Lucy's little pre-school went on a field trip to a pumpkin patch the other day. She was excited because, well, she's excitable. . . she knew where we were going had something to do with her buddy, Aidan, and pumpkins so she was sold. I was excited because, well, photo-op! So I had her all dudded up and cute and my entire camera bag in tow and we went to the pumpkin patch.
There were a million things to look at and do, so the kids were in heaven. The camera toting moms on the other hand, were frustrated and disappointed. We couldn't pin the kids down long enough even to auto focus. . . they kept moving into direct sunlight or chasing the cat or wandering into the motion-sensored cackling animatronics portion of the pumpkin patch instead of the haybale/morning shade/bumpy pumpkin backdrop we'd been dreaming of (I wasn't the only one who came prepared for the ideal photo shoot. I saw at least 4 other Canon Rebels. . .)
Here's the only good pic I got. . . It's Lucy and Aidan in a good moment. Haybale (check!), Morning Sun (check!), Bumpy Pumpkins (check!), freakin' cute smiles (check!), Teepee in the background (check. . . hey why is there a teepee at a pumpkin patch anyway? And even with a short depth of field, I can totally tell the rest of the stuff in the background is just the non-autumn seasonal stuff they had to cram behind the teepee to make room for all the pumpkins.) Oh, well.
So, I couldn't let this cute, fall outfit and me having the camera out of the house moment go to waste and we went down to Sugar House Park to do one of Lucy's favorite things in the world. Throw rocks in the river.
I got my ideal photo shoot afterall. . .