I always love an excuse to visit my hometown in New Hampshire, especially in the fall and especially at Brookdale Fruit Farm. Their candy apples have been a must-have every fall for as long as I can remember. I'm not alone. Tour buses visit here from all points to pick apples, take in a hayride with some apple cider or zig zag through their new corn maze! I was delighted to catch up with childhood friends there who have invited me to photograph their families for the last six years, as well as a session with a longtime family friend in nearby Groton, Massachusetts, who I've known since she was in grade school. Both had a perfect rustic farm backdrop and even cloud-covered sky. After a quick visit for hugs and a catchup with my grandparents, I drove back to Maine listening to my favorite middle school radio station until it was just static, nibbling away on my peanut and caramel covered apple on a stick. Fun day!