“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” -C. Larson
This stunning grad is from Davidson Fine Arts High School, and she had an absolutely beautiful smile! It lit up just about every frame. Emily, or Emmie as she’s known to her friends, is part of the Class of 2016. She is part of several clubs and activities at her school, including the Science Club, the Science Olympiad Team, the drama club, the National Honor Society, and the International Thespian Society Improv Troupe. She also is part of the school’s swim team, and says she absolutely loves science. In addition to her vast school activity roster, Emily also volunteered at the hospital previously, and is part of the Augusta Rowing team. I love that her personal heroes are those serving in our armed forces. She says, “All of the people who are in the Navy, Army, Marines, and the Air Force inspire me. They dedicate their lives to protecting America, and all of its citizens. As one of these citizens, I feel it is my duty to be the best me I can be for them, because they live the military life so that I can do that”. As she prepares for her next chapter of life, she says, “I cannot wait to go to college and start my course in life!” For her session, I keep things breezy and pretty, and highlighted plenty of feminine details. We chose beautiful outdoor locations, since being outdoors is one of her favorite things. Thank you Emmie, for allowing me to be your photographer!
While you are preparing for your Black Friday shopping, don’t forget to add a pair of track pants to your list! I know it’s a little surprising, but these nineties inspired pants can add the right amount of athleisure chic to just about any outfit, even when you’re wanting a bit of dressier street style. Look at the bottom left photo, where track pants are paired with a pair of on-trend sneaks, a moto jacket, and a gold watch. Adding a hoodie and combat boots has an edgy feel, and celebs like Bella Hadid know all you have to do is add some high heels for an “model-off-duty” look.
Where can you find these retro track pants? We found ones we like at Urban Outfitters (their retro Adidas pair is amazing), and this slim, fitted pair would look so cute with a crop tee. We also found some great track pants at Nike (like this one), which are a little more like joggers, but equally cute! We would pair them with solid tees, high top sneakers, and mirrored aviators. All you need is the right pair of track pants, and the right accessories, and you can rock them too!
Why do we share fashion tips on our blog? We believe our senior clients love style, fashion, and tips to make them feel more confident! We also share these ideas to inspire your senior session!
I always ask my seniors if there’s one special piece of clothing, or something memorable they’d love to include in their session, and Grace knew right away what she wanted to include: her boots! And, they were certainly the most beautiful boots, as you’ll see below! This beautiful senior is from North Augusta High School and will graduate in 2016. She is actively involved at North Augusta, and is part of the Beta Club, the French Club, and the Leo Club, among others, and loves attending her youth group. When she has spare time in her very rigorous schedule, she says she enjoys swimming, cooking and baking, and playing with animals.
“I’d say my friends would describe me as organized, smart, and reliable”, she explained, “I am very excited for senior year, especially because of working with Janice Freeland Photography, and because of graduation!” Grace is also taking duel enrollment classes at USCA, and hopes to use her college credits to jumpstart her degree in dietetics or as a pharmacist. Her personal style was casual and pretty, and I loved getting to capture each of her colorful and feminine outfits…Grace added that she really discovered her own style in the last few years, and I think she did an amazing job of communicating her personality.
Thank you, Grace, for allowing me the privilege of being your senior photographer! I had so much fun meeting and getting to know you!
If you’re like me and you love neutral pieces and beautiful staples, these gorgeous bib necklaces are going to be perfect for you. A modern and stylish bib necklace can amp up your everyday look, or dress up a perfect top for a party. We have rounded up our favorites (below), all under $100. The first one is from Bauble Bar. They have some of the cutest, and most stylish new jewelry, all at fairly affordable prices. Sure, they are more expensive than Forever 21, but they also will last longer and are made of quality materials. We would pair that bib necklace with a grey tee, distressed jeans, and heeled booties for the perfect day-to-evening look. We would also add a black or charcoal blazer and colored heels to take us to all the holiday parties with ease! The Kenneth Lane necklace (below) would be beautiful with a black dress or skirt for christmas or thanksgiving dinners, and could have an edgier look with a moto jacket and skinny jeans. Most of the necklaces below are ones that can be paired with lots of different pieces, making them ideal for a girl on a budget! Sound off in the comments about which bib necklaces you love and wear!
I absolutely love the parachute dress! A parachute dress has a really neat history; something you may not know. In WWII, when fabric and supplies were scarce, parachute silk became prized for things like wedding dresses and blouses. Clothes were rationed during this time, and parachutes became beloved as well as practical. These days, we have more clothes available to us than we know what to do with, but the parachute hasn’t lost it’s charm. It offers billowy drama, plenty of fabric for lots and lots of movement, and comes in tons of pretty hues for different looks. This styled session features a beautiful, flowing red parachute dress, attached to a brighter fuchsia piece.
You might have seen them from other photographers, but we really styled this one a little differently. We wanted a more moody, dreamy scene, and this dramatic dress was just perfect. Our model rocked it, and I loved the addition of her dress draped across the branch..simply stunning. If you’re interested in adding a parachute dress to your sessions, please let me know! I’d love to dream up the perfect setting and styling just for you.