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Barrett & Courtney | Liberty University Mountain Pictures

Barrett and Courtney met while working at a local kids gym... which if you ask me, takes a special kind of person to hold that sort of a job! When I learned that they BOTH worked with kids in an active environment, I immediately thought they must be fun and easy-going people! And they totally are! I had a wonderful time getting to know them while we walked the grounds of this beautiful property. You can't beat the stunning mountain views at Sierra Vista and combined with good light and two people in love... that's a recipe for a DREAM session! I had a wonderful time at Barrett and Courtney's engagement session and I'm really looking forward to their wedding day at West Manor Estate... which is right around the corner! 

One of my goals for 2016 is to back-blog all of my favorite sessions and weddings from the past few years. My poor blog has been so neglected and right when I was ready to make big blogging dreams come true last summer, life kicked into high gear and the poor blog was neglected yet again! So I am starting again and this time with a sure fire plan (and a combination of periscoping to bring in content to fill the gaps!) and I'm excited to get things rolling around here! :) 

Without further ado... check out this adorable couple and how comfy and cozy they are in the snow!! :) And a big thanks to Marianne at Sierra Vista in Bedford, VA for allowing us to shoot here! 


Liz is a wedding and birth photographer in Central Virginia. She loves to photograph fun and easygoing couples in love as well as emotional and discreet birth stories and just about anything in-between

Ben & Annie: New Orleans Wedding Photography

Ben & Annie: New Orleans Wedding Photography

Internet, meet Annie. We have been friends for over 10 years and I absolutely adore her. I actually met her online, when we were both still in college. We have spent countless hours chatting online through AIM (remember the days?!) and these days through Facebook chat. We've shared vacations in Cape Cod, Tampa, NYC and even a bit of touring in Washington DC.

Graham & Emily | Ashland Engagement Photographer

Internet, meet Graham & Emily. Emily has been a dear friend of mine for years. We met in college our freshman year at Longwood University (did you know I went to Longwood? Oh yes. And a very influential year of my life, it was!) and have been friends since. When she got engaged this year I was SO excited for her! And of course, extremely honored when she asked me to be her photographer. It was awesome to finally meet Graham when we met up for their engagement session. They were adorably sweet together and made my job a cinch! I love engagement sessions so much because it helps show my clients that having your picture taken "isn't so bad." In fact, it's kind of fun and relaxing. Plus, you get to spend the entire session cuddling and loving on each other! Score! :) Here are a few of my favorites from their session:

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Isn't Emily as cute as a button?! And Graham, you're not so bad yourself! :) :)

I'm so excited about their wedding this fall!!

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Equipment used for these pictures:  canon 5d mark ii // canon 50mm f/1.2 lens // canon 70-200mm f/2.8l lens  // canon 16-35mm f/2.8 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 couple photography.

To see more of Liz’s work, check out her latest work as well as some of her favorite weddings. To hire Liz, simply fill out this form.

Cody & Olivia | Lynchburg Wedding Photographer

Friends, meet Cody and Olivia. They are two adorable lovebirds that met while on the track team at Liberty University. They are getting married at Glencliff Manor in just a few weeks and I am so excited about their wedding. There are a lot of reasons: they are having a first look (!!), I have a soft spot for the grounds and the people over at Glencliff Manor, and I am just seriously so, so happy for them. They are completely smitten with each other and are already on such great track for sharing a wonderful marriage together. I mean, I'm only 5 years into marriage so, really, what do I know? But… they already have weekly date nights and that is something to be admired if you ask me! :) Anyway, we had a ton of fun during their session. I laughed so much and they played along with all of my silly jokes and quirky suggestions. I love the way their pictures came out. (So much so that I ordered a duplicate sample album of their guestbook! Score!) Okay, enough rambling… meet Cody & Olivia! And get ready to see pictures of their beautiful wedding in just a few weeks!

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Equipment used for this session:  canon 5d mark ii // canon 50mm f/1.2 lens // canon 70-200mm f/2.8l lens // canon 16-35mm f/2.8 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 couple photography.

To see more of Liz’s work, check out her latest work as well as some of her favorite weddings. To hire Liz, simply fill out this form.

Kevin & Audie | A Tappahannock Engagement Session

Things are feeling a little rusty around here. It has been so long since I have posted ! If you've been following along with my facebook page you have probably heard my beloved MacBookPro finally saw it's death last week. Long story short, I hope it'll come back to life soon. In the meantime, I am (not so) patiently waiting for my new iMac to arrive at my front door (Thursday!!) and plugging away on some bookkeeping tasks, finally reorganizing some archives, and oh! Lookie here... finally blogging again!! It occurred to me the other day that blogging had become somewhat of a challenge because of my computer crashing so often. I knew it was becoming a challenge because I had a lot of other things on my plate, but I always have other things on my plate! I typically make time to blog because I love it so much, but when I couldn't get through a whole blog post without the computer crashing 2-3 times mid-writing, well, that's just challenging in and of itself. So at this moment I'm writing from my old (circa 2009!) PC and enjoying being able to write interruption-free!

So, given this opportunity I wanted to introduce you guys to one of my awesome 2013 couples: Audie and Kevin! I met up with the two of them as well as Kevin's sweet daughter's (and Audie's future step-daughters) a few weekends ago for Audie and Kevin's engagement session at their future wedding location. The girls were the sweetest little things!! They kept saying "We are getting married here!!" It killed me! Here are a few of my favorite pictures from their session! I am sooo looking forward to their country wedding... with a barn... field... plantation home...? Only a few of my favorite things!!! Swoon!!

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Equipment used for this session:  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 couple photography.

To see more of Liz’s work, check out her latest work as well as some of her favorite weddings. To hire Liz, simply fill out this form.