I’ve been a wedding photographer for nearly five years now and I’ve had a pretty awesome, fun, and adventurous time. Traveling more than I did during my years before photography and a good bit more traveling for the year ahead – I had a nagging feeling that things wouldn’t get much more interesting. How could they? Everything’s great and crazy and great. Like usual.
Me from last weekend’s wedding in North Georgia.
And then I met Zeke a few weeks ago.
If you follow me on Instagram then you may have seen a photo I posted a few weeks ago. A batch of the best coffee I’ve ever had. Hands down. No contest. (Considering the volume of coffee I drink, I like to think I have a fair amount of coffee experience/knowledge.) And I bought it from the trunk of a car in the old Cabbagetown neighborhood here in Atlanta. I didn’t think I’d ever be able to find him again and the small batch had run out pretty fast.
And then this past weekend while on the way to photograph a wedding – Zeke just shows up in front of me, sits down, grasping a coffee cup with dirt encrusted hands. For some reason it was unexpected but for some reason I wasn’t surprised – and in the end, I knew I was getting another batch of his coffee.
First batch of coffee Zeke sold to me from the trunk of his car. Paranoid and hands covered in dirt – he appeared out of nowhere and offered to sell me this jar of beans.
Road tripping through North Georgia to get to the wedding that day and the weather was not looking good.
Stopped by Swift & Finch, where Zeke randomly showed up and sat down in front of me. I noticed his hands were covered in dirt.
After the wedding, met up with Zeke again – and went digging in a field in the pitch black, probably trespassing, because Zeke said he had some coffee for me.
A single batch of coffee, freshly roasted and buried three feet in an unmarked field in North Georgia. While I held it in my hands, covered in dirt, I think about asking Zeke what the hell is going on, but decide that the hole is big enough for me to be buried in and no one knows we’re here. That night I was not asking any questions.
I also photographed a wedding that day.
Filed under #Weddings, #TellingStories, #Coffee, #NorthGeorgia, #Zeke
Amanda + Nathan | Wedding Preview
Main Photography | LeahAndMark & Co.
Venue | The Farm