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Posted on Apr 15, 2019
Posted in Seniors

Next 2019 senior up on the blog, is the beautiful Fariha!  We had so much fun exploring and photographing around Rollins.  She is so sweet, and so pretty (and that hair!!!), of course we got lots of beautiful senior photos for her!  Rollins is one of my most favorite places to shoot.  There are great backgrounds for everyone there!  So, Fariha made a great choice in her location.

Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:

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 Feb 07, 2019
Posted in News, Seniors

It is that time of year again!  Time to start working on the graduation announcements.  If you had a shoot with me this year, you probably saw the graduation announcements that I offer.  I told you that I don’t take orders for them until after February, remember?  Well, it’s time!  Don’t worry, this design appointment won’t take nearly as long as your first viewing/ordering appointment.  You have already seen your photos, you know which are your favs, so this next part is pretty quick and painless.  In the past, they have taken about 15 minutes.  If you are interested in making an announcement appointment, send me a quick email letting me know when is best for you to come by.

If you have NOT had a shoot with me yet, it isn’t too late!  We still have time to have a great session, get beautiful portraits, and get your custom graduation announcements back.  All before graduation!  While it isn’t too late now, it will be too late soon.  So you don’t want to wait too much longer to get on my calendar.  This last semester flies by, and towards the end of the semester, you and your family will be busy with graduation plans and parties.  Trust me!  If you would like to talk to me about a shoot, please email me ~ jpsearcyphotography@gmail.com or call/text me 407-977-6296.

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 Sep 04, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog, is a super sweet and beautiful Sarah!  We had such a great time on our shoot at Kraft Azalea.  That location is always one of my favorites.  Nice and small park, with great light, and lots of nature!  Her mom and cousin joined the session, not only to fill the role of “guest snapchatter”, but to also be Sarah’s personal assistants.  I love it when family is able to join the senior for their shoot.  It helps the senior feel more relaxed and it is helpful to have an extra set of hands to help with the wardrobe.  I enjoyed getting to know Sarah a little better, and get her some beautiful senior photos.  She is such a fun and sweet girl!

Here are a few sneak peeks from our session:

Posted on Aug 01, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog is beautiful Allie!  Her family is another one that I have worked with in the past, for both her big sister’s senior photos AND for family photos.  So, I already knew we would have a great session ;). Allie started off the shoot with a good attitude, but said she was just doing this for her mom.  However, after we got started, she started having fun!  And she should, because she was so photogenic, and had such a gorgeous serious face!

Here are some of her sneak peeks:

Posted on Jul 31, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog is AJ!  I had such a great time meeting and photographing him at Rollins.  I photographed his sister a few years ago, so I was excited when his mom called to set up AJ’s shoot.  (I love it when families are so happy with their experience, they come back to me!). Typically when moms book their guys for their senior session, they (the guys) want me to just get this over with as quick and painlessly as possible.  But then they realize it isn’t nearly as bad as getting their yearbook photos, and they relax and even have a little fun.  AJ was so great, and just wanted to have good photos, so I didn’t need to rush at all.

Here are some sneak peeks from our shoot: