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Posted on Jan 21, 2019
Posted in Seniors

Happy new year!  I hope everyone had a very happy holiday.  I have another great senior sneak peek to start our year off right!  This is of Faith, one of my 2019 senior models.  As you know if you have been following me, this year I changed things up from reps to models!  Which basically means, I don’t have to have an application process and choose reps anymore (yay!!).  Anyone who wants to be a part of my model experience is welcome!  There were different levels of models, and those levels included different amounts of shoots during the school year.  Everyone got their main shoot during the summer before senior year started, and then either 1 or 2 bonus shoots to happen during the school year!  For Faith’s bonus shoots, she chose Disney World and then this night shoot downtown.  It has been so much fun getting to know her throughout this year.  She is a fantastic girl, and we have gotten so many beautiful photos of her this year!  But this isn’t her final shoot.  She will have one more mini shoot when her cap/gown come in before graduation.  For next school year, I will be having a tweaked version of this new model program! There will be some changes next year for all of my clients and offerings (which will be worked out and announced in the next month or so, no worries!).  So if you are in the class of 2020, keep me in mind, and follow me (I’m jpsearcy on all social media), so you get the details when they are released!

But for now, how about take a sneak peek at the super sweet Faith?!  We went around downtown Orlando in the early evening to have a shoot with some nighttime city lights!

Posted on Dec 20, 2018
Posted in Family, Kids

It has been such a wonderful year, with the best clients!  And I can’t imagine a better family to wrap it all up with.  For my last shoot of the year, I had the pleasure to photograph this beautiful family again.  And many of my seniors will recognize her.  Yes! It is the fabulous Rosie (my friend AND the best make up artist ever!).  I love photographing her beautiful family every year.

And I would like to take just a second to thank ALL of my clients, and wish all of you and your families HAPPY HOLIDAYS, and a happy and healthy new year.  See you in 2019!

Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:

Posted on Dec 08, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Another senior model experience at Disney!  The perks of being a JPSearcy model include getting to go to other places outside the normal locations for a fun shoot.  (All of my shoots are fun, btw ;). It is just that those participating in the model program get to shoot at many different places throughout their senior year, and some of those can be out of the box type locations.  Like Magic Kingdom!).  Sarah is a Disney fanatic, and was so excited for her shoot at Magic Kingdom.  She had in mind that she wanted to do a shoot with her favorite Disney treats!  Hey, whatever she wants, she will get!  We had a great morning exploring (and eating) our way through the park.

I will be taking sign ups for the class of 2020 seniors very soon!  So, if having multiple senior shoots throughout your senior year, sounds like something you would like to do, please follow me on social media (I’m jpsearcy everywhere), so you can be kept in the loop when I am putting together my next class of seniors for the “Model Experience”!

Now, if you are class of 2019, there is still time for the regular senior session!  Just contact me to get on my calendar!  Or if you are class of 2020, but only are going to want one shoot, that is perfectly fine too!  I will be taking regular clients starting in May.  Follow me and stay tuned!!

Back to Sarah, here are a couple of sneak peeks from our Disney shoot:

Posted on Nov 29, 2018
Posted in Family

Next family up on the blog, is the family of a past senior!  I love when families come back to see me.  It’s great to catch up AND get them some new beautiful photos!  Even though I am pretty sure, this was not tops on the boys’ lists to do, they were great sports (and I think that they even, maybe, had a little bit of fun too!  It’s so great that all of the family wanted to do this for mom.

We had a great time on our shoot at Kraft Azalea.  It is a beautiful park, however at this time of year, it is packed solid with lots of families getting their Christmas pictures!  Thankfully, we can all work well around each other so everyone gets beautiful images 😉  Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:

Posted on Nov 15, 2018
Posted in Couples, Family, Kids

‘Tis the season for family photos!  Now, not all of my family clients want sneak peeks, because they want to save them to send out to family.  And that is totally understandable and no problem!  This family wanted to do family photos to have new and updated family photos, not just for a holiday card.  I have photographed one of their daughters for her senior photos this year, and then mom decided it was time to do a whole family session.  LOVE THAT!!  She wanted to do it at the beach.  I think the kids would have been happier if it was the beach in the afternoon, not at sunrise ;), but they were great sports and woke up super early.  And we were so lucky with a gorgeous sunrise that morning!  (That part I can’t control, so I am always super excited when it all works out like this). All said and done, I’m sure all 3 took naps that day, knowing that they made their parents happy with some beautiful new family photos!

Here are some sneak peeks from our shoot:

Posted on Nov 13, 2018
Posted in Seniors

A new program for seniors that I introduced this year, was called the “Model Experience”.  This was to take the place of my reps.  Now, I loved having reps, mostly because I got to work with them their entire senior year.  They had the opportunity to earn bonus photo shoots.  Well, the NEW program, was you pay for whichever level of “Model Experience” you wanted (based on how many bonus shoots you wanted).  Everyone has a main shoot in the summer, and then the bonus shoots are during the fall/winter.  They can have one bonus shoot or two bonus shoots.  And what the bonus shoots are, is completely up to them!  I ask what they want to do, and we go do it!  Most of the bonus shoots will be with one or two other models, and that just adds to the fun.  So far, the program is working great, so I do expect to do it again for the class of 2020, so stay tuned, if this sounds like something you (or your senior) would want to do next year!  Sign ups will be in the next couple of months!

The next bonus shoot we did was out at Magic Kingdom!  I have two girls who are in the model program this year, that are Disney fanatics!  So, why not try a shoot at Disney?!  Unfortunately, the schedules wouldn’t align for them to both go the same day.  So, no problem, we will go two different days!  Faith brought her sister along (who is a past senior client of mine AND a future WEDDING client of mine too!).  We had so much fun playing around in the park.  They even got me on the teacups (NOT my favorite ride, because it makes me sick).  But anything they want, and anything for a fun photo!  Here are a couple of sneak peeks of my model Faith (and a bonus one with her and her sister):

Posted on Oct 30, 2018
Posted in Couples, Family, Wedding

It isn’t too often that you will find me photographing a wedding!  But there are a few special times that I will.  This is one of those times!  A very small intimate wedding (with just the couple and immediate family) for a long time friend of mine.  I’d say that is a special time that I would do a wedding ;). The ceremony was supposed to be on the beach, but with the red tide issues going on right now, it was moved to a park near the beach.  The weather was pretty overcast, and there were some kind of strange little bugs that were attacking all of our legs, but none of that dampened the mood at all.  Beautiful couple with a very sweet ceremony and love all around them.  I’d call that a perfect wedding day!

Here are a few sneak peeks for you to enjoy:

Posted on Oct 26, 2018
Posted in News, Seniors

A new program for seniors that I introduced this year, was called the “Model Experience”.  This was to take the place of my reps.  Now, I loved having reps, mostly because I got to work with them their entire senior year.  They had the opportunity to earn bonus photo shoots.  Well, the NEW program, was you pay for whichever level of “Model Experience” you wanted (based on how many bonus shoots you wanted).  Everyone has a main shoot in the summer, and then the bonus shoots are during the fall/winter.  They can have one bonus shoot or two bonus shoots.  And what the bonus shoots are, is completely up to them!  I ask what they want to do, and we go do it!  Most of the bonus shoots will be with one or two other models, and that just adds to the fun.  So far, the program is working great, so I do expect to do it again for the class of 2020, so stay tuned, if this sounds like something you (or your senior) would want to do next year!  Sign ups will be in the next couple of months!

The first bonus shoot we did was out at Sledd’s Farm in Mims.  The girls wanted sunflowers!  Well, unfortunately, the crop wasn’t great this year for sunflowers, BUT we did find some, AND their maze was full of yellow sun hemp, so I think we totally got the look they were going for!  Here are a couple of sneak peeks of two of my models:

Posted on Oct 24, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog, is the beautiful Cassidy!  I had such a great time meeting her and her mom for her senior shoot out at Kraft Azalea in Winter Park.  Cassidy is such a natural beauty, I loved having her in front of my lens.  She told me she loves photography as well.  Now I know, photographers typically like being on the OTHER side of the camera, but she did so great being the subject for the day.  She relaxed and had fun, so we could get some great photos of her to help mark this milestone!

Here are some sneak peeks from our shoot:

Posted on Oct 22, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog, is beautiful Lauren!  Not only is she stunning, but she is super sweet, and I had so much fun photographing her.  She and her mom decided on a deluxe (two location) session for her senior photo shoot.  She knew she wanted Rollins, but wasn’t sure about the other.  Mom wanted something with blue walls, so I thought of a location that I don’t use very often anymore (but it IS beautiful!) – Maitland Art Center.  They have that fantastic blue mosaic wall!  The reason I don’t use that one very often anymore, is because of the hours that they are open.  It is just pretty much middle of the day, which is pretty hot during the summer time.  And during the school year, they often have weddings going on during the weekends.  So logistically, it is a difficult location to schedule.  But for Lauren’s shoot, all the stars were aligned, and we were able to shoot there!

Here are a couple of sneak peeks from each of her locations:

 

Now, if you (or your senior), haven’t had your senior photos done yet, there is still time! And no, I’m not talking about the boring yearbook ones, I’m talking about going out on location and having FUN and getting gorgeous photos that you will WANT to have all over your house and to send to relatives.  Right now, the weather is cooling off a little, so it is such a nice time for a session!  Trust me, senior year goes by so quickly.  You don’t want to wait too long, and miss out on getting beautiful, fun, timeless photos taken for this important milestone in their lives.  Email me (jpsearcyphotography@gmail.com) and we can talk about you want for your shoot!