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A Fall Afternoon with The Whitakers

"Let's meet at our local produce stand and then go to our backyard for a picnic!" Catrena texted me as we planned her lifestyle fall family photoshoot. YES! I was so excited to capture every day moments of their family on a Sunday afternoon.

Annabelle and Jake were so excited to pick pumpkins! We guided them to a cute spot and I asked Annabelle to make Jake laugh. A few days ago he randomly started singing Happy Birthday to his milk, so they asked him to do it again to get a few laughs. These three are just too cute.

Annabelle, Jake and Catrena headed inside of Dobson's produce to get some candy. The Whitaker's call Dobson's Produce "José's" since they know José, the owner.

They put the pumpkins in the trunk and headed to home sweet home. Annabelle's cat was waiting for us.

Catrena brought out a blanket her sister Santana gave her for a birthday gift. They sat down to have a snack picnic.

Catrena loves to bake! She made smore dip in a cast iron pan for their picnic.

Their home overlooks the gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway.

Catrena is currently a teacher and grad student (plus a Mama of two and homemaker! I don't know how she does it). She is also a blogger, but put it on hold while she conquers the world. Meanwhile, her styling is still on point!

When you have a photoshoot with kids, they are bound to go off and do their own thing at some point during the photoshoot. I am so glad they do! That's when the magic happens. Jake went into the field and got to work picking up hay.

We brought everyone back together with trampoline jumping! Mom was Captain Hook.

Dad was baling hay on the farm and we crashed his work time for a few minutes.

Lucy, their farm dog joined them on a walk.

Thank you Whitakers for inviting me to join you on a fall afternoon in Dobson, North Carolina. The little things in life are often the most precious and it was my honor to capture your sweet every day moments. Enjoy your photos and memories for all the years to come.

Enjoy the little moments today,


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