Gretna Newborn Photographer | Peter's Lifestyle Session at Home

Gretna Newborn Photographer | Peter's Lifestyle Session at Home

Not long after this little guy came to see me at my natural light studio in Lynchburg, VA for his newborn session, I made the one hour trip out to his home in Gretna, VA to capture what life looks like for his family now that he has made his arrival. In-home newborn sessions are reserved for clients who book 3 or more photo sessions with me in their baby's first year.

Lynchburg Newborn Photographer | Myer’s Studio Session

Lynchburg Newborn Photographer | Myer’s Studio Session

This sweet little boy is baby number five born to a household of four other boys! Can we say #boymom?! I have had the pleasure of photographing this wonderful family over the past few years, including one of his older brother's newborn sessions and a few family sessions along the way! This time around, Myer's parents decided to make the most of the quietness of the studio and allow this session to be 100% focused on only Myer. They were able to relax on the couch in the lounge area and enjoy the stillness of the space while I started with his individual portraits and once those were complete, we finished up with a series of portraits with his parents loving all over him! 

Lynchburg Newborn Photographer | Peter's Studio Session

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Peter's Newborn Session

In The Studio

This little man was one of the easiest newborn clients I've ever had the pleasure of photographing. He was as happy as can be all swaddled, curled up, and snuggled for his portrait session here in the studio!

All of the blankets and wraps you see in this session were provided by me and are always included in the cost of my newborn session fee. There is no need for parents to bring anything but themselves, their brand new baby, and a diaper bag of their own essentials. Here at the studio I have diapers in all sizes, wipes, hair brushes, blankets, swaddlers, wraps, and even the coveted Baby Shusher (newborn parents - if you don't own one of these you need one today!). The goal of my photo sessions is to create beautiful imagery while also providing a relaxing environment for everyone involved. 

Peter's parents opted for two newborn sessions; one at the studio and one in their home in his brand new nursery. (In-home newborn sessions are reserved for clients who book 3 or more photo sessions with me in their baby's first year.) For the studio session they wanted it to be all about him, so while I worked with Peter on the beanbag, they took this time to rest on the studio couch and enjoy a little time-off from parenting for a few hours! Soon I'll share pictures of the lifestyle session in their home so you can see the whole family together (and how natural and great they are as first time parents)!  

For now, here are a few of my favorites from my time with this little guy all by himself!

 

Are you expecting and ready to book your newborn session? I am currently booking sessions as far out as late summer 2018. 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.

Liz Cook is a baby, family 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 Studio Newborn Pictures
Baby M and her Family

This sweet girl was an angel baby for her studio newborn session here in Lynchburg, VA. Upon arrival, mama settled into the hair and make-up chair while I started preparing little M for her portraits! She stayed fast asleep and we zoomed through the different set ups for her pictures, allowing a variety of looks and feels to her session. As soon as her beautiful mama was all dolled up and ready, we were just finishing up her solo-pictures. We rolled right into pictures with mom, and then soon dad and big sister arrived for their pictures! I always recommend older siblings arrive separately if possible, so they won't have to wait around and observe while we give so much attention to the new baby. I absolutely love the way this session came out, and so does mama! 

Here's what she had to say about our time together: 

"I wouldn't trust anyone else with my family's memories. We hired Liz for the full birth experience and newborn sessions. The investment was beyond worth it. The images and emotions that she captured are too good to be true. She is extremely professional and prepared for any scenario, while having the sweetest disposition and so down to earth. I felt like I had my best friend in the labor and delivery room with her there. Her studio is beautiful and full of light. She does everything she can to make you comfortable, providing snacks and a place to relax while the photos are taken. She has a wonderful wardrobe to choose from because let's be honest.. what new mom likes what she looks like or has a perfect flattering pastel top for photos days after giving birth? I sure don't. But Liz dressed me in a flattering dress and the images are priceless. I recommend her to anyone who wants breathtaking images full of love and emotion. :)" - Kelly J.

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.

Virginia Baptist Fresh 48 Session | Brand New Baby Pictures

This sweet girl came into this world gently, steadily, and healthy. Her mama made the decision to invest in a full First Year package with Liz Cook Photography and I have had such a wonderful time getting to know her family! 

Here is one of our first sessions together, her Fresh48!

Are you expecting and aren't sure how you feel about a birth experience? A Fresh48 session is a great option for you if you want those first few moments of your baby's life captured, but you don't feel quite so comfortable with the idea of a camera in your delivery room. I will come to your birth space only hours after your baby has arrived to capture all the going-ons and the sweet moments of exploration as you get to know one another. 

I am currently booking Fresh48 sessions as far out at late Summer 2017. Fresh48 sessions are best booked during your third trimester. I will be on-call for you (which means I won't travel out of town, etc) and once you go into labor, you simply let me know! I will clear my schedule to make room for your session within the next 24-48 hours. Contact me today to reserve your session.