Senior Inspiration – {Janice Freeland Photography}

February 27, 2013

Looking at these photos below, it’s hard to believe this is Janice Freeland’s first year photographing seniors!  It looks like she has been doing it forever!

Janice Freeland Photography is located in both South Carolina and South Florida!  Talk about two fabulous places to shoot!  Of course I could be a bit partial to the South Carolina location (since that is where I am!).

For this session, Janice asked this senior what her favorite places to go were and then incorporated those into her shoot.  The mall and a local park where this senior hangs out with her friends were the perfect places to take these photos.

Check out the photos from this session below and be sure to check out more of Janice’s work here.  Thanks for sharing Janice!

What was your inspiration for the photo shoot? This was her second senior shoot. She took her first senior portraits with the school recommended photographer and felt none of the pictures looked like the real her. So, the main inspiration for this shoot was to bring out the real Tatyana.

Where did this photo shoot take place? Tatyana is in love with fashion and she also loves the bohemian look so I decided to do some of the shoot at her favorite mall and in a field near her home. I wanted to keep the images timeless so instead of shooting in the mall itself I chose some cool spots outsidethe mall getting permission from the mall staff first.

Did you collaborate with this senior to come up with the clothing and/or concept for this shoot? Yes, I take the time to talk to all my seniors before our shoot day to get the feel of what kind of look we were going for. It helps to know what your senior likes to wear to help you choose the correct locations.

What camera, lens and equipment were used for this shoot? The equipment I use is for this shoot wasCannon 5D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Telephoto Zoom Lens, EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Autofocus Lens, 5-in-1 Collapsible Circular Reflector Disc – 42″

What time of day were these taken? I usually do most of my session late afternoon around 3:00 right after hair and makeup.

Can you share any post-processingtechniques used when editing this session? I really don’t use any special post-processing except Imagenomic Portraiture action and a few other things that I’ve learned in workshops.

What is your favorite thing about this session? My favorite thing aboutthis session is the completely different looks we got with the choice of clothes and locations. It’s hard to believe the two locations were right next to each other and with the right lighting and clothing it looks like 3 different shoots.

What do you want this session to convey about this senior and about your senior photography style? I try to make my seniors feel like a fashion model for a day. Mysessions are relaxed and I shoot with a fine art/editorial feel. I like to have fun and I like my seniors to have fun and in the end I love to give my clients a memorableexperience and great images.  I want this session to convey that I take pride in bringing out the best in my senior clients. I listen to their wantsand needs but I still try to keep the session timeless both pleasing my senior clients andtheir parents.

What is one tip you can share with other photographers regarding photographing seniors? I think the best tip I have is to talk to your senior before her session. Make sure you are both on the same page, that way everyone will be happy with the outcome.