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Posted on Mar 11, 2019
Posted in Seniors

This was a shoot for one of my models, and it was so much fun!  For her bonus mini shoot, she wanted something a little different.  So, we tried a night shoot!  I’ve done night shoots before, and they are usually downtown (because of all the lights on the skyline), but the stars were just not aligning for us to shoot downtown.  So instead, we went to one of my more popular locations, Park Ave, but at night!  This was a lot different for me, since I am usually there bright and early, with no one around.  For this shoot, it was on a Friday evening, so of course, there were tons of people around.  Not the most convenient to shoot, but I think we did pretty well!  And even though this dancer told me that she wasn’t going to do any dance photos this shoot, we ended up doing a couple ;).  I can’t help it! I love to shoot dancers!  And she was so awesome, she was happy to oblige.

Here are a couple of sneak peeks from our fun night shoot.  I usually prefer color, but for the dance ones, I am more drawn to it in black and white!  I will leave it up to her to see which way she prefers it:

 

Posted on Mar 02, 2019
Posted in Seniors

These beautiful girls have been dominating my blog recently!  They have had several shoots during their senior year, but this one *may* have been their favorite.  SOFTBALL!!  They both play ball for Oviedo, and will continue in college, so of course, we are going to want to do some sports photos for them!

Here are a couple of sneak peeks for each of them:

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 Jan 21, 2019
Posted in Seniors

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!

Posted on Dec 08, 2018
Posted in Seniors

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:

Posted on Nov 13, 2018
Posted in 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 next bonus shoot we did was out at Magic Kingdom!  I have two girls who are in the model program this year, that are Disney fanatics!  So, why not try a shoot at Disney?!  Unfortunately, the schedules wouldn’t align for them to both go the same day.  So, no problem, we will go two different days!  Faith brought her sister along (who is a past senior client of mine AND a future WEDDING client of mine too!).  We had so much fun playing around in the park.  They even got me on the teacups (NOT my favorite ride, because it makes me sick).  But anything they want, and anything for a fun photo!  Here are a couple of sneak peeks of my model Faith (and a bonus one with her and her sister):

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 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 Jan 15, 2016
Posted in News, Seniors

It is that time of year again!  My search for the next class of JPSearcy Senior reps!

I have more details on an earlier blog entry (from a few days ago).  You should read it in its entirety if you haven’t already.  But the shortened version is, I search for a couple of girls from each of the local schools to represent me and my business during their senior year.  (I say girls, because the major perks of being a rep is all of the photo shoots you go on.  And guys, while they do have a good time on a shoot with me, don’t always want to do multiple shoots.  AND talk about their photos with others (the main job of a rep).  However, if the right guy wanted to be a rep, I’d totally be open to it.).  What I look for in a rep – good kid (because they ARE representing me, after all!), very social and outgoing, friendly and approachable, involved in their school, involved in extra curricular activities, responsible and driven, and someone comfortable in front of the camera.  I am NOT looking for a model or model-types (I’ll make them look and feel like a model on their shoots with me, but looks alone are not what is going to get the rep spot!).   My reps will show off their beautiful photos to their friends and classmates and talk to them about their experience with me.  And in turn, they can earn credits to be used towards their own senior photos (and they can earn extra photo shoots too!).  Reps DO pay a session fee, just like everyone else.  They just have the opportunity to turn their session fee into credits towards their own senior photo order.

So exciting!  Here is the official application for the class of 2017 JPSearcy Senior reps:

2017 JPSearcy Rep Application

PLEASE before submitting your application, make sure your parents know about it, and are ok with you applying.  I will have to contact each of them anyway, and I don’t want to surprise them ;).   I am looking for reps for Hagerty, Oviedo, Winter Springs, Lake Howell, Lake Brantley, Winter Park and any other school in the nearby area (public or private schools are fine, even if I don’t have a rep there this year!).

After submitting your application, please go to your social media sites and add me, favorite me, like me, whatever!  I am jpsearcy on twitter, instagram, and snapchat, and Jeannette Priest Searcy on facebook (and jpsearcy on the business page of facebook).  It is easier for you to find me and add me, than it is for me to find you!

I leave the applications up for as long as they need to be for me to get lots of possible reps, and then when I think I have enough fantastic people to choose from, I close it for that school.  (It is a very overwhelming job as is!)  Some schools fill up QUICKLY (I’m talking within hours!) Others take a little longer, maybe a few days.  Once I have closed the applications for your school, that is it, no more accepted!  So, bottom line, if you know you want to do this, and you know that you would be a fantastic rep for me, apply NOW!!

All of the info about the JPSearcy rep program is listed in the blog entry before this one, so if you haven’t read it yet, please do!

Any questions for me, I can be reached by email – jpsearcyphotography@gmail.com or by text 407-977-6296 (or any other social media 😉 ).  Good luck!!