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I'm Christine!
I'm a portrait photographer, based in Melbourne, Australia. I love serving families with teens and tweens (13-19 years old) because I know how life gets busy during these years.  We just don't have as many photos of our kids from this stage of life. I can help! Have a look around the blog and meet some of the outstanding teens I have worked with in Australia and the USA.  

Why Book a Photoshoot for Your Teen or Tween?

You have a teen, or two, or three! and maybe you’ve never considering booking a photoshoot specifically to celebrate your emerging young adult. “Is this even a thing people do?” you may be thinking.  My answer is, yes! And if you don’t think this is something for you or your teen, let me share with […]

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Eden’s Graduation Photoshoot at the Diamonds

When I started playing softball again in 2022, I met some pretty fun women who love the sport so much that no matter rain or shine, cold or hot, even all that weather on the same day (that’s just Melbourne being Melbourne), they’d make the trek to the diamonds at the Waverley Women’s Sports Complex […]

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The Musically Talented Teens of the Melbourne Youth Orchestras

This 2023 school year brought new opportunities to photograph more teens and young people in the Melbourne area. One organisation I thoroughly enjoyed working with was the Melbourne Youth Orchestra.  The MYO provides performance opportunities for over 580 young musicians in the greater Melbourne area across various ensembles, ages, and ability levels. Musicians range from […]

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Teen Melbourne girl looks through a green coloured circular web structure at a playground.

A Teen’s Reflections on Moving From Dubai to Melbourne

As a fairly recent transplant to Australia myself, I love meeting teens who have moved from other countries because their parents believed they would have more opportunities or a better future here. Moving during the teen years, let alone to another country, develops a certain type of adaptability that living in the same hometown your […]

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An American Teen’s Photoshoot in Melbourne

This guy wins the prize for traveling the farthest for a photo shoot. Not only did he travel over from the US, but he came from the farthest corner of that country – all the way from Florida! I’ve been photographing Carter long before he was a teenager, since he was about six years old. […]

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Photo Books – My Favourite Product to Create for You!

Remember the days of photo albums? One of my favourite photos from my childhood is this one with my sister. Every time we visited our grandmother in San Francisco, we would return to this spot at the top of Lombard Street throughout our childhood. (circa 1989) If you were a child of the 80s like […]

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Backyard photo shoot for high school teen graduate in Thailand

“Graduating and Growing Up With Diversity” On my recent trip to Thailand I had the opportunity to photograph Zoe, a Class of 2022 high school graduate from the Chiang Mai International School. Her parents are originally from India, but she has spent most of her life living in Thailand. Her experience is best described as […]

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Teen Boy 16th Birthday in Yosemite

“On Top of the World“ All birthdays are special, but the sixteenth feels particularly different to me. At this age, I feel like the child is definitely gone. The awkward early teen years are passing. The adult version of your child is emerging. Conversations change, they become a little more serious, sometimes a little more […]

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Neighbourhood bookstore photoshoot with Afghan teen

“From Kabul to California” Meet Mariam. She is originally from Afghanistan but now resides in the US. She is inspiring, resilient and extremely hard-working. In August 2021 the Taliban rolled into Kabul to take back control of the country. While the US and other countries withdrew, Mariam and thousands of other high-risk Afghans knew their […]

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Teen girls high school graduate looks through bars of school gate on a portrait photoshoot with her cross country racing bibs strewn across the gate.

High school campus photo shoot in Silicon Valley

“Looking Back. Looking Forward.“ In July, I traded the dreary, wet Melbourne winter for a few weeks in California to visit family and friends. While there, I spent time with several teens and high school graduates. I had the honour of doing some photoshoots in some simple but meaningful places for these teens. We worked […]

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