Oh, I had so much fun with this family! I have been photographing both of their girls all year (so they may look familiar, and keep an eye out in another day or two for more of their sneak peeks coming out!). So, it was so nice to photograph the whole family at their home. We don’t always have to go to a park or a popular location. If you want photos at home, or another place that is special to you and your family, then let’s have our session there! Their beautiful home provided plenty of nice backdrops for us to use. Grandma and Grandpa joined in on the shoot too, which I love! They are all such a wonderful family, and I love that they trust me to capture all of these special times for them.
Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:
Another beautiful sunrise beach shoot for three beautiful seniors! These three girls were also in my model program this year, and one of their bonus shoots that they wanted was the beach! We had multiple reschedules including one recently when we made it all the way out to the beach only to find it so dark and foggy, we had to turn around and pick another date. 99% of the time, I can be able to say if we can shoot the day before, just by checking the weather forecast. Saves us all from waking up super early and driving an hour to get to the beach! But on a few rare cases, we get out there and it just isn’t very nice to shoot. So, we just suck it up and pick a new date! Thankfully, this rescheduled date gave us a beautiful morning to shoot. Beautiful sunrise, nice temperatures (well, the water was pretty cold, but the air felt great). Despite the cold water, one of the girls did decide to get in the water at the end. Hey, whatever it takes for the photo, right?!
Here are a couple of sneak peeks for each of the girls:
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:
I absolutely LOVE photographing these kids! I have been so lucky to be able to photograph the both of them since they were born! Seeing them a couple times a year, I have not only been able to see them grow physically, but how they are growing into such neat little humans! I just love talking with them, and hearing all about what is going on in their lives. They are so smart and so talented, and just awesome kids!
Here are a couple of sneak peeks of the both of these amazing kids:
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 ~ email@example.com or call/text me 407-977-6296.
Happy new year! I hope everyone had a very happy holiday. I have another great senior sneak peek to start our year off right! This is of Faith, one of my 2019 senior models. As you know if you have been following me, this year I changed things up from reps to models! Which basically means, I don’t have to have an application process and choose reps anymore (yay!!). Anyone who wants to be a part of my model experience is welcome! There were different levels of models, and those levels included different amounts of shoots during the school year. Everyone got their main shoot during the summer before senior year started, and then either 1 or 2 bonus shoots to happen during the school year! For Faith’s bonus shoots, she chose Disney World and then this night shoot downtown. It has been so much fun getting to know her throughout this year. She is a fantastic girl, and we have gotten so many beautiful photos of her this year! But this isn’t her final shoot. She will have one more mini shoot when her cap/gown come in before graduation. For next school year, I will be having a tweaked version of this new model program! There will be some changes next year for all of my clients and offerings (which will be worked out and announced in the next month or so, no worries!). So if you are in the class of 2020, keep me in mind, and follow me (I’m jpsearcy on all social media), so you get the details when they are released!
But for now, how about take a sneak peek at the super sweet Faith?! We went around downtown Orlando in the early evening to have a shoot with some nighttime city lights!
It has been such a wonderful year, with the best clients! And I can’t imagine a better family to wrap it all up with. For my last shoot of the year, I had the pleasure to photograph this beautiful family again. And many of my seniors will recognize her. Yes! It is the fabulous Rosie (my friend AND the best make up artist ever!). I love photographing her beautiful family every year.
And I would like to take just a second to thank ALL of my clients, and wish all of you and your families HAPPY HOLIDAYS, and a happy and healthy new year. See you in 2019!
Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:
Another senior model experience at Disney! The perks of being a JPSearcy model include getting to go to other places outside the normal locations for a fun shoot. (All of my shoots are fun, btw ;). It is just that those participating in the model program get to shoot at many different places throughout their senior year, and some of those can be out of the box type locations. Like Magic Kingdom!). Sarah is a Disney fanatic, and was so excited for her shoot at Magic Kingdom. She had in mind that she wanted to do a shoot with her favorite Disney treats! Hey, whatever she wants, she will get! We had a great morning exploring (and eating) our way through the park.
I will be taking sign ups for the class of 2020 seniors very soon! So, if having multiple senior shoots throughout your senior year, sounds like something you would like to do, please follow me on social media (I’m jpsearcy everywhere), so you can be kept in the loop when I am putting together my next class of seniors for the “Model Experience”!
Now, if you are class of 2019, there is still time for the regular senior session! Just contact me to get on my calendar! Or if you are class of 2020, but only are going to want one shoot, that is perfectly fine too! I will be taking regular clients starting in May. Follow me and stay tuned!!
Back to Sarah, here are a couple of sneak peeks from our Disney shoot:
Next family up on the blog, is the family of a past senior! I love when families come back to see me. It’s great to catch up AND get them some new beautiful photos! Even though I am pretty sure, this was not tops on the boys’ lists to do, they were great sports (and I think that they even, maybe, had a little bit of fun too! It’s so great that all of the family wanted to do this for mom.
We had a great time on our shoot at Kraft Azalea. It is a beautiful park, however at this time of year, it is packed solid with lots of families getting their Christmas pictures! Thankfully, we can all work well around each other so everyone gets beautiful images 😉 Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:
‘Tis the season for family photos! Now, not all of my family clients want sneak peeks, because they want to save them to send out to family. And that is totally understandable and no problem! This family wanted to do family photos to have new and updated family photos, not just for a holiday card. I have photographed one of their daughters for her senior photos this year, and then mom decided it was time to do a whole family session. LOVE THAT!! She wanted to do it at the beach. I think the kids would have been happier if it was the beach in the afternoon, not at sunrise ;), but they were great sports and woke up super early. And we were so lucky with a gorgeous sunrise that morning! (That part I can’t control, so I am always super excited when it all works out like this). All said and done, I’m sure all 3 took naps that day, knowing that they made their parents happy with some beautiful new family photos!
Here are some sneak peeks from our shoot: