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. Seeing a gap in her local birth photography industry encouraged Liz to start Virginia Birth Photographers, and with that, her passion about spreading the beauty of birth photography was ignited. 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, Martha Stewart Magazine, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino mag, and others.


Emily Gerald


Emily is a premier birth, lifestyle newborn, and maternity photographer based in the DC/Northern Virginia area.

Her passion for capturing life’s fleeting moments began when her brother and sister-in-law were expecting their first baby, although she initially picked up a camera many years prior to that and has been perfecting her craft ever since. Coming from a large family herself, Emily is able to easily connect with her clients and build authentic relationships, allowing her to capture some of the biggest milestones her clients will experience. With her formal background in teaching and her role on the Creative at Heart Conference Team, Emily enjoys combining her two loves of photography and education to bring her know-how to creative small business owners around the country.

When she is not shooting births or snuggling babies, Emily loves traveling with her husband, Mark, spending quality time with her nieces and nephews, and scouting for local donut shops! Her work has been featured on many exclusive blogs such as Grey Likes Baby, Beauty and Lifestyle Mommy, Project Nursery, Boundary Stone Baby and more!

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