Many people find teens and pre-teens difficult, and often their parents are at the top of that list! That is one reason hiring a professional photographer is a great idea. What 12-20 year old wants to do what their parents tell them to? I won’t go so far as to say that every young person likes me, but I will say that what I’ve found is it’s fairly easy for me to work with this age group as long as I talk to and treat them as a peer and respect their ideas and their opinions. Because my art is based around story, my favorite images are almost always the ones that really show my families’ personalities. That’s why this is one of my top favorites from my recent session.
It’s obvious that this young woman has a lot of spunk! I noticed that her father was much more reserved and I was inspired to capture their relationship by letting them both be themselves in this shot. Another instant classic in my book!
Of course I did get some more classic poses as well. However, in my opinion, these are the ones that define the story. These are the art of it all! I can’t wait to show the rest to the family later this week.