Yesterday I got to spend an hour with Ava, the most beautiful and energetic little girl I've ever had the pleasure of meeting.
I met her Mum Laura 9 years ago when I went to Everest Base camp, and whilst we haven't seen each other since I got married three years ago we have stayed in touch. I was so happy that she asked me to capture these really precious memories of her little lady with her daddy John.
We met in the pokiest little manky pub in Hope, Derbyshire because it was the only one with a kiddies play area, it wasn't beautiful or scenic but it made for the most beautiful photos.
Yesterday I was reminded of why taking photographs is the most important thing in the world....