A couple weekends ago, I went on a photography tour given by I Heart Faces during their conference for women in Columbus. It was a bit of a drive for me, but I was excited to be able to do the Amish Country Tour which was open to the public even though I couldn’t attend the rest of the conference.
We learned quite a lot about the Amish, and were very surprised by how well off the Amish are in Berlin, where we visited, which is the most toured Amish area in the country. Many Amish are no longer farmers.
We came across a wedding (above, with all the buggies lined up).
For lunch, we ate at an Amish case house, which is where they have church, weddings or other large gatherings. It was part of the property of an Amish couple and their farm and they graciously allowed us to photograph their land.
I did take a picture of their grandson outside the case house, respectfully avoiding his face. He captured our hearts with his adorable overalls.
This one is my favorite; it was so beautiful, and the clouds were moving quickly overhead, making every photo different with shade and light.
I loved the spiderweb in this one, it took a bit of work to get into focus and visible.
Despite the trees not being quite in their full glory, the scenery was just beautiful, and we could’ve stopped every 5 minutes for another picturesque view.
We were able to do a little touristy shopping at the end, and it started raining then too, luckily after we had finished taking photos.
I loved exercising my camera and skills with landscapes, since I so frequently take photos of people. It was new for me, and editing was fun. Even better, I was able to stay overnight with friends while Coraline actually took a bottle at home for Brian. It felt very freeing, after feeling home-bound for so many months.
This photo was from a visit to a farm the following weekend; Ohio is beautiful in the fall.