Monday, November 24, 2008

Teenagers: Oh how they hate photos

Lea has been one of my bestfriends for the last 15 years. She doesn't have any children, but because of family drama her and her husband Will took in his teenage nephew.

Teenagers are hard enough (not that I have any), but taking on someone else's teenager who has quite a bit of angst against his parents, well that's a whole 'nother thing entirely.

Lea comes in once a year for Christmas portraits (for their holiday cards) and this year wanted her nephew Lane to have some individual photos done.

He's not a smiley kid, a lot of teenagers and guys aren't. But I managed to get some out of him.
Lea giving him a "pep talk." (Please note they are playing and he is laughing!)

Doesn't that look like a teenage face to you! (Vintage coloring.)
This isn't your average family pose, of course, I'm not your average photographer, and they aren't your average family. So it works well!