Featured Venue: Glencliff Manor

Let me start off by saying I LOVE every chance I have to photograph on the grounds of Glencliff Manor. I have mentioned many times how much I love this local venue (facebook, anyone?), but I can't help it! The staff on site is top notch and their events run like well oiled machines. Teresa, the owner and wedding coordinator on site, is the friendliest, yet most professional venue coordinator I have met. Each of my brides who've had the experience of having their weddings at Glencliff rave about Teresa's service. Sarah told me over and over that she felt as though she "was Teresa's only bride - the service was so personal." Olivia was so happy with her wedding day, she thanked Teresa and her team during her toast at the reception. I just cannot say enough wonderful things about this wedding venue.

The property is stunning. You'd never know there's a functioning farm on one end of the property with chickens, turkeys, horses, goats, and even an alpaca! Oh, and peacocks! Tons of animals! That's what I love so much about it. The property is a home to many people and animals, so it is loved and cared for like a home. It has a secret-garden feel to it and I think that's why I am in heaven every time I get to visit. You all can tell through my photographs how much I love to shoot with a background of greenery and plants and those options are endless at Glencliff.

All this to preface an announcement: Glencliff Manor is having an open house. I am honored to have been invited as a featured vendor during the open house and I am inviting YOU to come and enjoy the evening with me! Come out to the grounds, experience the secret-garden "getaway" feel for yourself. Meet their team of wedding professionals and sample their delicious food and cakes. The cost is free, so why not take an evening to enjoy the magic of Glencliff "Under the Stars?" :)

In all seriousness, friends, COME. Even if you are already married or not yet engaged - Glencliff puts on events of all kinds: anniversary parties, birthday parties, showers, etc. The whole night is a treat and you've got nothing to lose!

Glencliff Manor Open House

OH and lest I forget the one VERY exciting detail about this open house:

Glencliff Manor is GIVING away a wedding!! Click over to their Facebook page for more information about how to enter.

Here are a few of my favorite shots I've taken recently during sessions and weddings at Glencliff. You can also see more pictures of the property in these blog posts: Sarah & Pierce's Wedding, Part ISarah & Pierce's Wedding, Part II, and Olivia & Cody's Engagement Session.

Equipment used for these pictures:  canon 5d mark ii // canon 50mm f/1.2 lens // canon 70-200mm f/2.8l lens  // canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens // canon 100mm f/2.8 macro lens

Liz Cook is the owner and photographer behind sincerely, liz: photography. She is a virginia wedding photographer and virginia portrait photographer who loves virginia weddings and couple photography.

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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.