When Brian contacted me about doing a professional head shot session, I knew right away this was going to be a fun little excursion. After a few emails were exchanged he sent along a picture of the feel he had in mind for his session. It was darker than my usual, urban as opposed to my preferred garden backdrops, and masculine (to my feminine). I was so excited for something different! For some reason, the location idea came to me immediately even though it was a place I had never shot before. It was only about three streets over from my usual "downtown Lynchburg" location, but three streets was enough for a completely different look and feel.  It turned out to be perfect. The session was quick, but Brian was an awesome model and we got a lot of variety in just about 20 minutes. It was so refreshing to work in a new place with a whole different look and feel that I had been used to.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our time together: 


Equipment used for these pictures:  canon 5d mark ii // canon 50mm f/1.2 lens // canon 70-200mm f/2.8l lens

Liz Cook is the owner and photographer behind sincerely, liz: photography. She is a virginia wedding photographer and virginia portrait photographer who loves virginia weddings and couples photography.

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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.