Miss Alex Gaines

If there were ever a firey, synchronized, and deserving tempest of zeal personified, it would be in the form of Miss Alexandra Ashanti Gaines. Former NYC resident, Alex is now back in Southern California for school (and 75-degree winters, I'm sure) and wanted to celebrate this new chapter with some photos—can you blame her?

I had the great pleasure of capturing her wonderfully potent energy poolside last week. Alex's colorful shoot exemplifies the importance of investing in a quality memories, celebrating milestones and prioritizing the celebration of self-worth every so often.