It isn’t often that I get called for a newborn session, but boy do I love them when I do! This sweet little girl was no exception. So gorgeous, so sweet, and so brand new! For newborn sessions, it is best to get them to me before they turn 2 weeks old. Typically then they are still pretty sleepy. This little girl was supposed to be sleepy, but she showed who was in charge. She wanted to be awake and see everything going on! That’s ok, I’m patient, I’ll wait. So, we got some awake photos, and some sweet sleepy photos. All in all, it was a great shoot!
Here are a few sneak peeks from our session:
I got a call to do a family shoot last week. A entire family, including the dogs. And if you have dogs, you know, they are our kids. Unfortunately, the puppy (ALL dogs are puppies in my eyes, no matter how old they are) is getting older and isn’t doing very well. The family wanted to have some photos of him, as well as take him out and give him some great last days. As hard as it is, I know they will be glad to have these. You can tell how much little Joel is loved, and he could feel it too.
Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:
While I may be a little biased, I have to say, my newest little nephew is the most precious, cutest little thing! I flew out to Seattle last week to meet the little guy, and I fell in love. Not only is he beautiful, but he is the best, most easy going baby ever! Don’t know what my sister and her husband did to deserve such a perfect new baby, but it must have been something big! And while I was there, of course, there had to be photos taken. I couldn’t bring all of my gear, so I had to make due with what I could pack on a plane. But I brought enough to get some beautiful photos of this precious baby. I wanted to share a few sneak peeks (and there will be lots more posted on Facebook, so make sure you check back to see those later!).
‘Tis the season for family photos! Next couple of sneak peeks up on the blog are of families! The fall is the most popular time of year to update that family photo. Wether it is an annual tradition your family has, or if it is long overdue, having a beautiful family portrait will be something that you will love having for years to come! This fun family was so easy to photograph. When the kids are all grown, there are far less tears ;). Even the littlest one of the group was great. Little puke never ruined one of my photo shoots! Hahaha! Seriously, after he got that out of the way right at the start of the shoot, he was a perfect little model (and so freaking cute in his little bow tie!).
Here are some sneak peeks from our shoot:
There aren’t too many people that I will make a special trip down to photograph. Don’t get me wrong, I will arrange to travel for shoots, but usually I have to line up a few to make the trip. (I hate driving!) But for family, I am happy to do it!
It has been a while since I had a little newborn to photograph! They are so sweet and soft and squishy, what’s not to love?! With such a beautiful momma (seriously, who looks that good after having a baby less than 2 weeks ago?!), of course her little girl will be gorgeous! After working REALLY hard to get her to sleep, we played with different blankets and hair bows and hats. The longest part of newborn sessions is always the getting them settled and sleepy. After that, it moves really quickly! The entire time, the “big sister” in this family was patiently waiting for her turn to be photographed. Nudging me often, reminding me that she was still there waiting. And then finally! It was her turn! She leaped into her place, and looked right at me. She was hilarious! (See the sneak peeks below to see the baby’s beautiful big sister). Mom, Dad, Baby, and Sister all together, what a beautiful family.
Here are a few sneak peeks from their shoot:
The third and final challenge was to get my niece and nephew in a photo together. Normal kiddos at this age is difficult (almost 4 and 1). But when you are related to the kiddos, it gets a lot harder! They are used to playing with you, so they aren’t always aiming to please the photographer ;). Thankfully, all the stars were aligned and I got a few keepers of them together. What made me laugh (literally out loud), was when my niece asked if we got enough and were done yet. I told her that I wanted to get a big smile from her brother and then we were done. She gets a devilish little grin on her face, and before I know it, she is making him smile with her hands. Those kids crack me up! Here is that one, and a couple other sneak peeks:
I have been dying to get my camera on this little guy. I haven’t gotten to do photos of him for a year! It is my sweet, little man, nephew. When we were down in Ft. Lauderdale, I had my opportunity to do a session of him. I stole him away, and we went snapping away. I was surprised with how tolerant of me he was! My little future GQ model ;). Here are a few sneak peeks from our session: (isn’t he the cutest little guy?!)
‘Tis the season for family photos! This was very evident when we got to Kraft Azalea for our family session. There were at least 10 photographers all around. Thankfully, Kraft can accommodate lots of different groups all photographing at the same time. Still though, it is making me think that I need to find some “exclusive” new locations. Ones that are not overrun with other photographers. In the new year, I will start the hunt ;). If you have a unique property that you wouldn’t mind me using on occasion, or if you know of a great little hidden spot, let me know! There may be something in it for you, hint hint ;).
This little one just stole my heart immediately. She is pretty attached to her momma right now, so she stayed close by at all times. But her expressions and smiles were awesome. I give it just a few more years, and she will be one of my future models. We had a great time, and even got in a couple of wardrobe changes. Which is a big deal for a one year old!
One last tidbit before their sneak peeks. If you are ever in need of a fabulous DJ, dad just happens to be one! He is a firefighter, but DJs as a side job. And I can personally vouch for him, because he DJ-ed my party I had this past summer. If you want “DJ Jelly” info, email me or message me and I will get you in touch!
On to the sneak peeks:
After a summer full of seniors, it was a great change of pace to photograph a little guy and his mommy and daddy! Of course I love my seniors, and always will. But I do have a special place in my heart for families and little kids too! So, even though you see a lot of seniors on my blog and site, remember me for your family photos too! With holidays around the corner (yes, holiday photos start late summer/early fall!), it is just about time to get your family session on my calendar!
It was such a pleasure to meet this sweet family. It was the little man’s 1st birthday! And what a great way to celebrate! Family photos, first birthday photos, and finished up with messy cupcakes. Here are a few sneak peeks from their session:
Yep, you read that right! Since my 2 day sales for seniors seem to be such a hit, I thought I would try one for families this year. For those of you who don’t know about the 2 day sale, I will give you ALL the info you could ever want and need.
This is my ONLY sale I offer for families. And the details are pretty simple. Call during the 2 day sale, book your session for anytime on or BEFORE December 1st (session dates just need to be booked during the sale, not held during the sale!), pay the reduced session fee at time of booking, and you are set!
Step 1 – Look at the website (to make sure I am the type of photographer you want for your family photos!) http://www.jpsearcyphotography.com
Step 2 – Call during the sale dates – tell me how you heard of me and/or the sale (whether it was thru one of my reps, or me, or blog, or facebook ads, or whatever!), what date you would like for your session, and where you want to have your session
Step 3 – Pay for the session fee with credit card over the phone, and receive your confirmation email
Step 4 – Start planning what you are going to wear for your photo shoot! (Fun stuff now!)
(Going into further details) You call me at 407-977-6296 between the hours of 9am-9pm on Wednesday July 25th (which also happens to be my birthday!) or Thursday July 26th. (If you get voicemail, it just means I am taking another call, so PLEASE bear with me and leave a message with your name and phone number, and I will call you back as soon as I am off the call!). You will want to have the date that you want your session (with one as a back up date, in case your date has already been selected and I just didn’t get to take it off the calendar yet). My available session dates can be found http://www.localendar.com/public/jpsearcyphotography. It is helpful if you know where you want to have your session (but it isn’t mandatory, we can talk about it and figure it out later if need be). If you want to see photo samples of my most popular locations, look at my website http://www.jpsearcyseniors.com (these will be senior photos, but the way I have my senior site set up, is each gallery is a different location). On the main portfolio page, you will see separate albums for each of the locations. After our call, I will email you a confirmation email with the session information! You MUST pay the session fee online when you are calling to book in order to get this sale price. This is non-refundable (in case of bad weather or illness, you can transfer the session fee to another available date, no worries!), so make sure you really want to have your session with me before calling! That is it!
I know it may seem early to be thinking about holiday photos, but really it isn’t! You can pick your date for any time before December, and you will have beautiful family photos to send out cards with, and to give to family as gifts.
The “fine” print – session fees need to be paid at time of booking; session dates must be held on or before December 1, 2012; session fees are non-refundable (but can be used for a different date incase of illness or bad weather); can only be used towards a family session (which can be the whole family, just siblings, or little kids. No senior sessions this time, sorry! Families with high school seniors is fine, just not a “senior session”.); family sessions are up to 5 people – each additional person is $15 (usually each additional person is $25). And that is all the fine print I can think of! If you have ANY questions, please email me at jps@jpsearcyphotography!