I seem to hang out at pumpkin patches a lot this time of year. I’ve been 3 times so far and am going again on Tuesday (see below for Avila Barn mini shoots), but I don’t seem to tire of it for some reason. I guess maybe because I didn’t grow up in an area (San Diego) that had good ol’ fashioned pumpkin patch farms. We’d just go to the local Vons or Safeway and buy one or two in front of the store. Whoopee.
So it’s nice to know that my kids will have childhood memories of pumpkin patches on real country farms.
This first set of pictures are from when my daughter and I went for PP (Parent Participation) to the local one not too far from here. I felt like playing around with blending the images with an aged look, cause I felt like it.
She found these painted gourds that she calls her “maracas” and wouldn’t let go of them. Good thing they were free!
Ok, now this next set is at the same pumpkin patch, but it was a 9 month old session I had a few days later. There’s something about the light filtering through the trees that made for some beautiful portraits. The last one of course is an indoor studio shot.
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Ahhhh I’ve been meaning to blog about this because the date is coming up fast! This will be a half day mini shoot event that will take place at the Avila Barn on October 28th between 12:00 – 3:00. If you haven’t been to Avila Valley Barn with your kids, you MUST go. On the weekends it’s kind of crazy, but on a Tuesday, it shouldn’t be so crowded. If you enjoy hayrides, corn on the cob, and picking out your own pumpkin, it’s the place to visit in October. If you work during the week, it’s a good excuse to take the day off!
I’ve created a special page to describe the details of the mini shoot, so be sure to visit it for more info and to view some shots from a shoot I had there last year. If the family looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen them just a few posts down from here.
Here’s one of my favorite shots from the session:
One of the best highlights of this mini shoot is that it’s FREE to all previous clients that have purchased a full session from me in the past. Also, check out the insane packages I’ve put together. It’s a perfect time to plan some Christmas gifts for the grandparents and get a great deal on portraits at the same time.
I don’t want senior season to end! I’ve had so much fun with shooting teens for the past month, that I just want to keep it going. Did you KNOW that high school senior portraits don’t HAVE to be taken just for the yearbook? *gasp* Imagine that! They can be done year-round. And without the stress of a yearbook photo, you can have fun, relax, and mix things up.
This guy was a lot of fun to shoot; very photogenic and energenic. We managed to capture a very warm day at Montana de Oro.
For the slideshow, click here.
It’s rare that Avila Beach gets windy. It’s usually the most sheltered beach on the Central Coast. But for some reason on this day, it was way to windy to shoot on the beach, at least at first. We headed for under the bridge and over the creek. It eventually died down thankfully, but if it wasn’t for the wind, I wouldn’t have discovered a new spot for me to shoot at. It’s both sheltered and shaded, making for nice lighting conditions.
This sneak peek is very late in coming. I promise we won’t be going on vacation for at least a few months! Two vacations in 4 weeks makes it very tough to work.