Happy Mother’s Day | Janice Freeland Photography

May
14th

“I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked
after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you.
I am your mother.” – Maya Angelou

In honor of Mother’s Day, I wanted to share these beautiful photos of my niece, a mama-to-be! There is nothing like anticipating the birth of a sweet new baby, and I wanted these to reflect that excitement and hope. We found a lovely little woodland area that worked beautifully with the pink maternity dress that she had for the session. Then, we moved indoors for some more poses that showed off her baby bump. I always work with my clients to determine the level of modesty they want to attain, and we always keep things very classy!

I cannot wait to meet the sweet baby to come, and know my niece is going to be a fantastic mommy. Moms, you do so much every day, and I appreciate you. I know your children do too, even when they don’t remember to say thank you!

Happy Mother’s Day!

     

 

 

Sunday Shoe Swoon | Slide Sandals | Augusta Photographer

May
7th

Sun’s out, fun’s out!!!! I am so excited that summer is here, and nothing says “summer” more than the trendy slide sandals that are making a total comeback this year! I remember these from the 90’s (especially the stripe Adidas ones), and think it’s pretty great that they are everywhere. I love a good, easy, everyday shoe that can go with anything, and slides are definitely that.

For sundresses and skirts, try a neutral white slide with cork base (like the ones on the top right). They look pretty without being overwhelming, and are a bit dressier than a standard flip flop. When you’re in a hurry, try an all-black ensemble and add a black plastic slide for a look that will be chic even though it’s super comfortable, and you can get from the grocery store to dinner in style! For something a little more unexpected and edgy, try a grey suede slide with a boho dress to make it a bit more casual.

No matter what your personal style is, you can find our favorite slides below  (click the polyvore link to shop) and bring this trend into your wardrobe!

 

 

 

What to Wear Wednesday | Bomber Jackets

Apr
24th
Like the rest of the country, we love the bomber jacket trend! We love it because it is so accessible; pretty much everyone can wear it, no matter your personal style. There are preppy versions from American Eagle and JCrew, and more edgy styles in camo, satin, and velvet from clothiers like Zara and Urban Outfitters.
These jackets go with just about everything in your closet, but if you have a more textured or printed one, treat it like a statement piece. Pair with solid tees and jeans, or skinny black leggings and sneakers. The bomber jacket is best utilized by making your staple and basics look really stylish! We love it paired with sneakers from Tretorn or Converse, and distressed jeans for the perfect weekend look.
If you want to branch out, lots of fashion bloggers are layering this over slip dresses and tees for a nineties vibe. Add simple slides and hoop earrings to create a retro and super fun look!
Want an affordable bomber jacket? Forever 21 and Charlotte Russe have tons under $25, and our favorite is this one. We would wear it with dark jeans and a grey tee, since it’s got a lot of pattern on it. Enjoy more bomber jacket looks below!

 

Outerwear – Bombers, Baseball Jackets by giovanna1995 on polyvore.com

What sets me apart as a senior photographer?

Apr
21st

Caroline is such a beauty, isn’t she? I loved getting to know her, and celebrating her senior year with this milestone session! I wanted to talk a little bit about my senior sessions, and why my style sets me apart as a senior photographer.

-I offer three different tiers and packages: the BFF, the Couture, and the Drama. Each one gives my senior clients the right fit for their individual needs and their budget. I love my my couture session, which is my most popular option, because it comes with hair and makeup, and includes two hours of shooting time! My clients seem to think this one covers all their needs, and they really love their premier ordering session afterwards.

-My style is fresh, modern, and imaginative: Sure, I could just snap a few portraits, but I believe in dreaming up a session that looks like YOU and the things you love. The way you smile, the way you laugh, the way you walk and talk…all of these things belong in your senior session. I also love using props like floral crowns, beautiful gowns, etc., to include stylized looks as well.

I have a proven track record of publication, success, and happy clients! You can trust me with your big senior moment, because I’ve been doing this for awhile. I am passionate about what I do, and I believe in doing it the best way that I can. To see publications I’ve been included in, you can check them out HERE. And, if you need one more reason to book, check out Caroline’s session below!

What to Wear: The Knit Sheath Dress

Apr
17th

We have found the PERFECT DRESS, and we wanted to share it with you today on the blog! Here are the details: It’s a Leith brand knit dress from Nordstrom, and it’s $56.00. While this might seem pricey for a knit dress, we think you’ll agree it’s worth every penny when you have it!

It’s made of a sturdy knit that is slightly ruched on one side. This makes it super flattering across the tummy and hips, and the longer length ensures you won’t be tugging it down all day! The tulip hem makes for the illusion of a longer leg, and yet is modest enough for work or church if you are not super tall.

The neckline is similar to a crew neck tee, and covers all bra straps, which makes it even easier.

How should you wear it? We suggest two ways:

  1. With converse sneakers or flats, and a jean jacket. It’s a timeless, classic look that is universally flattering. You could wear this look to the farmer’s market, shopping at the mall, or to lunch with friends.
  2. With heels and a long duster sweater: A longer sweater keeps the proportions interesting and covers the more snug rear of this dress, which keeps it looking nice for church or work. You could ditch the sweater for a night on the town!