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:
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!
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:
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:
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:
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:
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:
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 sneak peek on the blog is a little different – an ENGAGEMENT session!! (Yes, on occasion, I photograph something other than seniors 😉 ). It was so much fun, and they are such a gorgeous couple (I mean, come on, how stunning are they both?!)! I have been photographing this bride-to-be for many years now. Starting with family photos with her and her siblings, and then her senior photos, and now the next step – engagement photos! I think it is amazing to be able to follow a family thru milestones like this.
Here are a few sneak peeks from their shoot:
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: