Ava, class of 2023


Senior year is a whirlwind of emotions, and for many, it’s a season of reflection, anticipation, and celebrating a significant chapter of your life. For Ava, a radiant high school senior from Notre Dame Academy, her fall senior session became a canvas for capturing her sweet personality and the beauty of the fall and some of the best locations the Toledo area has to offer.


And what locations did she choose for her senior session? None other than the Toledo Museum of Art and the enchanting Middlegrounds Metropark! With outfit changes that aligned perfectly with the locations she chose, Ava’s senior session was unforgettable!

Senior Ava posing in a black dress against the elegant white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.

first look: lbd against a white backdrop


Ava's senior session began at the Toledo Museum of Art, a location that exudes classic elegance and timeless charm. The museum's stunning architecture served as the perfect canvas to frame Ava's radiant personality.


For her first outfit, Ava chose a simple yet stunning black dress. The dress exuded an air of elegance and sophistication, perfectly complementing the classic surroundings. Ava's poised and confident presence in front of the camera created an aura of quiet beauty and grace, setting the tone for the day.


Ava's demeanor throughout the shoot was nothing short of delightful. She was an absolute sweetheart to work with, embodying a positive and collaborative spirit that every photographer dreams of. She was up for any pose, and her ease in front of the camera made each click a joy.

Senior Ava posing in a black dress against the elegant white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Senior Ava posing in a black dress against the elegant white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Senior Ava posing in a black dress against the elegant white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Senior Ava posing in a black dress against the elegant white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Senior Ava posing in a black dress against the elegant white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Senior Ava posing in a black dress against the elegant white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Senior Ava posing in a black dress against the elegant white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Senior Ava posing in a black dress against the elegant white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.

second look: a pop of color


For her second outfit, Ava decided to infuse a burst of color into her session. She changed into a cute teal skirt that added a touch of vibrancy to the elegant setting of the museum. The teal hue complemented the natural surroundings beautifully, giving her senior photos a playful and lively vibe.


Ava's spirited personality truly shone during this part of the session. Her laughter and radiant smile brought life to every photo. She effortlessly moved from one pose to the next, showing her versatility and comfort in front of the camera.


After a spectacular start at the Toledo Museum of Art, we headed to Middlegrounds Metropark for the next chapter of Ava's senior session. This location provided a dramatic contrast to the museum, with its tall golden grass, panoramic views of the city of Toledo and the Maumee River, and the promise of a breathtaking golden hour sunset.

Senior Ava posing in a cute teal skirt against the classic white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Senior Ava posing in a cute teal skirt against the classic white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Senior Ava posing in a cute teal skirt against the classic white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Senior Ava posing in a cute teal skirt against the classic white backdrop of the Toledo Museum of Art.
Senior Ava posing in a cute teal skirt against the urban backdrop of Middlegrounds Metropark.
Senior Ava posing in a cute teal skirt against the urban backdrop of Middlegrounds Metropark.
Senior Ava posing in a cute teal skirt against the urban backdrop of Middlegrounds Metropark.
Senior Ava posing in a cute teal skirt against the stunning golden grass at Middlegrounds Metropark.

third look: golden hour perfection


To capture the full essence of fall, we ventured to the picturesque Middlegrounds Metropark. With tall golden grass, breathtaking views of the city of Toledo and the serene Maumee River, it was the perfect location for Ava's second set of photos. The juxtaposition of the urban landscape against the serene riverbanks created a captivating setting for Ava’s photos. The late afternoon sun bathed everything in a warm, golden light, setting the stage for a breathtaking golden hour.


Ava's third outfit choice was spot on for this fall location. She wore jeans paired with an incredibly cute burnt orange top that blended seamlessly with the autumn landscape. The rich color of the top harmonized with the golden grass and the warm evening sunlight. The earthy tones complemented the scene, creating a seamless connection between Ava and her natural surroundings.


Throughout the shoot at Middlegrounds Metropark, Ava's warm and friendly demeanor continued to shine. She was open to every pose and idea, and her willingness to explore different angles and expressions made each shot a work of art. Her smile, radiant against the backdrop of the setting sun, conveyed the excitement and anticipation of her upcoming senior year.

Senior Ava posing in a burnt orange top and jeans at Middlegrounds Metropark in Toledo, Ohio.
Senior Ava posing in a burnt orange top and jeans at Middlegrounds Metropark in Toledo, Ohio.
Senior Ava posing in a burnt orange top and jeans at Middlegrounds Metropark in Toledo, Ohio.
Senior Ava posing in a burnt orange top and jeans at Middlegrounds Metropark in Toledo, Ohio.
Senior Ava posing in a burnt orange top and jeans at Middlegrounds Metropark in Toledo, Ohio.
Senior Ava posing in a burnt orange top and jeans at Middlegrounds Metropark in Toledo, Ohio.
Senior Ava posing in a burnt orange top and jeans at Middlegrounds Metropark in Toledo, Ohio.
Senior Ava posing in a burnt orange top and jeans at Middlegrounds Metropark in Toledo, Ohio.
Senior Ava posing in a burnt orange top and jeans at Middlegrounds Metropark in Toledo, Ohio.
Senior Ava posing in a burnt orange top and jeans at Middlegrounds Metropark in Toledo, Ohio.
Senior Ava posing in a burnt orange top and jeans at Middlegrounds Metropark in Toledo, Ohio.

A Natural in Front of the Camera


Throughout the session, Ava proved to be an absolute sweetheart. Her enthusiasm and willingness to try different poses and expressions made the entire experience a joy. Her natural grace and comfort in front of the camera were evident in every photograph.


In the golden light of Middlegrounds Metropark, as the sun dipped below the horizon, Ava's senior session reached its grand finale. The images captured the essence of a senior year filled with warmth, hope, and the vibrant beauty of autumn.


From the classic elegance of the Toledo Museum of Art to the vibrancy of Middlegrounds Metropark, Ava's session was a reflection of her multifaceted personality and the exciting path that lies ahead. It was an absolute pleasure to work with such a delightful senior, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to capture these moments in my seniors’ lives. It was a day of capturing memories, laughter, and the anticipation of a bright future.


I’m wishing Ava all the best as she embarks on her next adventure after high school, knowing that she carries the memories of this beautiful season with her, forever preserved in her senior photos. Working with Ava was an absolute pleasure, and her senior session will remain a wonderful memory for me. Her senior photos are a testament to her beauty, grace, and the boundless possibilities that await her in the future. Cheers to a senior year to remember!