We hold onto a great deal of who we where at the age of thirteen, but sometimes the details get murky. One of my jobs as a portrait photographer is to make beautiful portraits that say something about the subject. A great way to do this is to focus the teen photo shoot around the subject’s favorite interests, like sports, music, or art. That is what we did her with my young friend, who you’ll meet below. She likes what she likes and we showed the world exactly what the interests are that she is passionate about. We now know how she likes to spend her time. Surfing, skateboarding, and basketball all hold their place in her life right now. These images will remind her of her youth, tell her kids what she was like as a kid, give her grandkids a piece of her. That is generations of family that gain something with just a single shoot.
I encourage all my clients to invest in legacy portraits, in order to preserve these amazing memories.