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Thilking Family

in the field

I recently had a wonderful family portrait session at the field with this precious family! They took advantage of my Spring Mini Session Special and I was SO excited about how everything came together perfectly for their session! When you combine a beautiful family, admirable group dynamics (these boys were SO sweet with one another and their parents!), the perfect clothing choices, and then the LIGHT decides to be absolute perfection, too… well it all culminates into one of my favorite family portrait sessions I have ever photographed!

As with all mini session bookings, Kristie received my Session Preparation Guide which gave detailed suggestions about how to choose the best clothing, how to prepare her kids to be in front of my camera, and exactly what they could all expect from our time together. Everything went off without a hitch and I am thrilled with their final gallery!

Kristie raved when she received her images, too! (Positive reviews are such a great gift to me and I am so thankful when clients allow me to share them publicly.) Here is her response to the email I sent with her gallery link: “Oh, these are so precious to me!! I've cried tears of joy over them. Thank you so much for so perfectly capturing the adventurous spirit of our boys. We will treasure these forever!”

If you are interested in a family portrait session but feel hesitant to book one, scroll to the bottom to read a confession of my own. :) (Hint: I’m guilty of the same thing!)

For now, here are my favorites from my time with this family!!


Have you been putting off family pictures because it’s just “not the best time” right now? I have news for you - it’s never the best time! I will confess: For almost every family session I book for my own family, I end up running around at the last minute gathering the right pieces of clothing for everyone while simultaneously trying to doll myself up, too. Then at the session, I worry about how my clothes are laying on my body (“please, oh please, let this be flattering!”), if my daughter is giving her “CHEESE” face or a genuine smile, and whether my husband and I look relaxed enough. But in the end, it is always worth it. Because, I hire professionals who are excellent at their jobs and if you hire me - you will be doing the same. 

I do everything I can to ease the stress of preparing for and participating in a family photo session.

From giving clothing suggestions, to offering hair and make-up services, to listening to your concerns and respecting them throughout our time together, it is my goal to make this experience an excellent one with an equally excellent result: family portraits for you to love and treasure for years.

If you are interested in booking a family portrait session with me, please contact me today! You could have my full pricing guide in your email inbox within the next two minutes by simply filling out this form. I would love to work with you to create images you will cherish for a lifetime! (Also, we can always set up a no-obligation consultation here in the studio to answer any questions you may have at ANY time.)


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Liz Cook is a family, birth and wedding photographer in Central Virginia. She loves to photograph emotional and discreet birth stories, the details of parenthood, and fun and easygoing couples in love.

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.