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Posted on Apr 09, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Almost done with the class of 2018, but not quite yet!  I had a great time meeting Jacob and his mom for his senior session at Kraft Azalea.  Our first scheduled shoot date got rained out, but this day was pretty darn close to perfect weather!  If it looks like it is going to rain, or if it looks like it won’t be great out for photos, I am happy to reschedule.  I rather have a day that I know you are going to love!  We had a good day to shoot, and a very nice guy to photograph!  In addition to the regular photos, Jacob also wanted to get some photos with the jeep that he and his dad rebuilt.  I love it when the seniors want to incorporate something special to them!

Here are a few sneak peeks from his shoot:

 

 

Posted on Mar 13, 2018
Posted in Seniors

The next senior up on the blog was a fun one!  Dani had a deluxe session (2 locations) for her senior session.  The first part of her session, she shared with her horses!  I don’t get many seniors with their horses, but whenever I do, I just love the photos.  Yes, the horses can be little stinkers at time, but it is totally worth it.  And Dani had 3 different horses for us to play with that day.  And then a 4th who desperately wanted to be in a photo too!  We had a great time, and the horses were so well behaved!  Then forward to the second part of her shoot – the beach!  We were a little concerned about it raining for our shoot, but then we totally lucked out and had one of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve had in a long time.  Beautiful morning, beautiful girl, beautiful photos!  Dani was up for anything, wether it be climbing or getting totally hit with the waves.  (Which by the way, she was so awesome!  She was able to keep her eyes open when the waves were coming right at her. Such a pro!).  I really enjoyed my time meeting and photographing her!

If you are a 2018 senior, you are almost out of time to get senior photos that you love!  Contact me to get your session date on the books!

Now onto sneak peeks!  Here are a couple from each of Dani’s locations:

Posted on Mar 05, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog is Johnny!  The last time I photographed him, he was just a kid tagging along his big sister’s senior photo shoot.  Now it was his turn!  He chose the beach for his shoot.  It is early morning to do those beach shoots, but always worth it!  He is such a good kid, and we had a great time.  By the end, he was literally hanging off the pier (and yes, I had to include that as a little bonus sneak peek, because it makes me laugh).

Time is coming close to being up for the class of 2018 to get in for their senior photos before the craziness of prom and graduation kicks into high gear!  If you have been putting it off, time to get on the calendar!

Here are a few sneak peeks from Johnny’s shoot:

Posted on Mar 02, 2018
Posted in Family, Kids

I had a great time meeting this family.  I already had met half of them, because the oldest son had his senior photos taken a few months ago!  I love when families realize the importance of getting family photos, especially after the kids are little.  Why is it that we stop getting family photos when the kids get older?  There is never a perfect time to do a family session, but before college sounds pretty close to the perfect time to me!

Here are a few sneak peeks from their session:

Posted on Feb 27, 2018
Posted in Family, Kids

Time for my family (and most photographed) family!  I really look forward to these shoots.  Since I have been photographing both of the kiddos since they were born, it is so nice to catch up with them and watch them grow.  They are such great kids, with huge personalities!  We went to a location that I haven’t been to in a while, and I have to say, I was really loving it!

Here are a few sneak peeks from their shoot:

Posted on Jan 29, 2018
Posted in Seniors

I’m not quite done with the class of 2018!  Next senior up on the blog, is the beautiful Cassidy!  She is super sweet, and I had a great time on her deluxe shoot with her and her mom.  The two locations Cassidy chose were two of my most popular locations ~ Park Ave and Rollins.  We were lucky with a very nice morning to shoot!  Temperature was perfect, not too hot, not too cold, and overcast skies.  Can’t ask for much more than that!

Here are a few sneak peeks from Cassidy’s shoot:

If you are in the class of 2018, and haven’t gotten senior photos that you love yet, why not give me a call?!  I am still booking for current seniors, but I do want to warn you.  There isn’t very much time left!  The second semester of the senior year flies by, and graduation will be here before you know it.  THANKS!!

Posted on Jan 26, 2018
Posted in Seniors

It is that time of year again!  Time to start working on the graduation announcements.  If you had a shoot with me this year, you probably saw the graduation announcements that I offer.  I told you that I don’t take orders for them until after January, remember?  Well, it’s time!  Don’t worry, this design appointment won’t take nearly as long as your first viewing/ordering appointment.  You have already seen your photos, you know which are your favs, so this next part is pretty quick and painless.  In the past, they have taken about 15 minutes.  If you are interested in making an announcement appointment, send me a quick email letting me know when is best for you to come by.

If you have NOT had a shoot with me yet, it isn’t too late!  We still have time to have a great session, get beautiful portraits, and get your custom graduation announcements back.  All before graduation!  While it isn’t too late now, it will be too late soon.  So you don’t want to wait too much longer to get on my calendar.  This last semester flies by, and towards the end of the semester, you and your family will be busy with graduation plans and parties.  Trust me!  If you would like to talk to me about a shoot, please email me ~ jpsearcyphotography@gmail.com or call/text me 407-977-6296.

Posted on Jan 10, 2018
Posted in Misc, News, Seniors

I’ve had some questions and confusion about next year’s plans (for the class of 2019), so I wanted to do a little post to better explain and clarify a little!

No, I am NOT doing reps next year.  I know, I’ve been doing them for the past 8 or 9 years, so this is a big change!  But all that means, is no one is working to get referrals and earn extra shoots!  Every one can focus on THEIR own session, and making the most of it.  I am starting a new program, for those seniors who want to have more than one shoot with me.  That is the model program.  It is a brand new program that I came up with, that I think could be a lot of fun!  If you would like to participate in the model program, you would pay one session fee and it would cover the main shoot in the summer + several bonus shoots throughout their senior year (including a beach shoot, night time shoot, destination shoot in Miami, and a family shoot).  How many bonus shoots is up to you!  I have three different options available.  Of course, I throw in a few little perks to those that are in the model program 😉  If making your senior photo experience last all year is something you (or your senior) would be interested in, please contact me, and I’ll give you all of the details!

If one session is enough, then that is great too!  Of course I will still be taking regular clients.  You do NOT have to be a part of the model program to have your session with me!  You will still be able to pick one or two locations (on the same day), and have a wonderful time and get lots of gorgeous photos!  I will start booking in May for the class of 2019.  Most seniors DO get their senior photos taken during the summer before their senior year!  The reasons for this is simply, you have the most time in the summer!  We can shoot 7 days a week, and we don’t need to work around school schedules.  I know everyone is worried about the heat, but let me put your mind at ease!  We shoot early mornings only in the summer.  We are done before it gets too hot (and starts the afternoon thunderstorms!).  You will want to book your senior photo session as soon as the calendar opens up, just so you have the best choice in dates!

Hopefully that clears things about about model vs rep vs client!  If not, please do reach out to me!  I’m happy to talk to you further about any questions you may have!

Posted on Jan 07, 2018
Posted in Couples, Family

Happy New Year!  I am so excited to be starting another year, meeting and photographing new people!  And even better, photographing families AGAIN!  I love seeing families come back to me, wether it be annually, or after several years.  The first posting of 2018 is a family that I met a couple of years ago, when the youngest daughter was one of my seniors.  I adore her, and we have kept in touch!  Well, her siblings were all going to be in town for the holidays, so they decided they would like to do another family session!  Loved seeing them again!

Here are a couple of sneak peeks from our family shoot (and one with the daughter and her boyfriend 😉 ) –

 

Posted on Dec 16, 2017
Posted in Animals, Family, Kids

Squeezing in one last family before the holidays!  And what a fun shoot this was!  Yes, I was nervous when I heard they wanted two horses and a dog in the family photo, I will admit that.  But honestly, it couldn’t have gone smoother!  We had extra hands (and an awesome sounds app) to help the horses look, and the dog could have been a model!  He had no problem staying still and looking very handsome for the photos.  So, animals all good, check!  Now to the family.  All gorgeous and happy, check!  End result, a fantastic family photo with the ENTIRE family looking perfect! I had a great time meeting and working with this lovely family.  A GREAT way to end shoots before Christmas!

Here are a few sneak peeks from their shoot: