Chris & Kimberly's Engagement | Lynchburg Wedding Photographer

 Photo by Liz Cook |

Chris & Kimberly

Lynchburg Wedding Photographer

When Kimberly reached out to me about photographing her wedding at Sweet Briar College (with the reception at Timberlake Tavern), the first thing she said was “we are having a small, intimate wedding with close friends and family.” Immediately I was eager to hear more! If you have been following my work for a while, you know I LOVE to capture intimate moments so just her use of the word in her initial email set my heart a flutter! It is always an honor to be one of the few invited to be present during such a special day, let alone be the one asked to photograph it all!

After a series of emails, I met up with Kimberly and Chris for their engagement session at Sweet Briar College. Fun fact: I was married at the same location as these two, which also made my experience with them that much better! We explored the grounds a bit, including taking photographs near the chapel and driving down to the beautiful on-campus lake as well. We chatted all about wedding plans and life plans and we just had a fun time hanging out!

I love sharing the stories of how my couples met because it helps you all know them better, too! Below is Kimberly’s account of how they met and fell in love… I think pictures are so much better with a story behind them. :)

We were taking anatomy and physiology together at CVCC. He sat in the front, I sat in the back, and I was always late. I thought he was so handsome! Later that year, I was working at the hospital as a nursing assistant, and I met Chris, whose grandfather was one of my patients. I told him we had been in class together, thinking he wouldn't know me, but he said "yeah, I know" :) We always said hi and smiled at each other when he came to visit his grandfather. One day, he asked me on a date, but I was dating someone else at the time. We continued to run into each other at the gym. 2.5 years after we first met in class, I messaged him on Facebook to ask if he wanted to go hiking. We hiked Crabtree Falls, then went to dinner at La Carretta and hung out until midnight. He continued to ask me out on dates, but I was hesitant, having recently gotten out of a long-term relationship. He continued to pursue me, and I soon fell head over heels in love with him :)

I love a good guy-chases-girl story, don’t you?! :) And here are a few of my favorite photos from my time with Chris & Kimberly!

Are you recently engaged and looking for a high quality wedding photographer? I would love to sit down and talk with you! Simply fill out the contact form and you will receive my full pricing guide immediately as well as more information about the next steps to plan your big day! You may click here to schedule a complimentary in-studio consultation at a time that works best for you, too.

Here at Liz Cook Photography, we work hard to ease your stress when it comes to wedding photography during your day. With over 13 years of experience, we have curated a system to help ensure you receive high quality photographs that tell the story of your unique day in a beautiful, efficient, and relaxed manner. With questionnaires, pre-wedding portrait sessions, flexibility to meet your needs, and numerous resources available, it is our goal to make your experience an excellent one!


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Liz Cook is a family and wedding photographer in Central Virginia. She loves to photograph joyful families 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.