In February, I did a short interview with Alia of the Toledo City Paper to talk wedding photography for their annual Weddings issue. At the end of our conversation she asked if I’d be interested in collaborating on photos for the feature on the 7 women being honored for the YWCA Milestone Awards. I have been wanting to do environmental portraits for some time, so I was thrilled for this opportunity. Hearing bits & pieces of Alia’s interviews with these women, while setting up lighting & doing test shots was icing on the cake. I feel so honored to have photographed such remarkable women, in their environments.