The next senior up on the blog was a fun one! Dani had a deluxe session (2 locations) for her senior session. The first part of her session, she shared with her horses! I don’t get many seniors with their horses, but whenever I do, I just love the photos. Yes, the horses can be little stinkers at time, but it is totally worth it. And Dani had 3 different horses for us to play with that day. And then a 4th who desperately wanted to be in a photo too! We had a great time, and the horses were so well behaved! Then forward to the second part of her shoot – the beach! We were a little concerned about it raining for our shoot, but then we totally lucked out and had one of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve had in a long time. Beautiful morning, beautiful girl, beautiful photos! Dani was up for anything, wether it be climbing or getting totally hit with the waves. (Which by the way, she was so awesome! She was able to keep her eyes open when the waves were coming right at her. Such a pro!). I really enjoyed my time meeting and photographing her!
If you are a 2018 senior, you are almost out of time to get senior photos that you love! Contact me to get your session date on the books!
Now onto sneak peeks! Here are a couple from each of Dani’s locations:
Next senior up on the blog is Johnny! The last time I photographed him, he was just a kid tagging along his big sister’s senior photo shoot. Now it was his turn! He chose the beach for his shoot. It is early morning to do those beach shoots, but always worth it! He is such a good kid, and we had a great time. By the end, he was literally hanging off the pier (and yes, I had to include that as a little bonus sneak peek, because it makes me laugh).
Time is coming close to being up for the class of 2018 to get in for their senior photos before the craziness of prom and graduation kicks into high gear! If you have been putting it off, time to get on the calendar!
Here are a few sneak peeks from Johnny’s shoot:
I’m not quite done with the class of 2018! Next senior up on the blog, is the beautiful Cassidy! She is super sweet, and I had a great time on her deluxe shoot with her and her mom. The two locations Cassidy chose were two of my most popular locations ~ Park Ave and Rollins. We were lucky with a very nice morning to shoot! Temperature was perfect, not too hot, not too cold, and overcast skies. Can’t ask for much more than that!
Here are a few sneak peeks from Cassidy’s shoot:
If you are in the class of 2018, and haven’t gotten senior photos that you love yet, why not give me a call?! I am still booking for current seniors, but I do want to warn you. There isn’t very much time left! The second semester of the senior year flies by, and graduation will be here before you know it. THANKS!!
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 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 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org or call/text me 407-977-6296.
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!
Next senior up on the blog is JJ! Nope, not done with seniors yet! Time is winding down for the class of 2018, so if you are still needing senior photos, you will want to get on my calendar soon. But back to THIS session ~ it was JJ and his mom at Rollins. We had such a good time, and he is such a great guy! His mom would do anything to get a good, natural smile out of him. So basically, I was entertained as well. Haha! He was a great sport, and I kept my promise of keeping his shoot under an hour. With guys, I work faster. Girls? They tend to want me to drag it out longer 😉
Here are a few sneak peeks from his shoot:
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!
Next senior up on the blog is Julia! We had a great time at her deluxe (two location) session at Rollins and Kraft Azalea. Joining her was her mom, AND her pup! I love when seniors bring their puppies with them. As long as someone is there to take care of the dog, and you understand that dogs can be worse to pose than toddlers! Haha! Dad was able to swing by and pick up the pup and then the focus could go back to Julia 😉 She is gorgeous, and a total sweetheart. Not to mention, a natural in front of the camera. All made for a great shoot!
Here are a couple of sneak peeks from each of our locations:
The next session up on the blog is a two-fer! I met this sweet set of twins years ago, when their mom booked a family session. I think they were in 5th grade at the time. I was so honored that they wanted to come back to me this many years later for their senior photos! Now getting to this day was challenging. We had a couple of different reschedules due to our lovely hurricane season. But then the waiting paid off. We had an absolutely beautiful morning to shoot at the beach. Yes, it is a pain to wake up so early to get ready and all the way out to the beach before sunrise, but then you get a gorgeous morning, and it all is worth it! As a nice bonus, the waves were really kicking. So Sloan got the crashing waves photos she wanted.
Now, as a notice to other seniors (class of 2018), if you are wanting senior photos done that are more YOU, and you aren’t on my calendar yet, NOW is the time! Most seniors have their senior photos done before the end of the calendar year. The reason is, the last half of the school year is crazy busy and it just flies by. Before you know it, you are planning prom and grad parties, and you still haven’t had your portraits done yet! I actually start NEXT year’s class in a couple of months. Now don’t worry, I can still get you in, but I do need to get you on the schedule soon! Email me, text me, call me, whatever. Let’s start talking about YOUR senior photos!
Now, back to the twins! Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:
Next senior up on the blog is the beautiful Lily! We had such a great time on her shoot at Rollins with Lily, her mom, her sister, and her friend. With that many girls at a shoot, we are bound to have a lot of fun! Our fun started bright and early when the entire entourage came over to my house to meet up with one of the make up artists I work with. After she was all glammed up, we hit the road and drove to Winter Park to do our shoot at Rollins College. Still my most requested location! And it is for good reason. It is a beautiful location!
Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot: