pumpkin patch

the dunson family

It was a beautiful evening at the pumpkin patch when I met up with this sweet family. Remember their announcement photos we shared here? It was so much fun working with them back then and even more so now that sweet little Ryder is here! And he is very much a chunky monkey at three months old! We did a short session and had a great time together. I love working with this family! Things went very smoothly overall—Ryder was a champ and I only sat in one pricker bush, ha!  I think their photos are darling and I can't wait to see these Christmas cards! 

pumpkin patches, apple orchards and rethinking Christmas cards

With summer winding down and a new school year beginning, we are starting to gear up for fall (and winter) and all the fun traditions that come with it. 

For us traditions have taken on a whole new meaning since we became parents. It was a lot of fun when it was just the two of us starting out, but once we had children we realized how annual trips became a little more special simply because these would be the things our boys would remember in their childhood. And they change so fast! We love looking back over the past couple of years at how they've grown.

Some of our favorite activities around this time of year are the very things we'd like to offer to you, our friends, for some upcoming story sessions. Family and traditions all rolled into one beautiful story.

So here are a couple of ideas...

Pumpkin patch stories
Thinking about picking out some pumpkins to take home and carve? Plan a little bit ahead and make it a day trip with your family. We'll tag along with you for a couple hours as you make the hike to the patch (or ride the tractor), walk through the pumpkin fields, choose the best pumpkins and finally enjoy a little home made treat from us! 

Apple picking stories.
Are you craving apple cider and a fresh, crunchy apple as much as we are? Apple season is near and dear to my (Carrie's) heart as I grew up in apple country (upstate NY). What's wonderful is that we are still fairly close to some orchards where you can pick your own! We'll meet you at the orchard and join your family as you start (or continue) this fun tradition!

And for the upcoming winter season...
Yes we know that it really does feel like winter and Christmas are a long way off, but we wanted to go ahead and let you in on a few things we have planned for the most wonderful time of the year (admit it, you sang that last part)! We'll be sharing more details in the next couple months, but we wanted to put a bug in your ear because we are too excited not to share a bit now!
For Christmas this year we will be offering something unique for your Christmas cards. It will be a creative and beautiful way to share your family story with those you love and definitely something they have never seen before!  So be on the lookout for more details! 

f this piques your interest, send us an email us at: hello@itstheeveryday.com
And of course, if you are not planning a trip to the patch or orchard, we'd love to capture your unique story, no matter what time of year.

Pumpkin Patch 2013 {personal}

As has become our fall tradition (this being our second year), we recently took an afternoon trip a little ways north to a genuine pumpkin patch. It was located on a farm and, with wide open spaces to run, huge blue skies and miles of country, it was a perfect place for little boys to run wild. We loved watching the boys explore the pumpkins and gourds. At one point our youngest actually crawled over and bit a gourd. Woops! It was a nearly perfect weather kind of day and we loved our visit at the farm. It was also neat to compare a shot to a similar one from our visit last year (see the last photo) to see how big our boys are getting! This is a wonderful tradition that we recommend to all our friends (with kids or without!).  

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