Downtown Warren Senior Session

Warren JFK | Lauren

If you follow my Instagram, this is definitely not the first time you’ve seen Lauren! She’s our final 2018 ANP Ambassador to be featured on the blog. (You’ll see more with Lauren from our editorial shoot in Pittsburgh soon enough!) Her senior session took place in downtown Warren which was especially fun for me because even though Warren is super close, I rarely ever get the opportunity to shoot there.

youngstown senior photographer

youngstown senior photographer

I had no clue there was a Women’s Park in the middle of downtown Warren. It’s beautiful and intimate and provides serenity right in the middle of the chaos of downtown.

youngstown senior photographer

Lauren’s style is definitely one to be envied. I won’t insult her by trying to describe it in any way other than original. She could easily have a career in the fashion industry, or become a tennis pro with her skill and dedication, but she’s also highly intelligent and plans to head into the medical field. Honestly, if I had my life half as together at her age, I would’ve been proud!

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Wardrobe change at one of my favorite local coffee shops, Nova Coffee Co, (go check them out, seriously).

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For info on senior sessions, head over to the Contact page or email me at ashleynicollephotography.com!

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Fellows Riverside Garden | Pittsburgh | Senior Session

Fellows Riverside Garden & Pittsburgh

Mineral Ridge Senior | Sarah

Sarah is a current 2018 ANP Ambassador from Mineral Ridge High School. She will be attending Duquesne University in the fall and since that campus’s landscape is pretty much magical and overlooks the city, it was such an ideal spot for her session. We finished up the second half of Sarah’s session right here at home in Fellows Riverside Garden or the Rose Garden as I always call it. The Rose Garden is one of those spots that we take for granted because we live here. We’re used to it. It’s available to us for every dance, wedding, or special event perfectly landscaped and typically flooded with people. We lucked out for Sarah’s session though on a weekday evening and pretty much had the place to ourselves!

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Yes, Duquesne is gorgeous! And yes, the first place I stopped was the front of this parking deck. It ended up being my favorite shot of the day. Do I expect this to be the shot hanging over the mantle or the one in the yearbook? Maybe… but probably not! That’s why variety plays a crucial role during senior sessions!

youngstown senior photographer

youngstown senior photographer

Technically, we weren’t even on campus yet in that first outfit. I admit I can get a bit carried away shooting on random city streets! But Sarah was totally killing it and you’d never know how hot it was, or that a monsoon was about to hit the city, right!?

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Youngstown, OH

A little bit about Sarah: she’s a doll! She’s easily one of the sweetest girls. She holds her faith close and is obviously a rockstar academically. I had the privilege to see a more playful side of Sarah when she brought her boyfriend to the second part of her shoot back in Youngstown. *Ladies, bring your boyfriend to your shoot!! We snuck in a few photos of the two of them and it was so refreshing to see how supportive and encouraging and helpful he was through her whole shoot.

Those giggles are genuine, you guys! She’s picked a good one.

A butterfly joined us for the end of Sarah’s session. I may have chased it for a few shots, but we got it! Butterflies tend to represent life, or in the Christian religion, resurrection. The English major in me can’t help but to think that butterfly is representing a successful new beginning for Sarah this fall!

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Geneva-on-the-Lake Senior Session | Ashley Nicolle Photography

Geneva-on-the-Lake senior session

Warren JFK | Liz

Liz is one of our 2018 ANP Ambassadors! Let’s take a trip back to the warm and sunny days of June to check out her session. Destination sessions are my all time favorite. Some people get freaked out by this idea thinking they need to spend a fortune or travel across the country. Not true! Of course California is always an option, but we have so many cool spots within an hour driving distance to us right here!

For Liz’s session, she wanted to combine a few different elements. Geneva was definitely the perfect spot. It offers a vintage vibe, the lake, and as long as you don’t go during the same week we did (Mayflies had taken over), there’s lots of formal spots too! Liz did an awesome job of planning out her outfits to coordinate with the scenery. When you have a busy background and want to stand out, solids the way to go.

Liz is currently a senior at Warren JFK, she’s class president, highly intelligent, and involved in multiple school activities, sports, and volunteer opportunities. She also has awesome style and is an absolute natural in front of the camera. This town was swarming (no exaggeration) with Mayflies and she didn’t flinch once!

Time traveling.

I grew up spending large chunks of my summer at Lake Erie. The rock-filled bottom and minimal shoreline are super nostalgic. So naturally, I spent way more time on this part of the shoot. Not to mention, Liz was absolutely killing it so why stop!

 

 

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  • Angela Cook

    Love these photos! Beautiful!!!❤️ReplyCancel

  • Renita MINTUS

    Thanks Ashley for capturing her beauty. One proud mom!ReplyCancel

ANP AMBASSADOR APPLICATION

WHAT IS AN AMBASSADOR?

Simply put, the face of my brand. Think Kendall Jenner for Calvin Klein.

But to me, an ambassador stands for so much more than that. It means you value my work enough to want to show it off, you genuinely want to be a part of team who supports and encourages each other, you want unique senior photos that showcase your personality, and if I’m lucky you’re a music junkie like me!

WHAT ARE THE PERKS OF BEING ON OUR TEAM?

Chandler’s cupcakes for starters. Chandler is our awesome intern and if you’re extra sweet to her, she will be sweet to you. Hint. Hint. Not to mention the extra perks you receive, extra photos, welcome party, gift, promo video, internship opportunity, priority scheduling, blog features, senior film opportunities, group destination shoot opportunity, multiple hangs and creative shoots.

I’m a humanitarian by nature so I include at least one volunteer opportunity for us as a group to giveback to the community each year usually around the holidays.

TRAVEL. If you’ve checked out my Instagram, you know I can’t stay in Ohio for too long and I have lots of killer ideas for next year. Last year was the first year we introduced this and while I love shooting around the staples of our hometown, nothing sparks a little extra creativity like a destination session!

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Juniors from around the area who love my work and are comfortable and confident in front of the camera, outgoing, kind, and stylish is definitely a bonus! Teens who support their peers and are involved in their schools and community, those who thrive in a team environment and most importantly who are stoked to represent ANP!

NOTE: As an ANP rep, you are required to have your senior session with Ashley Nicolle Photography. Your ambassador status begins in the spring of your junior year and ends when you graduate. In exchange for all the extra photos and perks, we ask that you not represent any other photographer or hobbyist during that time. Noncompliance with this will mean immediate termination from the team.

REQUIREMENTS

So if you skimmed the top part, here’s your summary so far. The ambassador program provides an awesome experience that goes way above the regular senior portrait experience. If you are selected, a $200 session fee deposit will be due. No worries, this will be applied to your senior session as a credit. You still have the freedom to choose from any of our collections or a la carte items sold separately at your reveal.

YOU’VE MADE IT THIS FAR. YOU’RE IN, RIGHT? APPLICATION DETAILS:

Applications are open for the Class of 2019!! We have ONE spot remaining to complete our team of 2019 ANP Ambassadors! 

Step One: fill out the application HERE 

Details will follow…

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Mill Creek Park Senior Session | Boardman High School | Becca

BHS senior session | Becca

Becca’s senior session was so much fun! She is a senior at Boardman High School and participates in tons of extracurriculars. She is such a positive force no matter who she is with and what she’s doing; I admire that so much about her!

After talking about the elements she wanted to incorporate into her photos, I knew Mill Creek Park was the perfect spot. So many seniors think that the park is overdone but it’s so much more than Lanterman’s Mill and the Princess Bridge. And a photographer, I’ve scouted every corner and know some really great spots for each season.

mill creek park senior session

waterfalls mill creek park boardman senior pictures

Becca is one of my reps this year so by the time we got to her solo session, she was super comfortable with my wacky cues and prepared for how things work! Have I mentioned how much I adore her! She’s the absolute sweetest.

boardman senior pictures

This spot down by the waterfalls is one my favorites during the summer. The elements all come together so beautifully and the breeze is amazing for those 90 degree summer sessions. And that breeze compliments the hair flip so perfectly!

mill creek park senior pictures boardman

Last but never least is the flower garden (Fellows Riverside Garden). They do such an excellent job maintaining the gardens. I promise not one petal was damaged during our shoot. Becca was super careful to step around the flower bed but it was so worth it for these photos!

boardman senior pictures

mill creek park senior pictures

 

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