Teenage Portraits on location at Morden Park, Surrey

Apologies for the break in blog posts again of late… I’m guilty that once things get busier, sadly the first thing that always slips is the poor blog – you’ve only got to see my chequered posting history to see a rather all too familiar pattern emerging!

I will once again try to kick-start things with another little post to hopefully help get things back on track.

This post relates back to a shoot I did probably around 18 months ago, which despite the time lag, ironically is one that I have wanted to get on here before now because it was such a fun job.

I’d been commissioned by a lady to photograph her teenage daughter and a group of her school friends, as they were moving away and she thought that it would be a lovely memento for her daughter to remember her friends by.

Initially, it had been arranged that I was to conduct a shoot at their house using the portable studio equipment.

However, after some thought I advised them that I felt that a location shoot would be better suited due to the number of girls, and that they would also benefit from something that was less formal.

I also knew that Morden Park was literally across the road from their house, and having conducted many weddings there at the registry office knew that the grounds would provide us with some great opportunities.

My proposal at first wasn’t accepted too well from the girls, as being teenagers and of an age where they are extremely self-aware, naturally they didn’t fancy being seen out at the local park having their photos taken – that just isn’t cool apparently!

Fortunately, my powers of persuasion won, and we headed over to the park to capture the various portraits from the complete group through to smaller variations and singular shots.

Despite the girls’ initial reservations, they soon got into the swing of things, and in the end actually fully embraced the fun well beyond my expectations – to the extent that one of them proposed that they all could climb a nearby low based tree to pose in that!

I kid you not… I went with the flow and as a result we got some brilliant shots, which encapsulated everything so perfectly.

It was definitely a shoot to remember, and I hope that the photos have provided them with something that they will remember and treasure as a reminder of that day and the many years of friendship that they’ve shared.

Here below is a selection of the images that were captured from that shoot.

Portrait photography with a group of teenage girls in Morden Park in Surrey Fun portraits with a group of girls in the grounds of Morden Park Fun portraits with a group of girls posing in a tree in Morden Park Teenage girls posing together for their portraits in Morden Park in Surrey Teenage friendship being captured in their portraits at Morden Park in Surrey

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