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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 Oct 25, 2017
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog is Julia!  We had a great time at her deluxe (two location) session at Rollins and Kraft Azalea.  Joining her was her mom, AND her pup!  I love when seniors bring their puppies with them.  As long as someone is there to take care of the dog, and you understand that dogs can be worse to pose than toddlers! Haha!  Dad was able to swing by and pick up the pup and then the focus could go back to Julia 😉  She is gorgeous, and a total sweetheart.  Not to mention, a natural in front of the camera.  All made for a great shoot!

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

Posted on Sep 28, 2017
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog is Allie!  Allie, her mom, and I had a great time on our shoot on Park Ave in Winter Park.  She was so sweet, and such a natural in front of the camera. We explored all around Park Ave, and ended our session at her old school, St Margaret Mary.  Had to get a few shots there, of course 😉

If you haven’t gotten your (non-yearbook) senior photos taken yet, whatcha waiting for?! Limited fall dates remain, so call or message me to get on my calendar.  I’d love to talk about what you want out of your senior photo session!

Back to Allie now!  Here are a few sneak peeks from her session:

Posted on Sep 19, 2017
Posted in Seniors

Whew!  Finally back after hurricane Irma came thru and stole a couple of weeks from us!  Hopefully this finds all of you safe (and with power restored 😉 ).  And hopefully there are no more hurricane threats for us for a nice long time!

I was so glad to get back to shoots again.  And what a great senior to start back with!  Samiyah, her mom, and I had a great time shooting at Rollins this weekend.  She was such a sweetheart, and just a pleasure to get to know and to photograph.   And, not to mention, the weather was actually quite pleasant as well!  Could it be, a little hint of fall on the horizon?!  Don’t want to jinx anything there!  Here are a few sneak peeks from Samiyah’s session:

Posted on Aug 01, 2017
Posted in Seniors

Summer is coming to an end, so that means it is time for the rising seniors to get their senior photos taken! Yes, you have to get your yearbook photos taken, but that is not what I am talking about. I’m talking about senior photos that are far more personal and fun! You pick the location, and bring several different outfits, and I’ll take care of the rest. We will have a lot of fun, and we will get a lot of beautiful photos to celebrate this important milestone in your life! I have many already on my calendar for the summer, but I do have some open dates left. If you have not yet gotten on my calendar, let me know so I can take care of that for you. Once school starts, your schedules get much more difficult (and we can only shoot on weekends then!). All of my summer shoots are first thing in the morning, so we are finished before it gets too hot out, so no worries about that. Still have questions, check out my website www.jpsearcyseniors.com, or talk to any of my reps, or reach out to me! I am happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

Now, on to more fun things ~ SNEAK PEEKS!! I had a great time meeting Brianna and her entourage . Not only did she bring mom with her, but she also brought two friends to help.  They were all great, helping her out with each one of her outfits.  I think she had more outfits for one location than any other senior before her, so she needed all the help she could get 😉 !  She is so beautiful and we had so much fun!  The location she chose was Park Ave in Winter Park.

Posted on Jul 12, 2017
Posted in Seniors

School is out for the summer, so that means it is time for the rising seniors to get their senior photos taken! Yes, you have to get your yearbook photos taken, but that is not what I am talking about. I’m talking about senior photos that are far more personal and fun! You pick the location, and bring several different outfits, and I’ll take care of the rest. We will have a lot of fun, and we will get a lot of beautiful photos to celebrate this important milestone in your life! I have many already on my calendar for the summer, but I do have some open dates left. If you have not yet gotten on my calendar, let me know so I can take care of that for you. Once school starts, your schedules get much more difficult (and we can only shoot on weekends then!). All of my summer shoots are first thing in the morning, so we are finished before it gets too hot out, so no worries about that. Still have questions, check out my website www.jpsearcyseniors.com, or talk to any of my reps, or reach out to me! I am happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

Now, on to more fun things ~ SNEAK PEEKS!! I had a great time meeting Catalina for her senior session. She is so gorgeous and such a sweet girl! The location she chose was Rollins in Winter Park. It is one of my most requested locations.  And for good reason!  There are so many options and nice backdrops.  Lots of variety for your photos!

Posted on Jun 14, 2017
Posted in Seniors

School is out for the summer, so that means it is time for the rising seniors to get their senior photos taken!  Yes, you have to get your yearbook photos taken, but that is not what I am talking about.  I’m talking about senior photos that are far more personal and fun!  You pick the location, and bring several different outfits, and I’ll take care of the rest.  We will have a lot of fun, and we will get a lot of beautiful photos to celebrate this important milestone in your life!  I have many already on my calendar for the summer, but I do have some open dates left.  If you have not yet gotten on my calendar, let me know so I can take care of that for you.  Once school starts, your schedules get much more difficult (and we can only shoot on weekend then!).  All of my summer shoots are first thing in the morning, so we are finished before it gets too hot out, so no worries about that.  Still have questions, check out my website www.jpsearcyseniors.com, or talk to any of my reps, or reach out to me!  I am happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

Now, on to more fun things ~ SNEAK PEEKS!!  I had a great time meeting Sydney and her mom for her senior session.  She is so sweet and beautiful!  The location she chose was Park Ave in Winter Park.  Although the weather hasn’t been great lately, it is still perfectly fine for photos!  As long as it isn’t raining, cloudy skies are absolutely fine to shoot in.  Keeps the heat down, and keeps you from getting too squinty 😉

Posted on May 13, 2017
Posted in News, Seniors

Let’s kick off your senior year with JPSearcy’s annual 2 day sale!  For those who have followed me for a while, you know all about it, and you know it’s coming!  But for those who have just found me, let me tell you all about it!

Let’s start by talking about senior photos.  You may be thinking, “the seniors are JUST leaving the building, isn’t it a little soon to be booking OUR senior photo session?”  The answer is NO!  The seniors will be graduating next two weeks, and then guess what?  YOU are the seniors!  Most seniors get their portraits done during the summer before the senior year starts.  This is when you have to go to the contract photographer to get the boring yearbook ones taken (you know the ones ~ they look remarkably like the ones YOUR parents had taken!  The fake black drape, the fake tux, you know, the way you would NEVER actually be photographed in real life!).  But yes, everyone must go thru that during the summer for the yearbook.  What you may NOT know though, is you can stop there right after the yearbook photo.  The contract photographers will have an appointment for JUST that – yearbook photos.  THEN, you come to me and get the photographs that will show the real you!  Your personality, your style, who YOU are.  I don’t line you up and shoot you like you are a number.  I take time making sure your experience is not only fun and personal, but resulting in gorgeous images that you will WANT to hang on your walls and give to family.  My shoots are done on location, where ever YOU want them to be.  It could be some place garden-like or some place more urban or some place more in the middle of the two.  That is completely up to you!  (If you don’t know an exact location, just tell me the “look” you are going for, and I am happy to offer up some suggestions!).  These are YOUR senior photos, and I want the entire experience to be one that you enjoy and remember for years to come!

And because I have been doing this a while, I can tell you some of the hesitations you may have: “It’s too early!  I don’t feel like a senior yet!”  Yes it is early, but not too early!  Like discussed earlier, you have to get the yearbook ones done during the summer, so why not get your fun ones done then too?  Also, once school starts, your schedules get crazy busy and it gets pretty difficult to schedule in some time for a session.  “It’s too hot!”  Yep, it IS too hot.  But know what?  We live in Florida, and it is always hot!  Seriously though, all of my summer shoots are held first thing in the morning.  Yes it means you have to wake up early one day during summer, BUT by shooting early in the morning, you won’t melt, and the temp isn’t at 200 degrees outside yet, AND it won’t be raining that early (rain comes in the afternoon!). After every summer shoot, the senior tells me, “I am so glad that we did this early in the morning!”  By the time we are finished, it is starting to heat up.  But definitely bearable during the shoot, which is what is important!  “I don’t care about saving money (to book during 2 day sale)!”  Well, I am willing to bet your parents would love any kind of discount they can get!  Haha!  Senior year is an expensive one!  So, by booking during the 2 day sale, you will save them a little bit of $, AND help spread out some of those senior expenses.  Those who say they want  to wait until the end of their senior year to get their photos done, usually end up not getting any done because all focus becomes on graduation, and then this just becomes a chore.  That is not what photo shoots with me are meant to be!  It is meant to be fun, not something you HAVE to get done!  Or the parents are just tapped out after prom, announcements, graduation, grad parties, college deposits, etc.  Do them a favor and book during the sale to save them a little bit and help spread out the expenses more so they aren’t slammed at the end of the school year!

There is only ONE sale that I run every year.  And it is my senior 2 day sale.  No, this isn’t like Macy’s where every other weekend is a two day sale ;).  Mine is truly only offered once a year!  And that time is quickly approaching!  During my two day sale, you call me, pick your session type, date, location (if you know it, if not, we can decide that later), and pay the reduced session fee at time of booking.  Your session must be scheduled for anytime during the summer, before September 30th.  Easy as that!  For a detailed listing of the different session types, it can all be found on my website under the pricing section – http://www.jpsearcyseniors.com.  Take a look all around the site while you are there, so you can see samples from different locations and the type of work that I do!

Without further rambling, here is the info for the class of 2018 2 day sale!  Sale is next weekend, and for upcoming seniors ~ class of 2018 only!

Posted on May 03, 2017
Posted in Seniors

Can you believe it is almost time for the class of 2018?!  I have officially started photographing my new reps, and I look forward to sharing lots of photos of my fabulous team with everyone.  Next rep up is Kali.  I had such a great time meeting and getting to know her better.  The two locations she chose were Rollins and Park Ave.  If you know Kali, and want to have gorgeous photos like hers, talk to her about it!  Talk to her about what shoots with me are like, and how to book your own shoot!

Here are a couple of sneak peeks from each of her two locations:

Posted on Apr 29, 2017
Posted in Seniors

Can you believe it is almost time for the class of 2018?!  I have officially started photographing my new reps, and I look forward to sharing lots of photos of my fabulous team with everyone.  Next rep up is Samantha.  I had such a great time meeting and getting to know her better.  The two locations she chose were Park Ave and Rollins.  If you know Samantha, and want to have gorgeous photos like hers, talk to her about it!  Talk to her about what shoots with me are like, and how to book your own shoot!

Here are a couple of sneak peeks from each of her two locations: