My job.

Last Saturday I was doing my usual browsing of social media on my phone while Tommy was driving us someplace. Saturday evenings are the time of the week when I miss my career the most. I have lots of photographer friends on Facebook and they all share pictures of the weddings that they shoot. All day long. A reception shot here, a cake shot there… details and kisses and smiling bridesmaids galore! And I long for that environment. So much. I really miss shooting weddings. So I have to work to redirect my thoughts. Back to my sweet little girl who is cooing in her car seat and my husband who is drumming on the steering wheel. This is where I am meant to be. Loving him, raising her... creating memories with my family.

I pray for a fresh perspective and it comes. I have a job I love and long for (so many people don't have that), I have a supportive and caring husband, and a sweet, sweet girl that wants me more than anything in the world right now.

So I take a deep breath and I say a prayer of thanks. Thank you, God… that today my only job is to create and capture our memories.

Here are a few pictures of our activities last Saturday. Sunday is LOVING the pool. How could I give this up? I couldn't.

That last picture is of her saying "Okay! All done!"

Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.