fall backyard movie night

Our First Annual Fall Backyard Movie Night was a great success!

We showed the classic 1966 Peanuts special, It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.


Fall decorations.

Hot chocolate and apple cider.

A blazing fire.

Lots of kids.

A basket of blankets.

The big screen.


These faces.

A happy scene in my happy place.

home is…a celebration of fall with friends and neighbors.

test run

Last night we invited out next door neighbors over for a test run of an outdoor movie in our backyard.

We had a campfire for roasting marshmallows.

And, once it got dark enough outside everything worked great!

My photography skills in the dark…not that great.

So, I changed all the photos to sepia.

You get the idea, right?

We watched Puss in Boots.

All boys…and baby girl!

The moon between the trees.

We’ll definitely be doing this again!

I have big plans for an outdoor movie party.

Check this one off our summer list!

And, can you all help me out with the photos? What settings should i be using/change?

I was shooting in auto…I’m not using manual, yet.

I don’t want to use flash, and the nighttime mode on my Nikon D60 just makes things blurry.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!

home is…a successful test run (for the movie, not my night time photography skills)