October 21, 2016

Nothing says October quite like pumpkin picking. And with Halloween right around the corner, you may be thinking of stopping by a local farm and beginning the search for that perfect pumpkin, if you haven’t already.

Well, we here at OTBT Shoes decided to take advantage of this time-honored fall tradition, and set out for a photo shoot at Yoder’s Farm, a small Amish pumpkin patch in Rustburg, VA, about thirty minutes away from the office. It was an overcast, chilly Friday morning – the perfect weather for pumpkin picking. We loaded the address into the GPS, which lead us down a narrow country road. We were treated to some beautiful scenery – fields and farmland stretched out as far as the eye could see, with the tall Virginia mountains serving as a gorgeous backdrop.

Once we arrived, we scouted the area to find just the right spot to take photos. Today, we were shooting the Dharma, a patchwork wedged ankle bootie with texture-blocked lizard embossed leather. We choose the color Pecan, because we think it’s such a quintessential fall shade.

Soon enough, we found the perfect spot – a stack a hay bales sitting close to the exit. Our photographer got to work immediately, lining up the shots and snapping photo after photo. Here’s some of our favorites:

A behind the scenes look of our OTBT pumpkin patch photoshoot featuring the Dharma.

A behind the scenes look of our OTBT pumpkin patch photoshoot featuring the Dharma.

A behind the scenes look of our OTBT pumpkin patch photoshoot featuring the Dharma.

Our model (that would be me!) paired the Dharma booties with some ankle length jeggings, a white t-shirt, a marsala colored cardigan, and a fun fall-inspired fashion scarf. Since it was a chilly day, I made sure to bring my favorite brown leather jacket, which I zipped up all the way to keep me warm. Don’t you just love keeping it cozy for fall weather? Even better, the jacket paired really well with the booties. Overall, I created a very casual fall look – a great pumpkin picking outfit.

Before we left, we knew we had to check out the farm stand at the entrance. So many wonderful fall goodies for sale – apples, apple pastries, apple cider, gourds, mums, and of course, pumpkins. We especially loved all these adorable mini pumpkins of various colors.

A behind the scenes look of our OTBT pumpkin patch photoshoot featuring the Dharma.

Aren’t they cute?

Once we were done, we returned to the car and drove back down that winding country road. We had a few other places to go for photo shoots that afternoon, but the pumpkin patch adventure was definitely our favorite.

Overall, it was a successful photo shoot and a beautiful fall day. I will definitely be returning to the Yoder’s Farm soon to spend a fun October afternoon and pick out the perfect Halloween pumpkin. And I’ll be rockin’ the Dharma when I do it!

A behind the scenes look of our OTBT pumpkin patch photoshoot featuring the Dharma.


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