Gervasi Wedding | Samantha & Shawn

Gervasi Vineyards | Ashley Nicolle Photography

Samantha and Shawn are the sweetest couple! When they first told me the plans for their wedding, I was already swooning. Gervasi Vineyard is one of my favorite summer locations. It’s less than an hour from Boardman but feels like you’re on vacation the second you step on the grounds. 

The Villas are super intimate and the ideal place for those getting ready moments. 

Every last detail was absolutely perfect! This isn’t even a fraction of the details, just a few of my favorites.

“We’ve all been in weddings before. We know the drill!” – the wedding party. 

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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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Senior Destination Session | Indianapolis, ID | Marleah

Senior Destination Session | Marleah | Warren JFK

Marleah is one of my ANP reps this year which means a lot of things. First off, she spends a ton of time in front of my camera (which I love). She got some extra perks like a senior destination session because she’s super sweet and dedicated to the team and I like to reward that! And she has such a cool style! Guys seriously, I wish she was staying in the area (selfishly) so I could add her to the team as a stylist in the future!

So for Marleah’s shoot we had some pretty awesome plans. We were taking the short 5 hour drive to Indy to document city vibes and take advantage of that killer art museum to capture Marleah’s artsy side (**cough cough… Fault in Our Stars). BUT, the torrential downpour had other plans. Luckily, my amazing friends Jolene from Jolene Dombrowski and Brittany from Juliana Leigh who were on this trip with me helped come up with plan b. They’re both amazing photographers and if you’re in the Chicago or Madison area, I highly suggest checking them out.

So instead of cool architecture and art museum layouts, we used the super cute airbnb I had booked and basically shot in the dark. I have to say I love the moody vibe that came from those shots. Marleah definitely got the most variety of any shoot, ever!

senior destination session youngstown photographer

We were able to sneak in a few photos during a break in the rain around the neighborhood. We even found some cactus plants in Indiana. I took it as a sign that things were turning around for us!

When I mentioned variety, I feel like I didn’t do it justice. At all. Just keep scrolling.

senior destination session youngstown photographer

This last outfit is everything. The gingham print with that scarf and those heels… ahhhh!! And the location. And props to Jolene for thinking of the shades (shades that I happened to have from a random pool club the day before).

senior destination session youngstown photographer

Moral of this blog post… Marleah is a doll with a killer sense of style. Rain happens and ruins plans but sometimes other really cool stuff happens instead. Traveling is my thing so if you want a senior destination shoot, email me or contact me!


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  • Angela Cook

    Absolutely LOVE all of these photos!!! Red is Definitely her color! 💕💕💕ReplyCancel

Mill Creek Park Family Session | Sapp Family

Fellows Riverside Gardens | Mill Creek Park | Family Session

Theodore is 4!! I was lucky enough to document this cutie at Mill Creek Park which quickly turned into a play date because that’s pretty much how I work. I adore this little guy to no end. When he was a baby, I would constantly make jokes about taking him home with me (*but if his parents would’ve let me…).

mill creek park family pictures

He had a super cool birthday party with a Wild Kratts theme. I linked it in case you’ve been living under a childless rock like myself and have no clue what this show is. It’s educational, adventurous, and teaches about animals. Seems awesome! No lie though, my first thought when I heard Wild Kratts was “so like an updated Rugrats?” partly out of ignorance and partly because I secretly loved that show when my sister when young!

mill creek park family pictures

Theo’s super talented Aunt Jackie is an artist (Arty Pants) and created some awesome props to really bring his Wild Kratts theme to life that absolutely had to be documented during his shoot! The Jeep is my personal favorite. I mean seriously, how cool is that! And it’s the perfect kid-sized selfie booth.

mill creek park family pictures

My favorite photos are never mom and dads favorite but in this case I have a feeling we might be on the same page. I can’t wait to find out! Hint: it’s in the collage above. If you follow my IG story, you saw a few behind the scenes pics of Theo taking pictures of mommy and daddy with my camera. He was so eager to learn and nailed back button focus after 5 minutes. (Proud teacher moment)

mill creek park family pictures

Thankfully, Krista is a chiropractor because this “little” guy isn’t so little anymore and his daddy had him flying through the air throughout our whole session!

Sapp Family, you’re awesome! I will gladly shoot with you any day especially if it means ending the session in a tickle fight with my favorite little guy!

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  • Krista Sapp

    Ashley Nicolle, can’t thank you enough for your exquisite work, and all of the effort you put into our shoot!  You truly have a gift.  I’m always impressed with your ability to beautifully and accurately document people’s lives through your lens, and your writings. We are a busy, loving and always-on-the-go family, especially with this kiddo, and I think you captured all of that, spot on.  Much love and appreciation to you, my dear, thank you!ReplyCancel

McKinley Library | Warren JFK | David

Warren JFK Senior David

This Warren JFK grad just shared some pretty incredible news so I thought it was only fitting that he got his turn to be featured. Congrats, David! Plus, I need to share way more guy sessions. I love them. I’m a total goofball in general and during sessions with boys, it seems I have more permission to be a weirdo!! It’s worse with young children, the weirdo part, because they really don’t judge yet and their laughs are encouraging. *digression*

Back to David! Who plays soccer for Warren JFK so that’s where we started! Waiting for the sun to cooperate with me midday on an open soccer field, we were able to chat about life and careers and his super sweet girlfriend. Pro tip: when you need to capture the perfect grin and smiling eyes, bring up the girlfriend.

warren jfk senior pictures

warren jfk senior pictures

Admittedly, I know very little about soccer. And by very little I mean one thing. Don’t use your hands. So I told David to do his thing. Capturing someone authentically is allowing them the freedom to move and show emotion as they see fit. Telling an athlete that during their senior pictures they get to play rather than pose doesn’t hurt either.

warren jfk senior pictures

Did I mention he was captain?!

warren jfk senior pictures

As it turns out David works for the cutest restaurant. The back patio area looks like it could be in a gardening magazine or something. The owners were kind enough to allow us to take a few photos back there during their off hours.

warren jfk senior pictures

McKinley Library is staple in Trumbull County for picture taking. Students go there for prom pictures, wedding parties go there for portraits, and in the fall it is surrounded with couples getting engagement photos. Since David had a suit for his final look, I knew it would be the perfect spot. Classic and timeless.

warren jfk senior pictures


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