Forest Virginia Newborn Photographer
Baby James

When baby James' mom, a local midwife in the Lynchburg area, reached out to me about photographing her son's newborn session I was so honored! What a treat to have another birth professional in the area trust me with capturing this precious season for her. We quickly secured a date and they traveled to the studio all the way from their home in Charlottesville, VA for his newborn session. 

They arrived to the studio relaxed and... early! Believe it or not, I tend to expect my newborn clients to arrive a little late. That's usually what happens when you are still getting used to having a new life to be responsible for! But because they were traveling from so far, they overcompensated on time and we were able to start their session early. We each took turns snuggling their handsome little guy, and I was able to capture all of his unique details and mannerisms as well as how deeply loved he is. Baby James was the smiliest baby I have ever photographed! It was so fun capturing that little grin over and over again!

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

Are you expecting and ready to book your newborn session? I am currently booking sessions as far out as early Winter 2017. Newborn sessions are best scheduled before your baby has arrived. If you have waited until the last minute, please contact me - if I am able to fit you in, I will! I don't want you to miss out on the opportunity to have this short and sweet season of life documented. 

All newborn sessions include the use of the studio wardrobe, a styling consultation to discuss the look and feel you desire for your session, as well as my exclusive client preparation guide. On site hair and make-up services are also available with our stylist so that you feel relaxed, confident and beautiful at your session. I make the process of preparing for your session simple and seamless, so you can focus on your first priority, taking care of your newborn baby. Contact me today to reserve your session.

Lynchburg Mommy & Me Session | Jayna & Evan

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Jayna & Evan

Mommy & Me Session

This mommy and me session photographed here in my studio near Lynchburg, VA reminded me why I do what I do. The connections captured in these images reignited my passion for this amazing work that I do and helped me reach my "click point" here in the new studio space. I can't wait to photograph more mamas and their babies together! 

Both Jayna and Evan are wearing tops from the studio wardrobe which is available to all clients. 

Enjoy a few of my favorite pictures from our time together in the studio! 

When you take away distractions and simply let a baby be... the beauty of their personality and the connection they share with their people is enough to create the most beautiful art. I am in love!

Mama and baby clothing are both from the studio wardrobe. If you'd like for me to capture the genuine connection you share with your little one, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

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

Lynchburg, Virginia Maternity Session A Family Maternity Session At The Garden

Lynchburg, Virginia Maternity Session A Family Maternity Session At The Garden

I have loved getting to know this family over the years. I first photographed them when their oldest was about 15 months old... and now she is a big sister! I remember being amazed that she was already identifying her colors at such a young age! That should have been a sign to their brain power. :) This family is the brains behind One Way Out, a local puzzle / escape room business. We LOVE to go when my genius dad and brother come to visit. Every time One Way Out opens a new room, we start coordinating another trip for my extended family to come into town! 

Lynchburg Mommy & Me Studio Session | joanna and baby

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Joanna & Baby

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This Mommy and Me session was photographed on-location in a beautiful rental property outside of Atlanta, GA. This session was styled by the talented Abany Bauer and hair and makeup was done by Molly Stilley. I had a wonderful time photographing Joanna and her sweet little girl and all of their tender moments together. 

Here are a few of my favorites from our time together in Georgia:

Thanks to the incredible team that came together to make this happen:

Hair & Make-up: Molly Stilley
Styling: Abany Bauer, Brown Linen Design


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

Lynchburg Mommy & Me Mini Session | Baby O

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Meagan & olivia

mommy & me mini session

Can we say ginger?! Ah! I loved photographing these two beautiful ladies together! Baby O is such a sweet little girl and, as you will see, SO very loved! I had a great time getting to know her even if I did have to work extra hard to entice some smiles out of her. I love those babies that bring me a good challenge! :)

Here are a few of my favorites from our time together:

Liz is a wedding, family 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.


There are still a few spots available for the Mommy & Me Mini Sessions in May! Mini sessions make a wonderful Mother's Day and/or Father's Day gift! If you'd like more information, contact me!