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Posted on Jan 25, 2015
Posted in Seniors

I swear, every year, it gets more difficult to pick my next class of senior reps.  I am so honored to have so many amazing people want to be a part of the JPSearcy team!  Most of my clients come from Hagerty, Oviedo, and Winter Springs, so this year, those schools are where all of my reps are from!

Introducing my new reps for the class of 2016:

Alexa

Chandler

Hailey

Kenzie

Meghan

Molly

Olivia

Sarah

Shelbi

Posted on Jan 20, 2015
Posted in Seniors

It is such a wonderful time of year for photo sessions! The weather is so perfect now. If you have been putting off your senior photos, really now is the time to get on the calendar. I know it feels like high school will never be over, but trust me, this last semester FLIES by! And pretty soon you will be all getting ready for prom and graduation, and you won’t have the time for a photo shoot. Take it from me, I hear this every year!

This past weekend, I had the pleasure of photographing Brooke for her senior photos at Dickson Azalea Park. It is such a beautiful location, for such a beautiful girl. We had a great time and got some amazing photos. Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:

Posted on Jan 16, 2015
Posted in News, Seniors

So exciting!  Here is the official application for the class of 2016 JPSearcy Senior reps:

http://jpsearcy.polldaddy.com/s/2016-jpsearcy-senior-rep-application-1

PLEASE before submitting your application, make sure your parents know about it, and are ok with you applying.  I will have to contact each of them anyway, and I don’t want to surprise them ;).   I am looking for reps for Hagerty, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Lake Howell, Lake Brantley, Winter Park and any other school in the nearby area (public or private schools are fine, even if I don’t have a rep there this year!).

After submitting your application, please go to your social media sites and add me, favorite me, like me, whatever!  I am jpsearcy on twitter and instagram, and Jeannette Priest Searcy on facebook (and jpsearcy on the business page of facebook).  It is easier for you to find me and add me, than it is for me to find you!

I leave the applications up for as long as they need to be for me to get lots of possible reps, and then when I think I have enough fantastic people to choose from, I close it for that school.  Some schools fill up QUICKLY (I’m talking within hours!) Others take a little longer, maybe a few days.  Once I have closed the applications for your school, that is it, no more accepted!  So, bottom line, if you know you want to do this, and you know that you would be a fantastic rep for me, apply NOW!!

All of the info about the JPSearcy rep program is listed in the blog entry right before this one, so if you haven’t read it yet, please do!

Any questions for me, I can be reached by email – jps@jpsearcyphotography.com or by text 407-977-6296 (or any other social media 😉 ).  Good luck!!

Posted on Jan 14, 2015
Posted in News, Seniors
Some of you have been asking for a little more info about the JPSearcy Senior Rep program, so I thought I would put a little more out there, before the applications go up later this week!

What is a rep?  Well, every year I select 1-3 girls from each of the local schools to represent me, and spread the word to their friends and classmates about what it is like to have their senior photos taken by JPSearcy Photography.  The reps go on a deluxe session which is basically a photoshoot to multiple locations of their choosing.  They also have the option of having a “sports mini session”, if they are in sports and want a few photos of that to represent their senior year.  And reps can earn a sunrise beach shoot by sending referrals my way!  They are also earning credit with each referral they send, to spend on their own senior photos.  Reps have advance notice of the once a year sale I run, and can offer a free gift to the people they are referring to me.

What am I looking for in a JPSearcy Senior Rep?  I am looking for girls who are super motivated, involved in their school, friendly, approachable, fun, and competitive!   Why only girls?  Girls are the ones who typically WANT to do this job.  Guys have fun on a shoot with me too, but they typically don’t want to do multiple shoots and all day shoot.  And they don’t talk as much as the girls do!  Haha!  Now, I will say, if I got an application from a guy, and he could convince me that he would do as much as the girls do, then I would be thrilled to have him rep for me!  I DID have two guys this past year.  One was my son, so he wasn’t an “official rep”, and the other guy would have been great, but had to drop out for reasons beyond his control.

Things to know about being selected to rep for JPSearcy Seniors:
~Each of my reps DO pay a session fee, just like any other client.  The difference is, they earn theirs back to use towards their senior photos as soon as they start bringing in referrals.  Why do they have to pay for a session fee?  Because I invest a lot of time and money into each of my reps.  And I only want reps who are in it for the job, not just all the extra sessions and perks.  So, by having my rep program set up this way, the reps do get free sessions, but they have to earn them.  I have been using reps for many years now, so if a parent of a potential rep is a little nervous, I am happy to connect you to some of the parents of previous reps for piece of mind.
~This is not a modeling job!  The extra photo shoots are perks, the real job is referring your friends to have their senior photos taken with me.  You do not have to be a model, you do not have to look like a model to be a rep! (I don’t even ask for a photo with the application)
~While I call this a “job”, it really doesn’t involve very much time.  Most of the referring is done just hanging out with their friends!  The busiest time will be around the 2 day sale.
~Selecting a new class of reps is one of MY most stressful times of the entire year.  It kills me that I have to turn girls down.  Please know that there is a lot that goes into selecting the reps, behind the scenes.  I even have other senior photographers that I know in other parts of the country help me decide!  If you are not selected as a rep, it could be because of one of a 100 different reasons.  Even something as simple as you are good friends with another girl who was already selected as a rep.  So, please don’t be too upset.  I would still love to photograph you and get to know you better as a JPSearcy client. <3

Complete benefits and details will be sent to those who are finalists.  Your parents will have to look it all over with you, and agree to it, before you are officially a rep.  Gotta have the parent’s blessing!

Applications will be going up around 4pm on this Friday afternoon.  The link will be posted on my blog, twitter, facebook, and instagram (basically everywhere!).  Facebook – www.facebook.com/jpsearcy, Twitter –http://twitter.com/jpsearcy, Instagram – www.instagram.com/jpsearcy.  (And while you are at it, please follow or “like” me!) If you are interested, I would urge you to talk it over with your parents NOW, before the applications go up on Friday.  Show them this post and show the type of photos I take on my website – http://www.jpsearcyseniors.com.  If they are on board with you applying, then fill out your application as soon as you see them posted Friday afternoon.  Think about your answers, because the application is most of what I go on when selecting new reps!  Applications stay open for each school until I have plenty of great candidates, then I close them for that school.  In the past, some schools, closed after only 2 hours!  So, you don’t want to miss out!

If you have any questions about what it is REALLY like to be a JPSearcy rep, why don’t you ask one of my current reps?!  They are all amazing, and I’m sure they wouldn’t mind giving you the low down on what it is like to work for me.  Or if you have questions for me, I’m happy to answer anything!  You can email me jps@jpsearcyphotography.com, or message me on any of my social media accounts.

And last note.  If you love my photos, and can’t wait for me to set up your senior photo session, but don’t really want the work or commitment of being a rep, that is NOT a problem!  Not everyone is cut out to be a rep, but everyone IS cut out to be one of JPSearcy Seniors!  I am more than happy to give you an amazing photo session, tailored just to you, and you don’t have to be a rep!  I love all of the seniors I shoot, wether they are reps or not.  So, if you don’t want to be a rep, I would still love to be your photographer! <3

And because a post with no photos is a boring post, here are a few photos of my fantastic group of reps from the class of 2015!
Posted on Jan 12, 2015
Posted in News, Seniors

If you were a client of mine this year, I want to offer you graduation announcements that are a little different than the traditional ones that the school offers.  You have these beautiful senior photos, why not show them off in your announcements?!  What I am posting here, is just to give you an idea of what this year’s announcements will be like.  If you are interested, shoot me an email, and we can talk more in depth, and set up a design appointment for you.  This appointment takes about 15 – 20 minutes (don’t worry, not as long as the first ordering appointment!).

The announcements are double sided cards, sized 5×7, can come printed on linen paper (has a little texture to it) or pearl paper (has a little sheen to it), and they include either white or parchment colored envelopes.  The pricing is: 25 cards for $80; 50 cards for $145; 75 cards for $195; and 100 cards for $240.

First, you will choose your favorite image for the front of the card.  This picture will take up the entire front, and you will have a name stamp on the bottom (see photos for choices in “stamps”).  Then you choose the layout of the back of the card.  They are ranging from 2 photos + text to 6 photos + text.  And then lastly, you choose the background “paper” to go on the back (under the photos and text).  I have lots of different choices and you will get to see all of them at our design appointment.

The announcements can be ordered at any time now.  I know some of you are itching to check this off your graduation-to-do-list.  After we get the final design approved, it will take about 2 weeks to get them back.  So PLEASE do not wait until April or May and then panic on me ;).



Posted on Jan 06, 2015
Posted in Headshots, News

I know, this isn’t nearly as much fun to do as having a full session.  But it is necessary!  How old is the photo that you are using now for your business?  If you had to stop and think about it, it is probably time for a new one.  I make this quick and painless for you.  I can come to your office with my lights and backdrops, and it will take no time at all.  Then you will have 3 edited images that you can use for your advertising, websites, or social media.  Make a good first impression with a quality headshot!  If you are interested in booking one, please contact me at jps@jpsearcyphotography.com to set up a time.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2015
Posted in Family, Kids

One would think that I have millions and millions of photos of my kids.  Unfortunately, that isn’t true.  Heck, I wasn’t even able to get a picture for our Christmas card this year!  But there was a great opportunity on Christmas this year to get some new ones of my kids and my niece and nephew.  My parents aren’t easy to shop for, and I know all my mom really wants is a new photo of the 4 grandkids.  She wants a large canvas print of them on the beach for her wall.  Even has a spot picked out for it, just missing the photo.  We tried last year, but the wind was too crazy.  So this year, I was going to make it happen for her.  We had a great time, and the little ones were great humoring their aunt net-net.  Hopefully my mom can find one that she falls in love with for her wall.

Here are lots of sneak peeks from our beach shoot:

And this last one cracks me up.  My little nephew is a little funny guy.  He got a little laugh going (first one), and then with the next shutter click, he turned around and shaked his little bootie at the camera.  I think in the first shot, he started laughing because he knew what he was going to do next.  Such a little stinker!