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BUSINESSES AND PROFESSIONALS

Asian American Journalist Association - Seattle Chapter
For the last two years, Ava has been the photographer at the annual Lunar New Year event of the Seattle Chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association. Ava brought great skill and creativity to every job, producing crisp and beautiful photographs that I appreciated long after the event was over. She is a must have for any event coverage.  

— Mai Hoang, president


Mat Quest Yoga & Wellness
Ava is a true professional in every sense of the word. She notices and captures every detail. Since our first event, she has been our preferred photographer! We love the way she works with us and our clients. She makes sure everyone is comfortable and the results are always more than expected! 

— Dianna Bagley, owner and yoga instructor


TV reporter and host of Evening Magazine, NBC Seattle
Ava made our photography session fun and fast. She has a great sense of how to pose her subjects, but keeps an easy conversation going so everything feels natural. In less than an hour, we had everything we needed - plus more!"

— Kim Holcomb


Former editor and producer at msnbc.com
Ava has impressed me from the moment I met her, which was on the way to the local Asian American Journalist Association's Lunar New Year's banquet dinner in Jan. 2010. I have seen her blossom as an independent businesswomen, so I can only imagine what she'll be be like as her clientele grows, but I know she'll carry it with grace, enthusiasm, and a professional demeanor that will no doubt propel her career far.

She captures the best moments of sessions with her clients, giving them what they want through talent and skills, backed by deep authenticity and integrity. 

I've recommended her to countless friends and seen consistent results, and with my own headshots. She's the real deal. 

— Athima Chansanchai



 
FAMILIES


Working with Ava is like working with a good friend. Photo shoots are fun as she is cheerful and bubbly, yet very professional and detailed-oriented. She was very patient with our 1-year-old son, giving us breaks, and totally put my husband (who absolutely hates having his picture taken) completely at ease. I absolutely adore Ava and look forward to many more photo sessions with her!  

— The Moskito's


It had been more than three years since I’d had photos taken of my daughter and me together. Ava was wonderful, and I really appreciated her flexibility in scheduling, her care in setting up the shots, and her creativity throughout it all. Best of all, I now have some great family photos! 

— The McPherson's


To call Ava Van merely a photographer would be to do her an injustice. To me, Ava does much more than point and shoot; she takes the time to get to know her subjects, is personable, friendly and makes photo shoots enjoyable (even to those who are camera-shy), committed and hard-working and does a strong job as a post-production editor. My family and I have been very pleased with both her work and the end results.

From the very first time my family and I met her, we had a good vibe and felt comfortable around her like she was a part of the family. Her cheerful nature and ability to put her subjects at ease (in our case, a two-month old baby - no small feat) made us as new parents feel good. 

Though ours was one of the first professional photo shoots she did, it was clear Ava took her job seriously. She was very professional and respectful of our home and more importantly, our daughter. She made sure the baby was warm, comfortable and happy, and because of that the photos turned out great.

Ava’s cameras, lighting kit, and other equipment are top of the line and it is clear she knows how to utilize them to their fullest extent. 
In addition to her technical skill as a photographer, Ava possesses great interpersonal skills that help make the people around her relaxed so they look their best in photos. She genuinely seemed to enjoy spending time with my family (especially our baby) and has created a long-standing relationship with us. Because we feel so comfortable with Ava, we have since hired her to document other important moments in our lives, like our daughter’s first birthday and holiday photos. 

Ava is trustworthy, likeable and easy to work with. If you are looking for a great photographer with a knack for bringing out the best in her subjects, I would highly recommend Ava Van.

We heart Ava!  

— The Wing's


 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS

Working With Ava Van Photography was a great experience. I felt very comfortable throughout the shoot and had loads of fun! Not to mention I got to keep all of my pictures from the session, which was a great bonus.  

– Lana


I had a really fun time working with Ava Van. She helped me out with the best poses and my senior pictures turned out amazing!

– Anjanette

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