jared & lisa | west manor engagement session

I call these two my coffee shop couple. I met Jared and Lisa while they were both in law school, spending every waking non-academic hour at a local coffee shop studying for classes and then later for L-SATS. They spent so many hours at coffee shops around town that it was only natural for Jared to propose to Lisa in a coffee shop, with a full cup of coffee. And of COURSE we would shoot part of their engagement session in a coffee shop!

We stepped outside of the coffee shop for a few minutes to utilize the adorable patio for a few equally adorable pictures:

Then we hopped over to West Manor, the location of their wedding, and had a good time walking the grounds there. West Manor is such a beautiful location. They are under new ownership now and are in the process of renovating a lot of the property for the 2012 wedding season. I can't wait to see it all completed and with a fresh, new look!

Stay tuned for their wedding post later this week! I am on a blogging roll and can't wait to share all of the beautiful couples I had the opportunity to work with in 2011!

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.