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Teen Portrait Shoots, Memories to Last a Lifetime

Teen portraits are a big thing in America. And by big I mean huge. Americans call them seniors shoots, because they are sessions that take place to commemorate the completion of their senior year, the year they graduate high school. It's seen as an important milestone and for this they want to create a valuable keepsake before they head off to college.

(This young lady plays the bass and guitar, which provides wonderful elements to a great portrait) 


Now for the record, for anyone who knows I have an American sounding accent and have believed me to be American I am actually Canadian. I don't think all American traditions should make it across the pond. I for one am not a big fan of Halloween, no offense to those who are. I can see the appeal of Halloween, its just not for me. However I don't understand why shoots for teenagers hasn't become popular over here and I'd really like to see that change.

(This young man wanted portraits in is prom suit but didn't want to pose for them at prom)

Finishing school and leaving for either further education or full time employment is a big milestone. Why not mark the occasion? It's probably the last time a parent will have the opportunity to ask their child to sit for a photographer. And sadly the last time they are still properly a child. To be honest I'm kind of dreading getting there with mine. She turned 14 this summer and I know the next 4 years will go by in a blink of an eye just like the last 14 have. But I will definitely want a portrait session for that last time she is still properly my 'child' for I already know she has big plans to move away and be as independent as I've always been.

(This young man came in for a mother and son shoot but we created so much more at the same time)

Like in America, I want to create both a beautiful portrait that's perhaps a little more formal, as well as a portrait that includes something about them, to include perhaps their hobbies or interests so we not only remember what they looked like at this time but also who they were. Sports, dance, horse riding and music all provide great material for being creative in a shoot. Although I'm up for trying just about anything so if you've got interests outside of that please let me know.

(I was so excited for what I could create when his mother told me her son plays American football at university)

I have products and packages to suit a variety of budgets and needs. This includes fine art print boxes of either 5, 10 or 15 images or wall art that comprises of framed fine art prints and canvases. The print boxes are ideal for this type of shoot and prices start at just £295 which isn't a lot when you consider how valuable these portraits are going to become in 10 or so years time. Not much of what we spend our money on these days goes up in value and very little lasts longer than a mobile phone. I honestly cherish my portraits more and more all the time.


This portrait that follows is of my daughter. I can't tell you how much this means to me now and I can't imagine how much it will mean to us both in 20 years time.


Each of the young adults I've had in the studio have really enjoyed their session and loved the images we produced during it. I'm willing to bet it also boosted their confidence a bit too. This is a great opportunity to capture a wonderful and exciting stage of their life.


If you would like to consider a portrait session of this nature I encourage you to get in touch so we can discuss the possibilities. If you decide to book with me we start the process with an in person consultation to go over your requirements. This is where we all get the chance to meet and get to know each other a little and when we will discuss the unique portraits I can create for you that you can cherish for many years to come.

Links to contact details are all below. I look forward to hearing from you.

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