Gretna Virginia Baby Pictures | Peter's 6 Month Session

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Peter's Milestone Session

in the studio

This sweet boy! He is just perfection!! His perfect skin and babydoll face, paired with his calm and relaxed demeanor... I mean I try not to have favorites, but if I did, this guy would be in the running for SURE! He was an absolute gem during his Six Month Milestone Session at the studio - not that I expected any less. When I asked his dad about choosing a time for the session I suggested we choose a time of day when Peter is happiest. (Something I suggest for all milestone sessions!)

Dad's response?

"He's basically happy all the time."

Ha! What an angel baby! I have had the joy and honor of photographing his birth, Fresh48, and newborn sessions and I look forward to sharing his first birthday session with you all soon, too! 

Below are some of my favorite pictures of my short time with Peter and his parents. Milestone sessions move quickly around here because babies typically show that they are "finished" about 30 minutes after we start. :) So we move fast, changing clothes, snapping pictures, changing again, and making a lot of fun noises and silly faces!

I hope you enjoy Peter's expressions AND his adorable outfits! (Props to his mama for those!) 

 

Do you have a little one at home you want to celebrate? Babies grow so fast, now really is the best time to capture them as they are! If you're looking for a baby or family photographer, I would love to work with you to create images you will cherish for a lifetime. Contact me and if you'd like, we can set up a no-obligation studio consultation to answer any questions you may have.


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Liz Cook is a maternity, birth and newborn photographer with a studio located in Bedford, Virginia. She loves to photograph emotional and storytelling portraits, the details of parenthood, and couples in love.

Lynchburg Family Pictures | Thilking Family

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Thilking Family

in the field

I recently had a wonderful family portrait session at the field with this precious family! They took advantage of my Spring Mini Session Special and I was SO excited about how everything came together perfectly for their session! When you combine a beautiful family, admirable group dynamics (these boys were SO sweet with one another and their parents!), the perfect clothing choices, and then the LIGHT decides to be absolute perfection, too… well it all culminates into one of my favorite family portrait sessions I have ever photographed!

As with all mini session bookings, Kristie received my Session Preparation Guide which gave detailed suggestions about how to choose the best clothing, how to prepare her kids to be in front of my camera, and exactly what they could all expect from our time together. Everything went off without a hitch and I am thrilled with their final gallery!

Kristie raved when she received her images, too! (Positive reviews are such a great gift to me and I am so thankful when clients allow me to share them publicly.) Here is her response to the email I sent with her gallery link: “Oh, these are so precious to me!! I've cried tears of joy over them. Thank you so much for so perfectly capturing the adventurous spirit of our boys. We will treasure these forever!”

If you are interested in a family portrait session but feel hesitant to book one, scroll to the bottom to read a confession of my own. :) (Hint: I’m guilty of the same thing!)

For now, here are my favorites from my time with this family!!

 

Have you been putting off family pictures because it’s just “not the best time” right now? I have news for you - it’s never the best time! I will confess: For almost every family session I book for my own family, I end up running around at the last minute gathering the right pieces of clothing for everyone while simultaneously trying to doll myself up, too. Then at the session, I worry about how my clothes are laying on my body (“please, oh please, let this be flattering!”), if my daughter is giving her “CHEESE” face or a genuine smile, and whether my husband and I look relaxed enough. But in the end, it is always worth it. Because, I hire professionals who are excellent at their jobs and if you hire me - you will be doing the same. 

I do everything I can to ease the stress of preparing for and participating in a family photo session.

From giving clothing suggestions, to offering hair and make-up services, to listening to your concerns and respecting them throughout our time together, it is my goal to make this experience an excellent one with an equally excellent result: family portraits for you to love and treasure for years.

If you are interested in booking a family portrait session with me, please contact me today! You could have my full pricing guide in your email inbox within the next two minutes by simply filling out this form. I would love to work with you to create images you will cherish for a lifetime! (Also, we can always set up a no-obligation consultation here in the studio to answer any questions you may have at ANY time.)


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Liz Cook is a family, birth and wedding photographer in Central Virginia. She loves to photograph emotional and discreet birth stories, the details of parenthood, and fun and easygoing couples in love.

Lynchburg Maternity Family session | Tara and Family

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Tara and Family

at the field

It’s a girl!

Tara and her adorable family are officially expecting a sweet baby girl who should be making her debut any day now! I had the privilege of photographing them a few weeks ago at the studio exclusive field location and Tara was just as beautiful as a glowing mama could possibly be. She did a great job selecting the attire for our time together, also! Paired with professional hair and makeup styling by our exclusive licensed stylist, this session has quickly become one of my favorites I’ve ever photographed!

The pink dress Tara is wearing is from the studio wardrobe while the lace cream dress was her own contribution. Big brother and dad are wearing their own items but I was inspired to add some adorable suspenders to the wardrobe just last week for big and little brothers to wear! I love the look of suspenders on just about any guy! :)

Big brother Oliver was SO precious during our time together and is surely going to make an awesome brother to his little sister, as was evidenced by his willingness to give Tara’s tummy lots of kisses!

Tara has booked a full year of sessions for their little girl, so I am excited to share more pictures of their beautiful family over the next few months. For now, enjoy some of my favorites from our time together below!

 

Ahh! So many tender moments... my heart could just burst looking through this session! <3

If you're pregnant and looking for a maternity or newborn photographer, I would love to work with you to create images you will cherish for a lifetime. Contact me and I would love to share with you about the price specials we have for session collections such as maternity + newborn. We can also set up a no-obligation consultation here in the studio to answer any questions you may have.


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Liz Cook is a maternity, birth and newborn photographer with a studio located in Bedford, Virginia. She loves to photograph emotional and storytelling portraits, the details of parenthood, and couples in love.

Lynchburg Newborn Photographer | Baby Fielder

It feels like only yesterday I was photographing this guy’s big brother in the hospital! I can’t believe already been more than two years since that first session with this family! I remember what a sweet and easy model Big Brother G was, so I’m not surprised at what a breeze sweet Fielder was to photograph this time around.

Because this mama is a wedding planner in the Lynchburg area, she knows a LOT of incredibly talented photographers. So, I’ll be honest, I was genuinely surprised and honored when she reached out to me to secure a session as they were preparing for Fielder’s arrival! Both Schuyler and her husband are entrepreneurs in our community and they set such a wonderful example of what it looks like to balance parenthood and entrepreneurship. I admire them and the tender love they have toward one another as well as their sweet boys, it came through so clearly in their images and it is one of the reasons I love their session so much!

I am grateful that they asked me to work with them again and to photograph little Fielder. As you can see from the photographs below, he is such a sweetheart and was a joy to work with!

 

I mean look at that joy!! What an adorable family! :)

Are you expecting and ready to book your newborn session? I am currently booking sessions as far out as early winter 2018. Newborn sessions are best scheduled before your baby has arrived. If you have waited until the last minute, please contact me - if I am able to fit you in, I will! I don't want you to miss out on the opportunity to have this short and sweet season of life documented.

All newborn sessions include the use of the studio wardrobe, a complimentary styling consultation to discuss the look and feel you desire for your session, as well as my exclusive client preparation guide. On site hair and make-up services are also available with our stylist so that you feel relaxed, confident and beautiful at your session. I make the process of preparing for your session simple and seamless, so you can focus on your first priority, loving on your newborn baby. Contact me today to reserve your session.


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Are you planning a photo session?

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Liz Cook is a maternity, birth and newborn photographer with a studio located in Lynchburg, Virginia. She loves to photograph emotional and storytelling portraits, the details of parenthood, and couples in love.