Tennessee Summer Engagement Session
Cracker Barrel + The Barn at Faith Farms | Athens, Tennessee
This was one of the most special Tennesse Summer Engagement Sessions I’ve shot to date. Jimmy is from New York and Jansen is from Knoxville, TN. They meet at Elon University in North Carolina while in college! They have been dating for 2.5 years and are planning to move to North Carolina after their wedding this upcoming May.
On Friday when I jumped in the car to drive to Athens, Tennesse I was a tidbit worried about the weather. It was one of the Tennessee summers kinda afternoons with a HUGE torrential downpour. You know, the kind where you drive 35 mph on the interstate with your flashers on kinda weather. 😂 BUT, Jimmy was in town this weekend and we had to make it work. So we continued with our plans. Thankfully Jansen said that the weather from Knoxville was clear! We were hopeful that we would find a break in the rain even though the radar was changing every 2 seconds.
When we both arrived in Athens, Tennessee it was still raining SO hard. I’m all about shooting in the rain, but this rain was so hard that I was doubting my camera’s ability to focus on them through the heavy rain. SO, we pulled off at Cracker Barrel and decided to grab some dinner and wait on the weather. The gutters were gushing with water. A Cracker Barrel waterfall gave us great hope for the weather to clear… NOT! Ha!
Cracker Barrel was SO fun. I had never met Jansen and Jimmy before so it gave us the perfect opportunity to get to know each other. And I found out that Cracker Barrel is one of their favorite date spots and is a special place for them! It was the PERFECT location to start their engagement session. We wished that it wasn’t during COVID so they would have been able to play the little table games and a competitive game of checkers, but you know- germs. So those games were nowhere to be found.
After chowing down on some pancakes for dinner the sky started to clear! a TRUE miracle. We scurried out the door and drove down the road to their wedding venue, The Barn at Faith Farms. The skies cleared and we were able to make some magic happen.
Jansen and Jimmy’s May wedding can’t come soon enough!
Check out another engagement session on the blog! Ocoee River Engagement Session