I recently had the opportunity to make a trip to Hocking Hills, in southern Ohio. While a little early for fall color it was worth the drive. The trails wind through old hemlock trees, deep gorges, with moss covered boulders as large as an SUV. I felt like I was walking through another world. An ideal place for a portrait session for an outdoor enthusiast, hiker, or dreamer.

If you wish to go here are some things to remember. The visitor center is the best place to start. You can grab a map and guide of the area. Some trails are easily traversed, while some are quite harrowing. There are more than 300 steps at Old Man’s Cave between your descent to the gorge floor and on the way back up. The Rock House is down a slippery path of rocks stacked as stairs that cling to the side of the gorge. Conkles Hollow Reserve is the easiest to access as it has a paved path almost to the end.

Zyea’s Mackinaw Photo Shoot

This June I was so happy to be able to be the photographer for Zyea Folz.  She is an amazing, smart, and talented young woman.  Zyea, her mom Heather, Grandma Anne, and Aunt Heidi all joined me for four fantastic days, with five photo sessions in Northern Michigan.  Mackinaw Island was in bloom with the annual Lilac festival, which we took advantage of for some beautiful vistas.  A tour of the island by carriage allowed everyone to sit back and relax.  Our rental cottage was superb and the kitchen was the perfect backdrop for a culinary photo session.  Zyea’s interest in culinary lead us on a drive to the Les Cheneaux Culinary School .  After a delicious meal and dessert all of us gathered for a special photo session with a parachute.  Thank you ladies for a fun and happy destination session.