We featured a few of Tori’s gorgeous shots on the blog, but it’s pretty great to hear that she had an experience to match her beauty! We love hearing feedback from every senior, so that we can make the experience better and better for everyone who comes through our doors. Not every single senior is super enthused about the makeup or hairstyling, or even choosing outfits, and yet, they can still have an amazing experience if they come with an open mind and a willing spirit! Tori did just that. Although she notes that she was not one to normally wear makeup or get excited about a photo session, she brought a killer smile, a gorgeous wardrobe, and a superb attitude, and we got amazing portraits. Each of my exclusive sessions comes with a pre-session consultation, and a premiere ordering session where you get to view your images. I also offer professional headshots in my studio, starting at just $250. These are great options for seniors entering fields like modeling or dance, where they need beautiful and professional headshots.
“Working with Janice Freeland has been such an unforgettable opportunity. I never considered myself to be the type of girl to do a photo shoot, but as soon as I began working with Janice I found myself having so much fun. After my first session I couldn’t wait until the next one! I normally don’t wear any makeup, but I felt comfortable and confident during my photo sessions, and that’s an experience that every girl should have.”
Were you one of the lucky ones to get your hands on one or a few of the pieces from the Balmain x H&M Fall 2015 release on November 5th? LUCKY YOU!!! It flew off shelves, and many pieces ended up on Ebay, selling for double or triple what they cost! If you haven’t heard of Balmain, it was founded by Pierre Balmain, and has been around for decades. It is credited with bringing fresh insight to French style, and designers such as Oscar de La Renta have contributed to the success of the brand. It skyrocketed to new popularity around 2009, and now celebs flock to the elite brand for it’s asian and french influences. Celebrities like Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid wear the brand, and the pieces they have been wearing were similar to the styles of the H&M pieces released.
The pieces sold out nearly instantly after the stores opened the day the collection released, and many stores experienced near panic as shoppers tried to get their hands on the more affordable items. As you can see below, Balmain favors unique textures, structured shoulder lines, and details like draping and studs/buttons. If you’re a super fashion-forward gal, this is the designer to be looking at for the latest trends and haute couture looks. If you were lucky enough to snag a piece or two, call me today to schedule an epic senior session!
Let’s get real here…Your senior session can be a huge source of anxiety. Trust me, I understand! Your senior portraits are a huge milestone, and they are immortalized for generations to come and put in photo albums and on walls. It can feel like a ton of pressure to get the “perfect” shot. I take your senior photos seriously, and consider it an honor and a privilege to do them! After all, you have the choice of tons of gifted photographers. But, that being said, I do things differently here, and that’s why my clients leave with beautiful photos and with confidence that I got “the shots” they were hoping for, even if they were nervous. Below is a gorgeous senior, Grace, who was nervous about her senior session, and who had this to say about her experience:
“I was honestly really nervous about my session. Once I arrived Meredith (makeup artist) got my makeup exactly the way I wanted and I started to get excited. I’ve never had photos taken like this before but Janice made me feel totally comfortable! She helped me pose and told me exactly what to do. She had great ideas for photos with the available location, and you can tell she genuinely enjoys what she does. I had so much fun and can’t wait to see all the photos!” -Grace Lint, Class of 2016
Isn’t she a beauty? I loved our time together, and I love that I eased her nerves and gave her portraits she is confident in and proud of. I can do the same for you, so contact me today!
An accomplished athlete, great student, and gorgeous, too! Is there anything this girl can’t do? We don’t think so! Meet Ashlyn, a beauty graduating in the class of 2016 from Aquinas High School. She is headed to Jacksonville State University, where she hopes to play soccer. She has been busy honing her athleticism at Aquinas, where she has participated in club level and high school level soccer. In addition, she was part of cheerleading, made the honor roll, was part of Key Club, and was on the prom committee. When she isn’t wrapped up in her extra curriculars, you can find her at the movies, at the beach, or with her friends and family, who would describe her as “quiet and loyal”. Her biggest accomplishment to date was earning a full athletic scholarship, and earning a FLAIR merit three years in a row. When asked how she would describe herself, she laughed and said, “preppy and southern!”. Her preppy style came through in her session, where she wore romantic florals and feminine embroidery, paired with soft curls in her hair and a bold lip.
Ashlyn was so fun to get to know, and I know she will achieve great things in the world of soccer! She will bring her wit, sweet heart, and drive to everything she does in life. I wish her nothing but the best. Congratulations, Ashlyn!
My experience with Janice Freeland Photography was definitely a great one! She made me feel comfortable in my surroundings and in front of the camera. Because of her positive reinforcement, I felt like I could give ideas regarding the shoot that reflected my own personal style. She made an sincere effort to give me the best pictures possible, and followed through. But above all, my shoot with Janice was fun!! It was such a rewarding experience and I would recommend her to anyone! -Catherine, Aquinas High School Senior
It is truly a gift for me to get to do what I love, and give these seniors photos that make them feel confident and beautiful. What I also love so much is when seniors have such an amazing experience that they recommend me to their friends. There is no higher compliment than that referral…it shows such a trust in me to capture this amazing milestone in their lives, and a trust that I can do the same for their friends. Catherine is a gorgeous senior from Aquinas High School. We had such a fun time together, and her lovely personality was great to work with. I loved that she called our time together “rewarding”, because I truly believe it SHOULD always be something the senior looks back on and has great memories, rather than feeling bossed-around or stressed.
CALL ME today to book your own session, and then refer your friends!