Thanks for stopping by my blog! This is where I post sneak peeks from recent sessions, as well as any news I may have to share. Make sure to check back often to see the most recent work. I also invite you to add/follow me on all social media pages! You can find me at jpsearcy (on all of them). I post to all of those pages as well!

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:

Posted on Jul 28, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog is the gorgeous Francesca!  We had such a great time on our shoot at Rollins and Dickson Azalea.  Those two locations give a nice variety of backgrounds for us to work with.  She was such a natural in front of the camera, makes my job easy!  She seemed to have both the smiles AND serious faces nailed (which isn’t easy to do, especially in summer heat!).

Here are some sneak peeks from our shoot:

Posted on Jul 24, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog, is the beautiful Bailey!  She is so super sweet and so smiley!  No matter where we were, or what I had her do, she had such a great big smile on her face.  I’ll take that as she was having a good time ;).

Bailey brought her mom with us to her shoot at Rollins.  She is actually the 3rd sibling in her family to come to me for her senior photos.  I love that her family was so happy with their experience, that they want to continue it for each of their kids.  And I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting and photographing each one of them.  Very nice family!  Now, on to her sneak peeks!

Posted on Jul 23, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog, is the beautiful Abby!  Abby had a deluxe (two location) session.  Since she is on the water polo team, she wanted the pool as one of her locations.  I love being able to go to different places!  The second location she chose was Casa Feliz.  This is one of my favorite places, because it was one of my very first locations that I started shooting at over 10 years ago.  The one tricky part about Casa, is that I prefer to shoot it in the afternoon.  Afternoon in the summer is tough.  Not only is it really hot out, it is also a good chance that it will be raining.  (And I have to book it in advance).  So, basically all the stars need to be aligned!  This afternoon was no exception.  It was rainy all afternoon, but we kept in touch and when it looked like there was going to be a break in the rain, we headed over.  The rain gods smiled on us, and held off for us to do our shoot.  So glad that we could have a good day to have this sweet girl’s shoot!

Here are some sneak peeks from our session:

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 Jul 17, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Back from my relaxing vacation, and now it is time to get back to some fun senior sessions!  Next senior up is the beautiful Maura!  Her entourage included mom, younger sister, and friend (who was a past JPSearcy senior too!).  She chose Rollins as her location.  We had a lot of laughs at our shoot.  Maura is a funny, lighthearted girl.  She didn’t even mind when her mom suggested her doing something different, like running thru the sprinklers.  I can honestly say, I have never had a senior want to run in the sprinklers before!  So when we were done, she happily ran and leaped in the water.  We ended up only having about 2 minutes and then the sprinklers turned off.  Did get a couple of really cute shots in that short time though!

Here are some sneak peeks from our shoot:

Posted on Jun 27, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog is the beautiful Haley!  She brought mom and a good friend along with her to play the role of assistant/guest snap chatter for the day ;).  She is such a sweet girl who had really been looking forward to her shoot!  We had so much fun!  The two locations that she chose were Park Ave and Dickson Azalea.  Two great locations.  Haley learned quickly that it is tough work being a gorgeous model!  The getting up before dawn/squatting/posing/outfit changing/smiling even though you are getting hot, can really be tough!  She was a trooper though, and looked beautiful the whole way thru the shoot.  I can’t wait for her to see all of the photos, but for now, just a little sneak peek!

Here are a few shots from our shoot:

Posted on Jun 25, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog is the beautiful Nikki!  I had so much fun photographing and getting to know Nikki a little better.  We had a lot of laughs at both of her locations – Park Ave and Rollins.  In fact, it was difficult for her to have any serious looks because of all of the laughs.  I love that she was able to relax and have fun on her shoot.  At the end of the shoot, she wanted fountain photos.  I always tell my seniors, there is no graceful way to get up there (and that is why they should wear sliders under skirts 😉 ).  Well, Nikki was the FIRST one ever to get up there gracefully!  One shot and done!  Usually takes several tries, and sometimes mom will need to get in there and help boost.  She caught me totally off guard when she did it on the first try, and did it gracefully!  She made up for it though, and did the most un-graceful dismount getting down.  She and her mom were cracking up at that one!

Here are a few sneak peeks from her shoot:

Posted on Jun 22, 2018
Posted in Seniors

The next senior up on the blog, is the gorgeous Sarah!  We had such a great time on her shoot with her friend and her mom.  She was not only stunning with all of that red hair, but she was super sweet and a lot of fun to photograph!  The two locations she chose were Park Ave and Dickson Azalea.  First up was Park Ave and then onto Dickson, but then we had to go back to do the famous fountain photos!  Once you get wet, there is no going back, so we save those for the very end of the shoot.  I am not sure if they are keeping the fountain though, and that makes me a little sad.  There is construction all around it now, and they have taken some of the areas around the fountain down.  It has been so many fun years photographing seniors at that fountain, so I hope they keep it where it is!

Here are a few sneak peeks from our 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: