It all started two years ago on Christmas morning. At eight weeks old, the toy yorkie that Jacksonville Magazine Cover Model Search winner Angie Ortiz found under the tree was small enough to fit in her hands. From that day forward, wherever Angie went, Ava followed.
Though Angie takes her pup everywhere that she can (including to the grocery store, out to dinner and to catch a flick at the movies), modeling jobs don't exactly cater to her four-legged companion. When Angie won the model search in March, she didn't think to ask if Ava could be present for her shoot. But as the date of Angie's photo session drew near, Jacksonville Magazine had the idea to incorporate the shoot with the pet theme of the August issue. Angie was ecstatic—for the first time in her modeling career, Ava would be smiling for the camera with her.
Styling: Liza Chung & Bronie Massey
Hair: Grazyna Mercado
Makeup: Lindsey Wirht
Location: Home of Amir & Jody Sabet