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 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 Jan 21, 2019
Posted in Seniors

Happy new year!  I hope everyone had a very happy holiday.  I have another great senior sneak peek to start our year off right!  This is of Faith, one of my 2019 senior models.  As you know if you have been following me, this year I changed things up from reps to models!  Which basically means, I don’t have to have an application process and choose reps anymore (yay!!).  Anyone who wants to be a part of my model experience is welcome!  There were different levels of models, and those levels included different amounts of shoots during the school year.  Everyone got their main shoot during the summer before senior year started, and then either 1 or 2 bonus shoots to happen during the school year!  For Faith’s bonus shoots, she chose Disney World and then this night shoot downtown.  It has been so much fun getting to know her throughout this year.  She is a fantastic girl, and we have gotten so many beautiful photos of her this year!  But this isn’t her final shoot.  She will have one more mini shoot when her cap/gown come in before graduation.  For next school year, I will be having a tweaked version of this new model program! There will be some changes next year for all of my clients and offerings (which will be worked out and announced in the next month or so, no worries!).  So if you are in the class of 2020, keep me in mind, and follow me (I’m jpsearcy on all social media), so you get the details when they are released!

But for now, how about take a sneak peek at the super sweet Faith?!  We went around downtown Orlando in the early evening to have a shoot with some nighttime city lights!

Posted on Dec 08, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Another senior model experience at Disney!  The perks of being a JPSearcy model include getting to go to other places outside the normal locations for a fun shoot.  (All of my shoots are fun, btw ;). It is just that those participating in the model program get to shoot at many different places throughout their senior year, and some of those can be out of the box type locations.  Like Magic Kingdom!).  Sarah is a Disney fanatic, and was so excited for her shoot at Magic Kingdom.  She had in mind that she wanted to do a shoot with her favorite Disney treats!  Hey, whatever she wants, she will get!  We had a great morning exploring (and eating) our way through the park.

I will be taking sign ups for the class of 2020 seniors very soon!  So, if having multiple senior shoots throughout your senior year, sounds like something you would like to do, please follow me on social media (I’m jpsearcy everywhere), so you can be kept in the loop when I am putting together my next class of seniors for the “Model Experience”!

Now, if you are class of 2019, there is still time for the regular senior session!  Just contact me to get on my calendar!  Or if you are class of 2020, but only are going to want one shoot, that is perfectly fine too!  I will be taking regular clients starting in May.  Follow me and stay tuned!!

Back to Sarah, here are a couple of sneak peeks from our Disney shoot:

Posted on Nov 13, 2018
Posted in 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 next bonus shoot we did was out at Magic Kingdom!  I have two girls who are in the model program this year, that are Disney fanatics!  So, why not try a shoot at Disney?!  Unfortunately, the schedules wouldn’t align for them to both go the same day.  So, no problem, we will go two different days!  Faith brought her sister along (who is a past senior client of mine AND a future WEDDING client of mine too!).  We had so much fun playing around in the park.  They even got me on the teacups (NOT my favorite ride, because it makes me sick).  But anything they want, and anything for a fun photo!  Here are a couple of sneak peeks of my model Faith (and a bonus one with her and her sister):

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 Oct 24, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog, is the beautiful Cassidy!  I had such a great time meeting her and her mom for her senior shoot out at Kraft Azalea in Winter Park.  Cassidy is such a natural beauty, I loved having her in front of my lens.  She told me she loves photography as well.  Now I know, photographers typically like being on the OTHER side of the camera, but she did so great being the subject for the day.  She relaxed and had fun, so we could get some great photos of her to help mark this milestone!

Here are some sneak peeks from our shoot:

Posted on Oct 22, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog, is beautiful Lauren!  Not only is she stunning, but she is super sweet, and I had so much fun photographing her.  She and her mom decided on a deluxe (two location) session for her senior photo shoot.  She knew she wanted Rollins, but wasn’t sure about the other.  Mom wanted something with blue walls, so I thought of a location that I don’t use very often anymore (but it IS beautiful!) – Maitland Art Center.  They have that fantastic blue mosaic wall!  The reason I don’t use that one very often anymore, is because of the hours that they are open.  It is just pretty much middle of the day, which is pretty hot during the summer time.  And during the school year, they often have weddings going on during the weekends.  So logistically, it is a difficult location to schedule.  But for Lauren’s shoot, all the stars were aligned, and we were able to shoot there!

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

 

Now, if you (or your senior), haven’t had your senior photos done yet, there is still time! And no, I’m not talking about the boring yearbook ones, I’m talking about going out on location and having FUN and getting gorgeous photos that you will WANT to have all over your house and to send to relatives.  Right now, the weather is cooling off a little, so it is such a nice time for a session!  Trust me, senior year goes by so quickly.  You don’t want to wait too long, and miss out on getting beautiful, fun, timeless photos taken for this important milestone in their lives.  Email me (jpsearcyphotography@gmail.com) and we can talk about you want for your shoot!

Posted on Oct 16, 2018
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog, is the beautiful Mackenzie!  We had such a fun time on our shoot at Rollins.  Yes, I shoot at Rollins often, and that is because it is such a perfect session location!  The lighting is good there, and there are some great backdrops.  Whenever someone asks for a recommendation on where to shoot, this spot is at the top of my list.  And even though it is a popular location, it feels like we have the entire location to ourselves (even when there are other shoots going on).  Enough about the location, now onto Mackenzie!  Not only is she beautiful, but she was so sweet and a lot of fun too!  She brought her mom along as her personal assistant, and mom did a great job.  Both with Mackenzie’s outfits/accessories AND with being my “guest snapchatter” for the day.  (For those who don’t follow me, add me on Snapchat, and you will see behind the scenes of each shoot).

Here are a few sneak peeks from our shoot:

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: