Shootin’ Photos of Some Ladeez

Filed under all of my friends are prettier than i am, no i really do love ohio, photography

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.


  1. Elliepie says:

    You’re such a PRO. Gorgeous lighting. You need to watermark those bitches up and get them on Pinterest!

  2. Kim says:

    I like this other Kim’s dress. Also your photos are pretty.

  3. Sandy says:

    Yay! Katie Ett’s back! I never thought I’d say this, but I was starting to miss you.

  4. Andrea says:

    Awww, December 10th was my due date with Grant. :)

  5. Cassie says:

    I agree with Tracey that it is sultry, but it’s also haunting. Like, “MY BABY, WOMAN. NO TOUCHY.”

    And I understand that feeling.

    I can’t wait for tomorrow! Your unmentionables will be delivered with a single m word held as ransom until you make the promises to not d my head or z me up.

    You follow?

  6. Katha says:

    Gorgeous location, super gorgeous photos!
    You’re such a pro!

  7. NICE job! Terrific pictures all around, but the last one is the stuff. You’re on your way!

  8. Tracey says:

    Pretty pumpkins and pretty people! What a great weekend!

  9. Jessica R. says:

    I love the head shots and the setting. Next time, I’m flying to Ohio so you’ll shoot my head shots.