Hi, i'm Ava!

I come from generations of artists. Growing up, my parents consistently made all forms of art a priority, and actively fostered our passions. For as long as I can remember, I've seen the world through an artists lens: color combinations, how light interacts with man-made spaces and objects, juxtaposition/contradiction of subjects, vulnerability in every being, the human connection. 
I am based in NYC with my rock-climbing husband and popsicle fanatic toddler. For the last 8 years I've worked as a Registered Nurse specializing in Intensive Care. Both photography and nursing honor how I wish to serve humanity in this lifetime- by fostering healing, growth, transparency and self expression. 
Aside from nursing and photography, I love old houses and architecture, museums, spicy food,  flea markets, the 1960s, house plants, dabbling with piano, painting, interior design, vast spaces, jellyfish, and reading. 

During our session, I hope to bring a sense of comfort and ease. I find that the most impactful and powerful images are the ones in which I am able to capture the subjects truest self. As an open-minded, passionate, judgement free and easy going photographer, sessions are an enjoyable and rewarding experience for everyone involved, myself included.

Thank you for visiting!


I have experience with wedding, family, maternity, lifestyle and commercial photography. 

Selections of various sessions can be viewed under the Client Work menu.

To view complete session galleries, please inquire via email.


My current rate is $150/hr.
Mini sessions (30min) are $75/hr.
Please inquire via email for events/sessions 2+ hours in length.

Transportation time/fees may also apply.

I am based out of NYC and can potentially travel with enough prior notice.


Email: avapruitt@outlook.com
Insta: @ava___etc

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