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Posted on Mar 31, 2015
Posted in Seniors

In the next several upcoming weeks, I will be photographing, and introducing you to my new JPSearcy Senior representatives!  They are each having their shoots now, so they can better tell you what photo sessions with me are like!  They can give you first hand info about being in front of the camera with me.  ALL of my reps are fantastic, and they are all open and willing to answer any questions you may have, so please do find them and talk to them!

We are starting off with Chandler.  She is an upcoming senior at Hagerty High School.  And here are a few fun things I asked her to answer about herself:

What is something that makes you smile?   My new puppy

Friends would describe you as ~ Funny and outgoing

What could you not live without ~ Grey’s Anatomy

Your best day ever would be ~ When I am graduated from college and finally done with all schooling

Plans for after high school ~ College (not sure where yet)

In 10 years ~ I think I will be working as a physical therapist

Why should others book their session with JPSearcy ~ JPSearcy is so much fun to work with, and her pictures are amazing!

And finally, here are some sneak peeks from our shoot!

Posted on Mar 24, 2015
Posted in Kids, My Boys

People may assume that I have millions of photos of my kids.  That is SO not the case!  Yes, I probably have more than most, but it takes major effort!  To get my kids to agree to a shoot is sometimes pulling teeth.  They HAVE to humor me once a year (or sometimes I will let them get away with every other year).  Usually those “sessions” are quick 15 minute shoots.  Being that it was Will’s senior year, he did have a full shoot earlier in the year.  But my youngest son, Nicholas, had a milestone this year as well.  THIRTEEN!!  No more little kids in the house for me (sniff sniff).

I let Nicholas know about 6 months ago, that we WERE going to do a real shoot for his thirteen year old milestone.  Well, he pushed me off for a few months, but then finally realized it was pointless to resist.  What mom wants, mom gets ;).  My baby turned 13 at the end of December, but he agreed to let me do his shoot over spring break.  Yay!!  And I think he was pleasantly surprised that shoots with mom aren’t THAT bad, and can actually be kinda fun.  Especially since we could get Jeremiah’s afterwards ;).  He even surprised me and wanted to change clothes and go to a second location!  What a great kid!

Here are a few sneak peeks of my handsome young man Nicholas:

Posted on Mar 23, 2015
Posted in Seniors

And that is a wrap!  With this session completed, that marks the end of my class of 2015 seniors!  Sometimes, I can squeeze one or two more in last minute, but pretty much after Spring Break, we are done with this class of seniors.  And what a great girl to finish up the year with!  I met Lyndsey a couple of months ago.  I have enjoyed getting to know her over the past few months.  And I was SO excited when she scheduled a session!  She is such a sweet girl, and was fun to photograph.  We had her session at one of my favorite locations – Dickson Azalea.  And the park was buzzing with activity that morning, from a wedding to multiple photo shoots.  Nothing got in the way of us having our shoot and getting some beautiful photos for her.

Here are a few sneak peeks from her session:

Posted on Mar 22, 2015
Posted in Seniors

I had a great senior shoot with a great guy this week.  Spring break has been nice and busy with the class of 2015 seniors trying to get it their photos in before graduation!  I love getting the opportunity to meet and photograph even more seniors.  Steven was so easy going, it made for a nice shoot.  I love it when the guys are relaxed and laid back for their sessions!  He brought his family, his truck, and his dog.  Very prepared! Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:

Posted on Mar 20, 2015
Posted in Seniors

I have known Kelly since she was a little girl in elementary school.  She is over at my house often.  She stays with my puppies when we go out of town.  She is a great friend to my boys.  She is a FSU lunatic (just like my husband).  And she is just an all around great girl.  We all just love Kelly to pieces.  That being said, she was SO hard to get in front of the camera!!  She knew that she was going to have me do her senior photos, of course, but she kept putting it off.  I thought I would have to ambush her and kidnap her to get these photos done!  Thankfully it didn’t come to that.  She set up her session of her own free will.  Haha!  And I am so glad she finally did.  But I tell you what, I think her favorite part of the whole shoot was when we decided to do a sports part.  See, Kelly is a sports fanatic.  Doesn’t really matter which sport, she loves them all.  So, of course, we needed to incorporate sports in there somewhere!

Thank you Kelly for FINALLY getting in front of my lens ;).  I had a great time with you!  Here are a few sneak peeks from our session:

Posted on Mar 18, 2015
Posted in Seniors

Another wonderful senior to meet and photograph this spring break!  Kristen is so beautiful and so sweet!  Couple that with a perfect spring morning, of course we had a great shoot and got some beautiful photos for her.  Rollins has been one of my most requested locations this year, and with good reason.  It provides man great neutral backdrops and beautiful light in both morning and evening.

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

Posted on Mar 17, 2015
Posted in Seniors

Not quite done with my class of 2015 seniors yet!  I have a few more still to go this week!  Starting the week off is Trevor.  I love when guys come to me for their senior photos.  It is a totally different type of shoot than with the girls.  There aren’t lots of clothes and crazy poses, just need to get them to relax a little bit, and then snap away.  Trevor was a great guy, and very easy to photograph.

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

Posted on Mar 15, 2015
Posted in Animals, Babies, Family

There aren’t too many people that I will make a special trip down to photograph.  Don’t get me wrong, I will arrange to travel for shoots, but usually I have to line up a few to make the trip.  (I hate driving!)  But for family, I am happy to do it!

It has been a while since I had a little newborn to photograph!  They are so sweet and soft and squishy, what’s not to love?!  With such a beautiful momma (seriously, who looks that good after having a baby less than 2 weeks ago?!), of course her little girl will be gorgeous!  After working REALLY hard to get her to sleep, we played with different blankets and hair bows and hats.  The longest part of newborn sessions is always the getting them settled and sleepy.  After that, it moves really quickly!  The entire time, the “big sister” in this family was patiently waiting for her turn to be photographed.  Nudging me often, reminding me that she was still there waiting.  And then finally!  It was her turn!  She leaped into her place, and looked right at me.  She was hilarious!  (See the sneak peeks below to see the baby’s beautiful big sister).  Mom, Dad, Baby, and Sister all together, what a beautiful family.

Here are a few sneak peeks from their shoot:

Posted on Mar 11, 2015
Posted in Family

I love, love, love it, when one of my senior’s families want to do a family shoot too.  If you follow my page at all, you will recognize one of my senior reps.  I guess she just couldn’t get enough of me ;).  Seriously though, it is such a great time to update your family photos.  If you are like most, you haven’t done family photos since the kids were little.  Trust me, it is much easier to do a family shoot when they are older!  And it is great timing to get family photos done before they leave for college.  If you really think about it, the next opportunity to get a nice family photo will be at their wedding.  (And there will be someone new in the photo!).  Take the time and do it, you won’t regret it, I promise!

Here are a few sneak peeks from this lovely family:

Posted on Mar 10, 2015
Posted in Seniors

I had the pleasure of meeting with Avery and her mom not once, but twice!  She booked a deluxe session (two locations), but the first one got rained out.  Thankfully it cleared up by the afternoon, so we could do one of them the day it was scheduled.  But the second, the beach part, we had to reschedule.  Now let me tell you, I will NEVER book a sunrise shoot for daylight saving time ever again!  We were all so confused at what time the sunrise actually was going to be!  Thankfully we figured it out and got there in time, and not an hour before the sunrise.  Haha!

Avery was such a sweet girl, and we had so much fun together.  And she likes to have an audience for her sessions!  She brought the whole family for the first one, and mom and her friend for the second.  I have absolutely no problem with seniors bringing people with them who will make them more comfortable and at ease.  If they are going to make them crazy however, I suggest they stay home ;).  Avery’s entourage definitely made her more comfortable.  Wether it be helping her up into a tree or helping wither her clothes when she was freezing and wet from being in the ocean.  All in all, we had a fantastic time and got some beautiful photos for her.

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