Friday, October 23, 2009


Landing somewhere in the top 10 of things you should NEVER say to a photographer...

"Wow, your camera takes really great pictures! What kind of camera is that?"

Friday, October 16, 2009

On the Farm

Acre's of Pumpkin's!

Picking the perfect pumpkin

In the Corn Crib

The Sheriff's Pistol and Boots

We almost made a run for it

Remember these things?

Last week was fall break and all the kids were out of school. On Tuesday we took a trip up to Bottomview Farms in Portland, TN to pick pumpkins and let em run around. We had a great time and for only $5 you get full access to the farm, a hayride out to the pumpkin patch, a pumpkin of your choosing, a ride on the train, ice cream and a tour of the old west town by local Sheriff Upshaw (bank, prison, barber shop, saloon and blacksmith). The Sheriff, or "Papa" as we affectionately referred to him as, was wonderful! He toted a real six shooter, gator skin boots, a cowboy hat and of course his badge. Papa enchanted the boys with stories about the local outlaw's that he shared with us in one of the thickest accents I've heard since we moved down south. All our crew was completely mesmerized.

After we got our pumpkins all picked out we headed back to the farm and played on the giant corrugated slide, fed the donkey's, goats and chickens, ran through the hay bale maze, romped in the corn crib, climbed on the tractors, stuck our kids heads in the stocks, locked em up in the jail, spun around on the merry go round and had some yummy ice cream.

A good time was had by all and Ann and I decided we're DEFINITELY making this a tradition and will return next year and hopefully this summer too because they have acres of strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries and peaches.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Shooting the boys...Shooting

Was a nice evening and after 2 weeks of editing pictures I was desperately needing to do some shooting. The boys were enjoying a friendly little game out front so I grabbed my camera and headed out. Yes, I was laying in the middle of the cul-de-sac to capture these and I did take a couple bonks on the head and got some sideways glances from the passers by but I think it was totally worth it.