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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January 23, 2024

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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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June 17, 2023

In 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the world in its tracks.
Melbourne experienced two separate lockdowns. The second was described as the strictest and longest in the developed world. It began in July 9 and was to last only six weeks.  In the end the movement of Melbournians was severely restricted for 112 consecutive days. It had extended into a 15 week lockdown during which a "ring of steel" was created by law enforcement around the metropolitan area. Those living inside could not travel past 5 km of their home. They could only leave once a day for a short list of approved reasons. Extended family and friend gatherings were completely banned. The closure of schools, businesses, parks, places of worship and all that make us a society forced many to find new ways to connect and live.

These are the stories of resilience from Melbournian teens and their experience during this "unprecedented" time and how they are emerging more resilient than ever before.
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teen boy seated arm on propped knee looking into distance

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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May 20, 2023

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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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September 16, 2022

In 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the world in its tracks.
Melbourne experienced two separate lockdowns. The second was described as the strictest and longest in the developed world. It began in July 9 and was to last only six weeks.  In the end the movement of Melbournians was severely restricted for 112 consecutive days. It had extended into a 15 week lockdown during which a "ring of steel" was created by law enforcement around the metropolitan area. Those living inside could not travel past 5 km of their home. They could only leave once a day for a short list of approved reasons. Extended family and friend gatherings were completely banned. The closure of schools, businesses, parks, places of worship and all that make us a society forced many to find new ways to connect and live.

These are the stories of resilience from Melbournian teens and their experience during this "unprecedented" time and how they are emerging more resilient than ever before.
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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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August 29, 2022

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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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August 19, 2022

In 2020 the Covid-19 pandemic stopped the world in its tracks.
Melbourne experienced two separate lockdowns. The second was described as the strictest and longest in the developed world. It began in July 9 and was to last only six weeks.  In the end the movement of Melbournians was severely restricted for 112 consecutive days. It had extended into a 15 week lockdown during which a "ring of steel" was created by law enforcement around the metropolitan area. Those living inside could not travel past 5 km of their home. They could only leave once a day for a short list of approved reasons. Extended family and friend gatherings were completely banned. The closure of schools, businesses, parks, places of worship and all that make us a society forced many to find new ways to connect and live.

These are the stories of resilience from Melbournian teens and their experience during this "unprecedented" time and how they are emerging more resilient than ever before.
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