Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Chicago-based photographer Anna Zajac specializes in wedding and lifestyle portraiture photography, and does a beautiful job capturing both the image and the moment. One element I drawn to in her photography practice is Anna’s “20 Images” project. In order to stay sharp in her off-season, Anna creates photo stories using exactly 20 images in each story. I know of quite a few illustrators who use arbitrary limitations in order to push their work—I can only use yellow, I have to draw x in 50 different ways—but I haven’t seen this done too often in photography. “Personal” sections of portfolios tend to be catch-alls, but here the idea is to edit the series carefully.

To give you a good feel for the project, here’s the rest of “Saturday Morning Scones”—one of the photo stories—in its entirety:

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

Photography by Anna Zajac, via Badass Lady Creatives

See the other photo stories on Anna’s site. If you like her work, follow Anna on Instagram.