My daughter is her very own unique person, there is no doubt, with her own sense of style and her own ideas. And, at age 14, she is a little bit pouty and a little bit stubborn (on her good days) - LOL! So, the day before school, we had a conversation that went something like this:
Me: School starts tomorrow. Let's get some photos of you today while the light is still good so we won't have to worry about it in the morning.
Daughter: *rolls her eyes*
Me: C'mon. I'm serious. You are starting high school. I want to get some pictures of you.
Daughter: *letting out a long suffering sigh*
Me: Seriously, let's go.
Daughter: Okay, but can I just wear the clothes I already have on?
Me: Yes, if you promise to smile in at least a couple of the pictures.
Daughter: *another eye roll* Okay...
(This is why photographers will often pay other photographers to take pictures of their own children.)
So, we went and took photos in a location close by; and I even got a couple of genuine smiles (along with a genuine pout or two). But I love them! They represent my teen girl in her sometimes moody, sometimes angsty, sometimes goofy, sometimes happy glory - and isn't that the point of a photo session?
Have you had your child's photographs taken recently? Not posed portraits, but everyday lifestyle portraits that really allows his or her personality to shine through? If you live in the Houston or San Antonio area, I would love to create those portraits for you! For more information, please check out my website: http://kcmckeephotography.com/