DSLR Video Project 2016 – January

My first video of 2016 is complete! Getting back to the grind after the holiday season left me worried that I wouldn’t have much footage for January, but we managed to kick off 2016 with a fun-filled month surrounded by family and friends.

In case you haven’t been following along, I challenged myself back in 2014 to make monthly family videos from video clips I took using my DSLR, and I’ve been continuing it since! If you want to check out any of the previous videos, click here. I also recently started adding clips taken on our GoPro and iPhone, so most videos are now a mixture of the two.

On to January’s video…

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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2016.”

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Rosen: Last weekend, the kids and I hung out in the car for a few minutes while Michael was picking up dinner. I actually had my good camera with me, so we had a little impromptu photo shoot. The light from the setting sun was to die for!

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Saxon: All I have to do to make this kid smile is talk about super heroes – his favorite being the Hulk.

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2016.”

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Rosen: On the weekends, we like to visit the playgrounds at local elementary schools. There is rarely anyone else there, so it’s a nice alternative to the busyness of parks on the weekends!

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Saxon: He loved being able to play outside without a coat!! We got some slightly warmer temperatures this weekend. YAY for sunshine!!

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

The rest of the photos from the day…

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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2016.”

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Rosen: Every time we play out in the yard, Rosen insists on bringing some of her dolls or other toys outside with her. She’s really into My Little Pony right now, so those were her picks of the day.

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Saxon: He goes nuts any time he sees any construction vehicles, so when he got to ride on a toy version at our friends’ house recently, he was one happy boy!

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

DSLR Video Project 2015 – November & December

Okay…so I’m just now getting around to wrapping up my videos for 2015. BUT I think I might actually get my January 2016 video done on time, so stay tuned!

Anyway, November and December are basically my two favorite months of the year, so these videos have a bit more going on than my typical monthly videos. December in particular required the length of two songs, so I don’t blame you if you don’t watch them in their entirety. But we did some fun stuff that made for some good video footage!! I get giddy watching them again now that we’re back to the grind of January.

In case you haven’t been following along, I challenged myself back in 2014 to make monthly family videos from video clips I took using my DSLR, and I’ve been continuing it since! If you want to check out any of the previous videos, click here. I also recently started adding clips taken on our GoPro and iPhone, so most videos are now a mixture of the two.

November 2015:

December 2015:

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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2016.”

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Rosen: My sister has been making adorable hair bows for girls for a few years now and asked me to take a few photos of her new Valentine’s Day bows. Rosen made a great model!

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Saxon: My sister also recently started a new bow tie line for boys, and wanted Saxon to be the first to model them. He sure does look dapper, huh?! If you’re interested in checking out what else she has to offer, visit Hart to Heart Bowtique.

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.

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“A portrait of each of my children, once a week, every week, in 2016.”

I absolutely loved doing the 52 Project last year! It was a great way to be more intentional about getting photos of the kids on my good camera on a regular basis. I’m going to do it again this year, but just haven’t been very good about posting so far! Hopefully I’ll get caught up over the next few days.

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Rosen: One of her favorite things to do is get buried underneath a bunch of her stuffed animals.

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Saxon: He is crazy about swiping through photos on my phone.

Linking up with Jodi at Practising Simplicity for the 52 Project.