Creating a Truly Unique Portrait Photoshoot

September 13, 2018

Capturing Children and Teens doing what they love most in a portrait photoshoot makes it special

Portrait photographer West London

I photograph many Children and Teens in my portrait photoshoots. And I find that one of the best ways to get cooperation and an excellent result, is to engage them in doing something they love. I find that the passion for the activity shows in my portraits. And it also gives a more complete picture of the individual and what they are all about. Which, let’s face it, is the point of a portrait photoshoot.

Its not a question of using props or being contrived. My style is natural and spontaneous. But introducing an object or activity they love into the shoot is a great tool to engage my subject and get them to relax and feel happy which helps me to get a great shot.

Sometimes it is as simple as taking a football to the park for a little boy to kick. Or getting a chlid to play with their favourite toy.  Or walking the family dog. Sometimes it is capturing the sitter playing an instrument or even riding a horse. But the resulting image says so much about who that person is, right now.

Below you will find a few examples of what I mean.

Capturing the passion


Portrait photographer West London

Portrait photographer West London

Portrait photographer West London

Portrait photographer West London

Family photographer london

Portrait photographer West London

Portrait photographer West London


Click here for an example of a fun-filled Family Portrait Photoshoot


If you are ready to have beautiful, unique portraits made of your Children or Teens as they are, right now, doing something they love then contact me at the West London Studio at or on 07958 511819 to arrange an At Home and On Location Photoshoot. Or if you would like to give a truly unique, personalised gift, we have Gift Cards.


Serena Bolton Photography offers the discerning client the finest personalised and genuinely bespoke service. Your image is unique and your photography should be too.



“Photography through the lens of a storyteller”






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