I don't know about you but as the mom of a teen, it boggles my mind when I try to remember where the heck the time went!! I remember bringing my son home from the hospital and stumbling through those first sleep-deprived days... and yet, in the blink of an eye, here we are in the teen years dealing with high school, homework and girlfriends.
This is such a huge time in any kid's life and as parents, it's easy to forget to document it. We photograph babyhood milestones but for some reason, we don't make these (often awkward, yet precious) years as much of a priority. I encourage all parents to take a look at your tween or teen and put it on the top of your to-do list to bring them down to the studio for a portrait.
Youth sessions are super fun (kids bring their own iPod to the session) and we do everything possible to ensure that their unique personality is captured in the images. I'm pretty sure that the kids I've worked with so far would come back for another session if given the chance so that pretty much tells you whether or not it's a good idea. Go on, grab the phone. I want to meet your teen and capture this exciting time for them and you.
This is Tyra. Stunning blue eyes and delicate fair skin. What a dream to photograph!