• Embracing Fall

me with a wedding on Saturday and throughout conversations, she mentioned that we should join them in Charlottesville the next day to go apple picking! My first thought was “YEAA!!!!”…. and then my second thought was “but we just got back from a trip and our house is a disaster and I have 108 emails that need to be replied to and a wedding that needs to be culled … we can’t do that, no way!”….. THEN, my THIRD thought was “Katelyn, you wanted to doing something fun and fall-ish and you’re NEVER going to do it if you’re constantly waiting for “the right time” “. There would NEVER be a random FREE day this fall when Michael and I

could plan to go to Charlottesville with Buddy and Jill.  If this was going to happen, it had to be now… and so we decided to go.  We left church, changed clothes, put Bokeh in his little harness and headed west!


After realizing that everyone in the state of VA was at Carter’s Mountain, we discovered Chiles Orchard and we spent the afternoon Apple Picking and picture taking! So fun!! No schedule, no agenda, just a lot of free time and beautiful backdrops! Bokeh had a ball and we’re realizing more and more that he’s quite the social butterfly. We would let him walk around without holding his leash and he normally stays right around our feet (probably because he doesn’t realize he’s FREE!). However, he spotted a toddler one row over and before we knew it, Bokeh was trying to join up with another family!


It was a perfect 70 degrees and I’m SO thankful I decided to let the WORK go and enjoy a Sunday afternoon in the valley!! We are so thankful for Buddy and Jill and their friendship! Thank goodness they’re only a little over an hour away!! A HUGE thanks to Jill for taking some pictures of the three of us! We randomly took a few family portraits and I’m so glad Jill made us stop for them because I LOVE THEM!!! So much!!! Enjoy!!

There he goes!

big yawn!!

ohhh my goodness!!

Love this!

The husbands had the cameras… not sure what this was, haha

YAYY!! I think we need to print this!

30 Comments Personal
  1. Meredith Sledge reply

    Awwww, this looks like so much fun!! I love the pictures!

  2. Melissa Kate reply

    I LOVE THESE! You have the cutest little fam :)

  3. katie yuen reply

    You guys are the CUTEST! This post makes me so so happy!!!!!!!!!

  4. Kristina W. reply

    These pictures are adorable! What beautiful fall portraits!

  5. sharon elizabeth reply


  6. rebecca downs reply

    bokeh totally smiles. what a ham!

  7. Carrie Logan reply

    i love these so much :) good for you!!!!!!!

  8. Abby Grace reply

    You guys are so stinking CUTE! You NEED to print that landscape of y’all kissing beneath the trees. So so sweet!!

  9. Julie reply

    These are SO adorable!! I love your outfit – so bright with color! Gorgeous fall colors :) soooo question – where are those boots from?! :)

  10. Kimber Wassenberg reply

    Wow! Amazing pictures…I love seeing your family photos! Chiles Orchard looks amazing!!

  11. Jen reply

    So cute! I must ask – where did you get your boots?

  12. Rici reply

    Such a great thing to do for a Sunday! I was helping with this years harvest as well. So many blessings. I really like the last ones in the alley! ~ Saluti.

  13. jamie reply

    I think the apple orchard was a good choice! gorgeous and love the puppy pics!!

  14. Lisa reply

    These pictures are adorable and Bokeh just gets cuter and cuter! :) So glad you had a wonderful time!

  15. Ali Lovegrove reply

    Wow love these all so much! You guys are the cutest little family and that landscape surrounded by the leaves and trees is magical. Bokeh’s grin on the one of the two of you Katelyn is to die for!

  16. Kathryn Grace reply

    Love these so much! Amazing setting… makes me want to head out and find an orchard. The ones of Bokeh chasing the apple are so cute!

  17. Alexandra {Heart Love Weddings} reply

    Seriously. So cute!!!!

  18. Kristin Greenwald reply

    ohmigoodness! I love this post the most! I thought Michigan had the market on apple orchards! :) What great memories and Bokeh is too adorable!

  19. Christy Tyler reply

    SO CUTE! This just reminded me that we need to hurry up and do our family pics for our holiday card before all the color is gone! :)

  20. Brooke reply

    I really hope that you print some of these & hang them in your house because they’re gorgeous! Especially the ones where you’re in the middle of the path with the trees on both sides… Seriously they should be on canvas! :)

  21. Blythe K reply

    Love these!!

  22. Valerie reply

    That shot of Bokeh yawning made me seriously LOL! What a cutie…and what a gorgeous family :)

  23. Brittany Claud reply

    Y’all are such an adorable little family!! And Bokeh has the BEST smile!! :)

  24. Jolynn reply

    These are so stinkin’ CUTE!!

  25. Elizabeth reply

    Oh my word!!!! I am loving these photos!!!! You all are the perfect little family!!! :) I am dying over these pictures!!!

  26. Robyn reply

    So glad you found our little corner of the world! (Crozet). The pics are sweet! and your puppy… adorable! Glad you enjoyed your day!

  27. LeolaK reply

    These are awesome!!!! Cuteness overload!!!

  28. Annetta reply

    These are beautiful, Katelyn. I love the one in the trees of yous kissing too.

  29. chrissy reply

    Are you sure that dog is real? The cutest thing ever! Beautiful pictures!

  30. Kim Lawrence reply

    Is that a doodle? Is he a mini, or how big did he get? Breeder?

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