Ari is 10!
I have had the wonderful pleasure of watching Ari grow, and I get to photograph it all. This year was a milestone- she is now double digits, though going on 16. She has been accepted into a prestigious choir program, ran for student council, and is already using her talents to change the world.
This year, she and her mother chose to take her portraits at the Old Zoo in Griffith Park, which is one of my favorite locations to shoot. It's unique and has a lot of history behind it, and is almost never crowded. It also gave Ari the opportunity to show off her climbing skills.