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a photo challenge for 2015 | ten on ten

i have decided to do a monthly photo challenge for 2015. yep the whole entire year. (it’s not as dangerous or time-consuming as it sounds. hehe). i absolutely love photography, and i have a goal to grow even more as a photographer in the upcoming year. i’m thinking about being more creative + setting up photo shoots + improving my composition + photo editing skills. for christmas, i even got an amazing little lens for my iPhone, so i want to really work with iphoneography as well. in any case, this challenge will be just one more way that i can keep freshening up my skills and becoming a better photographer. plus, it’s just pure fun taking photos, right?

the challenge is called ten on ten. and it’s super easy. so, if you want to join in, here’s how it goes:

on the 10th of each month, just grab your camera or iPhone and take 10 photos throughout the day. then, share them on your blog, or flickr, or facefbook, or instagram. wherever you wish. the idea is to pay attention to the beauty and simplicity and joy of the everyday. that’s it! see how easy it is? it’s just committing to photographing 10 moments one day out of every month. this is a challenge than any of us can handle.

so, grab your camera and get to snapping! today’s the 10th!! i’ll post my photos from today tonight before i go to bed. happy saturday! happy ten on ten!

onwards + upwards!

instagram love.

just a few photos from my week captured on my phone…

i’ve been feeling the love.

coffee love.


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nature love.8887d6862baf11e3bc3b22000ae80efa_8

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cider love

road trip love


today my love & i are headed down to the beach for a long weekend. yippee! so, catch ya on the flip side.

time to feed my wanderlust soul a little bit.

love and peace.

channeling your inner wild child.

oh. my. gosh. i just finished creating the photo journey list for september and not once did i think of the fact that it is september…. my birthday month! i never even considered which word would fall on my birthday. crazy. i’m usually totally aware of these kinds of things. very weird, but perhaps it’s cool that i didn’t think about it.

so, guess what the word for my birthday ended up being? “survival“. hehe. and it’s my 39th. the last year before i’m in my 40s. wow. perfect. wink wink.

for september, the photo journey’s theme is “go wild!” you see, his month i’m taking part in a challenge called “Rewild Your Life” created by . Basically, it’s a challenge to spend at least 30 minutes outside every day… to reconnect with nature, with myself, and with the wild, carefree, spiritual self within. i decided to make this month’s photo journey coincide with the wildness journey, so i could photograph some of my experiences on nature as I re-wild myself.

but, before i reveal september’s photo journey list, i thought i’d share with y’all my wrap up of august’s list… video style. it was an amazing month. so much happened. so many beginnings and changes. and the home theme was perfect as lina and i began our new life in our new home. so, click the photo below and get a little peek at my photo journey photos for august.


and now… september’s photo journey is revealed! the instructions and tips are as usual:

save the photo journey list to your desktop or on your smartphone, so you know what the word is for each and every day. each of the word gives you something to focus on for those days. remember that it’s all about how you interpret the word. be creative and express yourself however you want!

here’s a link to instagram so you can sign up & get started! click here to join in.

and if you want to become part of the bllphotoaday community, just follow me at @lizslens on instagram.

if you don’t have or don’t want instagram (which is totally fine!), then simply post your pics on facebook or on your blog. but, let me know, so i can follow along. i’ll do my best to spread the word that you are participating. however, the best way to create a photo journey community is actually on instagram. buuuuut, there is one more option… you can post your photos every day to belovelive’s facebook page! perhaps we can get that community growing as well! invite your FB friends to “like” belovelive’s page and then our community will spread even further & wider! think of all the inspiration! click here to go to belovelive’s page.

IMG_0442so, are you in? are you ready to go wild & get back to nature in september? i can’t think of any better way to begin my 39th year on earth. yep. i’m gonna celebrate the earth and go wild!

hopefully you’ll join in the #bllphotoaday journey and take some time each day to create art and reconnect with your #wild, beautiful self! can’t wait to see your photos! as always, use the hashtags #bllphotoaday (and also #rewildyourlife this month). happy september, my friends!

peace, wildness, & love.