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Aug 05, 2010 11:22 |  #1

Does mom usually come along on senior shoots? I'm not sure if I want mom behind me for every picture, but it seems like most moms would want to be there, especially if I'm shooting girls I don't know.


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Aug 05, 2010 11:43 |  #2

futrcndctr wrote in post #10667074 (external link)
Does mom usually come along on senior shoots? I'm not sure if I want mom behind me for every picture, but it seems like most moms would want to be there, especially if I'm shooting girls I don't know.

With a girl, for sure her mom or one of her girlfriends. I make a point of not making arrangements to meet minor females alone.

Boys, not always, but sometimes.

I haven't had a problem with mothers at the session. If one seems to have too many opinions, I give her the job of holding the reflector and that quells it. But mothers and girlfriends have not been problems for me.

Fathers and boyfriends could be more problematical, but I haven't had any of them show an interest in being along for a session.


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Aug 05, 2010 11:50 |  #3

For me, moms want to be there. Like above, if she's problematic I just put her on a lightstand or reflector. Then they feel important.


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Aug 05, 2010 13:57 as a reply to  @ zelseman's post |  #4

I hate when BF's come a long on shoots, they are always pissed off and in fowl moods and add's tension to the shoot.




  
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Aug 05, 2010 14:01 |  #5

USER876 wrote in post #10668051 (external link)
I hate when BF's come a long on shoots, they are always pissed off and in fowl moods and add's tension to the shoot.

Did you mean "best friend" or "boy friend?"


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Aug 05, 2010 14:56 |  #6

With minors I would be sure that they have a parent or legal guardian on set for every shoot.




  
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Aug 05, 2010 14:59 |  #7

For senior portraits of underage people, regardless of sex, I REQUIRE either mom, dad, or legal guardian be present. For female subjects, I also bring along a female assistant. Never any quesion about improprieties that way.




  
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Aug 06, 2010 01:39 |  #8

I've run the gamut on this. Sometimes mom/dad comes along and rides my ass so I have to make her/him hold a reflector or something. Other times mom/dad comes along but goes somewhere within earshot and reads a book. Then there are mom/dads who sign off then go for a jog or even home to garden or whatever.

I don't require anything from a parent except a signature if the one I'm shooting is underage. If they're legal, parents don't usually show up at all.


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Aug 31, 2010 10:43 |  #9

Im doing my first ever this weekend and Mom and one other kid are coming along. We have a ton of props, so the help will be appreciated, plus i dont know girl that well so having mom there will help both of us feel more comfortable


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Aug 31, 2010 11:57 as a reply to  @ johnandbentley's post |  #10

I've been looking at a lot of the senior pics in the sharing section. I can't believe mom wouldn't have stuff to say for the many I see sitting on stairs, grass,etc with the dress riding way up to the point of a near upskirt view.




  
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Aug 31, 2010 11:58 |  #11

USER876 wrote in post #10823464 (external link)
I've been looking at a lot of the senior pics in the sharing section. I can't believe mom wouldn't have stuff to say for the many I see sitting on stairs, grass,etc with the dress riding way up to the point of a near upskirt view.

You might be surprised how many moms will encourage it.


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Sep 01, 2010 08:52 |  #12

If i'm making a photoshoot in the modeling agencies, I usually prohibit mothers and friends/family to be in the set.. they just get me so nervous that makes me want to explode..

As we are in a mall.. they usually go shopping and come back later :)

I'f im working with some seniors or normal photoshoot under legal age, Yes, Mother or Daddy will be very welcome.. though they sometimes just leave and go shopping as well :)


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