Child model updates, Essex | Child and Teen Portfolios

I love doing child and teen model updates and head shots. In fact, I could happily do them all day long! So I thought I’d treat you to a sneak peak into some of my recent model updates. All of these lovely models were a pleasure to work with, extremely photogenic and took direction well. These shoots were created with a natural feel, showing off the kids as the main focal point. You don’t need tricks or filters when your models look this great!

On this particular day I worked with various ages, from teens aged 15 down to little ones at just 2 and half years old. Which meant I went from talking about what they’d like to do when they grow up, to playing make believe and talking about Disney princesses and princes! :)

My child model updates are held in the Essex studio where you have a choice of different greys, black, white and textured backgrounds where I can use a combination of studio and natural light. You'll see this from the examples below:


It’s lovely to be able to photograph child and teen models, especially when you can see that they genuinely love what they do. Parents will often comment that as a young, female photographer - who loves a good chat - my personable nature can help bring out the best in their children.

As a child, I was an avid dancer and had my own portfolio photo shoots through to my teens and I know all too well how it feels doing your very first shoot. So, I’m now able to help ease nerves and give as much guidance on posing or engaging with the camera as is helpful to the child.

I’ve been doing children and teen model updates and head shots in Essex over the last 5 years and have developed relationships with many agencies throughout London and Essex. I know exactly what works for portfolio shots and what agencies are looking for in terms of background, clothing, hair and posing.

I like to have a very natural feel to the photos, however if your child is building up a portfolio for acting, singing or musical theater, we can work to bring a little more character through facial expressions and posing. We can work with a range of backgrounds and I’m happy to help with any advice on clothing if you’d like.

Where possible, I would always advise booking portfolio sessions up to one month before the preferred date in order to secure your slot. So why wait? Get in touch and book a child or teen portfolio photo shoot at the studio in Essex today. You can get in touch by filling out the contact form or sending me an email at We can discuss our ideas for the shoot and any other services you may be interested in.

Laura Whitchurch Photography is available for bookings now and is located in Benfleet, Essex, easily accessible from Chelmsford, Hullbridge, South Woodham, Leigh-on-Sea, Southend, Brentwood, Thundersley and Rayleigh.

You can also check out my other photo shoots for babies, newbornsfine art portraits, cake smashes and dance shoots. All are available for booking all year round.

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Laura Whitchurch