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Posted on Sep 23, 2019
Posted in Seniors

The next senior up on the blog, is the beautiful Katelyn!  I had so much fun getting to know her on our deluxe (two location) session.  Since one of her locations was the beach, we had to do two different days.  Beach shoots are at sunrise, and after those shoots, there is no way to go to another location.  We are windblown and sandy!  So to get the best possible photos, we do them on two separate days.  But this works out great, because I feel like I get to spend even more time with the senior, and I get to know them even better.  And Katelyn is such an amazing girl!  I loved my time with her.  We had a session at Dickson Azalea (where we could climb trees and be in “magical meadows”, and then the beach where it was so windy we were getting knocked over by waves.  But she was such a trooper, and we got some beautiful photos for her!

Here are a couple of  sneak peeks from each of our locations:

Posted on Aug 20, 2019
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog is another one that I have known since she was little.  I did a shoot for her and her sister back when she was in kindergarten!  I did her sister’s senior photos 5 years ago, and I was so excited to do her senior photos now!  I haven’t seen her in years, so it was so great to catch up with her and her mom, and to see what a sweet and beautiful person she has grown into (even though she was pretty stinking cute as a kindergartener 😉 ).  Kaley wanted to have a deluxe (2 location) session, and the locations she chose were two totally different ones, so she will have a very nice variety of looks in her gallery.  Her locations were sunrise at the beach, and night time at Park Ave.

Here are a few sneak peeks from Kaley’s shoot:

If you are a 2020 senior, let’s talk about YOUR senior photo session!  I’m currently booking weekends in the fall.  Email me at jpsearcyphotography@gmail.com or message me on social media (I’m jpsearcy everywhere), so we can talk and see what you are looking for with your senior session!

Posted on Aug 10, 2019
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog is beautiful Erin!  I met Erin since she was a little kindergartener, so it is a trip seeing her all grown up now.  So gorgeous, and so natural in front of the camera!  She just fell into her poses, and needed very little direction. We had a great time on her deluxe (2 location) session.  The two locations she chose were the beach and Rollins.  Two great choices!  Our beach morning was overcast, but still beautiful.  And at least the rain held off until the very end of our shoot.  The next morning at Rollins was picture perfect.  We have so many amazing photos, it was difficult to pick just a few to share for the sneak peeks (but of course I did!).

Here are some sneak peeks from our shoots:

Posted on Jun 17, 2019
Posted in Seniors

The class of 2020 is off to a great start!  The next senior up on the blog is the gorgeous Madison!  We had so much fun out at the beach for our sunrise shoot.  She had a special request for her shoot (which I LOVE!!  If you have something that you like or want to try on your shoot, tell me! This shoot is all about YOU, so I want you to get the senior photos that you really want.)  Madison had been following me for a while, and she saw a beach photo that I had done a few years ago.  It was on a morning that didn’t have a nice sunrise, so I went for a darker photo.  Almost looked like it could have been taken at night,  Totally different than my usual sunrise photos.  No problem!  With lighting, I can make it look darker and moodier.  And then in the next shot, have it back to a sunny beach scene.

Here are some sneak peeks from her shoot (including the dark sunrise):

Posted on Apr 09, 2019
Posted in Seniors

I’m not done with the class of 2019 yet!  This may be the latest that I have ever photographed seniors, AND this one isn’t my last!  I’m loving these last minute seniors!  Next senior up on the blog is the beautiful Maya!  I had such a great time meeting and photographing Maya out at the beach.  She is such a sweetheart, and so much fun to photograph.  Not to mention, we had a beautiful sunrise morning to work with.  It isn’t fun waking up that early, BUT absolutely no one is ever sorry they did.  And besides, you can always go home and take a nap ;).

Here are a few sneak peeks from our sunrise beach shoot:

Posted on Feb 23, 2019
Posted in Seniors

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:

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 Nov 15, 2018
Posted in Couples, Family, Kids

‘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:

Posted on Jul 20, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog, is the beautiful Kaila!  I had such a great time with Kaila, her mom, and her friends who came along.  Kaila is a super sweet girl, who was full of smiles and up for anything (including getting crashed by waves). She and her mom wanted a location with water, so what better place than the beach?! Beach equals really early morning, but it is always worth it.  I’ve never had a “bad morning” at the beach.  Sure it is early, but you can always take a nap when you get back home ;).

Here are some sneak peeks from our beach shoot:

Posted on Jun 21, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog, is the gorgeous Gianna!  I was lucky enough to spend two days with her.  Normally the deluxe (2 location) sessions are done in the same day, one right after the other.  However, I don’t do that when one of the locations is the beach.  Reason being, we are there at sunrise, and by the end, we are wet, sandy, and windblown.  Not exactly optimal for going to the next location ;).  So, we do it on a separate morning!  Gianna chose the beach and her school for sports photos.  When we were at the beach, she had a great entourage to come with her.  Sisters and mom!  I had a great time with all of those sweet ladies.  And they were so smart, they opted to stay at the beach the night before.  So, it wasn’t as early to get up and get going for the sunrise.  It was a beautiful sunrise that morning.  The next shoot day at the school, the entourage wasn’t able to join us, but Dad and her coach did (THANK YOU!!).  And Dad helped me with the fire (yes, for sports, I do real fire – totally and completely safe, no worries).  I’ve enjoyed getting to know Gianna a little better and getting her some beautiful senior photos!

Here are some sneak peeks from our shoots: