Of course the point of my visit to Ohio last week was the Circleville Pumpkin Show,
but I also had the great fortune of setting up photoshoots with my friends Kim and Samantha in celebration of some pretty major moments in their lives.
My best friend Tracey met Kim when they both played flute at THE Ohio State University’s School of Music, and they’ve since started a dinner club together and see each year’s Oscar-nominated films together and go 80s dancing together on Thursday nights. When I agreed to shoot Tracey’s friend Dayna’s wedding next year, Kim asked me to shoot hers, too.
Along with their engagement photos, which aren’t remotely edited yet, I got to provide some new headshots for Kim, who’s a professional flute player and adjunct faculty at a college. Kim recommended the location, and it turned out to be the most perfect place for me to get my Ohio photography sea legs. I think the colors of the fall trees were doing about half of the work for me, but I won’t mind if you give me some of the credit, too.
I’ve known Samantha through Tracey for about half of my life and have loved seeing how Tracey can be so close with two TOTALLY DIFFERENT people. Where Tracey and I were staying home on Friday nights to watch David Bowie movies on repeat and writing letters to Gavin Rossdale, Tracey and Sam were out picking up boys at Arby’s. I couldn’t be happier that she found such a great partner in her husband, Sam, and the two of them were adooooorable this weekend.
Tracey thinks I made Sam look too sultry in this picture, but I love it!
Many thanks to Tracey for introducing me to Kim and Samantha, to Kim for choosing the location, and to Kim and Samantha for making it such a great experience!
And now I’m going to Pittsburgh to see Cassie of Sisters from Different Misters for the second time, to meet Jessica for the first time!, and to help Jessica photograph Cassie’s sister’s wedding. Duuuuuuuuude.