You can never thank your father enough especially as a daughter. Their influence is powerful on a child and gives you guidance along your way. Ilya is a wonderful father. He is always talking about what his girls are up to in their lives and encourages them to pursue their dreams. It is inspirational. He has always been a wonderful support to LDE Photography, Tampa, FL and we in turn have promoted his business the Stone Soup Company in Ybor. If you ever come close to Ybor, you should visit Stone Soup. They have fantastic food and it is not just my opinion. I can be a bit of a foodie here and there. I like the food because it is fresh, cooked on site and creative. It is healthy for you and allows you to safely explore. If you are vegan, there are menu items for you too. Ilya's store has won recognition for his Cuban sandwich. Here's the social work catch: Ilya donates gallons and gallons of soup to the community. You are supporting a good cause all the way around. :)
Now, onto the photos. Here is Ilya's father's day themed photo session with his girls. You can see his pride and love for them in coming through in the photos. We also had his beautiful partner Deb on hand and she hopped in a few of the photos too. We had a great time at the Ben T. Davis beach.
Ilya's take on the photo below was very powerful to me. He explained that he will always be in their background; watchful and protective.