I almost thought we were going to miss apple picking this year. As I was looking at my calendar and then Garrett’s schedule, I was convinced it wasn’t going to happen. There was ONE DAY where we could go and when I saw the window, it was just a matter of convincing Garrett!
We typically go somewhere nearby in New York or Connecticut (we love Fishkill Farms and had a great experience at March Farms too), but we decided to meet up with Kiel and Sarah and make it a whole thing. We drove up to go to an orchard near them. The first one was only open on the weekend, so we went to another one down the road, only to be turned away because they don’t allow dogs, and then we crossed our fingers and hoped that the third time really is a charm. Turns out they didn’t allow dogs, but they gave us special permission which we were really grateful for!
So it was pure chaos. Three dogs (two of whom are puppies), five people, two giant cameras, two style bloggers, and one vlogger-wannabe and it was just a LOT. While I normally would shy away from an overwhelming situation like that– I just took a few (aka constant) deep breaths and literally just laughed off the craziness. At the end of the day, everyone– of the two and four-legged varieties– had a great time.
It was worth it, though. The photos came out so amazingly. The best part is that we didn’t coordinate at all between the two couples. Like, we literally all just showed up like that. And we didn’t really even notice the coordination until we reviewed a photo on the camera. Even the dogs matched?!? I don’t hate it 😉
I impulsively purchased this vest a few weeks ago. I wasn’t sure how I felt about it, but I wanted to try it on. J. Crew’s excursion vests are always a staple in my closet during fall, so I thought I’d mix my vest game up. It’s so fuzzy and cute!!! I love the way it looks with plaid shirts, but I think it’ll go with a lot until next spring!
Our pups each have their own Barbour coats. I have no excuse; I just cannot help myself. It was actually pretty chilly the day we went. So much so that we had the heat blasting in the car to warm up after we were done. I brought my own Barbour coat to slip into between shots.
My heart just absolutely melts from that photo! Teddy, my perfectly snuggly angel (he looks like the Downy teddy bear to me!) and Ham, a little scraggle muffin scoundrel of a pup (who had managed to get one of his arms completely out of the coat). I don’t know how parents with children do it… I’m a sappy mess with these dogs!
Sarah and I each wore our Hunter boots. They coordinated with the apples so well!!
Quick PSA about the flannel shirt I’m wearing. It’s hands down my favorite of the year… and it’s under $30!!!