It’s time for moms to get in photos with their teenager
Motion Inspired 8th-grade photo session
You hate having your photos taken. I get it. You know how important it is to capture your family, loved ones and your growing kids in photos, but YOU also need to get in them. I know how awful it feels to get in front of the camera. Hiding behind family members because you may not feel like you are in the best shape, you don’t have your makeup on because you were too busy getting everyone out of the house, and your hair may not have been touched up because you forgot to reschedule after leaving the salon the last time. Has it been 6, 8 or 12 weeks since you had your last appointment? That reminds me, I need to call to make my next appointment…How many excuses can we as women have for not getting into pictures ourselves?
Well, darn it. Get in that photo!
I promise you will not regret it. When I set up high school senior, 8th-grade, and teen sessions I always have mom and/or dad pop in for a couple. Heck, this is the perfect time for you to snag a family photo with everyone at the end of the session. It always ends up being a fun moment for everyone involved. Your teenager may not like it at first, but they will be happy you did it. Get the smiles out of your saucy teenager by whispering a silly joke in their ear, embarrass the heck out of them with a story from when they were little, tell them that you love them(even if they left a pile of dirty dishes in their room). They will relax, and you’re soon to be adult(sorry, I don’t mean to rush things) will melt and give in to the fun of the moment.
Having a professional with a camera can and will make a difference too.
One of my favorite things to do during a session is to help guide and coach those who I am working with. If I know that you have an insecurity I keep that into consideration with how you are standing, sitting or moving about. I also love to help make you comfortable by having you think about or do something to take your mind off of the camera in your face. This allows you relax, laugh, be playful and be adventurous with your loved ones. If you are having fun, the camera picks up on that, and truly makes you shine. When you look at your final photos, my goal is for you to go back to that moment of joy, instead of focusing on the things that may bring up negativity. I want you to love your images.
These images are of my beautiful friend Agnes and her 8th-grade son.
He will soon be off to the high school. At first, she did not want to get in the photos with her son, but I am so happy that she did. It was cold, so even though they were bundled up, we got some sweet and special moments with the two of them. She is a gorgeous woman, and the love and pride for her son shine through. Not only was she happy with the images documenting her son and the next chapter in his life, he has this wonderful memory of taking them with his amazing mom.
If you have a teenager that has something special to document, please sign up to be on the Mini Session Waiting list. Dates and information will be announced as soon as we see some better weather in the forecast. You can always schedule a private session too.