Oakes Farm Family Trip

I can’t tell you how long it has been since I had a Saturday off in October. I’m talking years. I didn’t plan it that way at first for this year, but there were two weekends where I booked Sunday weddings with no Saturday weddings. One of the weekends was October 13/14, and the other one is this coming weekend. Knowing that the leaves would probably be more colorful later in October, I booked a couple portrait sessions on the later Saturday, but I tried my best to keep the 13th open. I ended up having a sunrise session, but that was fine because afterwards I had the WHOLE day to do all the fall things! It’s a little bit overwhelming trying to do all of your fall bucket list items in one day. I will tell you, if you’re going to attempt it, do it at Oakes Farm because they have like half of the things on your list all in one place and all for one ticket price! Here were the top 10 things on my bucket list:

  1. Have some apple cider
  2. Eat something pumpkin flavored
  3. Go to a corn maze
  4. Pick out a pumpkin at a pumpkin patch
  5. Carve the pumpkin
  6. Take fall pictures of G
  7. Throw G in a pile of leaves
  8. Watch Hocus Pocus
  9. Take G trick or treating
  10. Spend as much time with family as possible with this INSANE work schedule!!!!

Surrounded by pumpkins at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

As you can see, Oakes Farm completed half of that list! It really is a great place to take kids, and we even got to do it with a set of our closest friends! Sophie is their little girl, and she is about 3 months younger than Grayson. It was so much fun and quite hilarious watching them interact. They did not know what to do with one another. It was the first cold day of the season so both kids were really confused from the fact that it was 90 degrees with 90% humidity just 2 days before this, and now, they were wearing toboggans. I’m excited to share these with you though. Grayson’s favorite part was definitely the big blow up bouncy thing. He was cracking up. His least favorite part was carving the pumpkin. Textures usually do not bother him, but just wait until you see his face when he touched the pumpkin guts [insert laughing crying emoji here]. Also, it is hilarious when you get to the goat feeding pictures. Dustin was helping Grayson feed them with handfuls of food, but when it was Grayson’s turn to do it on his own, he started handing the goats one single piece of food at a time. WHYYYY is he SO cute?!?!?! Anyways, I captioned some photos individually so keep scrolling!

Mountain toboggan at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Growth stick at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

Look how much taller he is than Sophie… bahahahaha… we have a HUGE child. They are 3 months apart, ya’ll. White bench at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Pipe slide at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

Yeah… so he also really loved the slide. That happy face. I’m dying.Sliding with dad at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. REI kids hat at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Plaid shirt at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Bouncy inflatable at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

He wasn’t so sure at first… then once Dustin got up there with him… he was all OVER that thing.Jumping at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Hunter green jacket at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

They were watching pumpkins being shot out of a canon at an old car… this is a completely candid moment. Black fleece vest at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Jumping with dad at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

If you could hear his cackle while dustin is holding him and jumping like this. Pink jacket at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Petting zoo at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Feeding goats at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Billy goat at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Brown goat at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Yellow kid jacket at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Wooden fence at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Pointing at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Blue toboggan at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

Once piece at a time above until Dustin was like… buddy… they need a whole hand full. Goat food at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Black and white goat at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Corn pit at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Corn stalks at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Oakes Farm sign at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

I LOVE this above.Knit cap at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Smiles at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Hay bales at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Hay ride at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

No big deal, Soph was just blowing kisses to all the people on the tractor ride. Picking pumpkins at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Pumpkin patch at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Small pumpkins at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

Of course the first thing Grayson wants to do at the pumpkin patch is pick up the biggest pumpkin he can find. Sitting on a pumpkin at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Field at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Holding a pumpkin at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. The whole family at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Brown boots at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Columbia jacket at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. White pumpkins at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Just the kids at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Oakes Farm at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

Oakes Farm was totally worth it!Carving the pumpkin at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

Pumpkin seeds at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Triangle jacket at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Watching at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. Cleaning the pumpkin at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

Wait for it…Silly face at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

EEEWWWW mom! WHY did you make me touch this?!?!Happy camper shirt at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos. On the patio at this Oakes Farm Session by Knoxville Wedding Photographer, Amanda May Photos.

I’m a Knoxville Wedding Photographer that loves to travel… I shoot anywhere! If you have any questions about pricing or booking with me, click here to contact me now! If you liked what you saw above, go ahead and follow me on Facebook or Instagram to see my daily updates of the latest sessions!

 

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