Senior Style + Balance

by Carri Paschal

Assisting Aaron on his senior photo shoots is really one of my favorite things to do. It’s a great opportunity to get to know the seniors and their parents. Aaron and I make it a point to get to know each and every one of our seniors to make sure every Senior Experience with AP2 Photography is personal and one of the highlights of their senior year.
What I noticed is that Seniors have their own vibe and tend to have the most fun when they are comfortable rocking the styles and fashions they are use to. Whether it’s their favorite pair of jeans, a big comfy sweater, varsity jacket or a graphic tee and a fresh pair of J’s or Timbs.
Fashion sense and comfort always equates to fun and great senior pictures that reflect your style. Feeling bold? For a bit of extra fun, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and tap into your alter ego! Select a color, outfit, hairstyle, accessories or even a lip stick color that is bold and different. Some of our best sessions have been when Seniors explore fashion trends and styles that they see in magazines, fashion blogs, and on TV.So as your prepare your favorite looks for you Senior Experience remember to find outfits that fit your style and personality but also bring your alter ego along for the shoot! We’ll be sure to capture traditional pictures that your family will cherish, your friends will love and get you plenty of “likes” on instagram!

A True Dayton”Gem”

I always enjoy talking to Jasmine Brown! Are conversations are usually short, but inspiring and ALWAYS involve are love for “Dayton” and “Ohio” themed shirts. I’m always inspired by her Love for the Gem City. For those that don’t know Jasmine Brown is the owner of De’Lish Cafe located at 139 N. Main St. In downtown Dayton and has been recognized as one of the Dayton’s Top 25 Women to Watch.

While many people in similar positions as Jasmine often choose to leave Dayton for bigger cities Jasmine has not only continued to build her foundation here, she has also invested in Dayton’s future with the recent purchase of another building right here in the heart of Downtown Dayton. 

Dayton Inspires
Ohio Born & Raised


X caught my attention back in January when we both attended “Redeem The Funk” a function held by Jair Crooms of Redemption Dance Company at Therapy Cafe in Dayton, OH.  We nodded at each other that night but never exchanged a single word. A few weeks later fate brought us together again when I went to meet up with a videographer to sit in on a project he was launching.

I had NO idea that X would there or that he was a spoken word artist until that day. I was moved by his passion, word delivery and sense of style. I was inspired. I took two or three photos of him that day and reached out to him about getting together to do a shoot as part of my Art Inspires Art series.

During his shoot we talked about life, dreams, passion, the Dayton art scene and the pursuit of happiness. We developed a mutual respect for each other and have crossed paths numerous times since our initial meeting.

Follow X on:

instagram @proph3ssorx

twitter @proph3ssorx

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Fate is a Tripp…

This February I started a project photographing creative people from multiple genres. The first in this series is Dayton, OH native Tripp Fontaine. Tripp is a spoken word artist and member of The Underdog Academy. He is also a rapper that is quickly making a name for himself.

Every now and then I will cross paths with someone that captures my “creative” imagination. Tripp is one of those people… We crossed paths working on another project and I reached out to him about linking up. The day of his shoot I was going back and forth trying to pick out the perfect location for our shoot. We ended up at a place I had been wanting to shoot at for quite sometime but never used. As fate has it the location was a block away from Tripp’s childhood home.  Needless to say we vibed on his session and his pictures came out DOPE!

Follow Tripp on:


twitter @TrippFontaine and @underdogacademy

instagram @TrippFontaine


The Senior Experience 2016 – Naomi

 Class of 2016 – It’s YOUR Time!!!

Naomi – Northmont High School 

We definitely had a great time on this session! Naomi or should I say Neyonc’e is one of AP2 Photography’s senior reps at Northmont High School. She’s fun, energetic and can tell you ALL about our SENIOR EXPERIENCE!


The Senior Experience 2016 – Bryan

 Class of 2016 – It’s YOUR Time!!!

Bryan – Beavercreek High School

When Bryan stepped out for his Senior session rocking a Biggie shirt I knew it would be DOPE! Bryan is our senior rep at Beavercreek High School, he’s quick to smile, known for his good hair and can tell you ALL about AP2 Photography’s Senior Experience!