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Embracing Families with Teens

By Christa Paustenbaugh


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What to expect

Do you immediately start sweating when you get an inquiry for a session that includes pre teens and teens? Do you refer out sessions with older children and teens because they stress you out too much? Never fear, this is where I come in! Prior to my photography career, I worked as a social worker in middle and high schools for 10 years and have two teenagers of my own so they hold a special place in my heart! I’m going to walk you through how I prep for a session that includes teens before I even meet them. I’m going to arm you with strategies for your back pocket when things start to go awry. Follow along with me through a full session with 2 teens and how to create beautiful interactive images.

What you will learn

-How to prepare for a session involving pre teens and teenage children

-Tips on collaborating with parents to fully prepare for the session

-Sample questions to include in a pre session questionnaire

-Location tips to make the most of your session

-Prompts to use with families with teens to get real engagement and interaction

-Strategies to deal with the teens who do not want to engage in the session

-Prompts for families that have a wide age gap in children

-Secondary benefits to photographing families with teens

-Behind the Scenes footage of how I run a session with teens and a session with a wide

age range

-Editing videos of photos from the BTS sessions

-Editing video that uses the included brush set, “Brushing at the Beach”


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Kashia Courville

average rating is 5 out of 5

If you photograph families often like I do and freeze when you get teens, go and purchase Christa Kendall Paustenbaughs course Embracing families with teens!
I had a session yesterday evening with 4 boys (ages 15, 10, 7 and 3) and because of her course I didn’t freeze and wonder what I should be doing! The 15 year old was VERY laid back and pretty much did what I suggested but he was NOT overly excited at all 🤣🤣 I have another family session today with some teens and feel more prepared than ever!!

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Thank you!

- 53 page downloadable PDF
- 2 Behind the Scenes session videos
- 2 Editing Videos
- “Brushing at the Beach” Brush Set
- $50 off a mentor session booked with Christa

**Presets NOT included**

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