Next senior up on the blog is the beautiful Haley! She brought mom and a good friend along with her to play the role of assistant/guest snap chatter for the day ;). She is such a sweet girl who had really been looking forward to her shoot! We had so much fun! The two locations that she chose were Park Ave and Dickson Azalea. Two great locations. Haley learned quickly that it is tough work being a gorgeous model! The getting up before dawn/squatting/posing/outfit changing/smiling even though you are getting hot, can really be tough! She was a trooper though, and looked beautiful the whole way thru the shoot. I can’t wait for her to see all of the photos, but for now, just a little sneak peek!
Here are a few shots from our shoot:
Next senior up on the blog is the beautiful Nikki! I had so much fun photographing and getting to know Nikki a little better. We had a lot of laughs at both of her locations – Park Ave and Rollins. In fact, it was difficult for her to have any serious looks because of all of the laughs. I love that she was able to relax and have fun on her shoot. At the end of the shoot, she wanted fountain photos. I always tell my seniors, there is no graceful way to get up there (and that is why they should wear sliders under skirts 😉 ). Well, Nikki was the FIRST one ever to get up there gracefully! One shot and done! Usually takes several tries, and sometimes mom will need to get in there and help boost. She caught me totally off guard when she did it on the first try, and did it gracefully! She made up for it though, and did the most un-graceful dismount getting down. She and her mom were cracking up at that one!
Here are a few sneak peeks from her shoot:
The next senior up on the blog, is the gorgeous Sarah! We had such a great time on her shoot with her friend and her mom. She was not only stunning with all of that red hair, but she was super sweet and a lot of fun to photograph! The two locations she chose were Park Ave and Dickson Azalea. First up was Park Ave and then onto Dickson, but then we had to go back to do the famous fountain photos! Once you get wet, there is no going back, so we save those for the very end of the shoot. I am not sure if they are keeping the fountain though, and that makes me a little sad. There is construction all around it now, and they have taken some of the areas around the fountain down. It has been so many fun years photographing seniors at that fountain, so I hope they keep it where it is!
Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:
Next senior up on the blog, is the gorgeous Gianna! I was lucky enough to spend two days with her. Normally the deluxe (2 location) sessions are done in the same day, one right after the other. However, I don’t do that when one of the locations is the beach. Reason being, we are there at sunrise, and by the end, we are wet, sandy, and windblown. Not exactly optimal for going to the next location ;). So, we do it on a separate morning! Gianna chose the beach and her school for sports photos. When we were at the beach, she had a great entourage to come with her. Sisters and mom! I had a great time with all of those sweet ladies. And they were so smart, they opted to stay at the beach the night before. So, it wasn’t as early to get up and get going for the sunrise. It was a beautiful sunrise that morning. The next shoot day at the school, the entourage wasn’t able to join us, but Dad and her coach did (THANK YOU!!). And Dad helped me with the fire (yes, for sports, I do real fire – totally and completely safe, no worries). I’ve enjoyed getting to know Gianna a little better and getting her some beautiful senior photos!
Here are some sneak peeks from our shoots:
The next senior up on the blog is the beautiful Kaylee! She brought a friend and her mom with her to act as her assistants during her shoot. The 4 of us had such a good time! The first location she chose was one I hadn’t been to before. She wanted an overgrown grassy field (a common request). I told her that I didn’t have one, but if she could find one, I’m all over it! Well, she found one. However, I don’t know that we were totally prepared for all of the muck and mud in that was there. If I go there again, rain/mud boots will be a necessity! But that all led to the experience of the morning ;). The second location she chose, I know like the back of my hand. Rollins! Rollins is my most requested location, and for good reason. Lots of beautiful spots to take photos.
Here are some sneak peeks from our shoot:
The next sneak peek on the blog is a little different – an ENGAGEMENT session!! (Yes, on occasion, I photograph something other than seniors 😉 ). It was so much fun, and they are such a gorgeous couple (I mean, come on, how stunning are they both?!)! I have been photographing this bride-to-be for many years now. Starting with family photos with her and her siblings, and then her senior photos, and now the next step – engagement photos! I think it is amazing to be able to follow a family thru milestones like this.
Here are a few sneak peeks from their shoot:
The next senior up for the class of 2019 is Megan! She is so sweet, and beautiful, and we had such a great time. Megan wanted to pick a location that I don’t go to very often. She wanted to go downtown Orlando for her shoot! Happy to do it! I’ve got some favorite little spots to go when photographing downtown (all safe spots to go!). We started bright and early, so we wouldn’t get too hot (I always like to start early in the summer). And she brought her mom along to be her assistant ;). Personally, I love it when the moms come with. It is just as fun for mom to be there and watch, as it is for the senior actually having her shoot! (As long as they get along and don’t make each other crazy!). If mom isn’t able to come, I encourage my seniors to bring a sister or a friend with them. Makes them more relaxed and more comfortable in front of the camera.
Here are a few sneak peeks from Megan’s downtown session:
I am SO excited to welcome in the new class of seniors! Welcome to the class of 2019! I have a feeling this is going to be such a fun summer, meeting and photographing all of the new seniors. I already have lots of seniors on my calendar for June and July and even a couple for August. Summer IS hot, but it is the prime time to get senior photos taken. (And don’t worry, I shoot early morning, so we aren’t really too affected by the heat.) The reason it is the prime time to get them taken, is this is when you have the most open and flexible schedule. I can shoot any day of the week, compared to when school starts, where we are limited to just weekends. Once school starts, so does all of the craziness of senior year! Classes, homework, extra curriculars, SAT, ACT, etc. It may not feel like it now, but senior year FLIES by. If you put it off too long, then it just becomes something you are trying to work in and get done, instead of letting it be a fun and relaxing experience! Bottom line, the earlier you can get your senior photos done, the better! So, if you haven’t yet chosen your senior photographer, I hope you consider me. I will not only get you beautiful photos to mark this important milestone in your life, but we will have a great time doing it! If you want to talk to me more about photo session, or if you are ready to get on my calendar, please feel free to contact me! firstname.lastname@example.org, or message me on any of my social media pages (I’m JPSearcy everywhere 😉 ).
Now, onto my very first senior of the year – Faith! She is such a sweet girl. I met her a few years ago when her older sister came to me for her senior photos. She wanted hers to be different than her sister’s, so she picked out two locations that her sister didn’t. We went to Stetson (my first time there!) and Kraft Azalea. Both very beautiful spots! And I could tell early on in our shoot that we were going to have a fun time. She was full of laughs, especially when her sister was helping out. Her mom and sister kept themselves entertained with control of my snapchat for the shoot. And I learned that she has a fear of heights! Doesn’t matter if it is just a couple of feet off the ground ;). So, we kept her pretty close to the ground for the entire shoot. I got lots of great laughing photos of her, and lots of just plain beautiful photos of her. (both smiling and not smiling). I can’t wait to show her all of them. But for now, h
ere are a few sneak peeks from our shoot: