Ethan Class of 2018 Senior Ursuline High School in Youngstown, Ohio

Michelle contacted me about photographing her son Ethan’s senior photos. I knew from Michelle’s email that we would hit it off since she said she is also a huge Dave Matthews fan! Ethan is a basketball player and a Class Of 2018 Senior at Ursuline High School in Youngstown, Ohio.

Mom wanted outdoor photos for her son and his only request was a basketball court for a few photos. Michelle and I decided that Mill Creek Park in Youngstown would be a good location for what she was looking for. Ethan is a star basketball player at Ursuline High School and wanted something different than the standard sports photos from the school. I found an older court near Mill Creek Park and was hoping that was what he was looking for. It’s an older court, a little rundown and nothing new or updated. When Ethan and Michelle arrived, they thought it was perfect! I was able to capture some cool photos of him in his basketball uniform, with a great setting.

We were planning on using Pioneer Pavilion as our main location. But, there was a wedding being held outside the building that day. Luckily, Ford Nature Center is just minutes away and also a great location in the park. Ethan was great to work with for his photos. Although like most guys, he didn’t really want to smile too much. But every once in a while I could get him to crack a smile for me. I was able to get a good combination of serious and smiling photos to please both Ethan and Michelle.

Here are some of my personal favorites from Ethan’s senior photos. We had great weather, a great location and I had a fun client to work with! Thank you, Ethan and Michelle, for picking Danielle Neil Photography for your Senior portraits!


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There are just a handful of sessions still available for the Class Of 2018 Senior photos. If you are interested in scheduling your Senior photos with Danielle Neil Photography, please contact me today for portrait availability for the Fall.

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