My best friend of 15 years and her 3 year old daughter are probably my two favorite subjects to photograph. Alex adds her special touches with her styling and ideas which inspired this whole shoot. This was an adventure for sure when we jumped fences that we later realized were unlocked. It was a little tough when Ava decided that she no longer wanted to be photographed with random announcements like, "I'm tired and I need to rest." But, it was all worth the outfit changes in the wilderness, the bribes of Twix candy, and the drool stains on Alex's dress when Ava finally did fall asleep because I love these photos.
These were taken in my backyard, the Mount Hamilton hills in San Jose, CA. Always grateful that my natural gym, my humble abode, and my peace of mind are also my biggest inspiration for my photography.