It's the start of a new year. I figure it's as good a time as any to do some updating, streamlining, and make some basic changes here at Purple Lemon Photography. We've our first season as a business under our belt, and after some reflection on the good, the bad, and the pleasantly surprising, we are ready to buckle down for season 2. I feel like tv show when I say that...
If you have been following our blog for a while, you may have noticed the change in style from pretty good... to, eh... well, I don't like it's current look nearly as much. Why change to something worse? Well, in the fall my hubby gave me his ideas for making the blog tons better. I took the computer world into my own hands, after ripping it quietly from my software developing husband's hands, and here is the result. A strange looking blog. Last night after some sketching and brainstorming, I gave it back. Surrendered my attempts at being cool on the internet and gave the responsibility back to him. Lessons learned.
It seems to work that way with God sometimes, too. He's got the ability to make everything amazing, and I try to go at it alone, not adding one more thing to his plate, and WHAM, I fail. He wins. He is God, you know.
Anyhow, I've also been working on streamlining my marketing pieces, getting brand new, super awesome album samples (which I was happy to find out are half price from one of my vendors!), and making better names for the things I do so people know what I am talking about. I am also about to get a new lens, which we had agreed I could get if we did well in our first year of business. Apparently we did good enough, as I got the go-ahead from my hubby (who also does our accounting). I want to try it out on my engagement session I have Monday. But it's Thursday afternoon and I have not bought it yet. Perhaps it'll be ready for the next shoot I have.
And praise the Lord. January is typically a very quiet month for photographers. I, surprisingly enough, have several photoshoots scheduled, some consults, and planning sessions in the works, and enough time to enjoy the season, cozy-ing up with the new Bible I bought for that same hubby who does all things difficult and wonderful for me (as stated above), and maybe even playing in the snow that fell last night.
I guess the vacations over, and it's back to work.
(if only my chair were as cozy as my dad's)