Alexis, Softballer, Class of 2018 {Virginia Teen Photography}

Earlier this summer I put out a model call for someone under 16 and Alexis’ mother answered the call. I’ve known Alexis since we moved here in 1995 and she was in kindergarten with my son & on his T-ball team. I was so thrilled at the prospect of doing a softball session with Alexis. Do not let her petite size & cutie-pie face fool you…this is one tough young lady! I played softball for more than 20 seasons in my life so I speak from authority when I say catching is a tough job and Alexis is pretty amazing at it.

This was my first softball shoot, and my love of doing sporting shoots meant I jumped at the chance!!!  And it gave me a chance to practice a similar sport for an upcoming baseball senior portrait session!

Look around your house, are most of your photos from when your children were under 10? I hear from the parents of the high school seniors I photograph that it has been years since they had a professional photo of the children or the family as a whole (except for the not-inspired school photos). Yes, I’m biased because I am a photographer, but even before I opened my business I had numerous photo session for my children who are now 16 & 14. Why wait until your children are high school seniors to have fabulous photos taken for them? I’m starting to photograph more and more teenagers for different things, but in a slightly toned-down version of the senior experience! I still want them to say something about your child’s personality, but maybe there aren’t dozens of outfit changes or more than one location, maybe there isn’t professional hair & makeup, perhaps it’s not styled by a professional, but it’s still more than many of us do for the big events in our children’s lives: start of middle school, bar or bat mitzvahs, turning 13, starting high school, quinceaneras, sweet 16. Whatever the occasion we can come up with something fun for your child’s session!

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

Charlottesville portrait photographer softball girl

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