I am a photographer based in Richmond, VA. After retiring from Verizon, I was able to turn my love of photography into my own business Ava Reaves Images. My 30 plus years of customer service, and managing projects provided valuable experience to cover events, portraits and plenty of patience for my love of colorful landscapes.
I have always loved watercolors and the Impressionist art and paintings; and therefore I love color in my work.
As a member of the White House Press Pool, I have covered events with President Barack Obama, Michelle Obama, VP Joe Biden and President Bill Clinton. In addition, I had the opportunity to photograph Olympic Gold Medalist Gabrielle Douglas during the 2013 Virginia General Assembly.
When I am not covering events, I'm out capturing colorful landscape. Two of my landscape images won in the category, 'Honorable Mentions' in the Scenic Virginia 2014 annual Virginia Vistas Photo Contest. The images were printed in the Richmond Times Dispatch July 20 edition.