Featured Session | Tessa Volpitto | Aquinas High School

Jan
9th

Tessa will be graduating from Aquinas High School as part of the Class of 2016, and when she asked me to do her senior photos, I was sooo excited (let’s be honest, I get excited about all my seniors, though!)….but her beautiful personality and striking features were perfect for some classically elegant senior photos. Tessa wore a retro-inspired white dress for her senior session, and I loved the way the silhouette and cut flattered her and contrasted with her vintage-style curls. If you’re considering a white dress for your senior shoot, it can be a really amazing way to highlight your skin, hair and eyes with a neutral color. Be sure to choose a shade of white that is flattering to your skin tone and the style you want. One advantage of a white dress is that they are available in every style from a prim a-line cut to a long flowing maxi, which means you can find just about anything! If your session is a bohemian style, you could go with something like this maxi (find it here), or for a more classic session like Tessa’s we like this frock from Nordstrom.

If you’re gearing up for senior photos, be sure to check out my session details page. It talks about the three types of sessions that I offer, and what they include. My most popular session is the Couture session, which includes professional makeup and hair, as well as a whopping TWO hours of shoot time! Please contact me today to book!

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What your friends are saying! | Sarah | Class of 2016 | Augusta Preparatory Day School, Augusta GA

Jan
2nd

“My senior session was one that I will never forget! I had an amazing time getting my hair and makeup done. It was so much fun laughing and joking around at different locations. I learned a lot while having this experience. I became more comfortable with my style and myself. I would recommend this experience and opportunity to any girl who loves to get dressed up
and have a good time!”

-Sarah Jane Lawry, Class of 2016

I can’t believe it’s already 2016, but I am so ready and excited to take on a new year. I am thrilled for this year’s seniors and can’t wait for you to meet them here on the blog. If you’re searching for a senior photographer, be sure to take our three tips into account during your hunt:

-Look for someone who matches your personal style. If you want a cool, modern editorial feel, make sure your photographer can show you portfolio images that match that style. If vintage is what you’re looking for, find someone who has done lots of retro shoots.

-Make sure your expectations are clearly known: If you’re including a beloved pet, a varsity jacket, or instruments in your shoot, please let your photographer know, and ask permission. You want to make sure they’re prepared and ready to incorporate the items in a creative way. Also a location or style may not suit a pet or certain items, so asking is always best.

-Ask lots of questions: Find out how many images are included, all fees and product prices, and when you will receive your images. You won’t want to cut it too close to your yearbook deadline as well, if that is needed.

As always, I’m here to answer any questions or concerns!

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What 2 Wear Wednesdays | Cozy Cashmere Sweater Dresses

Dec
23rd
Just in time for Christmas, we rounded up the best sweater dresses! Maybe you’ll even find one under the tree this year! Sweater dresses are versatile and practical; offering a feminine look without sacrificing warmth. And there is nothing more luxurious than a cashmere sweater dress! Whether you have the $ to invest in a real cashmere dress, or want to find the closest match, you will have a dress to wear to any holiday occasion. You could wear a sweater dress with knee high socks and boots to a family dinner, or dress it up with tights and heels for a holiday party. A plain grey sweater dress (see below) can be glammed up with fun jewels from JCrew like this necklace, which is under $30! You can also find really cute sweater dresses in acrylic or cotton blends for an affordable price like this one from Forever 21, that comes is at under $20 (and shhhhh, we won’t tell your little frugal secret!). The sweater dress can be a piece of your wardrobe that lasts forever if you take care of the fabric and wash it carefully. It can also go from winter to spring with the right shoes and accessories.
For a senior session, a sweater dress can be a really fun choice. To keep it youthful and fun, combine a darker sweater dress with a denim jacket and fun, stacked bracelets and ankle boots. Or pair a striped sweater dress with stiletto ankle booties and a pendant necklace for a fun and streamlined look. And of course, give me a call to snap your senior photos and document your sweater dress look!

Editorial | Collaboration with Cote Design and FOTAS Friends of the Animal Shelter

Dec
16th

I love collaborations with organizations and designers that I am proud of and passionate about. Cote Design is one of the designers I absolutely love, and their couture and chic approach to florals brings so much life to my collaborations. Cote was founded by Karin Jeffcoat, who brings her European influence to all of her elegant designs. For this session, they brought both fun and whimsy to each arrangement, and our animal models were so fantastic!

We wanted to bring awareness to The Friends of the Animal Shelter in Aiken County. FOTAS is a non profit 501 (c) (3) organization run exclusively by volunteers. It was founded in 2009 to help the Aiken County Animal Shelter protect and care for the over 4800 homeless and abandoned animals they see each year. They are funded by private donations, and they are doing such amazing work. Their mission is to promote animal welfare, responsible pet ownership and care, and to eliminate euthanasia for all adoptable animals.

If you have been thinking about a creative photoshoot for your organization or business, please contact me. I love getting creative with my clients, and helping them dream up a campaign that will launch them to success!

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What your friends are saying about Janice Freeland Photography | Scotti Wells’s BFF Session

Dec
9th

I love doing Best Friend sessions, because of how fun it is to meet not one, but two seniors! I also love the significance that the best friend session holds; often these are friends that have known each other for years. On the brink of new adventures like college, they are still bonded together and experiencing life together, so it’s a really fun time to commemorate a friendship. Scotti and her adorable bestie were a ton of fun, and had the biggest smiles for me. They are naturally sweet, funny, and kind girls, and it shows in their images. They also have such cute style, and picked feminine flowy tops for their shots together. Scotti’s mom contact me afterward, letting me know what a good experience her daughter had, “What a wonderful experience!! Janice Freeland is a true professional! My daughter and her friend had the BFF session and it was a great experience. Janice helped pick out outfits prior to their session. Then, that day the make up and hair were wonderful and exactly what my daughter had wanted. There were several outfit and scenery changes and I know there will be a lot of photos to choose from. I am so glad Janice offers the BFF session because they had so much fun together. Janice created a great experience for my daughter and we can’t wait to see the pictures! Thanks so much!!”

If you’d like to schedule a session with your best friend, or if you’re a parent and you want to surprise your teen with one, please let me know!

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