Our Teens: Then and Now (US edition)

One of the best things about being a teen portrait photographer is getting to seeing the changes and growth of your kids across many years. It’s something special to work with teens across the years,  getting to know them and hear first hand how they have matured, physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  It’s also an amazing […]

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February 10, 2024

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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

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 girl between bookshelves in bookstore

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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August 24, 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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