Introducing April LOVE, 2015!

the April Love photo challenge |
After the fun we had with December Reflections last year I knew I wanted to do another photo challenge before our annual August Break (I love that we have an annual tradition) so it is with much anticipation and excitement I present to you April LOVE!

The theme of the challenge, as you’ve probably guessed, is love — love for ourselves, our lives, the world around us. LOVE expressed in gratitude and kindness. February might have Valentine but we’ve got April LOVE :)

If you’re ready to infuse a little more love into your life there are two ways you can play:

April Love photo prompts |
PART ONE: the Photo Challenge

Just like the August Break the first part of April LOVE is the photo challenge. I’ve put together a list of photo prompts we can explore together during the month — this is not compulsory, obviously, but sometimes it’s nice to have a focus for each day’s shooting.

As always we’ll have a Flickr group, a blog roll and an Instagram hashtag — #aprillove2015 — so we can gather as a community and share our photos…

April LOVE contributors |

PART TWO: the Daily Emails

I also have a extra special treat for you! I invited 28 luminous women and one luminous man to share their tales of what self love/self care means to them personally and how they practice it in their own lives. There’s no perfect path to self love and all of us are walking it the best way we know how — I wanted to know how others are doing it (and how they navigate the inevitable potholes!)

When you sign up to the April LOVE emails you’ll get a daily note containing personal stories (and confessions!), videos, tips and easy suggestions you can try yourself — the first email goes out Wednesday April 1st.

These emails are a bit of extra inspiration for us to enjoy and ponder alongside the photo-taking. We’ll also have a private (and completely optional) Facebook group where we can share our thoughts and stories with each other.

You’ll be hearing from: Abby Kerr, Amy Palko, Andrea Schroeder, Anna Guest-Jelley, Christie Inge, Danielle Dowling, Elizabeth Duvivier, Hannah Marcotti, Jamie Ridler, Jo Hanlon-Moores, Julie Daley, Kylie Bellard, Lianne Raymond, Lisa Lister, Liv Lane, Mara Glatzel, Margarita Tartakovsky, Michelle Marie McGrath, Mindy Tsonas, Pixie Lighthorse, Rachel Cole, Rachel MacDonald, Ronna Detrick, Sandi Amorim, Satya Colombo, Stephanie Levy, Tanya Geisler, Tiffany Han and Vivienne McMaster!

An epic line-up, yes? :)

Read more and sign up over HERE — I can’t wait to get started! xx

29 responses
  1. Catalina

    Thank you so much Susannah! You really are a lovely soul that brings inspiration and love to others in a special way.

  2. Anne Jutras

    Wow! That’s sound just fantastic! Thank you so much!!!! xxx

  3. Catherine

    Sounds sooooo good ! Can’t wait :-)

  4. Lauren Ceallaigh

    I just can’t wait! I do have one question though. I’m already signed up for your emails (which I love so dearly), do I need to sign up an additional time for the April Love emails? It’s not a problem of course, I just want to make sure I do it correctly. :)

  5. susannah

    hi love! Yes, the April Love emails are on a separate mailing list so you need to sign up for them :) xx

  6. Kathryn S.

    Oh this going to be so LOVEly (pun intended)! Thank you Susannah; it’s great to walk the path of self-love alongside you and the community that is gathering for this. I can feel the energy already.

    PS Yes, epic line-up. I recognize several of the people who will be sharing their tales and practices and am looking forward to hearing from both them and those who I don’t yet know.

  7. Vickie

    sounds like fun – I always enjoy August Break & love December Reflections last year. Even if I don’t manage to follow that many of the prompts, lol

  8. Jyo

    This is such perfect timing! I just announced my word for 2015 (using your helpful exercises of course!) and it happens to be LOVE! Looking forward to April LOVE 2015 and receiving these emails. Thanks for introducing this!
    PS – please do read about my word for 2015 and guide me on how to keep it in my thoughts through the year:

  9. Bekah

    Really looking forward to this! I took part in the December Reflections photo challenge and loved it – made me really SEE the world around me… looking forward to doing the same in April :)

  10. Lucy Chen

    April is school holiday and it’s unlikely that I can paint, so this is a perfect time to take some photos! Thank you, Susannah.

  11. Mathilda

    Can I take the picture with the prompts and put it on my blog to give my readers an overview of what I will be blogging? I don’t have accounts at flickr or instagram but would love to take part with my blog and share my pictures over there.

  12. susannah

    Absolutely! xx

  13. Sara

    Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. You do not know what this means to me right now. Thank you… <3

  14. Chloe | One Infinite Life

    I’ve never participated in a photo challenge but I am super inspired to do April Love.

    So excited!

  15. Whitney

    I can not tell you how much I am looking forward to participating in April Love. So inspiring! Thank you so much!

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