One of the downsides about Fall is finding the perfect pumpkin. I hung out with this sweetie for an hour or so and enjoyed playing with her at Ferguson’s orchard. I’m happy to report she did find her perfect pumpkin.
It’s hard not to fall in love with her beautiful eyes.
The weather has been amazing for October in Wisconsin and I strongly suggest you take some time with the family to visit your favorite local orchard and create some new memories.
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Photographing my clients around the many picturesque Eau Claire areas I’m bound to run into someone I know. I love all the car honks, happy hello’s, and roller-blading photo bombs.
If you see me out and about say HELLO! xx ~K
This past weekend we celebrated first and lasts. Mallory’s last Homecoming dance for her high school career and Emily’s first. It was bitter sweet and I can honestly say I’m not emotional like some of my dear friends. In fact I didn’t even see how beautiful Mallory looked nor take one single picture of her! What the heck is wrong with me? That is so unlike me in every way possible! The girls did ask if I could host a party based on the dance theme, which was the Olympics by the way, and I agreed but then time just got away from me and they made other plans. So here I was Saturday morning feeling a bit sentimental and decided to rewind time just a bit. Let’s go back to October 5th, 2013.
The day was cloudy and the rain was on it’s way so I asked Mallory and her girlfriend to get dressed so I could take a few together photos before the nights events. I’m extremely happy both of these girls are laid back as I know not all kids will go along with an impromptu photo shoot. Since photos are about the stories let me tell you about this one….
I commissioned my good friend and owner of Pioneer Carving to create the chalk drawing in the style of a magazine cover. The dance theme was The Circus, so I kept with that theme through-out. Mallory’s dress is vintage 1990. In fact it was my dress and wore it to my own winter ball in 1992. The jewelry she selected was from her great-grand mother Gross. Mallory found her “bow” hairstyle on Pinterest and I helped just a bit, otherwise she’s very smart with doing her own hair.
Instead of going to an average restaurant I really wanted a different experience for my girl and happy a few other mom’s felt the same way. The week leading up to the dance we gathered anything styled circus to create a themed dinner. Since the number of girls kept going up and down it was best to have more space to be on the safe side and not turn anyone away. So we transformed a room at a local church complete with a photo booth.
The group decided on cuisine and everyone brought something to share. Totally easy-peasy.
Getting a thumbs up from your kid is always a good thing. heehee
Thanks for walking down memory lane with me.
I signed into Facebook this morning and saw this image that warmed my heart. Giving back to the community and supporting this great cause lifts my spirits up.
Is it just me or is Autumn running a little late this year? Normally my October is loaded with families and seniors who want fall colors. Well….it’s October 3rd and I still see plenty of green trees with very little color for my clients. Of course in a few days we’ll see Autumn in full swing, I just find it a bit funny that my fall sessions really have no varied colored yet. It goes to show ya that even when you plan ahead the plan really isn’t yours. (Whoa…getting kinda deep.) So my cute seniors and families that are schedules for sessions this week will have to be satisfied with leftover Summer blooms. C’est la vie.
What are some of your favorite fall activities to do around Eau Claire? This time of year we struggle finding time where all of us can be together for more than 4 hours. One of the things on top of my “Fall Bucket List” is to visit local apple orchards. Yep…there was an “s” on orchard and I want to visit more than one this season and find out what makes each one of them unique. Last year we visited Hillview. This quaint family owned farm had an apple slingshot set up that kids absolutely loved. In fact we didn’t even get on the wagon ride to pick your own apples. I ended up buying a few already picked bags because the kids spent a good hour or so playing with the apple slingshot. Kids I tell ya.
If you want to check out other apple orchards in the area Volume One published a listing of some popular area orchards. Check out that link HERE.
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