In the Beginning. Project 52

Project 52

I’m undergoing a grand project.  A photo a week, on a planned theme, for 52 weeks.  I’ve done something similar on Instagram (follow me @CrystalJoFoto) where I’ve posted daily photos.  This is a bit more of a challenge because I have to get out the “big camera” and actually post the weekly photo to my blog.  But with a new challenge brings learning, motivation and creativity.  So I’M IN!

Week 1 of 52:  In the Beginning.

Here it is.  We are selling our house.  The home where we became two.  The home where we became three.  We are soon saying hello to a new home (renting for a bit as we build our dream home) and goodbye to our first little house.  This has been extremely bittersweet for me.  As we pack the boxes, room by room, tears fill my eyes and I remember all of the special moments we’ve shared.  This is where we shared our beginning.  In the Beginning. 


Crystal Jo

Crystal Jo is an Ohio-based wedding and lifestyle photographer, dreamer, believer and lover of life.


  1. Rachel on January 4, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Very nice! We’ve got a lot of moving going on in the project! It is bittersweet but new beginnings mean new stories and new memories! Looking forward to what you will do the remainder of the year!

  2. Kristina Provinsal on January 5, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    Oh tears too!!! Great pic and I imagine SO bittersweet! To new beginnings and many happy ones at that!

  3. Rae on January 7, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    <3– I know how you feel as we are going through something similar, and I am so happy for you guys! Though, it has to be hard to leave that house because you guys decorated it so rockin'!

  4. amy on January 8, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Tears….happy and sad

  5. David Seymour on January 10, 2013 at 9:30 am

    Project 52 – Great idea. Wondering how/why I might document my own journey. And then there is the thought ‘who cares?’ Yours is very touching though. However, as a pro-photographer aren’t you concerned about your copy rights and being a free stock house for Instagram, etc.?

  6. Aunt Angie on January 15, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Cant wait to see what this year has in store for the Holts

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