Oh, how I love my birthday! My husband and boys always spoil me. Not necessarily with a bunch of gifts, but rather with lots of love and attention. It is a day all about me! Who wouldn’t love that?! This morning, I slept in late, and was greeted with my most favorite breakfast in the world. Banana stuffed french toast. YUMMMMMM!
So now I sit here in a very happy mood, so I want to spread that around! (That is where YOU come in!). For any sessions booked TODAY (until midnight tonight!) for shoots held in September, you will get the gift of a HALF PRICE SESSION and a free gift print with your order! This offer is good for today only, and the session must be booked for September. It is good for senior sessions, kid sessions, baby sessions, or family sessions!
September is a great time to have a session. The weather is cooling down (a little), and it is a great jump into the holiday season (yes, have to think about that already!). Get those family holiday photos done and crossed off your list early this year!
So, if you want to take advantage of my BIRTHDAY SPECIAL, shoot me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and let me know what date you want! Remember, you have to pick your date TODAY for this half price session!
Happy birthday to me . . . Happy birthday to me . . . Happy BIRTHDAY to Jeannette . . . Happy birthday to me!
Whew! I am SO ready for vacation! I will be gone (but still checking in, of course) until July 3rd. Feel free to e-mail me directly at email@example.com to schedule sessions or ask questions. However, be patient with me getting back with you! I should be able to check my e-mail once a day, but I do plan on keeping work to a minimum to spend as much time as possible with my family!
And a side note, to the two families that I shot the other day. I am so sorry that I couldn’t get the sneak peeks up for you. I really did have good intentions, but here it is almost 5am, and I JUST finished packing and wrapping things up. Off to bed to take a little nap before a long drive! And I promise I will get the sneaks up for you as soon as I get back! Thanks for your understanding!
and what a way to end it! She was beautiful, had a great family with her, and was lots of fun! We met out at a park that I rarely go to, but LOVE! Especially at that time of day, sunset. The sun sets over the lake, and we get amazing light. Ahhhhhh!
I do want to apologize to her, and a few of my other clients though. Her sneak peek is a little delayed by a day or two are a couple of proofing galleries. I over-committed myself the past couple of weeks (well, more to the point, things have taken a lot longer than originally planned). I promise to those who have been patiently waiting for their galleries to go up, they will be up by mid-week. I am gluing myself to the computer chair so I can get caught up on everyone’s proofing! LOL! Thank you so much for being patient, and I promise the wait will be worth it!
OK, back to sneak peeks! Here is another gorgeous senior!
Thank you for a wonderful session, and I can’t wait to proof the rest of your shots!
With my week long of learning, I have decided to make some changes! Change is always good! I am working on getting them together now, but just wanted to give you a little peek into what may be coming on the horizon!
I will be starting baby plans! If you don’t know what these are, they are where you pay one fee, and then bring your baby in several times during the year for no additional session fee. Typically done at newborn, 4 months, 8 months, and one year. Your one price will include a print at each session as well as a gift at the one year mark.
I will be having limited mini sessions. These are great, especially if you have recently had a full session, and just want to spruce up or celebrate something new (like loosing teeth, 1/2 birthday, or braces coming off, etc). They will be done on a very limited basis, and I am sure they will fill up quickly when they are announced. To be kept up to date on when these will happen, you will want to either check the blog here frequently (it will always be announced on here), and/or you can “fan” me on facebook! If you are on facebook, look me up! You can find my personal page with my full name Jeannette Priest Searcy, and my business page (that I am still trying to figure out! LOL!) at JPSearcy Photography.
Collections are being changed completely around. I have never really been one for packages, however, I was coached on how to make them REALLY good and save a lot of money! The best thing is, I can still stay very flexible (which was why I never really pushed them, because I don’t like locking people into what I think they should get). Details to follow soon!
And lastly, senior sessions will be changing up too! Their session fees, packages, offerings, and actual photographs! Too much to go into, just didn’t want to leave them out here! LOL!
Exciting things coming up! Keep tuned in and connected for details as they are officially announced!
I am back (obviously), and I had a very nice surprise! One of our models made the finals (the charity model search)! She has been in the lead for most of the contest, but the last week or so, the list changed so much. She dropped out of first, and then she would be right back up, and then fall again, and then right back up. I had no idea what to expect! But we received the confirmation that she did indeed win for this region! WHOO HOO!
Now, she moves on to the finals. For this, she will be up against 49 other cuties. It is not done by popular votes, as this round was. There is a panel of photographers and other industry professionals to decide who will win the grand prize. Thank goodness I am not on that panel, because there are a lot of cuties (of course, I am partial to one 😉 ).
So, everyone keep your fingers crossed for her! I believe they are announcing the grand prize winner on May 1st, so I will let you all know if she makes it!
Oh my goodness, I had such a great time! Yes, it was nice to get away for a few days, but it was so much more than that. I was getting away with people just like me! Photographers that I have “met” only on the computer, I have become in real life friends with. And photographers that I have admired, there to give me one on one coaching. It was an incredible learning experience, and I am so glad I went (I am EXHAUSTED, but I can get over that!).
Something that I really tried to do, was to step outside of my comfort zone and push to do new things. Things that may not work for family sessions for clients (well, some may work great for seniors!), but just to push myself to be different.
I will leave you with a few of my favorite shots from this week (and if you are on facebook, look me up and friend me. I have even more on there!).
After a crazy busy couple of weeks, I am headed out of town for a little bit. It IS work related though! I am going to what I hope to be, an amazing hands-on photography conference. I will be gone tomorrow (3/29), and will be coming back home late Thursday night (4/2). I WILL have access to my e-mail while I am gone, but I won’t be able to be as prompt as you are used to! I will probably only get to check once a day, so be patient with me! I will get back with you ASAP!
Also, I have a couple of trips in the works. And as you know, when I travel, I love to set up sessions. (Not TOO many though, it is supposed to be a vacation you know!). So, if you, or anyone you know, is in the area that I will be, and would like to set up a session, e-mail me ASAP, and I will see what we can work out!
Atlanta (yes, I go to Atlanta often. It is because my sister and my little niece are there!) – April 7th thru April 10th. I only have space for one more session for this trip, so if interested, don’t wait. Jump on it!
Atlanta – Washington DC (this is our summer vacation. We will be driving, so any spots on the way would be fine as well.) I just have tentative dates for this one. So, if you are interested in a session, let me know and I can be a little more flexible about the exact dates. It will be sometime between June 24th – July 4th. I do know that we will be spending a night in Atlanta both on the way up and the way back. But, I am happy to stop anywhere along the way!
That is about all I have for now! Have a great week everyone (I know I will!).
I got this in my e-mail this morning from my aunt:
Sophie (my little cousin) is entered in a contest sponsored by USA Weekend and the Smithsonian. If she were to win the first prize, she would go to D.C and perform the Star-Spangled Banner at the Smithsonian and at a MLB game. In order to get to the finals, her video on youtube needs a lot of exposure and ratings.
Could you please take a minute and watch (and then give her a high rating? )? I promise, she is good! Thank you so much!
Call me crazy, but I have been really wanting to photograph newborn twins for such a long time now! I have been waiting and hoping that one would cross my path, but so far, no luck. So, I thought I would put a casting call out there, and see if anyone here knows any twins about to be born.
-Must be NEWBORN (and when I say newborn, I mean under 2 weeks old). It is perfectly fine for a momma to contact me while she is still pregnant with her twins to take advantage of this.
-Must be willing to sign a model release.
-And must be open to creative ideas for the session.
That is it! I am not asking too much, am I?! And for this, the momma will get a complimentary session (valued at $150!), as well as a print credit.
If you are interested (or know someone who may be interested, and come on, who WOULDN’T be interested in a free session of their newborn twins?!), contact me ASAP so we can get something set up (even if you are still pregnant!). My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Sniff* I will miss you! My sweet little niece has been here for the past 10 days, and it is time for her to go home tomorrow. It was so nice having her around, and we are all going to miss her. We are now planning an Atlanta trip for beginning of April, because I know none of us will be able to wait too long!
So, taking interest for a few sessions in Atlanta now! I will be up there somewhere around April 5th-12th (exact dates not set yet). If you are interested in booking a session, or know someone who would be, let me know ASAP!
And my new favorite shot of her (6 weeks old tomorrow):