Weddings & Elopements

I believe in photos — and a photo-taking experience — that feel as natural as your love for each other.


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The Experience

 

Whether you're planning a small, intimate affair or a big party with dinner service for 400 guests, I'm here to capture the moments you never want to forget with an experience that's organic, timeless, and efficient.

An experience that unfolds naturally out of your wedding day. 
An experience that creates images you'll still love in 10 years, 30 years, even 50 years.
An experience that doesn't make you feel like you spent your whole day taking pictures.

For traditional weddings, my all-inclusive package includes everything you need for a wonderful wedding experience: an engagement session, all-day wedding coverage, two photographers, and all of the hand-edited, high-resolution digital images from your wedding. Heirloom prints and products are available a la carte.

Are you planning a small, intimate affair? These events are my speciality! A perfect blend between the beauty of a wedding day and the intimacy of an engagement session... Not much makes my heart beat faster than getting an inquiry for a smaller, more private wedding. I have a package designed especially for these events and I would love to chat with you about your plans. 

NOW BOOKING FOR THE 2017 WEDDING SEASON

Wedding pricing starts at $3,100

 

Portfolio


Clients say...

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I truly don't have the words (although I am, of course, going to try to find them!). I look through each gallery with great care, soaking in the images and letting the memories of that wonderful day flood back. You told our story. You captured the love not only between Zach and I, but with the precious people who surrounded us and celebrated with us that day.  You caught my ridiculous faces, our bursts of laughter, tender glances, my brother not paying attention during the groomsmen's prayer... all the personal details that are just US. I could not be any more thrilled or delighted! The pictures are so much more than I would have thought to hope for.... they are perfect!

My parents and I both agree that one of the best decisions made during the wedding was asking you to be our photographer. We sat and looked through them together this weekend when they came to visit, and had the BEST time reliving the day! As I've said before, I felt like I was working with a dear friend through the entire process, and I just don't have the words to explain how grateful that you were the one capturing our day. - Zach & Lindsay

These are amazing! You gave us so many amazing photos that I feel as if I see a new gem every time I look through them! It's so strange how fast the day goes, yet these images have allowed us to look back at a very special and pivotal day and savor so many sweet moments. THANK YOU, Liz! We are so grateful to have had the opportunity to work with you. Truly, I confess I prayed quite a bit over the photography and feel so blessed to have found such a kindred spirit and talented eye to capture our wedding day! - Rachel (& Dylan)

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 (& Hunter)

I cannot say enough good things about Liz. I found her when researching photographers online and when we had a chance to talk on the phone, I knew she was the one! Liz was extremely helpful, accommodating and knowledgeable. She did our engagement photos as well as our day of wedding pictures and they all turned out beautifully, not to mention she was 7 months pregnant when she shot our wedding and she was a rock star! She made us feel so comfortable and most of the time we didn't even notice she was there - yet she managed to capture what seemed like every single moment of our special day. — Tyler & Chelsea

We had such a great time during our engagement 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. When I look at the pictures it makes me even more excited for our wedding day! I even teared up looking through them...so much love going on. :) Thanks so much! —Hannah & Matt

Having Liz photograph our wedding day was one of the best decisions we made for our day!! Liz is extremely reliable, flexible and truly genuine! She has the bride and grooms best interest at heart! Her photography is absolutely flawless and she is so easy to work with!! Liz is extremely professional and responded to all of my crazy questions quickly! We are looking forward to using Liz Cook Photography in our future! —Tyler & Jay

Working with Liz Cook Photography was the best decision for our wedding day! She could have made us look good in the dark! She made us feel so comfortable and captured every little detail of our day. Looking back at our pictures allows us to relive our wedding all over again! I can't wait to use Liz Cook Photography again! —Olivia & Cody

Liz and her assistants were amazing! They were so fun and sweet and captured every little detail of our wedding day! I've been to several weddings where the photographers stood out like a sore thumb and were in the way, but these photographers blended in with our guests perfectly. Our photographs were excellent! They were so beautiful and really captured the love! We loved Liz's enthusiasm for her work and clients! —Katelyn & Grant

I do not know where to begin! Liz and her staff went above and beyond as our photographers for our wedding. Her packages are reasonable and she is available 24/7 should you have any questions or concerns. Throughout the wedding planning process Liz interacts with you and provides forms to fill out to ensure she completely understands your uniqueness as a couple, is familiar with your story and she is a joy to work with. 

We could not be more pleased with our wedding pictures and engagement pictures. We have received an overwhelming positive response from all of our family and friends who are in love with our pictures. Liz and her staff are extremely professional and courteous and are incredibly talented. 

I would highly recommend Liz to any future bride who wants to be treated like royalty and to have wedding pictures comparable to any Hollywood or Royal wedding! —Courtney & Alan

Liz was so great, I felt like she or one of her assistants was everywhere to catch every moment. She really seemed to care about us, and capturing the moments that were most important to us. Would absolutely recommend her to anyone!!!! —Emily & Matt

BEST PHOTOGRAPHER EVER! Most down to earth photographer! She makes the day go with ease! She knows how to capture those photos you want! —Katie & Chris


Frequently asked questions

DO YOU TRAVEL?

Yes! I love to travel! All wedding packages include travel within the state of Virginia, but I love to travel coast to coast and offer very reasonable travel rates. Additionally, I am passport-ready and available to travel worldwide.

HOW LONG AFTER THE WEDDING/SESSION WILL WE RECEIVE OUR IMAGES?

You will receive a sneak peek of your wedding images within 10 days of your wedding. Your online gallery will be available within about 30 days of your wedding. For other portrait sessions, the turnaround time is approximately two weeks. 

WE HAVE ALREADY HAD ENGAGEMENT PICTURES DONE, CAN WE SWAP OUT THE COMPLIMENTARY SESSION FOR SOMETHING ELSE? 

I cannot stress enough the importance of spending time in front of my camera before your wedding day. Each couple is so different, so even if you've had an engagement session done already, we will both greatly benefit in having the opportunity to get you in front of my camera prior to your wedding day: You'll get to know me as a photographer and I can learn about photographing you as a couple. To get the introductions out of the way before your wedding day will help ensure we aren't as rushed or brushing off nerves at the time when it is most important! That said, if you would still prefer to swap out your pre-wedding session for a bridal or boudoir session, I won't argue with you. It's YOUR day! :)

WHAT IS A FIRST LOOK AND WHY IS IT SO POPULAR? 

A First Look is when the bride and groom take a quiet moment early in the day to see one another and reflect upon the day together. I wrote all about the benefits of a First Look here.  

HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER?

2015 is my 8th year in business as a wedding photographer. 

HOW MANY WEDDINGS DO YOU SHOOT A YEAR?

I limit my wedding bookings to 12 annually, so please contact me quickly if you think you may be interested in booking me for your wedding.

WHAT ARE YOUR OFFICE HOURS?

I am currently in a season of transition after welcoming our second daughter into our family. I will always note my current office hours at the bottom of each email I send. At this time, I will work in the office Tue-Thu from 11am – 5pm. If you need to get in touch with me outside of office hours, I encourage all of my clients to text me any time.

CAN YOU PENCIL ME IN?

I cannot pencil you in or hold your date. I have to have a signed contract and retainer before I can reserve a date.

CAN WE PRINT OUR WEDDING PHOTOS? CAN WE PUT THEM ON FACEBOOK?

Of course you can print your pictures! I also LOVE when my clients post their images to Facebook! The only limits I have are selling the pictures, editing the pictures, or submitting the images in competitions. I'd prefer if you would leave those things up to me. :)

HOW MANY PICTURES DO YOU INCLUDE IN THE WEDDING PACKAGE?

Clients can expect to receive anywhere from 400-800 wedding day images in digital format. The final number depends on the details in your day including the size of your bridal party, your family, and if you have a lot of additional details to be photographed. 

SOUNDS GREAT! HOW DO WE SECURE YOU AS OUR WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER? 

Request a consultation and we can get together to talk details!! 


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All pricing subject to Virginia's 5% sales tax for Virginia residents.