Car Wash Love Story | Maranda + Matt | Chattanooga, TN

You know all those images you see blow up on Instagram, and you think, “Man, I’d love to have images like that!” Half the time, those engagement pictures or that love story isn’t in some crazy epic location that most of us don’t have access to.

Most of the time, it’s in Taco Bell parking lots, or they’re walking around Target and pushing each other in carts, they might be in a movie theater making out in the back, or sitting on the curb of a grungy liquor store. Those are the images that “go viral,” because those are stories we can all relate to.

Every single one of us has pulled up to Sonic on a Friday night to order a Blast and sit on the trunk of our car. Every one of us has tried to trip our romantic partner as we walk down the long aisles at Walmart. Those are the cute every day moments that make us fall in love - the ones that happen in every day places. Yes, traveling to those grand epic locations is incredible, but those trips are few and far between for most of us.

This is where it happens - washing your car on a Sunday summer afternoon, watching her pull her up off her hair neck, lazily laying around watching the sun disappear. These are the moments I adore the most - as a photographer, as a lover, as a human. I know what it’s like to run around barefoot and spray each other with the water hose.

Don’t be afraid to think outside of the box for your photo session. Bring me all the ideas. What does a typical Sunday look like for you? Is it making breakfast and binging Netflix? Great, let’s shoot that. Let’s build a pallet on the floor and make waffles and I’ll capture the two of you being you. Is it household chores - washing clothes, yard work? Awesome. Let’s go the laundry mat and plant flowers in your garden bed. Is it grocery shopping and grilling out? Okay, let’s go to the Farmer’s Market for fresh veggies, grab beers, and head back to grill and play cornhole.

There are so many everyday moments we can capture - the moments that made falling in love with your person the biggest and best part.

So, now, feast your eyes upon these total babes who have all the #hairgoals!

Couple kisses outside of an old car wash in Chattanooga, TN

Taylor English

Wedding + Portrait Photographers for the wild at heart, capturing connection and genuine stories. Available for worldwide travel + rad couples + adventure.