Fried Green Tomatoes Engagement Session

 Libby and Alex (with Lena) at the Whistlestop Cafe

It's a Sunday afternoon in Juliette, Georgia when we meet Alex and Libby in front of the Whistlestop Cafe, made famous by the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" that was filmed in the town.

The two are excited to change into their Ruth and Idgie-inspired clothing bought especially for this occasion. Alex (Ruth) changes into a flowery dress that is a bit shorter than she had expected when she ordered it from E-Bay and Libby (Idgie) changes into coveralls with a white shirt. Their little girl is already dressed in tiny coveralls.

The women, who both obviously love the story of two women in love written by Fannie Flagg, have traveled from Colchester, England to this small town in Georgia for a Fried Green Tomato-themed engagement session.

 Libby and Alex (with Lena) at the Whistlestop Cafe

And Sharon and I are delighted to be the photographers chosen to document their reenactment of the endearing story.

 Libby and Alex (with Lena) at the Whistlestop Cafe
Walking on the train tracks ... an obvious photo. No one's boot got caught this time.

Walking on the train tracks ... an obvious photo. No one's boot got caught this time.

Libby and Alex had to order Fried Green Tomatoes, which they had never eaten before. They loved them. I mean, what's not to love!

Libby and Alex had to order Fried Green Tomatoes, which they had never eaten before. They loved them. I mean, what's not to love!


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Cindy Brown

I'm an Atlanta wedding photographer who takes soulful, quirky and honest photos ...

I'm also an adventurous traveler and all-round nerd. I love to hike with my beagle/cattle dog Roux and best friend/spouse.

I was born in Atlanta, moved around a lot--30 cities and 5 states--and then came back.

After graduating from the Art Institute of Atlanta, I took a job at asmall newspaper in south Georgia, where I photographedhospital teas, pecan farmers, and beauty queens.

I photographed a biker funeral, death penalty protests andTed Bundy while interning with the Associated Press.

While a photographer for two dailies in Florida, I photographed Ronald Reagan, a train derailment and the dedication of a screened-in porch.

An unexpected life turn took me to Vermont where I fell in love with Bernie Sanders and on to Indiana, where I edited photos for a major daily, and nerded out getting a master’s and PhD.

After teaching photojournalism at colleges and universities in Florida, Indiana and Mississippi, I returned to Atlanta to earn myfifth degree--a Master's of Divinity.

My passion for storytelling with my camera and my interest in religious diversity led my to the field of wedding photojournalism.

I have documented weddings large and small, Unitarian and Pagan, indoors and out, Christian and Muslim, in backyards and in churches. The most exotic wedding I have photographed took place in Mexico and was officiated by aMayan shaman.

When I'm not photographing weddings, portraits or corporate events, I work on personal photo projects, visit friends in amemory-care home, and volunteer at a recovery center.