What a pretty senior Tori was, and such a fun session. She will be part of the mighty Class of 2016, and will graduate from Augusta Prep. She chose classic styles, and paired them with a bold lip, which kept them looking fresh and young. I loved her natural posing, and her huge smile. I know she will do amazing things after graduation.
When choosing styles for your senior session, be sure to add in some touches of fun to keep them from looking frumpy, especially if you are choosing pieces like blazers or work-appropriate pieces. Tori’s pink nails, pretty lip color, and accessories kept her looking polished and stylish, and still her age. Classic pieces are an awesome choice for your senior photos, though, because they are versatile and can be used for a variety of occasions…more than just your senior photo for your yearbook. We really love this piece from H&M as a good example of a good cut and style for a senior: the tuxedo styling is subtle, and the leather accents are fun and fashion-forward.
One good way to discover super cute outfit ideas is to search Polyvore for their ‘top sets”. These are the most popular idea boards that people have created. The ones below range from bohemian and feminine to chic and high-fashion! Wondering how to find your street style? We love this clever quiz from Marie Claire magazine on finding your own style: Click here. When planning your senior wardrobe, remember the rule of thumb: choose at least ONE classic, neutrally styled outfit to be used for yearbook, college or job applications, or your LinkedIn page. Trust us, having just one pose that is more understated will get you major mileage in your senior shoot. For the rest, go wild! Find things that fit who you are, and that you LOVE! We love the look of a drop waist, bohemian shift dress like the red one at the bottom of the set compilation, and you can find a similar one here. Tune back in for more What to Wear Wednesdays, where we inspire your senior looks!
Modcloth is one of the best, cutest places to find outfits for every style! Their affordable, large selection carries everything trendy for a variety of sizes (it’s a treasure-trove of great clothes for curvy gals, as well with it’s cute and affordable range of sizes!) Many of their dresses are under $50, and right now, their fall products are unbeatable. Lots of these looks below are inspired by Taylor Swift. She favors deep, rich hues, and they look amazing for fall. I love the mixing of plaid tops with non-traditional bottoms like a-line skirts, suede pencil skirts, and other prints. Emerald green and burgundy also make a large showing here, and so do fun shoes. Animal prints flats, strappy and pointed toes, and menswear-inspired loafers pair well with all of these looks and are a welcome change from the typical ankle boot. Remember the key pieces for this season are the wool fedora (seen here), the printed blouse, and suede accessories (find here). By incorporating these pieces, your look will instantly look ready for the changing of the season.
To book your senior session, just in time for fall, contact me!
Maybe you’re wondering who to choose for senior portraits…maybe you’re a parent who wonders if these portraits are worth the money, or why a senior needs their own photoshoot. I’m here to tell you, these matter! Not only does it give seniors a boost of self-confidence, it documents a time in their lives that they will want to remember. For you parents, it can be a bonding experience before your child leaves for college or embarks on their next adventure. You will also be left with prints and products of the highest quality, which will delight grandparents, loved ones and friends of your senior. Here’s what a recent senior (pictured below) had to say:
My senior photoshoot with Janice Freeland was amazing. From beginning to end, Janice made me feel comfortable and confident. She paid attention to every detail from hair and make-up, location of shoot, to helping me with my poises. I could not have asked for a more memorable experience for my senior pictures. I am looking forward to many more sessions with her. -Emily Sapp, Senior
Working with Janice Freeland on my daughters senior photo shoot was an experience I will cherish. Janice’s laid back nature made my daughter feel at ease. She put a lot of time and effort in every detail for this special day. We had so much fun!!! We could not have asked for a more perfect day. -Cindi Brooks (Mom)
This was SUCH a fun photo shoot with my incredible JFP models! I collaborated with Meredith Tompkins of the La Dolce Vita Salon + Spa//Bella Faccia Airbrush + Makeup LLC, and the amazing floral headpieces were from Karin Jeffcoat of Cote Designs.
Karin is an incredible floral designer who does custom pieces for weddings and events. She began designing at a very young age, encouraged by her mom, and has had her work published in Southern Accents, Southern Living, and Style Me Pretty. Check out Karin’s work here
Meredith is an accomplished stylist, who founded Bella Faccia Airbrush + Makeup LLC, and she has done past collaborations with everyone from Victoria’s Secret, to Bravo, and Dateline NBC. Her work has been published in Town and Country, Bella Weddings, and Modern Weddings. Check out Meredith’s work here
For this collaboration, we went with a very editorial feel, clean backgrounds, and edgy, modern floral pieces. Our models were amazing, wearing the large pieces like pros, and pulling off the perfect facial expressions and poses to accent the gorgeous Cote Design arrangements. If you’re a business who would like to collaborate with me, please contact me today!