I’ve spent all but one year of my life in Ohio. It’s by no means the most glamorous state to call home, especially if you’re a sports fan living anywhere near Cleveland (as I am), but Ohio its charms. There’s Cedar Point, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame; Ohio is the birthplace for John Glenn, Steven Spielberg, Paul Newman, seven different US presidents…and the hot dog (no joke); this may be the only place where you can wear shorts one day and a snowsuit the next (I’ve done it); and as a kid, I always loved saying that my state was “round on the ends and ‘HI’ in the middle.” But the thing I love most about Ohio is its beauty in the fall months.
My appreciation for fall in Ohio has really grown since I started Windowsill Photography, and you can see why in some of these pictures. It doesn’t get much prettier than an October afternoon in Ohio, as far as I’m concerned, especially when you’re hanging out with a family like this that loves having a good time on a photo shoot. It was a brisk day at River Styx park in Wadsworth, but these guys were troopers and even obliged when I asked them to crawl over dead tree limbs and through prickers only to climb down into a creek bed. I promised them it would be worth the hassle, and hopefully they’ll agree after seeing these.
Here are some of my favorites from the day. Thanks for a great time, guys!