Thursday, August 23, 2018

An Early Morning in Annecy with ... Jaanok Café

As a former baker I am always inspired by great baked goods and cafes that offer a warm ambiance. I can tell instantly if the person running the show loves what they do. I love authenticity and that is exactly what you will find at Jaanok Cafe. 

 It's a mix of eclectic, vintage decor, meets French sweetness. I was thrilled when Oriane agreed to participate in my "We the Doers and Creators" because she is definitely a creator and a doer. The morning I photographed ... an apple tarte coincidentally came out of the oven with sweet smells of caramelized apples filling the cafe. I sat at the counter watching Oriane take orders, make coffee, and handle a multitude of tasks as all business owners do.

 The light was perfect, and I was mesmerized by the sprinkling of powdered sugar on the apple tarte, magic if you ask me. Whens asking Oriane if she prefered Coffee or Tea here response was: Tea, because she likes the refreshing side of tea. Coffee can sometimes be too strong, but she likes the taste and drinks a type of coffee brew.

Photographing in the morning was a perfect choice Oriane's favorite quote is
" Life belongs to those who wake up early" 
and it's true. 

The morning coffee brewing, the energy to seize the day, there is a sense of wonder that fills the air as if there is a clean slate each and every morning. One of the main reasons I started "We the Doers and Creators" was to encourage the people in my community who are following their passion. When you follow your passion it is not always easy. So, "We the Doers and Creators" is here to remind you to keep going, follow that dream, believe, and work hard.  There are often long hours where perseverance, courage and resilience are needed to succeed.  

And, even though it is not easy it is so worth it. I am so honored to photograph Oriane from Jaanok Café her talents are endless and smile contagious. If you are in Annecy I strongly encourage you to pop in and grab a baked good, a meal, or coffee. You will find a place that is inviting, warm, and a place that feels just like home.

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