Such a fun story about how it came about for me to take Ava’s 1 year pictures! I met Ava’s mom last year while on vacation in FL. I was working out next to this adorable little blond who was 9 months pregnant! We started talking and she told me about her pregnancy, and that her baby was due in just a few weeks. I mentioned to her that I was a photographer and we stayed in touch over facebook since last March. Turns out they travel to Russia during the winter and are only in FL April through July. When I found out we were going to FL this year, I emailed her to let her know I’d be down there to see if she’d want to meet up. It just so happened that they’d be flying in from Russia during the week I was down there. We got a session scheduled within 24 hours of them arriving in FL (keep in mind there is a 9 hour time difference). It was so fun meeting Miss Ava who is as cute as can be! No one really knew what to expect from her as she was totally off on her schedule but she was AWESOME!!!! She was so happy and such a sweet little thing. We had a great time taking pictures. Kate and Ryan, I’m so happy that we were able to make it work! I hope you love your images. I had a hard time choosing which ones to post. You are a beautiful family!!!!!