There are a lot of great photographers nearby and you don't even have to look in Nashville. To find the photographer in your area in Tennessee that's right for your event, you need to consider a number of things. For instance, if you're looking for a wedding photographer, do you want a photojournalistic style or something a bit more artistic? If this is for a family portrait, do you want it to be formal or informal? If you're looking for a fun Cookeville photographer with an artistic eye, I would recommend Furman Photography. I have a couple of his pictures hanging on my wall and I love them. Check out his work at http://www.georgefurman.com/.