Families

Each and every family I work with is different. And it's my joy to capture what makes your family yours — in all of your uniqueness, in this moment, in this place.

 

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The Experience

 

I'm energized by one-on-one conversations where I hear your stories — stories about the journey of your family, the uniqueness of your children, the life you're living together. I love to sit down and get to know my clients before I ever remove a lens cap. Because it's the story of you that I'm passionate about conveying in my work.

Whether you're rocking babies and chasing toddlers, guiding your little ones through their early school years, or watching your children become young adults right before your eyes, I'm here to capture this season in your family's life — to create tangible, fine art portraits to help you celebrate your memories for years to come.

The experience includes:

 
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an in-person consultation to discuss your hopes and expectations from your session

location of your choosing: studio, field, or a location that's dear to your heart

full access to the studio wardrobe and/or styling assistance for mothers and young children

a set of 25+ hand-edited, high-resolution, digital images presented through an online gallery for downloading and sharing

Additional images and products are available for purchase after your portrait session.


Portfolio


Clients say...

I love working with Liz Cook at Sincerely Liz Photography. I always, always get photos from her that highlight my children's personalities and I really love her style. She is by far one of my favorite local photographers!  
— Jennifer Bailey, 2015

I can't begin to tell you how wonderful the images are that you captured. They are absolutely beautiful. And looking back, it seemed effortless to me. I look forward to more sessions with you in the future. — April Lukowski, 2015

Kellen and I love working with you and love that you've captured so many special moments during our life. We knew at our engagement session that we would want to work with you through all of our life events. You've been able to capture so many amazing pictures of our daughter and our family over the last few years. Each family session has given us more pictures to fill our home with, reminding us and everyone that comes to our home of our love! I can't wait to get a bigger house so we can put more pictures up! And we can't wait for our next family session to see what amazing moments you capture of us. Thank you for everything Liz! — Ashley Maddox, 2015

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We had such a great time during our session. We both felt comfortable and you captured some great moments between us. The session was carefree and went smooth. It felt natural and was intimate. I even teared up looking through them...so much love going on. :) Thanks so much!
— Hannah & Matt, 2015

Thank you thank you thank you for the AMAZING pictures! You did the impossible and made this super critical girl like photos of herself! They are beautiful and I am ecstatic that you will be our wedding photographer. - Jennifer Key, 2014

You were such a dream to work with. Very professional from the very beginning and very easy-going yet directive during our photo shoot. You went above and beyond to capture some very special pictures that I will treasure always. Your talent is incredible and the prices you offer are very reasonable. Thank you for such a great experience all the way around! - Jessica Smith, 2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you so much for the wonderful pictures... Tyler and I are both thrilled with the way they turned out and we had so much fun during the session. You truly made us feel so comfortable the whole time... We’ve also both really enjoyed getting to know you- thanks again so much for spending time with us last week and for your wonderful work... we L.O.V.E it! — Tyler & Chelsea

 

Frequently asked questions

I HAVE NEVER REALLY DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS. DO YOU HELP WITH OUTFIT CHOICES AND LOCATION IDEAS?

Absolutely! This is something we discuss during your pre-session consultation either in-person or over the phone. We will talk about all the details of your session including outfit choices, the best time of day for your session, and my approach to photographing you and your family. Every client also has the option of using the studio wardrobe as well. It is my hope that clients arrive to their session already feeling like we are great friends, and knowing exactly what to expect. 

I REALLY LOVE YOUR STYLE OF PHOTOGRAPHY, BUT I AM AFRAID I DON'T PHOTOGRAPH WELL. CAN YOU POSE US OR TELL US WHAT TO DO?

Let me assure you, all of the clients I work with are professional models. Just kidding. None of them are. :) So please don't worry about your lack of modeling experience! I first approach portrait sessions with minimal posing. If and when necessary, I will step in and guide my clients when needed. However, I have learned over time that my best work comes from the small, in-between moments, when my clients don’t feel as though they have been posed. I prefer to stand back and photograph from the outside as much as possible. I do everything I can to create a relaxed, pressure free atmosphere. Clients come to my sessions to spend time together with loved ones, often forgetting that they are being photographed at all. 

What is a portrait reveal session? Don’t you just send me a link to download the digital pictures?

While it may be common for many photographers to send a CD or a download link following your session (and something I have done in the past), it is my desire to to provide clients with a more personal client experience. I have found that when I work with my clients on a personal level and am able to provide the full customer experience, my work itself benefits from the extra tender loving care. I believe in celebrating your treasured relationships through tangible, custom photography. This includes a variety of fine art products to display and gift your images with. Rather then leave you to figure out an often overwhelming online gallery for my own convenience, I desire to take the experience a step further by providing portrait reveal and ordering sessions. 

I REALLY AM ONLY INTERESTED IN HAVING THE DIGITAL IMAGES FROM MY SESSION. IS THIS SOMETHING YOU OFFER?

Yes! I understand the desire to want control over all of your images. Because of this, I recently began offering a DIY option for my clients. If you choose to only take away the high-resolution digital images from your session, we would simply skip your complimentary in-person portrait reveal session. If you prefer this approach, I can upload your images to an online gallery to save time for both of us. Simply mention this DIY option at the time of booking.

I AM CONCERNED ABOUT MY CHILD'S NAP TIME AND KEEPING HER HAPPY FOR THE SESSION. WILL YOU WORK WITH US ON THIS?

Absolutely. A custom portrait experience is an investment and it is a priority that your babies are as happy as possible during our time together. For this reason, I have studio session times available during mid-day while on-location sessions are best shot early in the morning or about an hour before sunset. This variety offers the opportunity to work around your children's nap schedules and meal times.

I AM INTERESTED IN BOOKING A SESSION. HOW DO PAYMENTS WORK?

 

Before you book, I highly suggest we meet together either in-person or over the phone to discuss your hopes and plans for your custom photography experience. However, if you are already convinced you would like to work with me, I have a brief questionnaire for you that all my clients fill out prior to our session together. It is really important to me that I know we are a good fit, as I want all my clients to have an incredible experience. 

After you have filled out the questionnaire, then we can discuss dates and times for your session. It is at this time that I will accept payment for your session fee. I accept payments by check, debit, and/or credit card. Session dates are not reserved until the contract is signed and fee is paid. 

 


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