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Tuesday’s Tip – Taking Photos at the Pumpkin Patch

On Sunday, we took the girls to the pumpkin patch at Laity Farms. There are several places throughout the farm that are setup for cute photo opportunities. At each of these stations, I saw long lines, slightly frustrated parents and crying kids. Which is what prompted me to write this post.

When we first walked through the gates, I was immediately drawn to the first of the cute photo opportunities. I went against all my normal instincts, including the one that told me that Tehya wasn’t quite ready to get down out of my arms yet. This was the result.

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As you can see, she immediately started to cry and stomped out of the setup. I admit, I was a little frustrated that I didn’t get “the shot”, but then I remembered we weren’t there for a photo shoot, we were there to have fun.

Next up was the tractor ride. The kids loved it and it put both of them in better moods.

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A quick stop to turn them into farm animals. I think this worked out so well, because they ran over to the animals and stuck their heads through. It wasn’t something they were asked to do, it was something they chose to do.

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Then into the corn maze. As you can see, my kids don’t like to have fun at all!

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I love how fascinated Tehya looks here.

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The exit was made to look like a little bee hive and the girls came out the other side with huge smiles on their faces.

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Then it was finally time to choose pumpkins. I LOVE how happy Tehya finally looks.

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Those pumpkins are sure heavy!

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This one is a perfect seat 🙂

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And then Tehya decided to have a seat too…

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A moment later we tried again to get a photo of the two of them. No sooner had we got them both to sit down… Tehya spotted something else and was off on a mission. A moment later Ella was off too.

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And together they went in search of the perfect pumpkins.

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So you’re probably wondering what’s my tip is for you? Don’t be so caught up in getting those “perfect” shots that you miss all the great ones that happen when you’re just having fun. No, we don’t have the really adorable shots on all the fabulous sets that were available, but we do have ones that tell the story of our little quest for the perfect pumpkins, and to me, that’s what matters the most.

Happy Tuesday!

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