Families are constantly changing, and each stage of life brings something new to treasure and celebrate. 

But when it comes to getting family photos done, parents often think of capturing the younger stages, when their kids are babies and toddlers. The teen stage? It’s often missed in the busyness of life and activities that come with having (nearly) independent adults! 

In this blog post, I’ll explore why taking family photos with your teens is more important than ever before, as well as a few tips and tricks to get your teens on board with having a photoshoot. Let’s dive into it! 

The Value of a Family Photoshoot with Your Teens

A family photoshoot is more than just a pretty picture to hang on the wall; it’s an opportunity to capture the unique personalities and relationships within your family. As your teens grow and change, having these photographs will become even more valuable. 

Your teens may have just left the “tween” years behind, or they might be on the other end of the spectrum, preparing for a big life transition like going to university, moving interstate, or moving out of home. Family photos can act as a time capsule to preserve those special moments that you can look back on with fondness for years to come.

Involving Your Teens

We all know that not all teens will be thrilled by the idea of having to set aside time on their weekend to look presentable and take photos with their parents. However, by involving them in the process, you can make it a more enjoyable experience for everyone. 

Give your teens a say in the clothing choices or let them incorporate their hobbies into the photoshoot. By doing so, they’ll feel more invested in the process! 

Planning Your Photoshoot

To ensure a fun and stress-free family photoshoot, it’s important to plan and prepare for it! Choose a location that holds significance for your family, whether it’s a favourite park, beach, or even the comfort of your own home. 

Encourage natural and candid moments during sessions, like gathering around your go-to board game or kicking a ball at the beach (or whatever your teens enjoy doing the most!), as these often lead to the most genuine photos. 

Turning Photos into Keepsakes

Once your family photoshoot is complete, you’ll have a collection of beautiful photographs that tell the story of your family during those teen years. 

Don’t let those incredible memories stay hidden in folders on your computer. Instead, consider turning them into tangible keepsakes that can be displayed in your home. Fine art prints or customised albums offer a wonderful way to transform your family photos into timeless pieces of art that you and your teens can look back on for years to come (this is something I can prepare for my clients). 

Capture Your Family Before It Changes

The years go by much faster than we realise, so seize the moment and capture your family as it is now. Your teens will be out of the house before you know it, but you’ll always have treasured memories to reflect on and share together for years to come. 

Ready to book a family photo session with your teens? 
Contact me today to schedule your session and let me help you create lasting memories that your family will treasure forever!


September 8, 2023

Why Capturing Photos with Your Teens is Important

Hannah Redman