Happy Father's Day

As a child, I knew my dad was smart. In fact, he was so smart he was that nerd in high school. (We tease.)

I knew he had a good job.

I knew he loved me very much.

I knew he was kind.

I knew he would support me, no matter the direction I decided to take in life.

What I didn't know as a child was how much he had accomplished in his life.

I didn't know how proud I should be of who he is.

I didn't know that he would surprise me over and over with his loyalty and unconditional love.

I didn't know that we would be such good friends as I grew up.

Now.... now I know.

Now I know that his career is beyond impressive.

Now I know he is one of the most loyal and committed persons I have ever met.

Now I know the smile across his face when I am being my silly self is adoration of his grown child. And that he is proud of me.

Now I know that even though I have another man in my life, the relationship my dad and I have is irreplaceable.

I am so proud that he is my father.

I admire his hard work and loyalty towards life: career, family, and marriage.

I love him very much and I am grateful for the way he raised me: with unconditional love, support, and pride.

I love you, Papa.

Happy Father's Day.

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.