There’s a lovely little park that I never knew existed until after living in Mount Juliet for six months! Last week I got the privilege of photographing a wonderful family at Robinson Park, and they made for a perfect late autumn portrait session. The best part? They styled themselves in coordinating outfits of burgundy and black… so cute!
I’m just starting the process of launching my photography business. One of the first steps is taking weekend photo shoots! Hopefully by the time the weather warms up, I’ll be booking up lots of weekend slots. 🙂
I love traditions, especially holiday ones that you get to experience year after year — those traditions that leave you feeling incomplete without fulfilling them. My grandparents started this tradition of photographing the whole family with our empty stockings every Christmas Eve, and another photo with full stockings on Christmas morning. My grandpa always operated the camera, fussing with the self-timer and then running over to join us all in the shot. We never questioned it — it was just a thing we did. This will be my first Christmas without my grandpa, and being so far away from California, I definitely have a need for my own traditions this year.
Now that I have a baby in a different state, I’m trying to start traditional things we can do as a family. We just made our second trip to Country Cove Christmas Tree Farm (last year we had just relocated and I was pregnant). It was really cold! Luckily, there was some complimentary apple cider and hot chocolate to help warm us up.
We found a tree tucked in the back of the farm that belonged in our home.
It was very quiet and peaceful out in the tree groves, probably because it was such a cold weekend and most people were staying cozy at home.
Some tiny snowflakes started fluttering down on us as we were loading up in the car to leave, making our day an authentic winter experience.
See you next year, new holiday traditions!
Autumn is my favorite!
The best thing about autumn this year is that it’s Baby’s first autumn… so all of those fun seasonal things that make the fall so great — crisp air, falling leaves, pumpkin spice flavored everything, cozy comfy clothes, hay rides, treats, and everything else I love — I get to experience with the baby for the first time.
He’s still a little young to make memories, but I imagine these fun experiences are shaping his personality. Exploration is good for little ones so that they can start learning about the big wide world out there.
This weekend we visited a place in Middle Tennessee called Walden Farm, and we had so much fun! It is a wonderful place for families and I can’t wait to go back next year and make it an autumn tradition.