It's been months and months since I've shot anything just for fun.
Yesterday morning, my friend Jacob and I attended a meeting in Lewisville for creatives in the area called Connecting Things Denton County (more info on that at the end of this post!). The meeting was supposed to last from 8am-9am, but we ended up staying until 10:30 meeting new people and swapping stories about what all has been going on in our lives and business recently. I connected with people I had only ever known via social media. I shook their hands and shared hugs and smiles with people in a boat so similar to my very own.
Afterwards, Jacob and I went to check out a few of his favorite locations. And...if you aren't able to tell by the very first photo, it was very, VERY cold. We were only able to shoot for about 20 minutes at a time before needing to defrost! Our time together was worth it, though. And, even more importantly, it was FUN. We ended the afternoon with lunch at Loco Cafe (probably my favorite place in Denton, no joke) and even got to hang out with Jacob's sister Jillian and niece Juniper for an hour or so! It was a wonderful way to kick off the year - - - take a look!
Connecting Things will take place on the first Wednesday of every month from here on out, and that perfectly lines up with our church family's monthly dinner and prayer night.
So I had an idea.
What if, on the first Wednesday of every month, we invited all the available photographers we know to meet up with us at Connecting Things, filled the day exploring new locations, making portraits of one another, and sharing what we've learned in our craft over the last 30 days, then ended the day at Church Wide Prayer?! How life-giving would it be if we dedicated one whole day at the beginning of each month to focusing on community, on asking questions, on lending a hand to others, on exploring, and having FUN --- and then ended the day with even more fellowship, food, and prayer?
So here's what we're proposing! We'd love whoever is interested to tag along with us to Connecting Things on the first Wednesday of February, go exploring with us, and - if you're interested - meet up with us at The Village Church in Denton for some free food and corporate prayer at 6pm. Hit us up on Facebook or Instagram if you'd be interested in joining us! We'd love to meet you!