It was a chilly day in downtown San Jose but the sun was out and we had the day off. Ashley is my best friend's younger sister, my fellow pearl girl, and a strong minded young woman makin' moves to better herself. When I hit her up about letting me shoot her for my portfolio I had in mind a street style backdrop in the city we both were born and raised. I'm beyond excited to share these New York state of mind in a Bay Area body themed photos of my girl.
We met up at the historical Hotel De Anza amid some of San Jose's most popular restaurants and attractions. After paying for 1 hour parking, knowing damn well we would stay longer, Ash and I set off on our photo adventure.
Walking down Santa Clara Street had me over the moon with all the photo opps I never realized existed until today. I mean, take the red vintage phone booth that stands outside of the Britannia Arms pub aka The Brit - a perfect spot to snap some shots of this beauty.
I wanted Ashley to be captured in her essence which is a mix of edgy, feminine, and calmness that she carries with her between her Stepbrother impersonations and occasional reactions to other people's road rage (ie: she was talking to me through her car Bluetooth when a some lady started honking at her to hurry up and Ash switched from courtroom to ghetto then back to "Ok, so where should I park?") Bottom line: Our midday photo session was pretty eventful. ;)
PS. Did you notice her California - We grew here, you flew here t-shirt? Love it! Follow Ashley on Instgram @aannnnnn_