Aug 17, 2015

Session Share: Tween Urban Photo Party, from Laura Prichett of Limepop Photography

pinterest-branding-horiz-(final)lp

Inspiration: As I was driving to the post office a couple of weeks before this session, I drove under a bridge and I noticed that the light in the viaducts under the bridge was just magical. It is really not a very pretty area other than this one particular spot, but it goes to show you that great light and backgrounds can be found in surprising places! I decided to begin this session under the bridge and then walk to a nearby neighborhood with the girls to find more neat spots for photos.

Limepop 16

Limepop 14

Limepop 5

Limepop 3

Favorite Element: These girls just rocked the fierce expressions. It is hard for a girl to pull off serious expressions without looking bored or angry, but we worked together to achieve these great looks. I also loved that I can capture their special friendships and bonds with one another.

Limepop 7

Limepop 19

Limepop 17

Limepop 4

Biggest Challenge: Since we were walking around an urban area, we were often battling undesirable background items like people, trashcans and parked cars in the wrong spot. Other than carefully choosing my locations, another way I typically deal with this is by shooting with a very wide aperture, which presents another challenge for group shots since I need to keep the girls on the same plane so that no one is out of focus.

Limepop 6

Limepop 13

Limepop 10

Limepop 15

Final Thoughts: The girls loved their time taking these photos and I loved it too. It was great that they took ownership of some of the group shots (the train photo was their idea) as well as some of their individual shots. These girls were sixth graders (now moving up to seventh grade) and some of them already look so much older, just in the months since we had this session. I can’t stand it when parents overlook this time for photos because their child is in an “awkward” time physically, with braces, long limbs and all that, but I say that is the very reason this time needs to be recorded and remembered!

I started offering “Photo Parties” for middle school girls just this year, and I’m happy to say that they have been a big hit. Tweens have always been my favorite age group to photograph and I’m so happy to be able to spend even more of my time with this amazing age group!

Limepop 12

Limepop 18

 

Thank you for sharing this lively session with us, Laura! We’re sure these girls will love taking a trip down memory lane to these images someday.

Laura Prichett is a Baltimore-based child, infant, and teen portrait photographer, specializing in contemporary natural light portraits. Her sessions are fun, playful, and custom tailored. She embraces all that is Baltimore, and welcomes the opportunity to explore urban areas during sessions.

For more from Laura, and for booking inquiries, visit her website and blog, Follow Limepop Photography on Facebook, and Follow her on Pinterest and Instagram.

share this post:

TweetShare on FacebookEmail

About the Contributor: Katie, our Editorial Manager, is our wordsmith and communications extraordinaire!  After college and graduate school, she worked in the nonprofit world, and briefly in politics. She realized she'd be quickly burned out, and started writing for various lifestyle websites. Before landing at NAPCP, Katie shot product photography for Etsy shops and other small business owners. Katie also works with Pinterest, as a member of their Pinfluencer team. She is passionate about making the world a happier, more beautiful place! Katie lives for her husband and two children, updating their totally 90's home, and finding joy in the small things. Even washing dishes.

 

comment on this post

Leave comment

No comments have been added yet

liked this post? img you might also like...
  • Marketing Summit 2018: You’re Invited!
    You’re invited to register for our January 17-19, 2018 Marketing Summit in Atlanta, today! Registration is LIVE. We’re talkin’ setting and accomplishing goals, the best way to market yourself through blogging and email campaigns, and anything and everything you need to know about growing your social media presence organically (read: in the best possible way). […]
  • NAPCP Announces Photographer of the Year: 2017!
    We are thrilled to announce our 2017 Photographer of the Year, Ashley Berrie of Ashley Berrie Photography. One of Ashley’s winning images was featured on a digital billboard in New York City’s immense, brilliant, and monumental Times Square. In addition to being one of the highest recipients of wins and medallions in the NAPCP First […]
  • Staying Grounded, Encouraged & True to Yourself
    When I started my photography career, I was like most newbies in the industry. I was constantly looking at other artist’s’ work and comparing my photos to theirs. I would try to replicate someone else’s picture and criticize myself for my post-processing flaws. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, intimidated and inadequate when you’re new. […]
  • 2017 #NAPCPHalloween Roundup!
    We just loved all of this year’s submissions to our annual #NAPCPHalloween Instagram tag! We’re thrilled all of you had a fun Halloween holiday, and we’re excited to feature some of you here! From left to right, top to bottom: @applewoodphoto @ashleyberriephoto @courtneymalonephoto @elizabethblankphotography @katiebuckphotography @marenabeckphotog @sablegabrielsen @summerlandphoto @theinvisiblephotographer_ar There are so many amazing and […]
img find a photographer
in your area
img

We are so delighted that you are here. The National Association of Professional Child Photographers is an association whose mission is to promote and support the artistry and integrity of professional child photographers. To accomplish this mission, NAPCP provides the most comprehensive resources for its members, bringing together a community of passionate artists committed to growth in their skills, their artistry, and their businesses.

NAPCP.com (formally pronounced "NAP-C-P") is a place where professional child photographers can come and connect, learn, teach, aspire and grow. It is also a valuable resource for parents who are looking for a professional child photographer in their area, and want to be inspired and educated about our specialized industry.

img award winning photos click here to view


img most recent issue
img vendors we love
napcp supporters



 
img helpful articles napcp resources
  • Marketing Summit 2018: You’re Invited!

    You’re invited to register for our January 17-19, 2018 Marketing Summit in Atlanta, today! Registration is LIVE. We’re talkin’ setting and accomplishing goals, the best way to market yourself through blogging and email campaigns, and anything and everything you need to know about growing your social media presence organically (read: in the best possible way). […]

  • October Inspired Magazine: Featuring Second Half 2017 Image Competition Winners!

    Click here to read our October magazine featuring the winners of our Second Half 2017 Image Competition. See their beautiful work and read their inspirational interviews – guaranteed to give you the little “push” you need to get you through to Christmas. Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and […]

  • September Inspired Magazine: Featuring K.C. Crow!

    Click here to read our September magazine featuring K.C. Crow! Don’t forget, Inspired is now printable! Print your copy straight from MagCloud, and share your favorite pieces with friends, family and clients. Save Save Save

  • Announcing Our Second Half 2017 NAPCP International Image Competition Winners!

    Hello friends! After much excitement and anticipation, we are absolutely thrilled to announce the winners of our Second Half 2017 NAPCP International Image Competition. Uniquely focused on child photography, the NAPCP International Image Competition features a range of image categories, including Babies, Newborn, Children, Family, Maternity, Siblings, Toddlers, and Seniors. Thank you to our amazing […]

Categories