strawberry picking!

high on our list of things we wanted to do together this summer was pick some strawberries! there is something about good fruit straight off the vine! we rented a car and made our way up to fishkill farms (which is just beautiful, by the way) last week and had a great time picking our own fruit, running around, seeing their chickens and enjoying the change of scenery from our typical day in the bustling city.

we made a little video while we were there. i brought our camera along assuming i’d snap some photos but then eleanor was blowing dandelion petals everywhere when we stepped out of the car and it was so cute, i started filming it. from there we just decided to keep filming. it’s fun putting little videos together every now and then.

we filmed this with our canon 6D and edited it with final cut pro. the music is a waiting game by alexander wildwood. my hat is from madewell, as are my pants.  shirt is c/o ace & jig  and shoes from kate spade.

ps. strawberry picking a few years ago when eleanor was a baby, and samson was just a few days away from being born!  ;) also, pretty film photos from that day, too.

  1. Gabriella

    I’ve always loved your little films!! Seeing your family grow (not only in number, but in character, too!) is just amazing. Looks like you lucked out and were pretty much the only people there, right? My sister and I went to a strawberry field on a whim last week and it was their first day open. There were only about three other people there, the sun was out and we had the best of times!

  2. What a lovely family you all are!

  3. Zejneba

    It is a lovely film <3 I wondered which lens did you use for this film? Is it 50 mm?

  4. paola

    Lovely, as always!
    thanks for sharing :)

    Love from France!


  5. ashley

    Your video was beautiful! I adore your blog and have been following for 2 years now and you inspired me to blog!

  6. Melissa

    Love your little films! <3 Taking photos is so much fun but it's great when we remember to video every once in a while

  7. Katie F.

    The farm looks beautiful. What a great day. Random, but would you be willing to do a hair tutorial for little ladies? I noticed Eleanor’s fab braids. My little lady isn’t quite ready to sit still, but she’s getting it, and I’d love to do more than the clips and pony holders I haphazardly throw in there every day. Thanks!

  8. Oh my – the post with little E is so cute! Those mini Hunter boots!! Love the video and seeing your beautiful fam in action!

    Warm Regards,

  9. soooo sweet. i’m ready for summer!

  10. Love your little videos, they are always full of happiness. :)

  11. Christian

    always the cutest films! Your families smiles are contagious! Xx

  12. I remeber awhile back you posted elenor saying “mommy we shpuld try that” about the braided hairstyle. And now shes rocking it all the time! Its so cute to see a little girl developing her own style at such a young age.
    Also, I always thought e & s were such your little mini mes… it’s so cute to see baby Conrad look just like his dad! Does he have red hair?!

  13. Jessica

    I have always loved your little films. They inspire me to start making more films for my three year old to watch when he’s older!

  14. Sinead

    Such a sweet video! Eleanor looks so cute with her shades :-D

  15. marie

    Seems like a fun, relaxing and carefree day! I can’t wait to spend a whole day being outdoors with my kids soon… My hubby and I have been real busy with our business lately and sometimes I feel so tired from it all. But knowing that we’ll be taking a break soon and that we’re working hard for our kids makes it all worth it again. :))

    Anw love your video!

  16. these videos are going to be so special to watch years from now. i love it. xo

  17. So cute! I loved the old post as well, its such a great experience for the kids! Such a sweet video, thanks for sharing <3

  18. Alyssa

    We are planning on going strawberry picking during our trip to PA! My daughter is super excited…especially after watching your video! (She actually said “again!”)

  19. Felisha

    This looks like so much fun! I’m a total weirdo and I don’t like any kind of berries – but I often daydream about going strawberry picking and actually eating them later! haha.

  20. Sandy

    I love your videos! Always great music selections.

    Early on you had a fabulous video of you and your sweet husband in DC dancing in a secret garden behind a tent. I believe it was on For You Loved

    Loved the video and the music. Where can we find it? I bet your new viewers would enjoy it too!

    • josh

      Hi Sandy!

      That’s very kind of you to say. It’s actually at the bottom of our About page:

      We had a lot of fun thinking that video up and making it with our friends! Hope you enjoy seeing it again.

  21. Bev

    What a fun activity and with kids even better. Couldn’t agree more, there is something even better about picking fruit off the vine!


  22. dyl

    we just went strawberry picking too, it’s so fun with babies :)

  23. Dana

    Keep some videos with original sound and your kids’ cute little cartoon voices! Videos with their voices will help you relive the whole memory later!

  24. Terra

    Such a sweet video. Would you mind sharing the name of the cute song you used? I’d love to hear more by the artist

  25. Sarah

    What a beautiful post! I lived in a farm house next to a strawberry field my senior year in college and it was unlike anywhere I’ve lived, it will always hold a special spot in my heart! You us are such a playful and beautiful fam!

  26. Jen

    This made me so homesick. I grew up in Upstate NY picking strawberries every summer! I miss it so much.

  27. Kristin

    I just adore your pictures and videos!!! It make me always smile, even if I’m having a bad day. Thank you always making my days brighter!!!xoxoxo

  28. Kristin

    I think I was asleep wring that….here is the correct version!!! Lol…. I just adore your pictures and videos! It always makes me smile, even if I’m having a bad day. Thank you for always making my days brighter! Xoxoxo

  29. Barbara

    What a beautiful video! Congratulations for the beautiful family!
    could you please tell me where I can find the music?

    Kisses from Greece