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:
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:
The next senior up on the blog is the beautiful Kaylee! She brought a friend and her mom with her to act as her assistants during her shoot. The 4 of us had such a good time! The first location she chose was one I hadn’t been to before. She wanted an overgrown grassy field (a common request). I told her that I didn’t have one, but if she could find one, I’m all over it! Well, she found one. However, I don’t know that we were totally prepared for all of the muck and mud in that was there. If I go there again, rain/mud boots will be a necessity! But that all led to the experience of the morning ;). The second location she chose, I know like the back of my hand. Rollins! Rollins is my most requested location, and for good reason. Lots of beautiful spots to take photos.
Here are some sneak peeks from our shoot:
The next senior up for the class of 2019 is Megan! She is so sweet, and beautiful, and we had such a great time. Megan wanted to pick a location that I don’t go to very often. She wanted to go downtown Orlando for her shoot! Happy to do it! I’ve got some favorite little spots to go when photographing downtown (all safe spots to go!). We started bright and early, so we wouldn’t get too hot (I always like to start early in the summer). And she brought her mom along to be her assistant ;). Personally, I love it when the moms come with. It is just as fun for mom to be there and watch, as it is for the senior actually having her shoot! (As long as they get along and don’t make each other crazy!). If mom isn’t able to come, I encourage my seniors to bring a sister or a friend with them. Makes them more relaxed and more comfortable in front of the camera.
Here are a few sneak peeks from Megan’s downtown session:
I am SO excited to welcome in the new class of seniors! Welcome to the class of 2019! I have a feeling this is going to be such a fun summer, meeting and photographing all of the new seniors. I already have lots of seniors on my calendar for June and July and even a couple for August. Summer IS hot, but it is the prime time to get senior photos taken. (And don’t worry, I shoot early morning, so we aren’t really too affected by the heat.) The reason it is the prime time to get them taken, is this is when you have the most open and flexible schedule. I can shoot any day of the week, compared to when school starts, where we are limited to just weekends. Once school starts, so does all of the craziness of senior year! Classes, homework, extra curriculars, SAT, ACT, etc. It may not feel like it now, but senior year FLIES by. If you put it off too long, then it just becomes something you are trying to work in and get done, instead of letting it be a fun and relaxing experience! Bottom line, the earlier you can get your senior photos done, the better! So, if you haven’t yet chosen your senior photographer, I hope you consider me. I will not only get you beautiful photos to mark this important milestone in your life, but we will have a great time doing it! If you want to talk to me more about photo session, or if you are ready to get on my calendar, please feel free to contact me! firstname.lastname@example.org, or message me on any of my social media pages (I’m JPSearcy everywhere 😉 ).
Now, onto my very first senior of the year – Faith! She is such a sweet girl. I met her a few years ago when her older sister came to me for her senior photos. She wanted hers to be different than her sister’s, so she picked out two locations that her sister didn’t. We went to Stetson (my first time there!) and Kraft Azalea. Both very beautiful spots! And I could tell early on in our shoot that we were going to have a fun time. She was full of laughs, especially when her sister was helping out. Her mom and sister kept themselves entertained with control of my snapchat for the shoot. And I learned that she has a fear of heights! Doesn’t matter if it is just a couple of feet off the ground ;). So, we kept her pretty close to the ground for the entire shoot. I got lots of great laughing photos of her, and lots of just plain beautiful photos of her. (both smiling and not smiling). I can’t wait to show her all of them. But for now, h
ere are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:
Thought I was done with the class of 2018, but I am happy to say, I have just one more senior! She was such a delightful one to end the school year with! She is so beautiful and so sweet, not to mention, photogenic! Delaney and her mom chose two great locations – Rollins and Dickson Azalea. And thankfully, with all of the rain we have had in the past couple of weeks, we totally lucked out and had a very nice morning to shoot.
Here are a couple of sneak peeks from each of her locations:
Announcing the annual senior sale! Now, in the past, this sale was only 2 days long. This year, I’m changing things up a little, and making things a little less stressful. This year, the senior sale is going to run from May 12 – May 30. This is the ONE sale that I run all year, so you don’t want to miss out! This year, the earlier in the summer that you have your shoot, the more you will save! Don’t worry, all of my summer shoots are held early morning, so it won’t be too hot or sweaty for our shoot 😉 Summer really is the best time of year to do these shoots. Once school starts, there are just so much many things scheduled, and we can only shoot on the weekends. It is really best to get these done early and enjoy a fun session to kick off your senior year!
-Book and pay for a shoot to take place in June, and the session fee is only $75 ($125 for deluxe). In addition, you will receive 3 complimentary gift prints with your order (a gift print is your choice of an 8×10 or smaller)!
-Book and pay for a shoot to take place in July, and the session fee is only $100 ($150 for deluxe), and receive 2 complimentary gift prints with your order.
-Book and pay for a shoot to take place in August, and the session fee is only $125 ($200 for deluxe), and receive 1 complimentary gift print with your order.
-Book and pay for a shoot to take place in September, and the session fee is only $150 ($250 for deluxe).
The details – this sale is for senior sessions only. If you call and book your senior photo session during the sale, you will receive a discounted session fee + free gift prints with your order. Session fees must be paid at time of booking, and are non-refundable (in case of weather issues, I will reschedule your date with no additional session fee). All sessions are done on location (of your choice). Regular senior session is one location, Deluxe senior session is two locations (in the same day). I only take one senior client per day, so when that date is filled, it is not available for another client. So, if you know you want JPSearcy to photograph you for your senior photos, you will want to call and pick your date early! Simple as that!
As always. Session fees are for the session time and editing only, and do not include any prints or digital files. Print packages are ordered at our viewing/ordering appointment approximately 3 weeks after our shoot. I have 6 different flexible packages ranging from $240-$1890. Minimum order for regular sessions is $240, for deluxe (2 location) sessions is $500.
*Regular pricing session fee is $200 for a regular senior session, $300 for a deluxe senior session.
Please pass the info on to your parents, so they are kept in the loop, and know all about the sale! And please pass along to all of your friends and classmates, we don’t want anyone to miss out on this. Especially since this sale is not limited per school. Whoever calls to book during the sale, gets the discounted pricing!
Still have questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to me and ask! Otherwise, I look forward to booking your summer session very soon. We will have fun at our shoot AND get beautiful photos to mark this important milestone in your life!
Almost done with the class of 2018, but not quite yet! I had a great time meeting Jacob and his mom for his senior session at Kraft Azalea. Our first scheduled shoot date got rained out, but this day was pretty darn close to perfect weather! If it looks like it is going to rain, or if it looks like it won’t be great out for photos, I am happy to reschedule. I rather have a day that I know you are going to love! We had a good day to shoot, and a very nice guy to photograph! In addition to the regular photos, Jacob also wanted to get some photos with the jeep that he and his dad rebuilt. I love it when the seniors want to incorporate something special to them!
Here are a few sneak peeks from his shoot:
The next senior up on the blog was a fun one! Dani had a deluxe session (2 locations) for her senior session. The first part of her session, she shared with her horses! I don’t get many seniors with their horses, but whenever I do, I just love the photos. Yes, the horses can be little stinkers at time, but it is totally worth it. And Dani had 3 different horses for us to play with that day. And then a 4th who desperately wanted to be in a photo too! We had a great time, and the horses were so well behaved! Then forward to the second part of her shoot – the beach! We were a little concerned about it raining for our shoot, but then we totally lucked out and had one of the most beautiful sunrises I’ve had in a long time. Beautiful morning, beautiful girl, beautiful photos! Dani was up for anything, wether it be climbing or getting totally hit with the waves. (Which by the way, she was so awesome! She was able to keep her eyes open when the waves were coming right at her. Such a pro!). I really enjoyed my time meeting and photographing her!
If you are a 2018 senior, you are almost out of time to get senior photos that you love! Contact me to get your session date on the books!
Now onto sneak peeks! Here are a couple from each of Dani’s locations:
Next senior up on the blog is Johnny! The last time I photographed him, he was just a kid tagging along his big sister’s senior photo shoot. Now it was his turn! He chose the beach for his shoot. It is early morning to do those beach shoots, but always worth it! He is such a good kid, and we had a great time. By the end, he was literally hanging off the pier (and yes, I had to include that as a little bonus sneak peek, because it makes me laugh).
Time is coming close to being up for the class of 2018 to get in for their senior photos before the craziness of prom and graduation kicks into high gear! If you have been putting it off, time to get on the calendar!
Here are a few sneak peeks from Johnny’s shoot: