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Posted on May 31, 2014
Posted in Couples, Family

This was probably one of the cutest family sessions I have ever been asked to do!  Lindsay has been following me since she was a senior in high school!  And she called me to tell me that she and her boyfriend got an adorable new little puppy and wanted photographs of their new little family.  Isn’t that adorable?  And to make things even cuter (if that is possible), she shows up at Kraft Azalea with the teeniest tiniest little dog!  Easy to get sucked in with a puppy, even easier to get sucked in when he is THAT cute, and THAT photogenic!  I swear, he looked up whenever I put the camera up.  His mommy and daddy were pretty gorgeous themselves, even without their sweet pup ;).  Very nice shoot!

Here are a few sneaks from their session:

Posted on May 17, 2014
Posted in News, Seniors

Let’s kick off your senior year with JPSearcy’s annual 2 day sale!  For those who have followed me for a while, you know all about it, and you know it’s coming!  But for those who have just found me, let me tell you all about it!

Let’s start by talking about senior photos.  You may be thinking, “the seniors JUST left the building, isn’t it a little soon to be booking OUR senior photo session?”  The answer is NO!  The seniors will be graduating next week, and then guess what?  YOU are the seniors!  Most seniors get their portraits done during the summer before the senior year starts.  This is when you have to go to the contract photographer to get the boring yearbook ones taken (you know the ones ~ they look remarkably like the ones YOUR parents had taken!  The fake black drape, the fake tux, you know, the way you would NEVER actually be photographed in real life!).  But yes, everyone must go thru that during the summer for the yearbook.  What you may NOT know though, is you can stop there right after the yearbook photo.  The contract photographers will have an appointment for JUST that – yearbook photos.  THEN, you come to me and get the photographs that will show the real you!  Your personality, your style, who YOU are.  I don’t line you up and shoot you like you are a number.  I take time making sure your experience is not only fun and personal, but resulting in gorgeous images that you will WANT to hang on your walls and give to family.  My shoots are done on location, where ever YOU want them to be.  It could be some place garden-like or some place more urban or some place more in the middle of the two.  That is completely up to you!  (If you don’t know an exact location, just tell me the “look” you are going for, and I am happy to offer up some suggestions!).  These are YOUR senior photos, and I want the entire experience to be one that you enjoy and remember for years to come!

And because I have been doing this a while, I can tell you some of the objections you may have: “It’s too early!  I don’t feel like a senior yet!”  Yes it is early, but not too early!  Like discussed earlier, you have to get the yearbook ones done during the summer, so why not get your fun ones done then too?  Also, once school starts, your schedules get crazy busy and it gets pretty difficult to schedule in some time for a session.  “It’s too hot!”  Yep, it IS too hot.  But know what?  We live in a hot state, and it is always hot ;).  Seriously though, all of my summer shoots are held first thing in the morning.  Yes it means you have to wake up early one day during summer, BUT you won’t melt, and the humidity isn’t at 1000% yet, AND it won’t be raining that early (rain comes in the afternoon!). After every summer shoot, the senior tells me, “I am so glad that we did this early in the morning!”  By the time we are finished, it is starting to heat up.  But definitely bearable during the shoot, which is what is important!  “I don’t care about saving money (to book during 2 day sale)!”  Well, I am willing to bet your parents would love any kind of discount they can get!  Haha!  Senior year is an expensive one!  So, by booking during the 2 day sale, you will save them a little bit of $, AND help spread out some of those senior expenses.  Those who say they want  to wait until the end of their senior year to get their photos done, usually end up not getting any done because all focus becomes on graduation, and then this just becomes a chore.  That is not what photo shoots with me are meant to be!  It is meant to be fun, not something you HAVE to get done!  Or the parents are just tapped out after prom, announcements, graduation, grad parties, college deposits, etc.  Do them a favor and book during the sale to save them a little bit and help spread out the expenses more so they aren’t slammed at the end of the school year!

There is only ONE sale that I run every year.  And it is my senior 2 day sale.  No, this isn’t like Macy’s where every other weekend is a two day sale ;).  Mine is truly only offered once a year!  And that time is quickly approaching!  During my two day sale, you call me, pick your session type, date, location (if you know it, if not, we can decide that later), and pay the reduced session fee at time of booking.  Your session must be scheduled for anytime during the summer, before August 31st.  Easy as that!  For a detailed listing of the different session types, it can all be found on my website under the pricing section –  Take a look all around the site while you are there, so you can see samples from different locations and the type of work that I do!

Without further rambling, here is the info for the class of 2015 2 day sale!

If you have ANY questions at all, please don’t hesitate to email me – or call me – 407-977-6296 anytime before the sale!  Or, I have reps (pictured above) at many schools in the area.  Talk to them.  I promise, they are all super nice and approachable!  They have had shoots with me already, so they can tell you what the experience is like, as well as answer any questions you may have.

I am looking forward to meeting and photographing all of you!

Posted on May 07, 2014
Posted in Seniors

NOW, I think I am done with class of 2014 seniors!  Such a fantastic girl for my last senior of the school year too!  Sweet girl and gorgeous!  Holy cow, she could definitely pass for a model.  Not only with how beautiful she is, but she really knew what she was doing in front of the camera too.

Here are a few sneak peeks from her session:

Now, if you are class of 2014 and still want to do a fun shoot, I CAN still do it.  However, it will have to be after graduation.  Better late than never!  But now it is time to switch focus and start thinking about the class of 2015!  Seems a little early, but it isn’t!  I will start scheduling for the class of 2015 at the end of the month.  Stay tuned for details!  And make sure you follow me on instagram and twitter (both are @jpsearcy) so you can be kept in the loop on booking YOUR shoot!

Posted on May 02, 2014
Posted in Seniors

I have been having so much fun photographing my new team of JPSearcy senior reps!  I have been taking them out, showing them first hand what my photo sessions are like.  Photos from those days are coming soon, no worries!  But first, I realized, I hadn’t shared the photos we had from our group shoot!  I get all of the reps together on one day so they can all meet and get to know each other, AND for me to take the new group photo for me!  It is pretty difficult to get a day that they can all meet at the same time, so when I get the day scheduled, we go rain or shine.  This day was rain all day, but it stopped long enough for us to take the photos.  What it did leave was some MAJOR wind!  Just made the shoot that much more fun.  And just to make sure I got the group photo (without all of the wind), I tried something new.  Individual studio photos on a green screen, and then composite them together.  Just really gave me an opportunity to “play” in photoshop with something new.

So, here some of our group day shots (AND the composite that I ended up loving!):

If you are friends with, or in any classes with, any of my reps, talk to them about getting your senior photos done with JPSearcy!  They will have all of the info, as well as a little special gift to offer if you end up booking a shoot with me!

Posted on May 02, 2014
Posted in Seniors

Well this is a first!  Yes, another senior, BUT a college senior this time!  I met up with Erica and her family to do her shoot on the UCF campus.  We went to the reflection pond, the college of business, and even the student union.  See, it is rumored that if you cross the middle of the floor, you won’t graduate.  Now that she was safe with all grades and finals in, we had to take some photos there too! Haha!  Congratulations Erica!  Your hard work has paid off!

Here are a few sneak peeks from her session: