Teenage years can bring so many wonderful, scary, exciting and challenging experiences.
We have all been there, we all know what it is like to be a teenager and we all have our own set of experiences.
What I have discovered from working with teens as well as having a teenage daughter myself, is that there are just as many important milestones during these years as there are in the early years of parenting.
Somehow I think we become so busy with our every changing lives that these stages pass by with less focus on capturing beautiful portraits than perhaps when they were younger.
I love this stage of in between years where the emerging adult and independent person is shining through, photo shoots can provide beautiful memories of this as well as allow them to have the spotlight and really be themselves.
Here are my 4 top reasons to photograph teenagers and why I encourage it:
– they come to a shoot with so much enthusiasm and excitement ( sometime disguised in shyness)
– they are very co operative and eager to please
– they get a chance to shine and show their true self, which can be a huge confidence booster
– they nearly all LOVE having their photo taken!
Remember to stop, enjoy and celebrate those teen years with them and have fun in the process.