Teen details What I love about capturing teens is that they have the ability to instantly respond to input or direction. I also love how my portraits show teens how beautiful they are at a time when they might be awkward and unsure of themselves. I have three teenagers myself, so I get what makes them tick. Often at teen sessions, I ask the parents to take a short walk to allow me time alone to capture their teens. As we all know, teens might be grumpy around their parents but not with other adults. They might act like they don't want any part of a photo session when in the car, driving to the session. But almost always, most kids are into having their picture taken once the parents are removed from the scene. I usually tell parents of teens to let the kids get involved in picking the outfits and styling the shoot. Many times for the teen shoot, I work directly with them to pick locations and outfits. One advantage of working with older kids is that we can pick locations that are a little more adventurous. We have scheduled shoots at the Crane Estate north of Boston as well as an empty church about an hour west of the city.