I decided this year to do a self-portrait project. Initially my plan was to do one everyday, but with four kids and traveling and work and life I didn't want to stress over it. I wanted it to be something I enjoyed, not something else to check off the "have to do" list. So I'm doing them most days, as often as I feel. These are some of my January favorites. I've found doing self portraits has really helped me grow as a photographer, as I'm always looking for interesting places, cool light, new places to shoot. Plus I get the opportunity to play with ideas without stressing out about getting them right for a client. I don't worry about the images being perfect. Sometimes my iphone is still in my hand- which is what I use as a camera remote. Sometimes the focus is off. But embracing imperfections is part of who I am, so I just keep the imperfect ones and learn from them.