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Top 5 places to take fall pictures

Maura Peters and Karen Fowler taking fall photos at Shady Knolls Farm.
Maura Peters
Maura Peters and Karen Fowler taking fall photos at Shady Knolls Farm.

Shady Knolls Farms

This fall wonderland is visited by countless people year after year. Located at 3115 Dennhardt Rd, East Moline, IL, it is the perfect place to take aesthetic fall photos with friends. There is a pumpkin patch, corn field and different fall photo set ups. 

The East Village

 a popular place year round, in fall it is especially filled thanks to the perfectly fall decorated stores. Located off of East River Dr, the train tracks surrounded by trees offer a perfect photo opp. The firehouse and park give off the perfect fall feel. 

Stone’s Apple Orchard

This been family owned for over 100 years. It’s a large apple farm located at 16115 Hubbard Rd, East Moline, IL. It is the perfect place to pick apples, have apple cider and take adorable pictures throughout the orchard. The fall aesthetic is perfect for anyone and will make anyone want to get their perfect fall photos between the trees. 

Oh So Sweet

…is oh so cute for fall. The bakery full of fun desserts decorates for fall every year and it is the perfect place for people to take cute pictures in and outside of the shop. Located at 314 Main St, Davenport, IA, no one is left disappointed with their autumn trip to the bakery. 

The Coffee House

The Coffee House is a place that will give you the fall feels. People love going there to get flights of coffee and chai and have photoshoots with the adorable drinks. Located at 1315 Jersey Ridge Rd, Davenport, IA, it is a cozy and fall feeling café where the perfect pictures always come out.

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Emma Vaaler
Emma Vaaler, Photo Manager
Emma Vaaler is a senior at Pleasant Valley and will be serving as the photo manager of the Spartan Shield this year. She is 17 years old, was a dancer for most of her life, and lived overseas for seven years in Finland and Russia. She is a lifeguard at the Outing Club and a barista at Dunn Brothers Coffee. Emma is looking forward to graduating in May and attending an undecided university to major in marketing. She loves to travel and has spent a huge part of her life taking trips around the world with her family exploring new cultures. Emma enjoys being on frontline, cheering on PV student-athletes, and is excited for the rest of the year. In her free time, she spends time with friends, getting coffee, and playing with her dog, Apollo. Emma enjoys writing and managing social media and is excited about her role in the Spartan Shield this year.   
Maura Peters
Maura Peters, Photo Manager
Maura Peters is a Senior at Pleasant Valley High School and serves as a Photo Manager of the Spartan Shield. In the fall, Maura plays on the Varsity Volleyball team that previously earned a state title in 2021. She also competes on the Varsity Golf team in the spring placing 5th as an individual in the 2022 State Tournament. Outside of school and extracurricular activities, Maura likes to spend her time with her family, friends and two dogs. Some of her hobbies include listening to music and watching movies. You can find her working at Crow Valley Country Club or taking her daily trip to Chick fil A and Starbucks. Maura plans to pursue a post-secondary education focused on biology and she can’t wait to see what her senior year will bring.
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