Today is July 4th, and it finds me in the midst of summer, though it is chilly and rainy on this patriotic holiday. I've been thinking about the mixture of personal blogging and professional blogging here at Purple Lemon Photography. And it hit me as my husband was washing the windows of our car and I snapped a few pictures of my son eating a paper towel roll. Photography is personal to me, as well as relational. I want those of you who view my blog as future clients to know me relationally and know what it is that I find special. So as I'd debated this post for a few days, I decided to give it a go.
About a week ago, I was with my (church) family in Carbondale, IL for a conference with the network of churches we belong to. It was a wonderful time of rejuvenation, worship, and hearing from God about the direction he's taking us on this journey. I'd been asked to take pictures during worship, which is typically something I love to do, but for some reason this time was different. I took a few, one of which I'll share here. But I saw others who had apparently been tasked to shoot as well, and felt pleased to let them do the task so I could revel in the presence of God.
While on this trip, we stayed at The Little Red Barn at Cabin on the Hill with a few friends. It was a fun place to visit, and they had tons of animals. Now, you have to understand I am not an animal person in general, especially not birds, but I managed to get close to numerous chickens and peacocks, etc. Here's a small selection of the menagerie. Upon our return, our friend, Heather, taught us about peacocks, peahens, and peachicks... who knew there was a difference?
Are these ducks?
And then the little fella was so cute the other day... once again, it must have been the overalls.