on being inspired

I came across this blog post the other day during my internet wanderings. I was SO inspired. I am a little bit nervous about shooting my last wedding at 38 weeks of pregnancy. In fact, I have weddings booked at 35 weeks, 37 weeks, and 38 weeks. And then 4 weeks post-partum. (I'm not insane, friends. They were all booked before I knew of the pregnancy.) I was feeling hopeless about the pre-baby weddings, thinking there was no way I was going to have the strength to do them. Until I saw the amazing Chenin Boutwell in her 37 weeks of pregnancy glory. SHE did it!

So I decided... I am going to do whatever I can to assure my presence at these weddings. I will build my strength every day... walking, mentally preparing, and pumping myself with good nutrition so that I can handle the work of these weddings. I know I can do it. It has been done before, and if my body is capable, then it will happen.

Thanks to Chenin for totally inspiring me... I have heard a few times that I am crazy to think I can do it, but I know there are lots of mama's out there who have done the same thing!

P.S. I had my official maternity session on Friday with my friend Samantha. Here's my favorite pic from her sneak peek!

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.