I started listening to country music, alright?! Chris and Morgane Stapleton, Willie Nelson, Brent Cobb, Sturgill Simpson.
And I LIKE IT.
The reason I bring this up is because my old high school classmate Alyssa brought me the perfect country shoot. She had a cowboy (her cowboy, Cooper, how perfect is that?!), a cowdog (their cowdog, Dempsi, I mean come on!) and a ranch. And if I hadn't have been listening to Southern Family leading up to it, I don't know that I would've been able to fully appreciate it.
Of course all that's just the dressing on what would've been a wonderful experience anyway. Alyssa and Cooper are a lovely couple, very generous and kind both on and off camera and I hope I get an opportunity to shoot with them again in the future because it was just so nice!
So enjoy the photos and go buy Chris Stapleton's album Traveller right now!