Matthew and Shannon | Charlottesville Wedding Photographer

I have been asked on more than one occasion "How do you get your clients to look so natural?" The truth is - I allow them to "be natural" and it is my job to simply capture that. I don't do too much directing during sessions unless I can tell that the people being photographed need or want direction. I am blessed to have a number of couples that simply have great chemistry together in front of the camera. These two? TOTAL naturals.

Matthew and Shannon have the sweetest story. They were friends for a long time, began dating, and were engaged very quickly. I have a soft spot for those stories that involve "just knowing," and wasting zero time making it official! (My parents met and were engaged one month later, married just one month after that and are still married to this day.) Matthew is probably the most transparent person I have ever met - it is no surprise to me that he wasted no time after he had made up his mind to ask Shannon to be his bride. These two love children, serving the Lord, and being with each other. I am honored to have been invited to capture their big day and can't wait to see what God has planned for their lives together!

Here are just a few of my favorites from their engagement session:

I can't wait for their wedding in June!

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.