites. Determined, stylish, the social butterfly. She has some bigView full post »

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Ashley. Funny, quick witted, spirited. Sister to Aaron. Also into sport, looking after the littles. Looks a lot like herView full post »

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Katheryn & Phil. Too sweet, very in love.View full post »

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Brittany. Awesome, funny, full of life. Really great at throwing parties, organizing, etc. Wife, dog owner.  A businessView full post »

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Anna. Kind, gentle. Soft spoken with an outspoken streak. Has really spectacular eyes. We’ve known each otherView full post »

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Aaron. Into sports, pretty funny, my nephew. The older of the twins. Will probably eat your fruit snacks. Looks a lotView full post »

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Cameron. Cousin, funny, friendly, car guy. Cares a lot about his family.View full post »

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Behind the scenes. Baby R. This little face.View full post »

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Williams Reunion. (Day 3). Saying goodbye after a weekend of family togetherness. Fireworks, shopping, crab legs, etc.View full post »

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Williams Reunion. (Day 2). Portage, IN. It’s been almost 10 years since the last one.View full post »

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Shunta. Also a sister, also a mother. Police officer, active, bargain shopper. A little bit of a hard ass with a softView full post »

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Regina. Mother, sister, friend, etc. Lupus warrior. Shopper. Traveler. Has a large network of friends, always on the goView full post »

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Outtake. Family photos, funny faces.View full post »

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Dan. Kind, hilarious, one of my best friends. He has a nice laugh. Runner, lawyer, comedian, likes trivia. Really enjoysView full post »

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Tony. Genuine, silly, very funny. Also enjoys late night tacos. Husband to Margie. Recently had a surf ninja party (View full post »

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Fr. Dan. One of my favorite people. Genuine, witty, good, surprising. A leader to many, important to many. Off toView full post »

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Andrew. Funny, outgoing, hard headed. Brother to Marjanae. Pilot in training, future Marine. Currently at officer schoolView full post »

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Sarah. Awesome, super sweet, dog lover, past bride. Featuring baby B – due to make his appearance soon.View full post »

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Zeke. Happy with a ball or a bone. Pretty rambunctious for being an old man. Tolerates Leah sitting on him. FrequentlyView full post »

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Grandma Lola. Mom to Karen, always seemed to be smiling,  as sweet as can be. Currently eating her way throughView full post »

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Karen. Traveler, writer, tennis enthusiast. Kind, energetic, outgoing. Mom to one of my good friends. Early supporter ofView full post »

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Maura. Portrait session at her family’s home. We needed a few classic portraits against a wall – for mom.View full post »

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Dad. He’s a softy now. Apple of Leah’s eye most days. Protector, photographer, likes to grill. Pretends toView full post »

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Outtake. Amy & Uriah. A bit of blurry love on a stormy day.View full post »

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Maureen. Mom 2.0, caretaker, funny, fantastic cook. Fan of strawberry picking, pies, and sitting outside reading.View full post »

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Mame. Caring, super nice, talkative. New(er) mom, usually smiling, historian. Sister to one of my friends from gradeView full post »

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Colleen. Caretaker, sarcastic, funny, outgoing. Another friend of my sister in grade school. There were men in trees allView full post »

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Teresa. Friend of my sister in grade school. Intelligent, witty, kind. Goofy, as I remember. Gave Leah a tour of herView full post »

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Shelby. Sister to Brittany, inquisitive, rather intense.View full post »

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Ranetta. Cousin, mother, sister to Tam. Quiet, funny, caring, & willing to lend a hand whenever she can.View full post »

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Vanessa & Kevin. So much love between these two. So much love.View full post »

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Moe. Spunky, funny, kind. Should probably model. A friend of my sister from grande school onward. Has a pup, enjoysView full post »

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Margie. Funny, sweet, always super friendly. Wife to Tony, mom to the cats. Such a lovely person to be around. I don&#View full post »

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Jessica. Has mom aesthetic down, mother to twin littles, super funny. Teacher, talker, listener, always fun to be aroundView full post »

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Heidi. Free spirited, welcoming, funny, super sweet. Forced me out of my shell for play dates, is my partner at a lot ofView full post »

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Krista.  Vibrant, caring, funny.  Acupuncturist, wife, mother to some adorable children. Very kind, welcoming, one ofView full post »

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Sean. Tall, full of smiles, kind. Survivor, beau to Marjanae. Leaves an impression.View full post »

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Outtake. Emily & Patrick. If you can’t laugh with each other.View full post »

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Marjanae. Quite the personality on this one. Funny, ultra caring, friend to many, sister/best friend to me. Tough,View full post »

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Phil. Dry, generally quiet, reserved. More of my acquaintance but held in high regard amongst mutual friends. Full ofView full post »

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Erin. Kind, funny, artistic. Must have a bunch of patience to work with kids all day, every day. One of the mostView full post »

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Joe. Dry, charismatic, funny, friend. Lives in California (most of the time). Makes movies & works with Joe on manyView full post »

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Paul. Charismatic, funny, husband to Mary. Roller coaster buddy.View full post »

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Celena. Wife, pet mom, neighbor. Friendly, always smiling, a large part of an awesome neighborhood watch. Has one heckView full post »

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Shae. Vibrant, family oriented, motivated, motivational. Cousin, son, husband, loved by many. Really tall. Gentle, goofyView full post »

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Outtake. Family. The best part of weddings. Family coming together to celebrate the love of two people. Eating, drinkingView full post »

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Outtake. Parker. Little sister loves him, mom & dad are there to wrangle. He’s just happy to be here. ViewView full post »

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Mike. Creative, driven, musician, photographer, painter. Ready to learn. Adventurer. My assistant on a handful ofView full post »

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Leah. Little love, full of smiles, laughter, and joy. Inquisitive, playful, creative, adventurous. She has a mind of herView full post »

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Charmaine. Outtake from a boudoir shoot she and her sister did with me. A fun shoot! Can’t wait to share more ofView full post »

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Ngoc. Sweet, funny, mother. A member of a moms group I am part of… we met originally at a play date. Owner ofView full post »

18/100 | The 100 Day Project

Uncle Vic. Father, brother, uncle. Mourning. Tammara. Cousin. Gone much, much too soon.View full post »

17/100 | The 100 Day Project

Maurice. Teacher, student (of life, let’s say. we met originally in an art history class), thinker. Eccentric,View full post »

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Erica (and jack). Mom, funny, just as dry as I am. Totally up for letting the kids run at the park while we sit on theView full post »

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Ty. Firefighter (could you tell), father, funny, caring, teacher, an ex boss (almost). Worked with me at the SurviveView full post »

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Jessica. Mother, caregiver, all around good person with (at least) three littles are usually in tow during the day. IView full post »

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Kate. Caretaker, mother, hard working, driven, lively. Leah’s spent the last couple of years with her during theView full post »

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Mary. Might have already made an appearance here. Witty, a journalist, ultra caring, funny. Enjoys nachos.View full post »

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Matt. Funny, hard working, driven, a friend, genuine. Usually building something or with his nose is in a book. MoreView full post »

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Family. Loving, hectic, beautiful, family. A couple of  outtakes from a shoot. Big brother is so concerned about hisView full post »

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Cheryl. Mother, grandmother, ultra organized. One of my mother’s best friends. Has traveled with us on many ‘View full post »

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Aaricka. Mother (to lots of kiddos), cousin, driven, protective,  pretty funny. Great with advice on big life things.View full post »

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Bob. Ex-accountant, gardener, reader. Makes a good drink, enjoys hanging out with my dog. A favorite person of Leah.View full post »

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Joe. Film maker, wanderer, friend, taco lover. Seems to really enjoy the cold of Alaska, jet sets to the west coastView full post »

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Mom. Strong, supporter, caring, nurturing, funny, blunt. Traveler, reader of articles (and forwarder of articles. many,View full post »

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Gracie. Lively, sporty, cousin, growing into an amazing woman. This photo was taken on her confirmation day. We calledView full post »

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DJ. Quiet, strong, caring. In his element in the kitchen (and is a fantastic chef). Wears a lot of black, has purple inView full post »

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Drea. Nurturing mother, party in human form, warm, outgoing. Absolutely fatastic backyard. One of the moms in the areaView full post »

1/100 | 100 Day Project

So I’ve been toying around with the idea of a 100 day project for a while and decided to take the leap. I’mView full post »

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