Being a teenager isn’t easy and being a parent of one is even harder.
It's often hard to catch a teenager in great mood. I can not confirm or deny it's from personal experience. They have so much on their plate. I am so glad for those years to be over. They are so filled with emotions, most of which are unexplainable.
We have all been there
“A teenager is a different creature and I've made my share of mistakes.”
The teenage years
The transitional period on the threshold of adulthood. You’ll want to capture this special time in their lives photographically, because they are learning who they will become in life, and that is an exciting time. Here are some tips on how to enhance your efforts in getting your teenager photographed.
1. Be tactful. Whatever the personality approach them with tact and grace. 2. Treat them as the growing into adulthood people they are becoming. You’ll want to talk with them about ideas and topics of conversation that appeal to their more mature side. 3. Keep it simple and natural. Part of what makes teenagers interesting subjects are their natural actions and behavior. 4. Make it memorable. Part of what makes teenagers interesting subjects are their natural actions and behavior. The teenage years often express individual styles that reflect a teen’s changing personality. You are not going to get teenagers to wear anything but the clothing that THEY want to wear. Don’t worry about staging photos with formal attire or outfits. Just go with the casual and natural (or perhaps unique) clothes that they are comfortable with.
Get the look
Avoid neon colors, graphic shirts with big words or logos.
Contrasting colors look bold and youthful.
Stay away from fabrics that are prone to wrinkling or cling to you in unflattering ways.
Choose both casual and formal outfits to offer variety during the shoot.
Incorporate a variety of colors that are still consistent with your everyday style.
Avoid too much solid black. Break it up with other colors and patterns.
Choose flattering fits, styles, and fabrics that complement your natural shape from all angles.
Accessorize with hats, scarves, necklaces, etc. but don’t go overboard.
Never be afraid of incorporating patterns, as long as the pattern isn’t overwhelming.