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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!!

Posted on May 02, 2014
Posted in Seniors

I have been having so much fun photographing my new team of JPSearcy senior reps!  I have been taking them out, showing them first hand what my photo sessions are like.  Photos from those days are coming soon, no worries!  But first, I realized, I hadn’t shared the photos we had from our group shoot!  I get all of the reps together on one day so they can all meet and get to know each other, AND for me to take the new group photo for me!  It is pretty difficult to get a day that they can all meet at the same time, so when I get the day scheduled, we go rain or shine.  This day was rain all day, but it stopped long enough for us to take the photos.  What it did leave was some MAJOR wind!  Just made the shoot that much more fun.  And just to make sure I got the group photo (without all of the wind), I tried something new.  Individual studio photos on a green screen, and then composite them together.  Just really gave me an opportunity to “play” in photoshop with something new.

So, here some of our group day shots (AND the composite that I ended up loving!):

If you are friends with, or in any classes with, any of my reps, talk to them about getting your senior photos done with JPSearcy!  They will have all of the info, as well as a little special gift to offer if you end up booking a shoot with me!

Posted on Jan 23, 2014
Posted in News, Seniors

I swear, every year, it gets tougher and tougher to pick my next class of senior reps!  I am so lucky to have so many amazing people want to be a part of the JPSearcy team!  Most of my clients come from Hagerty, Oviedo, and Winter Springs, so those schools have more reps than the other ones.  But I am so happy to have a couple of other schools represented as well this year!  I also am happy to have a Lake Mary and Lake Brantley rep.  I would love to grow in more schools, so I am super excited to have these reps to help me do that!

Now, to just get to it!  My new reps for the class of 2015:

Amanda – Oviedo High

Bri – Hagerty High

Chelsea – Oviedo High

Guerin – Lake Brantley High

Jessica – Lake Mary High

Jules – Hagerty High

Lindsay – Winter Springs High

Natalie – Hagerty High

Sydney – Oviedo High

Taylor – Winter Springs

And then one last one.  He is not a “real” rep.  He is an unofficial rep, my son Will (yes, I have an upcoming senior this year too!  Scary thought!).  He has no choice but to have his senior photos taken.  Haha!  He is a typical guy, who doesn’t care about photos.  But this year, I could use a couple of guys to show that it isn’t just a “girl thing” to get senior photos taken.  Hopefully, with more guy photos in my gallery, it will inspire more to set up sessions with me!

Will – Hagerty High

I have lots of exciting shoots planed for my new reps.  So, if you are a junior, you are going to want to talk to my reps to get all of the info about getting YOUR senior photos taken with me!

Posted on Jan 12, 2014
Posted in News, Seniors

So exciting!  Here is the official application for the class of 2015 JPSearcy Senior reps:

http://jpsearcy.polldaddy.com/s/2015-jpsearcy-senior-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 and instagram, 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.  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 right before this one, so if you haven’t read it yet, please do!

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

Posted on Jan 12, 2014
Posted in News, Seniors

Some of you have been asking for a little more info about the JPSearcy Senior Rep program, so I thought I would put a little more out there, before the applications go up this evening!
What is a rep?  Well, every year I select 1-2 girls from each of the local schools to represent me, and spread the word to their friends and classmates about what it is like to have their senior photos taken by JPSearcy Photography.  The reps go on a “safari shoot” which is basically an all day photoshoot to locations of their choosing.  They also have the option of having a “sports mini session”, if they are in sports and want a few photos of that to represent their senior year.  And reps can earn a sunrise beach shoot by sending referrals my way!  They are also earning credit with each referral they send, to spend on their own senior photos.  Reps have advance notice of the once a year sale I run, and can offer a free gift to the people they are referring to me.
What am I looking for in a JPSearcy Senior Rep?  I am looking for girls who are super motivated, involved in their school, friendly, approachable, fun, and competitive!   Why only girls?  Well, I have tried using boy reps in the past, and they just aren’t as into their photos as the girls are.  And they don’t talk as much as the girls do!  Haha!  Now, I will say, the boys that do come to me as regular clients end up having fun and really liking their photos.  So, if I got an application from a guy, and he could convince me that he would do as much as the girls do, then I would be thrilled to have him rep for me!
Things to know about being selected to rep for JPSearcy Seniors:
*Each of my reps DO pay a session fee, just like any other client.  The difference is, they earn theirs back to use towards their senior photos as soon as they start bringing in referrals.  Why do they have to pay for a session fee?  Because I invest a lot of time and money into each of my reps.  And I only want reps who are in it for the job, not just all the extra sessions and perks.  So, by having my rep program set up this way, the reps do get free sessions, but they have to earn them.  I have been using reps for many years now, so if a parent of a potential rep is a little nervous, I am happy to connect you to some of the parents of previous reps for piece of mind.
*While I call this a “job”, it really doesn’t involve very much time.  Most of the referring is done just hanging out with their friends!  The busiest time will be around the 2 day sale.
*Selecting a new class of reps is one of my most stressful times of the entire year.  It kills me that I have to turn girls down.  Please know that there is a lot that goes into selecting the reps, behind the scenes.  Even having other senior photographers that I know in other parts of the country help me decide!  If you are not selected as a rep, it could be because of one of a 100 different reasons.  Even something as simple as you are good friends with another girl who was already selected as a rep.  So, please don’t be too upset.  I would still love to photograph you and get to know you better as a JPSearcy client. <3
Complete benefits and details will be sent to those who are finalists.  Your parents will have to look it all over with you, and agree to it, before you are officially a rep.  Gotta have the parent’s blessing! 😉
Applications will be going up around 6pm tonight.  The link will be posted on my blog, twitter, facebook, and instagram (basically everywhere!).  If you are interested, I would urge you to talk it over with your parents now, before the applications in a few hours.  Show them this post and show the type of photos I take on my website – http://www.jpsearcyseniors.com.  If they are alright with you applying, then fill out your application as soon as you see them posted.  Think about your answers, because the application is most of what I go on when selecting new reps!  Applications stay open for each school until I have plenty of great candidates, then I close them for that school.  In the past, some schools, closed after only 2 hours!  So, you don’t want to miss out!
And last note.  If you love my photos, and can’t wait for me to set up your senior photo session, but don’t really want the work or commitment of being a rep, that is NOT a problem!  Not everyone is cut out to be a rep, but everyone is cut out to be one of JPSearcy Seniors!  I am more than happy to give you an amazing photo session, tailored just to you, and you don’t have to be a rep!  I love all of the seniors I shoot, wether they are reps or not.  So, if you don’t want to be a rep, I would still love to be your photographer! <3
Posted on May 19, 2013
Posted in Seniors

1. Name – Victoria Schwambach
2. School – Lake Howell High School
3. Favorite TV show – Awkward
4. Favorite sports team – FSU
5. Friends describe you as – Loud/Outgoing/Crazy
6. Best day ever would be – Spending time out in the mountains with my family/friends
7. Something that makes you smile – Cheering
8. What is your dream vacation? – Going to Italy with my family!
9. What could you not live without? – Sweets
10. What color best describes your personality and why? – Pink! Best describes my personality because its a bright and fun color, just like me 😉
11. What are your plans for after high school? – My plan is to go to a university (not sure where yet) and become a doctor!  I want to work in trauma!
12. In 10 years I think I will . . . be out of college, saving lives, and living in a beautiful house!
And lastly, why do you think others should book a senior session with JPSearcy? – I think others should book a session with JPSearcy for soooo many reasons!  Jeannette is just absolutely amazing for one.  She does an amazing job with making you feel comfortable.  She will help you think of original ideas and she make sure you get EXACTLY what you want.  She actually cares if you like things and gets to know you on a personal level!  Rep or not, I would have booked my senior pictures with her!  I recommend her to anyone for ANY types of shoots.

Posted on May 19, 2013
Posted in Seniors

1. Name – Shauna Mulligan
2. School – Winter Springs High School
3. Favorite TV show – One Tree Hill
4. Favorite sports team – New England Patriots
5. Friends describe you as – Loud
6. Best day ever would be – A day spent at the beach
7. Something that makes you smile – Making other people smile
8. What is your dream vacation? – Cabo, San Lucas
9. What could you not live without? – The gym
10. What color best describes your personality and why? – Turquoise, because I’m unique; I can be both calm and bold
11. What are your plans for after high school? – Attend the University of Florida and major in business with a minor in graphic design
12. In 10 years I think I will . . . Have a job in corporate marketing that I enjoy and be happily married
And lastly, why do you think others should book a senior session with JPSearcy? – Senior year is a big deal and the best way to remember all the memories are by amazing senior photos, and that’s just what you get when you book with JPSearcy.  She goes above and beyond to get you the photos you want, whether it’s lighting sparklers or blowing glitter (talk about messy!), you’ll end up with photos that you will love and cherish.

Posted on May 19, 2013
Posted in Seniors

1. Name – Madie Wagner
2. School – Oviedo High School
3. Favorite TV show – Adventure Time
4. Favorite sports team – UF
5. Friends describe you as – Pretty, sweet, adorable
6. Best day ever would be – When I got my car
7. Something that makes you smile – Dance makes me smile
8. What is your dream vacation? – My dream vacation is going to Paris
9. What could you not live without? – My phone
10. What color best describes your personality and why? – Pink, because I’m bubbly
11. What are your plans for after high school? – Go to NYC
12. In 10 years I think I will . . . I think I will be working for VOGUE
And lastly, why do you think others should book a senior session with JPSearcy? – Because she is awesome!  And the best photographer in the whole wide world!

Posted on May 19, 2013
Posted in Seniors

1. Name – Lizzie Connor
2. School – Hagerty High School
3. Favorite TV show – Gossip Girl
4. Favorite sports team – St. Louis Cardinals
5. Friends describe you as – goofy and caring
6. Best day ever would be – a relaxing day at the beach with family and friends 🙂
7. Something that makes you smile – my cat Lillian
8. What is your dream vacation? – an Alaskan cruise
9. What could you not live without? – Lilly Pulitzer clothing
10. What color best describes your personality and why? – Purple, because it is a mix of blue and pink, and I am a mix of bubbly and girly, and calm and cool!
11. What are your plans for after high school? -Attend UF or FSU for college
12. In 10 years I think I will . . . hopefully be starting a career and a family
And lastly, why do you think others should book a senior session with JPSearcy? – Others should book a senior session with JP Searcy because senior photos last a lifetime and you want them to be perfect! Jeannette is a fun, creative, and experienced photographer and she makes the shoots comfortable and easy. Your photos will turn out beautifully and you won’t regret booking with her!