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Posted on Feb 21, 2019
Posted in News, Seniors

A new program for seniors that I introduced this year, was called the “Model Experience”.  This was to take the place of my reps.  Now, I loved having reps, mostly because I got to work with them their entire senior year.  They had the opportunity to earn bonus photo shoots.  Well, the NEW program, was you pay one session fee for whichever level of “Model Experience” you wanted (based on how many bonus shoots you wanted).  Everyone has a main shoot in the summer, and then the bonus shoots are during the fall/winter.  They can have one bonus shoot or two bonus shoots.  And what the bonus shoots are, is completely up to them!  I ask what they want to do, and we go do it!  Most of the bonus shoots will be with one or two other models, and that just adds to the fun.  These two are sisters, so it just made sense for them to do the bonus shoots together!

This bonus shoot we did was out at the beach. Who doesn’t love a beach shoot?!  Here are a couple of sneak peeks of two of my models:

Posted on Feb 07, 2019
Posted in News, Seniors

It is that time of year again!  Time to start working on the graduation announcements.  If you had a shoot with me this year, you probably saw the graduation announcements that I offer.  I told you that I don’t take orders for them until after February, remember?  Well, it’s time!  Don’t worry, this design appointment won’t take nearly as long as your first viewing/ordering appointment.  You have already seen your photos, you know which are your favs, so this next part is pretty quick and painless.  In the past, they have taken about 15 minutes.  If you are interested in making an announcement appointment, send me a quick email letting me know when is best for you to come by.

If you have NOT had a shoot with me yet, it isn’t too late!  We still have time to have a great session, get beautiful portraits, and get your custom graduation announcements back.  All before graduation!  While it isn’t too late now, it will be too late soon.  So you don’t want to wait too much longer to get on my calendar.  This last semester flies by, and towards the end of the semester, you and your family will be busy with graduation plans and parties.  Trust me!  If you would like to talk to me about a shoot, please email me ~ jpsearcyphotography@gmail.com or call/text me 407-977-6296.

Posted on Jan 25, 2019
Posted in News, Seniors

Can you believe that it is already time to talk about the next class of seniors? Class of 2020!  As early is it is, I’m feeling it is a little late for me.  Being that back when I used senior reps, I started looking for the next class at the beginning of January.  Last year (class of 2019) I didn’t do a rep program.  I always loved having reps, but hated having to pick the reps.  There are so many amazing girls, and I wanted to take all of them!  So, last year, I said NO MORE!!  I did introduce a “Model Experience”, which was basically all of the perks of a rep with none of the work (and no applications!).  It was fantastic!  And if there is interest, I’d be happy to do a version of the model experience for the class of 2020.  Just let me know if you are interested.

I have been in business 13 years now.  That is crazy to me!  My first seniors are turning 30!  And my new seniors (class of 2020) were in preK/kindergarten!  It has been one heck of a ride!  This past year, you may have noticed, I have cut back some on the sessions that I am taking.  With my kiddos being grown (my baby is in the class of 2020!), I’m having the opportunity to do other things as well.  (Gotta keep things interesting!).  Now, I can’t imagine stopping photography all together.  Photo sessions and meeting some amazing seniors make me happy!  Not to mention, I have promised MY senior that I would at least keep going for his class ;).  In the past 13 years, what seniors want change almost every year!  I like to stay on top of what they are wanting, so the entire experience, from the booking to getting the prints back at the end, is a great experience and exceeds their expectations.  So, for the class of 2020, I’m putting out a little survey.  This is your opportunity to tell me what YOU want!  I will take all of the info and answers you give me to heart, and I can cater my offerings to what YOU want!

This will take you just a few minutes, and it is open for seniors AND their parents.  Who ever wants to fill it out (or BOTH of you can fill it out!).  To say THANK YOU to those who participate, if you end up booking a senior shoot with me, I will include a complimentary gift print with your order (a gift print is an 8×10 or a 5×7, and is valued at $40).  And to sweeten the pot, I will randomly draw 3 names in one week.  Two will get $100 credit on their order (can be used towards the session fee OR print order), and one will get a complimentary session fee (for one location) AND a complimentary gift print with their order.  How I am going to do this random selection, is each entry will get put your name on a slip of paper, and I will have my oldest son reach in the pot and choose the 3 winners.  Even if you don’t win one of the 3 top prizes, you will still get a free gift print with your order AND you get to tell me what you are looking for so I can be the perfect photographer for you!

Link to the questionnaire – https://jpsearcy.survey.fm/class-of-2020

In the meantime, make sure to share this with your friends (doesn’t matter what school they go to), and follow me on social media.  I’m easy to find.  I’m jpsearcy everywhere! (instagram, snapchat, twitter) On facebook, it is under JPSearcy Photography.  And if you have more to tell me or talk about for your shoot, feel free to email me at jpsearcyphotography@gmail.com.

And lastly, a blog post without photos is boring!  Here are a few random senior photos <3

Posted on Oct 26, 2018
Posted in News, Seniors

A new program for seniors that I introduced this year, was called the “Model Experience”.  This was to take the place of my reps.  Now, I loved having reps, mostly because I got to work with them their entire senior year.  They had the opportunity to earn bonus photo shoots.  Well, the NEW program, was you pay for whichever level of “Model Experience” you wanted (based on how many bonus shoots you wanted).  Everyone has a main shoot in the summer, and then the bonus shoots are during the fall/winter.  They can have one bonus shoot or two bonus shoots.  And what the bonus shoots are, is completely up to them!  I ask what they want to do, and we go do it!  Most of the bonus shoots will be with one or two other models, and that just adds to the fun.  So far, the program is working great, so I do expect to do it again for the class of 2020, so stay tuned, if this sounds like something you (or your senior) would want to do next year!  Sign ups will be in the next couple of months!

The first bonus shoot we did was out at Sledd’s Farm in Mims.  The girls wanted sunflowers!  Well, unfortunately, the crop wasn’t great this year for sunflowers, BUT we did find some, AND their maze was full of yellow sun hemp, so I think we totally got the look they were going for!  Here are a couple of sneak peeks of two of my models:

Posted on May 08, 2018
Posted in News, Seniors

Announcing the annual senior sale!  Now, in the past, this sale was only 2 days long.  This year, I’m changing things up a little, and making things a little less stressful.  This year, the senior sale is going to run from May 12 – May 30.  This is the ONE sale that I run all year, so you don’t want to miss out!  This year, the earlier in the summer that you have your shoot, the more you will save! Don’t worry, all of my summer shoots are held early morning, so it won’t be too hot or sweaty for our shoot 😉  Summer really is the best time of year to do these shoots.  Once school starts, there are just so much many things scheduled, and we can only shoot on the weekends.  It is really best to get these done early and enjoy a fun session to kick off your senior year!

-Book and pay for a shoot to take place in June, and the session fee is only $75 ($125 for deluxe).  In addition, you will receive 3 complimentary gift prints with your order (a gift print is your choice of an 8×10 or smaller)!

-Book and pay for a shoot to take place in July, and the session fee is only $100 ($150 for deluxe), and receive 2 complimentary gift prints with your order.

-Book and pay for a shoot to take place in August, and the session fee is only $125 ($200 for deluxe), and receive 1 complimentary gift print with your order.

-Book and pay for a shoot to take place in September, and the session fee is only $150 ($250 for deluxe).

The details – this sale is for senior sessions only.  If you call and book your senior photo session during the sale, you will receive a discounted session fee + free gift prints with your order.  Session fees must be paid at time of booking, and are non-refundable (in case of weather issues, I will reschedule your date with no additional session fee). All sessions are done on location (of your choice). Regular senior session is one location, Deluxe senior session is two locations (in the same day).  I only take one senior client per day, so when that date is filled, it is not available for another client.  So, if you know you want JPSearcy to photograph you for your senior photos, you will want to call and pick your date early!  Simple as that!

As always. Session fees are for the session time and editing only, and do not include any prints or digital files.  Print packages are ordered at our viewing/ordering appointment approximately 3 weeks after our shoot.  I have 6 different flexible packages ranging from $240-$1890.  Minimum order for regular sessions is $240, for deluxe (2 location) sessions is $500.

*Regular pricing session fee is $200 for a regular senior session, $300 for a deluxe senior session.

Please pass the info on to your parents, so they are kept in the loop, and know all about the sale!  And please pass along to all of your friends and classmates, we don’t want anyone to miss out on this.  Especially since this sale is not limited per school.  Whoever calls to book during the sale, gets the discounted pricing!

Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to me and ask! Otherwise, I look forward to booking your summer session very soon. We will have fun at our shoot AND get beautiful photos to mark this important milestone in your life!

Posted on Jan 10, 2018
Posted in Misc, News, Seniors

I’ve had some questions and confusion about next year’s plans (for the class of 2019), so I wanted to do a little post to better explain and clarify a little!

No, I am NOT doing reps next year.  I know, I’ve been doing them for the past 8 or 9 years, so this is a big change!  But all that means, is no one is working to get referrals and earn extra shoots!  Every one can focus on THEIR own session, and making the most of it.  I am starting a new program, for those seniors who want to have more than one shoot with me.  That is the model program.  It is a brand new program that I came up with, that I think could be a lot of fun!  If you would like to participate in the model program, you would pay one session fee and it would cover the main shoot in the summer + several bonus shoots throughout their senior year (including a beach shoot, night time shoot, destination shoot in Miami, and a family shoot).  How many bonus shoots is up to you!  I have three different options available.  Of course, I throw in a few little perks to those that are in the model program 😉  If making your senior photo experience last all year is something you (or your senior) would be interested in, please contact me, and I’ll give you all of the details!

If one session is enough, then that is great too!  Of course I will still be taking regular clients.  You do NOT have to be a part of the model program to have your session with me!  You will still be able to pick one or two locations (on the same day), and have a wonderful time and get lots of gorgeous photos!  I will start booking in May for the class of 2019.  Most seniors DO get their senior photos taken during the summer before their senior year!  The reasons for this is simply, you have the most time in the summer!  We can shoot 7 days a week, and we don’t need to work around school schedules.  I know everyone is worried about the heat, but let me put your mind at ease!  We shoot early mornings only in the summer.  We are done before it gets too hot (and starts the afternoon thunderstorms!).  You will want to book your senior photo session as soon as the calendar opens up, just so you have the best choice in dates!

Hopefully that clears things about about model vs rep vs client!  If not, please do reach out to me!  I’m happy to talk to you further about any questions you may have!

Posted on Nov 03, 2017
Posted in Misc, News, Seniors

This isn’t a typical sneak peek post, sorry about that!  This is more of a “what’s up and coming” info post!

So, if you have been following me for a while, you know that every year applications go up to select my next class of senior reps.  I have LOVED each and every one of my reps.  I love working with them all year, and I love keeping in touch with them after graduation.  They have been a great resource in helping me spread the word to their friends about JPSearcy.  But it seems like lots of other photographers have started using reps as well.  So, I guess it is time to shake things up a bit!  I don’t like doing what everyone else is doing ;).

I am working on a plan to put the focus completely on the senior, and giving them a unique, one-of-a-kind experience.  This will be open to all upcoming seniors (class of 2019), and I won’t be limiting how many from each school.  No applications or anything like that.  Just giving everyone the opportunity for the Model Experience!  It will include multiple sessions through out the year.  Of course, I will still offer beautiful photos as a part of regular senior sessions.  This is just something a bit more!  I’m still finalizing the details, and will be sending it all out to whoever is interested.  Do you want to be a part of the very first JPSearcy Model Experience team?  Just take a second and fill out the short form with your contact info, and you will be the first one to hear the details!  And feel free to pass it along to your friends who would totally be up for an over-the-top senior model experience!

http://jpsearcy.polldaddy.com/s/looking-for-class-of-2019-models

Posted on May 13, 2017
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 are JUST leaving 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 two weeks, 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 hesitations 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 Florida, 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 by shooting early in the morning, you won’t melt, and the temp isn’t at 200 degrees outside 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 September 30th.  Easy as that!  For a detailed listing of the different session types, it can all be found on my website under the pricing section – http://www.jpsearcyseniors.com.  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 2018 2 day sale!  Sale is next weekend, and for upcoming seniors ~ class of 2018 only!

Posted on Feb 06, 2017
Posted in News, Seniors

It is that time of year again!  Time to start working on the graduation announcements.  If you had a shoot with me this year, you probably saw the graduation announcements that I offer.  I told you that I don’t take orders for them until after January, remember?  Well, it’s February!  Don’t worry, this design appointment won’t take nearly as long as your first viewing/ordering appointment.  You have already seen your photos, you know which are your favs, so this next part is pretty quick and painless.  In the past, they have taken about 15 minutes.  If you are interested in making an announcement appointment, send me a quick email letting me know when is best for you to come by.

If you have NOT had a shoot with me yet, it isn’t too late!  We still have time to have a great session, get beautiful portraits, and get your custom graduation announcements back.  All before graduation!  While it isn’t too late now, it will be too late soon.  So you don’t want to wait too much longer to get on my calendar.  This last semester flies by, and towards the end of the semester, you and your family will be busy with graduation plans and parties.  Trust me!  If you would like to talk to me about a shoot, please email me ~ jpsearcyphotography@gmail.com or call/text me 407-977-6296.

Posted on Feb 03, 2017
Posted in News, Seniors

It was a very hard process this year.  Selecting new reps is always difficult.  On one hand, I am extremely flattered that so many fantastic kids want to rep for me.  On the other hand, I hate having to choose!  Because the applications I get, I swear, are getting better and better every year.  It breaks my heart that I can’t have everyone be a rep.  But if everyone were a rep, then who would they refer?!  So, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU for wanting to be a part of my rep team.  And I sincerely hope that I do get the opportunity to meet and photograph every single person who reached out to me.  We can have a great shoot together (and you don’t have to work for me all year 😉 ).

Now that is out of the way, I have an amazing group of juniors who are going to rep for me next year!  I am also excited that I have reps from two new schools this year this year.  In addition to Hagerty, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Lake Howell, I now also have a rep from Trinity Prep and a rep from Titusville!  Super excited to get into new schools and meet even more great seniors and their families!

Ok, enough reading!  I know you are just scrolling to see the photos, so here they are!  My class of 2018 JPSearcy Senior Reps!