our babymoon | 101 in 1001

It seems as though I have quite a bit of catching up to do with status updates of my 101 in 1001 list. First up, #37: take a cruise with Tommy. I knew I wanted to take a cruise sometime in my life. When my pregnancy adventure came around I thought it would be a perfect opportunity to cruise. We wanted to go on a last little trip together before we became a family of three. With that, I knew I didn't want to fly anywhere. Nor did I want to go to a foreign country where any emergency care may not be covered by insurance and/or wouldn't have many doctors available who spoke English (although I do think that's difficult to come by these days).  Plus, we had never been on a cruise and I have always wanted to go!

So... we went. To the Bahamas, specifically.

I didn't take very many pictures of our trip (story of my life lately), but I did make Tommy take a belly picture of me with the pretty blue water behind me. :) I knew I was way overdue for a belly picture (truth be told I am not totally loving the pregnant me) and I wanted to capture this time in our lives together. We met some great people on the cruise and one of the couples we shared a dinner table with took a few pictures of us while we were in Nassau together. Here are a few of my favorites: (the first pics of me are taken by Tommy :))

The best part of the trip was, hands down, our short time in Nassau. We aren't much into touristy activities so Tommy asked a few locals for some ideas of what to do.We ended up hopping on the local city bus and taking an unplanned tour through the entire island (we took the bus in the wrong direction - so touristy of us!) and hopped off at the local beach. It was hands down the quietest place on the island and we loved it. We waded in the water and watched as locals played with their pets and completed their daily workouts. The water and scenery was just as I imagined it would be. So heavenly!

We also enjoyed our time on the cruise ship, though we heard a few different times that previous cruisers preferred the Royal Carribean cruise line vs. the Carnival cruise line (which we were on). Note taken! :)

Overall, we had a great time and enjoyed our escape from real life (and all things technology related!)... but now that we have seen the Bahamas I think next time we'll spend our money on another all-inclusive resort. :)

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.