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Posted on Aug 09, 2017
Posted in Seniors

Summer is coming to an end, so that means it is time for the rising seniors to get their senior photos taken! Yes, you have to get your yearbook photos taken, but that is not what I am talking about. I’m talking about senior photos that are far more personal and fun! You pick the location, and bring several different outfits, and I’ll take care of the rest. We will have a lot of fun, and we will get a lot of beautiful photos to celebrate this important milestone in your life! I do have some open dates left for the fall. If you have not yet gotten on my calendar, let me know so I can take care of that for you.  All of my shoots are first thing in the morning (until it cools down some!), so we are finished before it gets too hot out, so no worries about that. Still have questions, check out my website www.jpsearcyseniors.com, or talk to any of my reps, or reach out to me! I am happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

Now, on to more fun things ~ SNEAK PEEKS!! I had a great time meeting Alison and her mom.   She is so sweet and so beautiful and we had a great time on our shoot!  The location she chose was Rollins College.

Posted on Aug 05, 2017
Posted in Seniors

School is almost over, so that means it is time for the rising seniors to get their senior photos taken! Yes, you have to get your yearbook photos taken, but that is not what I am talking about. I’m talking about senior photos that are far more personal and fun! You pick the location, and bring several different outfits, and I’ll take care of the rest. We will have a lot of fun, and we will get a lot of beautiful photos to celebrate this important milestone in your life! I have many already on my calendar for the summer and early fall, but I do have some open dates left. If you have not yet gotten on my calendar, let me know so I can take care of that for you. Once school starts, your schedules get much more difficult (and we can only shoot on weekends then!). All of my shoots are first thing in the morning, so we are finished before it gets too hot out, so no worries about that. Still have questions, check out my website www.jpsearcyseniors.com, or talk to any of my reps, or reach out to me! I am happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

Now, on to more fun things ~ SNEAK PEEKS!! I had a great time meeting Carli and her mom for her deluxe (two location) senior session. The locations she chose were Rollins and the beach.  We had so much fun both days!  With deluxe shoots that have the beach as one of their locations, we need to break it into two separate days.  And thankfully, we went to the beach when we did, because the very next day, a severe storm blew thru and tore up the pier!  So, until further notice, there will be no more beach shoots.  No worries though, I’m sure they are working on getting it all up and “photo ready”, and there won’t be too much down time.

Posted on Jul 29, 2017
Posted in Seniors

Next senior up on the blog is Cameron!  He was such a nice guy, and although it may not have been his idea to schedule a senior photo shoot ;), he was a great sport and made his mom very happy.  I tell my guys that I promise I make the shoot quick and painless, and they may even have a little fun, believe it or not!  We did his shoot at Rollins.  Rollins is a great location – perfect for both the guys AND the girls.

School is right around the corner, YIKES!!  So, if you have not yet gotten on my calendar, and you want to, please contact me ASAP and we will talk!

Posted on Jul 23, 2017
Posted in Seniors

Summer is in full swing, so that means it is time for the rising seniors to get their senior photos taken! Yes, you have to get your yearbook photos taken, but that is not what I am talking about. I’m talking about senior photos that are far more personal and fun! You pick the location, and bring several different outfits, and I’ll take care of the rest. We will have a lot of fun, and we will get a lot of beautiful photos to celebrate this important milestone in your life! I have many already on my calendar for the summer, but I do have some open dates left. If you have not yet gotten on my calendar, let me know so I can take care of that for you. Once school starts, your schedules get much more difficult (and we can only shoot on weekends then!). All of my summer shoots are first thing in the morning, so we are finished before it gets too hot out, so no worries about that. Still have questions, check out my website www.jpsearcyseniors.com, or talk to any of my reps, or reach out to me! I am happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

Now, on to more fun things ~ SNEAK PEEKS!! I had a great time meeting Carlee and her mom and dad, for her senior session. She is so beautiful and we had such a good time! Sure it was hot out, but you couldn’t tell by the look of her.  She looked flawless! The location she chose was Rollins in Winter Park.

Posted on Jun 26, 2017
Posted in Seniors

School is out for the summer, so that means it is time for the rising seniors to get their senior photos taken! Yes, you have to get your yearbook photos taken, but that is not what I am talking about. I’m talking about senior photos that are far more personal and fun! You pick the location, and bring several different outfits, and I’ll take care of the rest. We will have a lot of fun, and we will get a lot of beautiful photos to celebrate this important milestone in your life! I have many already on my calendar for the summer, but I do have some open dates left. If you have not yet gotten on my calendar, let me know so I can take care of that for you. Once school starts, your schedules get much more difficult (and we can only shoot on weekends then!). All of my summer shoots are first thing in the morning, so we are finished before it gets too hot out, so no worries about that. Still have questions, check out my website www.jpsearcyseniors.com, or talk to any of my reps, or reach out to me! I am happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

Now, on to more fun things ~ SNEAK PEEKS!! I had a great time meeting Hannah and her mom for her senior session. She is so sweet and so beautiful! The location she chose was Rollins in Winter Park. It is one of my most requested locations.  And for good reason!  There are so many options and nice backdrops.  Lots of variety for your photos!

Posted on Jun 10, 2017
Posted in Seniors

School is out for the summer, so that means it is time for the rising seniors to get their senior photos taken!  Yes, you have to get your yearbook photos taken, but that is not what I am talking about.  I’m talking about senior photos that are far more personal and fun!  You pick the location, and bring several different outfits, and I’ll take care of the rest.  We will have a lot of fun, and we will get a lot of beautiful photos to celebrate this important milestone in your life!  I have many already on my calendar for the summer, but I do have some open dates left.  If you have not yet gotten on my calendar, let me know so I can take care of that for you.  Once school starts, your schedules get much more difficult (and we can only shoot on weekend then!).  All of my summer shoots are first thing in the morning, so we are finished before it gets too hot out, so no worries about that.  Still have questions, check out my website www.jpsearcyseniors.com, or talk to any of my reps, or reach out to me!  I am happy to answer any and all questions you may have.

Now, on to more fun things ~ SNEAK PEEKS!!  I had a great time meeting Lauryn and her mom for her senior session.  She is beautiful and so sweet!  The location she chose was Crane’s Roost in Altamonte.  I am very rarely asked to go out there, but I have to say, I really liked it!  I think we got a very nice variety of photos and settings for such a small area.  I don’t need a huge location to get lots of different looks.  So if there is a spot that you just love, but it isn’t a location that I normally go to, talk to me about it!

Posted on May 13, 2017
Posted in News, Seniors

Let’s kick off your senior year with JPSearcy’s annual 2 day sale!  For those who have followed me for a while, you know all about it, and you know it’s coming!  But for those who have just found me, let me tell you all about it!

Let’s start by talking about senior photos.  You may be thinking, “the seniors are JUST leaving the building, isn’t it a little soon to be booking OUR senior photo session?”  The answer is NO!  The seniors will be graduating next two weeks, and then guess what?  YOU are the seniors!  Most seniors get their portraits done during the summer before the senior year starts.  This is when you have to go to the contract photographer to get the boring yearbook ones taken (you know the ones ~ they look remarkably like the ones YOUR parents had taken!  The fake black drape, the fake tux, you know, the way you would NEVER actually be photographed in real life!).  But yes, everyone must go thru that during the summer for the yearbook.  What you may NOT know though, is you can stop there right after the yearbook photo.  The contract photographers will have an appointment for JUST that – yearbook photos.  THEN, you come to me and get the photographs that will show the real you!  Your personality, your style, who YOU are.  I don’t line you up and shoot you like you are a number.  I take time making sure your experience is not only fun and personal, but resulting in gorgeous images that you will WANT to hang on your walls and give to family.  My shoots are done on location, where ever YOU want them to be.  It could be some place garden-like or some place more urban or some place more in the middle of the two.  That is completely up to you!  (If you don’t know an exact location, just tell me the “look” you are going for, and I am happy to offer up some suggestions!).  These are YOUR senior photos, and I want the entire experience to be one that you enjoy and remember for years to come!

And because I have been doing this a while, I can tell you some of the hesitations you may have: “It’s too early!  I don’t feel like a senior yet!”  Yes it is early, but not too early!  Like discussed earlier, you have to get the yearbook ones done during the summer, so why not get your fun ones done then too?  Also, once school starts, your schedules get crazy busy and it gets pretty difficult to schedule in some time for a session.  “It’s too hot!”  Yep, it IS too hot.  But know what?  We live in Florida, and it is always hot!  Seriously though, all of my summer shoots are held first thing in the morning.  Yes it means you have to wake up early one day during summer, BUT by shooting early in the morning, you won’t melt, and the temp isn’t at 200 degrees outside yet, AND it won’t be raining that early (rain comes in the afternoon!). After every summer shoot, the senior tells me, “I am so glad that we did this early in the morning!”  By the time we are finished, it is starting to heat up.  But definitely bearable during the shoot, which is what is important!  “I don’t care about saving money (to book during 2 day sale)!”  Well, I am willing to bet your parents would love any kind of discount they can get!  Haha!  Senior year is an expensive one!  So, by booking during the 2 day sale, you will save them a little bit of $, AND help spread out some of those senior expenses.  Those who say they want  to wait until the end of their senior year to get their photos done, usually end up not getting any done because all focus becomes on graduation, and then this just becomes a chore.  That is not what photo shoots with me are meant to be!  It is meant to be fun, not something you HAVE to get done!  Or the parents are just tapped out after prom, announcements, graduation, grad parties, college deposits, etc.  Do them a favor and book during the sale to save them a little bit and help spread out the expenses more so they aren’t slammed at the end of the school year!

There is only ONE sale that I run every year.  And it is my senior 2 day sale.  No, this isn’t like Macy’s where every other weekend is a two day sale ;).  Mine is truly only offered once a year!  And that time is quickly approaching!  During my two day sale, you call me, pick your session type, date, location (if you know it, if not, we can decide that later), and pay the reduced session fee at time of booking.  Your session must be scheduled for anytime during the summer, before September 30th.  Easy as that!  For a detailed listing of the different session types, it can all be found on my website under the pricing section – http://www.jpsearcyseniors.com.  Take a look all around the site while you are there, so you can see samples from different locations and the type of work that I do!

Without further rambling, here is the info for the class of 2018 2 day sale!  Sale is next weekend, and for upcoming seniors ~ class of 2018 only!

Posted on Apr 21, 2017
Posted in Seniors

Can you believe it is almost time for the class of 2018?!  I have officially started photographing my new reps, and I look forward to sharing lots of photos of my fabulous team with everyone.  Next rep up is Rachel.  I had such a great time meeting and getting to know her better.  The two locations she chose were Rollins and Kraft Azalea.  If you know Rachel, and want to have gorgeous photos like hers, talk to her about it!  Talk to her about what shoots with me are like, and how to book your own shoot!

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

Posted on Apr 12, 2017
Posted in Seniors

Can you believe it is almost time for the class of 2018?!  I have officially started photographing my new reps, and I look forward to sharing lots of photos of my fabulous team with everyone.  Next rep up is Kianna.  I had such a great time meeting and getting to know her better.  The two locations she chose were Rollins and Kraft Azalea.  If you know Kianna, and want to have gorgeous photos like hers, talk to her about it!  Talk to her about what shoots with me are like, and how to book your own shoot!

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

Posted on Feb 06, 2017
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 January, remember?  Well, it’s February!  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.