Lynchburg Mommy & Me Session | Jayna & Hailey's Mommy & Tween Session

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Jayna & Hailey

Mommy & Tween Session

Jayna is a mom of two and this is her second Mommy & Me mini session that has taken place in my studio here in the New London area of Forest, Virginia. I previously photographed her with her younger son, Evan, soon after we moved into the new studio. I love having this beautiful girl and her infectious laugh in my studio!! 

Jayna has an unparalleled joy for life despite all of the ups and downs she has journeyed through. As a single mom, she has consistently worked so hard to give her children whatever they needed. About a year ago, Jayna closed her in-home daycare to pursue her growing-like-a-weed hair care sales business, Monat. So at the end of this Mommy & Me session we stepped outside to snap a picture of Jayna and her two littles celebrating the brand new Cadillac she was gifted through her business because of all of her hard work. She will tell you all day - every day, it is because of her kids that she works so hard and even took a chance on Monat. What an inspiration she is to me! 

Hailey, her daughter, has the kindest heart of any tween you will meet. She is a wonderful big sister to Evan and is always thinking of others before herself. She is beautiful from the inside out and it was my pleasure to photograph her during this season of life!

Here are a few of my favorites from our time together at the studio!

If you're interested in scheduling your own Mommy & Me Mini Sessions, I would love to work with you to create images you will cherish for a lifetime. Contact me and if you'd like, we can set up a no-obligation consultation here in the studio to answer any questions you may have.

Click here for more information about the upcoming Mommy & Me Mini Sessions.

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Liz Cook is a familybirth 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.

Lynchburg Mommy & Me Mini Session | Meridith’s Baby

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Meridith's Baby

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With her huge smile, contagious laugh, and joy for life, Meridith has a special place in my heart. It is impossible not to be encouraged and refueled after spendings just a few minutes with her. While I am always honored when clients choose me to photograph precious moments in their lives, there is something so special about another area photographer asking me to photograph them and their loved ones!

As I was preparing to share these pictures from Meridith's Mommy & Me Mini Session with her fourth (and last) child (so, her baby :)), my heart grew so tender towards the moments I was able to capture. I can practically hear Meridith's laugh as I look at her smile, and the memory of her singing her daughter's favorite lullaby while she rested her head in her safe place on her mama's shoulder is as fresh as if it happened this morning. (These pictures were in fact taken almost a year ago!) The love Meridith has for her daughter is so crystal clear in these pictures and it warms my heart to know that they will both have these images to enjoy for many years to come.

Here are a few of my favorite pictures from our time together at my studio located in Forest, Virginia (in the New London area of Bedford, Virginia, right outside of Lynchburg!):

If you have been thinking about investing in one of my upcoming Mommy & Me Mini Sessions (there are only a few slots left!), I want you to know that I would be honored to capture images like these for you to freeze the time you have right now with your own babies. These days may feel so long, but the years truly are short. Life right now looks different than it did six months ago, and it will continue to change and look even more different six months from now!

From one mom to another, you won't regret having pictures like these taken! In fact, all this heart-tugging writing is making me want to schedule my own session for me and my girls! 

Click here for more information about the upcoming Mommy & Me Mini Sessions.

Click here to see other Mommy & Me Mini sessions.

Liz Cook is a familybirth 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.

Lynchburg Baby Photographer
A Sweet New Baby Girl

This beautiful mama contacted me a few weeks after her sweet little lady made her arrival. Even though I recommend clients book their newborn sessions before their baby is born, I always do my best to squeeze last minute bookings in when I can. And I am always so grateful when I do have space on the calendar! This sweet little lady was about six weeks old when I finally met her, and what a beauty she is!! Mama opted to have her hair and make-up done by our HMUA team and was able to nurse little L at the same time. 

Aren't they a beautiful family?

Are you expecting and ready to book your newborn session? I am already reserving sessions as far out as August 2017. Newborn sessions are best scheduled between 8-21 days old during the hours of 10AM-2PM. 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. 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 Mommy & Me Mini Session | Baby O

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Meagan & olivia

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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!