18 July 2011

We went with my sister's family and my Mom to a gorgeous vineyard right outside of Franklin on Saturday night for a picnic supper and to let the kids run and run and get all their wriggles out. The live music and gorgeous scenery were a perfect backdrop to the children running up and down the rows or grape vines and snacking on the sweet (and occasionally sour!) grapes. A lovely way to sit back and enjoy a summer evening in July!

(And yes, I took a hundred photos. Actually, three hundred and fourteen. Be glad I can edit even as much as I do!)

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Happy Monday, friends!

29 comments:

Sarah Robbins said...

It is so sweet what good friends Oliver and Beatrice are. I loved the picture of them holding hands, and then the two of them smiling at each other on the swing. So precious.

Laura Darling said...

This looks like the perfect way to spend a summer night!

Taylor said...

So lovely! You are a wonderful photographer!

Kristen516 said...

What beautiful family pictures! It looks like a great evening.

I took 400+ pictures of my girls at the beach this weekend.

Heather said...

Talk about your cup runneth over! You take the most fabulous pictures and WOW at those precious children!

happymommy said...

Amazingly Beautiful photos and Adorable subjects!!!!!!

Becky said...

Those photos are beautiful. What a magical place to be able to take your family.

Jennie - Duryea Place Designs said...

Amazing photos! Looks like a fabulous evening. :)

Tammy Kay said...

Lovely photos! It looks like you guys had oh so much fun!

Bliss said...

I think these are my favorite pictures of all time from you!! Gorgeous, Lovely, Fun, Sweet and so so Family!

Melanie {kevinandmel.com} said...

Oh, Raechel, these pictures take my breath away. What gorgeous babies in your family! What an incredible way to spend time together!

Chantelle said...

wow! those are awesome pictures

Alyssa said...

Looks like a great picnic! We drove through the Franklin/Nashville area Saturday afternoon coming home from our vacation, and the weather was just perfect and I sat thinking what a beautiful place it would be to live. You are so blessed!

TimeForLemonade said...

Your photos are SO SO beautiful. I am so envious of your camera and "natural eye." Also, a blogger question for you - how do you block your photos together like that? It looks so neat, and I would love to know how you do it! Thanks :)

Ashley said...

Gorgeous pics! That Bea is so stunning!

Raechel said...

Time For Lemonade (even though your comments keep not showing up!) - I put together these collages in Photoshop. I think PuglyPixel.com has Photoshop templates you can use (and I sometimes do). I just scraped these together myself. Glad you like them! :)

amanda said...

What beutiful subjects!!!

Brooke said...

Is that Arrington vineyards?

Raechel said...

Brooke - yep! have you been?

madeleine said...

Oh Raechel. What a gorgeous post for me to read over my lunch :-) Look at those beautiful bellies on your nephews! And Bea, what a beauty. Picture perfect Saturday, thank you for sharing xx

moxiemandie said...

What a bunch of beautiful babes! Lovely photos Raechel!

Melissa Vines said...

Beautiful pictures! I think we are going this weekend, I can't wait!!!

Kameron said...

What a fun time with family! And all of the shots of the kids are just gorgeous!

Lexie Loo & Dylan Too said...

Those pictures are wonderful!!!

romansmama said...

these photos are GORGEOUS. i love this little collage you put together :) so many beautiful babies.

The McKinleys said...

BEAUTIFUL pictures!! what a fun activity.

p.s. i would love to know what kind of camera you use?? we are looking into buying a new one...

Raechel said...

The McKinleys - I use a Canon Rebel Xsi. I think it's a few generations old now since I got it two or three years ago. But it's a Canon and it's a digital SLR - this would probably be a comparable model: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001CBKJGG/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=finmyfee-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B001CBKJGG

The lens I used for the vineyard photos was a 55m f/1.8 prime lens (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00007E7JU/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=finmyfee-20&linkCode=as2&camp=217145&creative=399369&creativeASIN=B00007E7JU) It usually runs right around $100 and it's my very favorite lens to use!

Elle said...

Gorgeous photos, darling children, beautiful family, luscious grapes, storybook day.

Fill your belly and SAVE said...

LOVE the last picture