I’m always a little nervous when I go to a session involving “older” children. Unless I’m photographing seniors or teaching English, I’m not sure what to do with teenagers. I’m at the age where I’m just a bit too old to be cool (to them, anyway…I’m still insanely cool, in my opinion), and telling them to have a tickle fight with their parents doesn’t work quite as well as it does with five-year-olds. However, when I’m dealing with teenagers as awesome as Karen’s gorgeous kids, my job becomes super easy.
There’s always an element to sessions like this one that tug at my heart. The fact that Renate, JT, and Arianna were willing to give up their afternoon for photos with their mom made me super happy. The fact that they bought this session as a gift for their mom made me even MORE happy. I can only hope that my own kiddos still love me this much during their teenage years. 😉