Autumnal Adventures

Chronicles of Essence


Welcome to ‘Chronicles of Essence’! A feature led by senior editors, Taylar Gomez and Carolina Gonzalez. Throughout our features we will be sharing our love for adventure, fashion, DIY’s, and a positive outlook on life!

It’s the time of year for pumpkin pie, spice lattes, and Fall photoshoots. We’re kicking off the Fall festivities by exploring Hall’s Pumpkin Farm, located in Grapevine, TX. We are covering what to do at the farm, what we wore, and tips to taking the perfect photos!


Hall’s Pumpkin Farm

Hall’s offers a wide variety of things to do for those looking to embrace the Fall spirit. First things first, try to pick out the perfect pumpkin for your dorm or apartment and make sure to take a picture with it atop one of the tractors in the patch.


After this, you can take a hayride for $5 during daylight hours which makes stops to allow riders to feed the cows and donkeys. If corn mazes are of more interest to you, grab a friend and get lost in their maze which consists of two acres of enjoyment. But don’t forget to bring cash, as these activities are cash only. P.S. Make sure to grab a bite to eat from Last Supper’s BBQ or kettle corn and cider from Pop’s Kettle Corn. Yum!

What We Wore

Taylar: For this adventure, I chose to wear jeans and an off-the-shoulder top. To add a bit of detail and color to the look, I paired it with a scarf and hat. My shoes are heeled booties, which added height and sophistication.

Carolina: For my outfit, I wanted to focus on a Fall color palette. I paired my mustard colored dress with a leopard print belt and gold accent jewelry. I finished off the casual look with fringed booties and a brown fedora.


Photo Ready

Tips for taking that Instagram worthy photo include: capturing candid moments, nice scenery, optional accessories, and a friend!

For our photos, we chose soft backgrounds to ensure we were the focal point of the image. We wanted to make sure the color of the background complimented our outfits as well. We played around with our poses and made sure to have fun! The candid photos often end up being our favorite to feature on our social media accounts.

Hall’s Pumpkin Patch is a great place to start your autumnal adventures. There is something for everyone to take part in. Whether you are going with your family and want to pick out the perfect pumpkin to carve or with your best friend taking photos and documenting your visit, we highly recommend taking a trip to visit Hall’s. We will definitely be back next year to continue our fall memories!


Words by Taylar Gomez and Carolina Gonzalez

Photos by Taylar Gomez and Carolina Gonzalez

Edit by Maia Wilson


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