A Senior Rep Christmas With Operation Christmas Child // Fort Collins Senior Photographers

How lucky am I to work with these girls? They are out to change the world and have the biggest hearts. I love seeing their compassion and it's so exciting to see them passionate about this world and all that is happening in it. One of the things I really wanted to focus on this year with my reps was to have fun and do something to serve someone else. I felt that Christmas was the perfect occasion for this. I had them pick the idea for our Christmas party (Crazy, Quirky Christmas) and pick what they wanted to do for charity --  So what did they choose? Operation Christmas Child!

Operation Christmas Child is part of Samaritan's Purse - An international relief NGO. Every year, people all over the nation pack shoeboxes with gifts for children of all ages which are delivered to over 100 countries worldwide. We filled EIGHT boxes for girls between the ages of 10-14. From dresses, to backpacks, stuffed animals, toothbrushes and more -- eight of these boxes were filled to the brim with goodies and love. All of my girls personally donated these gifts too, which is seriously so generous and just reinforces how much they want to make a difference in the world. We also signed cards and put a group picture in the shoeboxes so the young girls receiving the boxes will get to see the faces of all of the ladies who packed them. I dropped the boxes off at their drop-off site in Denver and it was SO COOL to see how many volunteers were running this thing in the big warehouse. I felt like I was in Santa's workshop, busy with elves and Christmas cheer. I checked the tracking information recently and it looks like our boxes were shipped to Mexico. I am so excited about that; it makes me think back to the mission trips I took to Mexico when I was in high school.


Of course we had a little bit of a party that night too. The girls came to my cozy little home, hung out with my 3 year old for a bit, and enjoyed candy canes, cookies, popcorn and marshmallow filled hot chocolate with their very own sweater mugs. We had a quick little photoshoot using some studio lighting -- and they cozied up to my fireplace, sat in my big blue chair and laughed and giggled throughout the rest of the night. 

It has been such a blessing to work with these ladies this year. I am so thankful to have such a wonderful team -- I have just as much fun as them :). 

Interested in being a 2019 senior rep?  Official applications will be coming out in the coming weeks -- get an exclusive VIP invitation code from one of our current reps to receive some legit sign-up goodies. We do so many fun things throughout the year and I would love to have you as part of our #2019BlueCrew! We will change the world, laugh, form new friendships and get freaking awesome pictures. It's a great program to be a part of, and I can't wait to meet you! 

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night!”

Pumpkin Patch Senior Rep Shoot // Something From The Farm // Fort Collins Senior Pictures

Loved spending the afternoon with these ladies! It is SO SO fun to go out and do activity based shoots with my senior reps. I am excited to announce that you will be seeing many more of these fun shoots, and that our senior rep program has expanded to basically a year round thing! What's up next?? Christmas!! 

Thank you Something From The Farm for allowing us to come take pictures at your pumpkin patch. The girls and I loved it! The pumpkins are adorable -- so if you haven't been out there yet this is the perfect little afternoon activity for all families and friends. Shop Local ;).

Adi's Senior Session // Poudre High School // Northern Colorado Senior Photographer

Full Name: Adi Sadeh

Instagram Profile Username: adi_sadeh

High School: Poudre High School

What do you want to be when you're older?: When I am older I want to work for Non-profit organizations and be in the peace corps. I am very passionate about service work and traveling!! I want to major in environmental studies as well.

What are your passions, hobbies, etc.?: I love snowboarding, running, climbing, yoga, and basically anything outdoors. I also really love photography and traveling . I am very passionate about service and I am really involved with leadership.

Favorite Ice Cream?: Chunky Monkey Ben and Jerry's (Vegan Version)

If you could go on any adventure right now, what and where would it be?: If I could go on any adventure right now I would probably go to Nepal, stay in a hostel, do service for those in need, and trek and snowboard in the Himalayas. From there I would go to Bali and surf and have fun adventures on the beach while staying in a bungalow and doing yoga. Then I would go to a crazy music festival in Spain or Argentina (If I go to Argentina then I have to go to Patagonia) to learn Spanish and because I am obsessed with all music, I am very into going to concerts and festivals. I would just want to experience different cultures and do things out of my comfort zone.

Hair: Beauty By Brianna Joy at Bask Salon
Makeup: Dotted With Hearts

Back To School Senior Shoot // Time Travel Is Real // Fort Collins Senior Photos

Don't you wish you could time travel? Well I'm here to tell you, you can! As everyone has been gearing up to go back to school over the last few weeks, it brings back so many memories and childhood joys. If you have a high school student or are a high school student, I bet you can remember recess, playing hopscotch, swinging on the swings and so much more. It's not all lost yet though -- you can still take a stroll down memory lane! 

You guys, THIS IS WHY PHOTOS ARE IMPORTANT!! The days may be slow but the years are quick. You never want to regret not taking that photo -- or worse, not printing that photo only to be lost on your phone or on the non-existent CD that has corrupted. Do you memories justice and hire an awesome photographer like me ;). 

So now that we are in the busy Fall season....try to remember to:

1. Take that photo, even when it's a pain. 

2. Print that photo, and better yet, hire a photographer who will truly create heirlooms for you. 

3. Have fun, know this busy season will pass all too fast and more sleep is on the way. You will be another year older, wiser and more experienced without even feeling how quickly it will go.  

4. Pumpkin Spice everything.

5. Get ready for Christmas carols. 

I'm out you guys -- Have a wonderful week!

<3 Ashley


I loved shooting Amy's senior pictures this year. She is a swimmer at Rocky Mountain High School, and loves the water. I've actually known her since before she was born, so it's been so fun to see her morph into this beautiful and talented young lady. Amy is laid back, sweet and always up for an adventure. Thank you Dotted With Hearts for the beautiful makeup, and Beauty By Brianna Joy at Bask Salon for the curls. 

Read a little bit about her below:

High School: Rocky Mountain High School

What do you want to be when you're older?: Personal Trainer

What are your passions, hobbies, etc.?: I love to swim, sing, and exercise.

Favorite Ice Cream?: Chocolate

If you could go on any adventure right now, what and where would it be?: I would go somewhere tropical, and I would explore new beaches and national parks. The beach feels freeing to me. I love to see new places!

Follow Cassidy On Instagram: amy.fromme

Cassidy's Senior Session // Loveland Urban Senior Photography // Mountain View High School Senior Photographer

I loved shooting Cassidy's senior pictures this year. This girl is full of smiles, spunk and a little bit of spice. Her session was pretty rad -- she nailed the styling and her hat gave her photos so much character. Thank you Dotted With Hearts for the beautiful makeup, and Beauty By Brianna Joy at Bask Salon for the fishtail braid. 

Read a little bit about her below:

High School: Mountain View High School

What do you want to be when you're older?: Cosmetologist

What are your passions, hobbies, etc.?: Makeup, animals, and hanging out with friends.

Favorite Ice Cream?: Mint Chocolate Chip

If you could go on any adventure right now, what and where would it be?: New York, I've been there once before and it was my favorite thing EVER.

Follow Cassidy On Instagram: Cassidykerns

Now Booking Class of 2018 Seniors. FREE VIDEO CLIP for every senior this season and a FREE FAMILY POSE at all sessions completed by the end of August. We work with seniors all over Northern Colorado, including providing senior photography in Loveland! Contact me now: 970-556-4754 or fill out our contact form to schedule a phone call.