If you follow my blog at all, you will recognize this as one of my favorite families. They have come to me 1-2 times a year since their oldest was born. They really value quality photography, they are always so much fun, and mom always has ideas on what she wants for her session! What’s not to love?! For the past few years, mom has been talking about doing a beach session. But, as you may know, I will only do beach sessions at sunrise, and that is a HUGE deal. I mean it is hard enough to get yourself up and ready for the drive out to the beach in the middle of the night, not to mention, an entire family with small kiddos! So, she patiently waited until they were a little older, then convinced her husband it was a good idea ;), and we were on! Thankfully, we had a gorgeous sunrise, and a perfect day for a shoot!
Yep, it is that time of year again! Time for my once-a-year 2 day sale to kick of the 2013 senior photo season! For those of you who don’t know about the 2 day sale, I will give you ALL the info you could ever want and need.
This is my ONLY sale I offer all year long. And the details are pretty simple. Call during the 2 day sale, book your session for anytime on or BEFORE Sept 1st (session dates just need to be booked during the sale, not held during the sale!), pay the reduced session fee at time of booking, and you are set!
Step 1 – Talk to parents, and show them the website (to make sure I am the type of photographer you want for your senior photos!)
Step 2 – Call during the sale dates – tell me how you heard of me and/or the sale (whether it was thru one of my reps, or me, or blog, or facebook ads, or whatever!), what date you would like for your session, what type of session you want to have (regular senior – 1 location, or deluxe senior – 2 locations), and where you want to have your session
Step 3 – Receive your confirmation email, and send payment for session fee
Step 4 – Start planning what you are going to wear for your photo shoot! (Fun stuff now!)
(Going into further details) You call (either the senior with the parent present, or just the parent) me at 407-977-6296 between the hours of 9am-9pm on Saturday May 19th or Sunday May 20th. (If you get voicemail, it just means I am taking another call, so PLEASE bear with me and leave a message with your name and phone number, and I will call you back as soon as I am off the call!). You will want to have the date that you want your session (with one as a back up date, in case your date has already been selected and I just didn’t get to take it off the calendar yet). My available session dates can be found http://www.localendar.com/public/jpsearcyphotography. It is helpful if you know where you want to have your session (but it isn’t mandatory, we can talk about it and figure it out later if need be). If you want to see photo samples of my most popular locations, look at my website http://www.jpsearcyseniors.com . On the main portfolio page, you will see separate albums for each of the locations. After our call, I will email you a confirmation email with the session information, as well as payment information. You MUST pay the session fee online when you get the confirmation email, or your session date will be cancelled and opened up to another client. This is non-refundable (in case of bad weather or illness, you can transfer the session fee to another available date, no worries!), so make sure you really want to have your session with me before calling! That is it!
Something I hear every year – “I’m not sure I want to have my senior photos taken in the summer! It’s too early!”. My answer to this is as follows- It is NOT too early! Most people end up having them taken during the summer or first part of senior year. You HAVE to have them taken in the summer anyway for the yearbook. Plus, you ARE a senior technically, after the last day of school! Why not get a jump start on the fun stuff of being a senior! Not to mention, senior year is an expensive one for parents. By booking during the 2 day sale, you are helping by saving your parents some money, AND helping by spreading out the senior expenses a little bit (so much comes towards the end of the year!). And yes, summer is hot outside, but I plan for that! I do not do shoots in the afternoon. We do all of our shoots early in the morning, before it gets too hot (and before the afternoon thunderstorms come thru!). And lastly, your senior year is BUSY! Once school starts back up, you will have so much more on your calendar, it gets more difficult to fit in time for a fun senior photo session. I have NEVER had anyone disappointed that they had their senior photos taken in the summer!
One more note about senior photos. YES, you still have to go to the contracted photographer for your yearbook photo. (Each school uses a different contracted photographer. They usually send you a postcard with your appointment day/time). But you do not have to purchase those photos, you can just get the yearbook one submitted! Come to me for more fun! We will have a great time getting photos that are different than the stiff boring ones that your parents and grandparents had ;). Photographs that you would be excited to show your friends and family!
If you (or mom/dad) have ANY questions at all, feel free to email me at jps@jpsearcyphotography or call 407-977-6296, and I would be happy to answer (preferably questions BEFORE the sale!). I hope I get the opportunity to meet you and work with you soon!
Wrapping up my 2012 seniors, I think Nicole is actually my LAST 2012 senior! And what a way to end the 2012s! She was FABULOUS!
After needing to reschedule from a rainy weekend, I was so thrilled with the gorgeous weather we had for Nicole’s deluxe session! We started our day at sunrise at Cocoa Beach. The sunrise was spectacular, and is always worth getting up early for! And then later in the afternoon (after getting home and getting a shower and a nap!), we met for the second part of her session, at Park Ave in Winter Park. She is such a great girl, and was so much fun to photograph! Here are a few sneak peeks from her session: