Photographing older kids Hertfordshire family photographer.
So, your kids are older now. You have done the sleepless nights, the terrible twos, started new schools, teenage tantrums but you still want them photographed with you.
And they have other ideas.
You tell them you want a family photo shoot and they groan and skulk off to their rooms. I feel your pain! I have three teenagers of my own, with three very big personalities that aren’t going to be told what to do. A family photo shoot with older kids needs to take on another direction…I like to go urban!
In my experience, teenagers don’t want to be sitting amongst bluebells or running through corn fields! But, they don’t mind grunge, or graffiti or industrial, or derelict. And neither do I.
In fact, I really like it. I have a number of locations that I regularly shoot in that fit that description and they look really good with a few older kids and their parents thrown in. They suit a teenagers style and individuality (and maybe their attitude too!) I love the magazine, editorial feel the images have.
Photographing older kids usually takes a little less time than younger ones as they can take a little gentle direction and funnily enough they get bored easier than the little ones, so I keep the pace up a bit to keep the enthusiasm flowing. A family shoot is usually done within two hours. We can go out early or late, to dodge unwanted attention from passers by, and I am open to location suggestions too.
Here are a few of my favourites from a shoot I did a few months back, with an urban feel to it. I have known this family since our boys started primary school together, many moons ago, so it was a real treat to capture them altogether.
I loved their styling, they just look great…
If you would like to discuss booking a shoot with you and your older children, please get in touch. You can use the links below, or just try the good old fashioned way. My number is…07969 626631. (Don’t tell the kids though, they’ll think you really uncool!)