Quality Time. This is a big thing I have been working on for a while now. I am not a big fan of staged, cutesy, posed shots of people sitting in a field or frolicking through the tall grass. Don’t get me wrong, it looks great, that’s just not my style. I document peoples days while they are doing things that they want to do. If people are foodies, I tell them to pick their favorite restaurants and visit them, if people are really outdoorsy then I tell them to pick their favorite trails and hike. JUST TO BE TOGETHER. That’s what love is about, being together doing things that you enjoy. I’m going to offer two different packages for this: a full day session and a half-day session. I let couples interact with as little interaction with myself as possible. I treat them the same way I treat weddings, if you guys are waking up and going to be doing something at 6am, I’ll be there. If you guys are going to be out bar hopping with friends till 3am as apart of your day, I’ll be there. I am on your schedule. Be on the lookout for a few more of these in the coming months.
Becca and Andrew were my guinea pigs for this first session. It helps that Becca, Andrew and I are friends. As you will see, they are big food people. Local restaurants are their favorites and they just enjoy each others company so we chose to hop from restaurant to restaurant and do little things in between. Other plans for spending time with friends at their favorite bar/lounge here in Cookeville had to be put on hold for unforeseen issues unfortunately but perhaps a follow up with that will happen laterTheir day started mid morning around 10am when she traditionally cooks breakfast in bed and followed that with a “spirited” drive down some fun country roads.
Sweet Sallie’s in Cookeville, TN is a favorite among all the locals in town. They serve everything from pastries and coffee to full meals. They both enjoy just coming here to work. Since Andrew and Becca’s work both allow them to work from a laptop, this place is a perfect fit.
Crawdaddy’s is a very well known local restaurant and bar that specializes in cajun style food from Louisiana and the surrounding areas.
Mauricio’s holds a special place in both of their hearts. They had their first date here.